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CF-100 whiffery

Started by The Rat, March 31, 2011, 04:48:33 PM

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The Rat

Yep, started another project. Often thought about whiffing a Clunk, in fact I have a bunch of ideas for them, but this is the first. The CR-100, combining the Hobbycraft Canuck with wings, landing gear, and some other bits from the Airfix U-2. Vertical stabiliser will probably be stretched up a few notches. Back story is already written!




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rallymodeller

Awesome! :wub:

Don't forget to widen the horizontal stabilizer as well -- the Clunk was well known for it's sensitivity to pitch and C of G changes...
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The Rat

Quote from: rallymodeller on March 31, 2011, 06:30:36 PM
Awesome! :wub:

Don't forget to widen the horizontal stabilizer as well -- the Clunk was well known for it's sensitivity to pitch and C of G changes...

I've already got the wide stabiliser on, it's the kit whch contains the parts for a MkIV and a MkV.
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles
Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/46dpfdpr

Alvis 3.14159

Once again proving that nothing cannot be improved by fitting it with U2 wings.


Alvis 3.14159

The Rat

Quote from: Alvis 3.14159 on March 31, 2011, 07:25:59 PM
Once again proving that nothing cannot be improved by fitting it with U2 wings.


Alvis 3.14159

I remember your CF-18 conversion!  :thumbsup:
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles
Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/46dpfdpr

The Rat

Quote from: Alvis 3.14159 on March 31, 2011, 07:25:59 PM
Once again proving that nothing cannot be improved by fitting it with U2 wings.


Alvis 3.14159

And by the way, guess what's being done with the leftover bits? Can you say 'Heedlock Aviation' and 'Johnson Kelly'? Sure, I knew you could!  ;D
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles
Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/46dpfdpr

PR19_Kit

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Quote from: Alvis 3.14159 on March 31, 2011, 07:25:59 PM
Once again proving that nothing cannot be improved by fitting it with U2 wings.

ABSOLUTELY!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Can't imagine how I didn't think of that one too, the U-2 wings really suit the Clunk a treat.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

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pyro-manic

Now this looks good, and eminently plausible. Will you be re-instating the tip tanks? ;D
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The Rat

Quote from: pyro-manic on April 01, 2011, 01:14:43 PM
Now this looks good, and eminently plausible. Will you be re-instating the tip tanks? ;D

Nah. In the U-2 the engine took up almost all the fuselage space, but with the Clunk all that big fat area between the engine pods is available! Might put some sensors on the wingtips though.
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles
Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/46dpfdpr

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Cobra

Super Sweet & Cool :thumbsup: :thumbsup: if you're looking for Other Ideas,how about using a 'Clunk' as a Customs Interceptor? No Smuggler in their Right Mind is goona want to be Caught by a Customs CF-100! just an Idea, Keep up the Great Work :cheers: :cheers: Dan

sideshowbob9

Awwww nuts! Had the same idea. Ah well, mine will have a 'Patricia Lynn' RB-57E nose so at least it will be a bit different.  :banghead:

Can I take it yours will be equipped with leafy roundels?

The Rat

Quote from: Cobra on April 01, 2011, 10:40:43 PM
Super Sweet & Cool :thumbsup: :thumbsup: if you're looking for Other Ideas,how about using a 'Clunk' as a Customs Interceptor? No Smuggler in their Right Mind is goona want to be Caught by a Customs CF-100! just an Idea, Keep up the Great Work :cheers: :cheers: Dan

Alvis came close to that idea with his famous Zero Tolerance!

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles
Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/46dpfdpr

The Rat

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Quote from: sideshowbob9 on April 02, 2011, 05:18:00 AM
Awwww nuts! Had the same idea. Ah well, mine will have a 'Patricia Lynn' RB-57E nose so at least it will be a bit different.  :banghead:

Can I take it yours will be equipped with leafy roundels?

Probably not, but you never know. Many U-2s didn't carry any national markings, just a tail number (and they were not flown by USAF personnel, but CIA). I suspect that this was done for 'plausible deniability' in case of a shootdown; they could say "Wasn't ours". The fact that Taiwan operated them too made this slightly workable. They didn't bother keeping the stars and bars off the SR-71 because nobody else had them. If I do put leafy roundels on it then the aircraft may be a research example akin to the U-2s that NASA operated.
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Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/46dpfdpr

sotoolslinger

That is one cool looking AC right there :wub: :thumbsup:
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