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Offline jalles

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Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« on: November 26, 2017, 02:58:50 pm »
Here's a 20 year old WIF I discovered in the attic.  It just needed the landing gear glued on and it was good to go.

The basic concept is a small personal, VTOL aircraft.  I think I started with a 1/72 Beechcraft Bonanza and maybe some parts from a 1/400 Airbus A340, I can't really remember the rest.







F-16 for scale, it's a pretty small airplane.


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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 03:05:30 pm »
Very neat indeed.  :thumbsup:

It looks like the nozzles came from a small scale Harrier, did they?
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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 03:50:05 pm »
It looks like the nozzles came from a small scale Harrier, did they?

To be honest I think they were from the front of some missile or bomb.  Rockeyes? Mavericks?  But the Harrier was certainly the inspiration.

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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 05:07:01 pm »
That's really cool :thumbsup:
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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 08:46:21 pm »
^^^^^
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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 11:24:25 pm »
That is a great little build!
Thanks!

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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 01:39:49 am »
What a lil cutie.
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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 02:54:48 am »
Very cool! I have some doubts concerning the engine(s?) size and their placement somewhere in the hull, but I like the concept and the thing's retro-futuristic shape! Well done, and nice to see something in civilian colors (literally), too!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 06:29:31 am »
I like that  :thumbsup:
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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 09:18:36 am »
Great concept and build!  Glad you pulled that one down from the attic and onto the shelf.  <_<

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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 07:08:42 pm »
It's adorable, I like it a lot! Thanks for bringing it out to be shared, it's brought a much-needed smile to my face today.
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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 01:59:58 am »
Looks good :thumbsup:

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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2017, 04:52:49 am »
Very good. Civilian planes (and more so lightplanes) are rarely whiffing subjects. And the (wild) idea and realization are noteworthy!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2018, 01:05:25 pm »
I'd missed this. Lovely wee machine. :wub: :wub: :wub:  Makes you want to tickle it behind the stabiliser!
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Re: Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 09:58:52 pm »
This is Awesome! Really Well done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: has a Bit of Gerry Anderson Flavor to it! Keep up the Superb work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan