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Offline loupgarou

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Straightening bananas
« on: March 19, 2019, 12:49:24 pm »
FIRST: the compulsory date shot (I hope the newspaper date is readable)


Having, i don't know why, 2 H-21 from Hobbycraft, I decided to do something useful with one of them, giving it a more logical and rational shape.
I have to say that the parts fit is NOT the best, and, as always, I made an error. Should have glued front and rear parts of ONE side on a flat surface. It would have been much easier checking for alignment.Anyway this is the start of the glorious Flying Cucumber.



1) YES; I know I will have to raise the rear rotor.
2) I hope my mojo will not desert me
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 01:39:56 pm »
I have one of these in the stash. I always imagined building some sort of space pod type of thing. Ill be watching with great interest.
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 09:17:07 am »
I have one of these in the stash. I always imagined building some sort of space pod type of thing. Ill be watching with great interest.

I've seen two of these used in a U-shaped spaceship some time ago. The donors were hard to recognize, looked rather outlandish!

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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 01:44:52 pm »
My build is slowly advancing, I prefer to leave ample time for glue or putty to dry before touching anything.
Here is the situation, rotors just posed on top:



Hmmm. One of the f*# blades is distorted. Will have to do something about it.
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 02:57:59 am »
...Or not; if you bend them all, you can replicate rotor droop.

Though whether the real ones did, in fact, droop, I don't know.

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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 01:00:07 pm »

Though whether the real ones did, in fact, droop, I don't know.


They did, a bit anyway.

Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 04:55:37 pm »
Are you all trying to give me a guilt feeling?
I havn't moved this build for a long time.
Yes, I know that blades drop, problem is that one of mine has a somewhat S shaped drop.  :banghead:
Anyway, I HAD done a little work, then forgot to post it.
The pilot seats are a bucket type, like ones for a pilot wearing a seat parachute. So I added just a little detail and had to create some cushions for the seats. All the photos I found on internet where I could see the seats (US, french, german, japanese) had red cushions.  :o

 

p.s. I was thinking that everywhere the H-21 was called Flying Banana, maybe instead was only in France: "mais il est plus connu sous le nom de banane volante ( Flying banana ),"
So this one will be a "Courgette volante" ("Flying Zucchini") or a " Cornichon volant" ("Flying Gherkin")
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 05:18:59 pm »
Are you all trying to give me a guilt feeling?

p.s. I was thinking that everywhere the H-21 was called Flying Banana, maybe instead was only in France: "mais il est plus connu sous le nom de banane volante ( Flying banana ),"
So this one will be a "Courgette volante" ("Flying Zucchini") or a " Cornichon volant" ("Flying Gherkin")

No, just suggesting a way to make the droop work for you.  <_<

And yeah, "Flying Zucchini" works for me.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2019, 02:37:46 am »
Are you all trying to give me a guilt feeling?


Yes  :angel:

No seriously, we are just interested  :thumbsup:
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2019, 04:48:46 am »
Well,  you had me started again on this project, that had been put aside. I am glueing parts and hope to paint it today (if 5 years old Maskol still works)  :rolleyes:
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2019, 04:56:15 am »
Are you all trying to give me a guilt feeling?

p.s. I was thinking that everywhere the H-21 was called Flying Banana, maybe instead was only in France: "mais il est plus connu sous le nom de banane volante ( Flying banana ),"
So this one will be a "Courgette volante" ("Flying Zucchini") or a " Cornichon volant" ("Flying Gherkin")

No, just suggesting a way to make the droop work for you.  <_<

And yeah, "Flying Zucchini" works for me.  :thumbsup:

AKA flying Courgette in the UK.   ;)
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2019, 08:30:53 am »
Do britons use a french word??  :o
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2019, 05:47:55 pm »
Do britons use a french word??  :o

Yes. Shocking isn't it!   ;)
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2019, 06:33:38 am »
Do britons use a french word??  :o

We use lots of French words  ;D English in the main is a concoction made up from lots of other languages, ranging from French to Hindi. I did see/read somewhere a long time ago the total number of words in the English language that were English and not imported and it is a very low percentage.
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Re: Straightening bananas
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2019, 06:42:36 am »
According to google translate, it's called zucchini and that's italian. So, whatever word, it looks like there weren't courgettes/zucchini in UK before historical times.  :o
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