DeHavilland Seavixen COD

Started by 63cpe, March 02, 2020, 03:33:01 PM

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A COD is a freighter, so it needs a cargo hold. Basic shape of the cargo hold is made from plastic tube about an inch in diameter. Three lengths were cut and the two that'll be the front are glued at the point were the tubes are overlapping. The third will be the mid fuselage part and is to be covered by the left and right fuselage halves of the Seavixen. The balsa wood is used to sand a nose cone (in real world this was swinged open to access the cargo hold). it's more proud than the tube or fuselage is as the balsa will be painted and sanded, then painted again, then puttied and sanded and puttied again....

IMG_20200302_205741605 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

The marked area is were the cockpit (from Lightning with Pavla bangseat) will be.
IMG_20200302_205751136 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

This is a first picture of how it all is planned to be
IMG_20200302_211441220 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20200302_211452642 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

There are still a lot of sheet styrene to be used especially between the engines. I do like the looks of the Seaharrier canopy, though.....
The forward fuselage might need to be shortened by 5 mm I think to achieve a more balanced look.
Both booms aren't straight anymore as the fuselageparts were skewed by the mid fuselage tube. To get the booms straightened they will be cut on the innerside and accept a filling triangle between wing and booms of about 6/7 mm. This means the tailplane needs to be widened....


David aka 63cpe


Interesting modified twin-boomer... :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


The "SeaHamster"!  ;)

Maybe in service with the "Rodent Navy"!  ;D


Decals my @r$e!


Well that is really ugly- in a perfect WHIF way!.....  Keep it up. 
Dave "Sandiego89"
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA


Great concept but I suggest it will need an all-moving horizontal tail to overcome the monstrous CofG issues.


Certainly no possibility of it being a tail sitter...

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..


Quote from: sideshowbob9 on March 05, 2020, 01:50:18 AM
Great concept but I suggest it will need an all-moving horizontal tail to overcome the monstrous CofG issues.

Or some good chunks of lead at the aft ends of the booms.
secretprojects forum migrant


Fuel tanks in the fins and tailplane?  ;D
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

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)