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Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« on: March 14, 2019, 02:21:03 am »
For this GB, an unconventional flying boat.  A bitza box special.
Here are the starting components - Two Kinder Surprise capsules, a 3d printed dinghy and the engine from a 1/72 ICM Polikarpov I-16

FMUM Flying Boat WIP 14-03-2014 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 01:46:26 am by zenrat »
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Re: Flying Boat...
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 06:18:38 am »
Yes. I see the logic in this!  ;D
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Re: Flying Boat...
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 08:15:40 am »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Flying Boat...
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 03:19:28 am »
Good Show, What?!

Tally Ho!! ;D

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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 02:12:33 am »
I have decided this unconventional flying machine will be a tender for my long planned Sky Pirate Dirigible (which I may make a start on once I finish the Sea Witch).

Today I added to the pyramid framework I have been building on the dinghy hull to mount the engine and gas bags.  I also added some more parts to the gasbag retention girdles*.
The girdles will be attached to a structure which will mount to the top of the pyramid framework.
The Flying Dinghy will be propeller driven with directional control by rudder.  Altitude control will be by venting gas or water ballast while elevators will control attitude.
All this is likely to change without notice should I find an interesting looking part I want to use but which doesn't fit with the current thinking.



*The beauty of a build of this type is I can make up names for the component parts and no-one can tell me i'm wrong.**
**Well, you can try, but I can ignore you.   ;D
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2019, 01:37:39 am »
Fred

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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2019, 01:43:38 am »
I lose parts larger than that to the Tile Monster on a regular basis. :-\


Looking good, Fred! :thumbsup:
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2019, 02:16:26 am »
Heh heh.

I did lose an exhaust pipe to the floor yesterday.
 :-\
Before going any further I need to find and fit a pilot.  I'm thinking one of the van drivers from the Hasegawa US Pilots & Crew set.  They are in a relaxed pose with one leg draped over the edge of the seat.  I think I can modify this pose into one of sitting at the stern grasping a tiller (because how else would you pilot a flying dinghy?).
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2019, 03:10:22 am »
Neat construction mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2019, 03:15:48 am »
Yep, it's looking good mate! enjoy!

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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 01:01:50 am »
Thanks guys.

I found a potential pilot and have performed an amputation.  I am in two minds whether to reattach his leg at the required new angle or to give him a peg.  I must admit the peg is tempting.   :mellow:
Due to it being a rather small dinghy the pilot will need to sit on the coaming.  This seemed rather uncomfortable so I extended it.
I also added an engine mounting and was then able to dry fit the engine (Shvetsov M-63) and prop (cut down and reshaped Gladiator).
Sky Pirates Flying Dinghy WIP 24-03-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr


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