Close-up view of a detail on the jetpipe (jet engine exhaust pipe) of Quicksilver’s Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engine, wrapped-up in protective polythene sheeting. Exhaust gases at temperatures as high as 600 degrees C course through the jetpipe, which is mounted in a tunnel that runs through the centre of the boat.
Many thanks to Unison Engine Components.
Soft late-afternoon sunlight catches a wall in the entrance to the boat assembly area at Quicksilver’s HQ building at East Midlands Airport – home of the project for over a decade. Several thousand supporters and other guests have seen our work at close quarters on visits here, and chatted to members of the team.
Many thanks to John Kirby.
Laser-cut aluminium alloy sheet pictured in close-up during manufacture of one of Quicksilver’s internal upper-hull hoop structures. Many of the craft’s components, from large to small, are made of aluminium. As the construction process continues, so opportunities arise to view things in a different light.
Many thanks to Radshape.
Reflections abound as Quicksilver mirrors its surroundings at The NEC, Birmingham. The boat has been displayed as a combination of actual hardware coupled with moulding patterns and demonstration bodywork at a dozen major events in the UK.
Many thanks to UPEX.
All images © QWSR Ltd.