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Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« on: June 26, 2012, 03:00:40 am »
Right, here's the place for all your Rotodyne and Convertiplane builds. The Theme will cover any type of convertiplane especially Gyrodynes bult also includes tilt rotors, tilt jets, tilt wings, tail sitters, coleocopteres and anything elsethat fits the description of a convertiplane.

There's no time limit so the build is open ended, any questions on subject matter etc then get in touch with Mossie

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« Last Edit: June 26, 2012, 03:07:03 am by NARSES2 »
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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 11:23:12 am »
some inspiration from here

http://vstol.org/wheel.htm

one of my favourites

http://www.sikorskyarchives.com/S-57%20CONVERTIPLANE.php

and this is an iteration that I hadnt seen before...

« Last Edit: June 26, 2012, 11:25:37 am by Caveman »
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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 12:34:36 pm »
So, who long does this GB go on for??
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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 04:36:47 pm »
As long as you want Lance, Chris has given it an open ended time scale.  To be honest, I expect interest to peeter out after a few months so if you want to be in with the crowd, I'd get onto it sooner rather than later.  There's no harm in being resurrected further down the line though.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2012, 07:00:17 am by Mossie »
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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 06:45:22 pm »
Dammit Jim, there was an Airfix Rotodyne in the CWHM tent at the airshow two weeks back.....but i bought the 425 Squadron book instead ! I knew there was a reason I wanted the Rotodyne kit !*



* other than the fact that Rotodynes are cool and I've always wanted to build one  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 10:19:42 pm »
Dammit Jim, there was an Airfix Rotodyne in the CWHM tent at the airshow two weeks back.....but i bought the 425 Squadron book instead ! I knew there was a reason I wanted the Rotodyne kit !*



* other than the fact that Rotodynes are cool and I've always wanted to build one  :thumbsup:

It includes tilt wings and tilt engines as well as Rotodynes and Convertiplanes so plenty of Canadian potential using a Canadair Tilt Wing technology or your various Ospreys currently in build. :mellow:
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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 04:10:23 pm »
Dammit Jim, there was an Airfix Rotodyne in the CWHM tent at the airshow two weeks back.....but i bought the 425 Squadron book instead ! I knew there was a reason I wanted the Rotodyne kit !*



* other than the fact that Rotodynes are cool and I've always wanted to build one  :thumbsup:

And if you really yearn to build a Rotodyne, you should easily be able to find the Revell kit somewhere on t'web.  Slightly odd scale at 1/78, but much better detailed than the Airfix kit, you even get passengers!
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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 04:42:34 pm »
.......you even get passengers!

And flight attendants too.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 09:08:50 am »
And a loader, who's carrying a crate on his shoulder, this probably dates it as H&S rules probably wouldn't allow him to lift it like that!
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Re: Wellcome to the Rotodyne and Convertiplane Theme Build
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 08:17:30 am »
I've just put some links to some more YouTube videos on the Rotodyne thread.  They a History Channel documentary on the Rotodyne and some from Farborough Air Show newsreels.
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20519.225.html
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