Beechcraft Light VTOL Jet

Started by jalles, November 26, 2017, 02:58:50 PM

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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.


Very neat indeed.  :thumbsup:

It looks like the nozzles came from a small scale Harrier, did they?
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Quote from: PR19_Kit on November 26, 2017, 03:05:30 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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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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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:


Decals my @r$e!


Great concept and build!  Glad you pulled that one down from the attic and onto the shelf.  <_<

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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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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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I'd missed this. Lovely wee machine. :wub: :wub: :wub:  Makes you want to tickle it behind the stabiliser!
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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