We now have three working models of various configurations to continue testing once conditions and travel restrictions allow. The Crusader 2 models are both fitted with revised air intakes for this phase of testing.
The Crusader 2 project is the latest in a long line of engineering projects led by Richard Noble, and as his newly published book explains, it’s not enough to concentrate solely on the engineering. The rewards are great but so too are risks so in order to move forward you must seek out other risk […]
See the Crusader 2 Stage 4 testing update in the Model Boat Programme area for a complete review of where we are now.
Although we’re restricted by weather conditions we are still testing out a variety of temporary changes in order to film the bow wave as the boat tries to transition from floating to planning. Read about it under the Stage 3 Testing section of the Model Boat Programme.
Just before Christmas, we took a trip north to get a close up look at Bluebird K7.
First powered tests completed. Our model of Crusader2 has been powered up on the water … with mixed results. Read more…
Test model has first float tests. See Crusader 2 First Stage Testing for more details and pictures.
Historic wreck of Crusader found by Steve Holter. It was during research for my up coming book “Quiet Giants”, the full story of Crusader that the model we now refer to as Crusader 2 came to light. Fascinated as I am that we are going to see Reid Railton’s thinking of 67 years ago, put […]