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Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« on: February 25, 2019, 11:18:42 pm »
Let me be the first to put their metaphorical towel on the sun lounger of the Flying Machines of Unconventional Means (that really needs a snappy acronym - haw about Alt. Flight?) GB.

I shall be building an improved Rotodyne from these parts.
Rotodyne 2.0 Start by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 12:52:02 am »
Go Fred!  :thumbsup:

But not until March 1st of course...........  ;D
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 01:37:07 am »
Let me be the first to put their metaphorical towel on the sun lounger of the Flying Machines of Unconventional Means (that really needs a snappy acronym - haw about Alt. Flight?) GB.

Very interested to see how this one goes ... been a wallflower/lurker for nearly 2 years, dreaming of polystyrene glue ...

GB acronym? Already has one ... F*Mum ... although don't tell my mum.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 01:42:19 am »
Go Fred!  :thumbsup:

But not until March 1st of course...........  ;D

Not even a small head start so I can begin sanding all those rivets off...

OK, I promise.  ;)
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 06:49:43 pm »
Hmmm, a Rotodyne AND a Harrier in the same build? It only needs a bit of Concorde in there to become more Nineteen-Sixtiesly British than the mind can comfortably conceive...
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 12:40:50 am »
The other two bags contain parts from an Il-28 and an A-10.  Neither British nor Sixties.

However, you have given me an idea for a paint job OTHER than zenrat industries.

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 01:59:30 am »
The other two bags contain parts from an Il-28 and an A-10.  Neither British nor Sixties.

However, you have given me an idea for a paint job OTHER than zenrat industries.

Ah, I can see them now you've named them, however I was struggling to identify them before.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 02:37:48 am »
The other two bags contain parts from an Il-28 and an A-10.  Neither British nor Sixties.

However, you have given me an idea for a paint job OTHER than zenrat industries.

Ah, I can see them now you've named them, however I was struggling to identify them before.

But can you identify the kit manufacturers?
The A-10 is easy given there are two colours of plastic in there.
The Harrier could be a bit trickier unless you have built one of this example and have cursed at the ill fitting and poorly thought out intake design.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2019, 01:21:09 am »
Well i've started.
I've glued the windows into the 'dyne fuselage, assembled the 'dyne wings, partially assembled the Il-28 nacelles and started assembling the Harrier fuselage while working out how to combine it with the rotor support thingo (pylon?).


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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2019, 07:56:06 am »
The Harrier could be a bit trickier unless you have built one of this example and have cursed at the ill fitting and poorly thought out intake design.

I've got one of those in my stash, I'll try to find it.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2019, 12:21:03 am »
Chop, saw, hack, glue, hack, chop, chop, saw, gouge, balance and photograph...

Progress so far.
ROTODYNE 2.0 WIP 05-03-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
While it will have a jet nozzle at the rear providing thrust, the main purpose of the Harrier's Pegasus is to provide compressed air to the rotor tips.  it also allows me to raise the rotor higher above the fuselage meaning the vertical tail(s) doesn't need to fold for clearance.

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2019, 12:59:17 am »
Radical thinking there Fred.  :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see where it goes eventually.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2019, 01:34:47 am »
I may add burner cans to the rotor tips...
...and line the fuselage with cotton wool to simulate sound insulation.

Today I also disassembled the nacelles and reassembled them correctly so I didn't have one fat one and one thin one.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2019, 03:28:52 am »

Today I also disassembled the nacelles and reassembled them correctly so I didn't have one fat one and one thin one.


Tophe wold have approved if you'd left them as they were.............  ;D ;)
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2019, 05:45:40 am »
I may add burner cans to the rotor tips...

I've been thinking about the Hughes hot tip solution* which is just exhaust gases being piped from the engines above the fuselage for a Rotodyne project I have in the works ---

* been reading about it on the Secret Projects Forum.
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