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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2019, 04:00:09 am »
...Which leads me to my next thought of what to do with a stubby engine-less Caravelle (the left-overs)....

Easy, you build an unpowered tow behind passenger capsule - AKA super budget ultra economy class.
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2019, 09:00:49 am »
I did this to a Mistercraft Caravelle...


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Wow, that is fantastic, bud!!!!  Did your kit come with the Aeroflot markings?  I read a review that said one boxing came with them but mine didn't. I WAS going to use them on my quad here but going to go with United instead.

Your build has me re-thinking my left-over parts. ... . . ...               
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2019, 09:03:07 am »
...Which leads me to my next thought of what to do with a stubby engine-less Caravelle (the left-overs)....

Easy, you build an unpowered tow behind passenger capsule - AKA super budget ultra economy class.

 ;D ;D ;D

I could even come up with a halfway plausible back story for it....    the tow-behind would contain people going to a different place than the main aircraft's final destination. This is their solution to "stop-overs" or whatever they're called. Just drop off the people in the glider over in St. Louis on the way to Denver w/out having to stop.  :wacko:
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2019, 09:05:31 am »
...Which leads me to my next thought of what to do with a stubby engine-less Caravelle (the left-overs)....

Easy, you build an unpowered tow behind passenger capsule - AKA super budget ultra economy class.

 ;D ;D ;D

I could even come up with a halfway plausible back story for it....    the tow-behind would contain people going to a different place than the main aircraft's final destination. This is their solution to "stop-overs" or whatever they're called. Just drop off the people in the glider over in St. Louis on the way to Denver w/out having to stop.  :wacko:

IIRC, has been tried in Russia in late forties.
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2019, 09:16:41 am »
...Which leads me to my next thought of what to do with a stubby engine-less Caravelle (the left-overs)....

Easy, you build an unpowered tow behind passenger capsule - AKA super budget ultra economy class.

 ;D ;D ;D

I could even come up with a halfway plausible back story for it....    the tow-behind would contain people going to a different place than the main aircraft's final destination. This is their solution to "stop-overs" or whatever they're called. Just drop off the people in the glider over in St. Louis on the way to Denver w/out having to stop.  :wacko:

IIRC, has been tried in Russia in late forties.

Railways in Britain did this years ago, they were called SLIP COACHES......https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip_coach
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2019, 10:01:59 am »
Fascinating stuff!   

Hmmmm.....   "United Airlines, introducing Slip Glider Service across the continental United States." 
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2019, 12:58:18 pm »
Weight is in, door is in, and I glued it all together and threw a splint on it and a couple shims. (oops heheheh , I'll do better next time, this my first "cut and extend.." lol )




Going to start on the wings next then maybe get the engines started so I can figure out the best way to glue the extras on.  :unsure:

Also thinking about giving this a proper name. This would be, if I'm correct, the "Caravelle 13." Are the French superstitious? Perhaps I can make it the "14." Sud Se-213-13(or 14) Super Caravelle or more likely simply the "Caravelle 13 (or) 14".  :unsure: 

Lastly, on an interesting note.... I was looking at the Caravelle 12 and counted the windows then counted mine. 21 each (per side). HMM.... thing is, mine is considerably longer (I did a direct comparison with an image the same size as my model parts). Anyway... so.. same windows, yet mine is longer....  this tells me the window sizing/spacing is off on the kit. They must also be off on the transfers as they are meant to overlap the clear windows. Of course, none of this is a problem here in the alternate universe, but notable.


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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2019, 06:02:20 pm »
Managed to reach my goal today.  <_<

Fuselage is together. There's a pretty decent gap at some points along my join but the important thing is that it is all aligned. THANK GOD. I was worried about that in particular. Thankfully the fuselage is straight through ALL angles. I'm pretty sure that I'm having beginners luck here but I'd like to think that some of my forethought helped me along. I'm just really happy it's not crooked or drooping or anything. I need to knock on wood, I guess. But then again, I'm not in to superstition which leads back to naming this thing....  perhaps I WILL go with "Caravelle 13." (am I tempting fate or what....  ;D :unsure: :wacko:  )   Oh well....   



Wings are just mocked up, although the mains are glued together and will just need a bit of sanding along the edges. The tailplanes are two pieces instead of four which is nice.  :lol:
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2019, 07:34:28 pm »
Just don't name it until the painting is done! Problem solved! :wacko:
I love the way this is coming together. :mellow:
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2019, 12:37:14 am »
Yes, there's a MisterCraft boxing that comes with Aeroflot markings - they belong to a French movie prop, but the decals needed some improvisation to fit onto the modified model.

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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2019, 02:32:37 am »
Looking good Brad C.

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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2019, 09:16:14 am »
Just don't name it until the painting is done! Problem solved! :wacko:
I love the way this is coming together. :mellow:
Brilliant! That's what I'll do.... that is long ways off so give me plenty of time.  ;D    Thanks!

Yes, there's a MisterCraft boxing that comes with Aeroflot markings - they belong to a French movie prop, but the decals needed some improvisation to fit onto the modified model.
Damn, see, I wish I had THAT boxing! This would look more natural as something "Soviet" I think. Still, the United livery is very nice but I had been looking forward to the Russian markings. Interestingly enough, while my boxing is newer and missing those decals, they still included the full color guide for them in the paper work which is nice at least.  :thumbsup: 

Looking good Brad C.

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Thanks!!

I'm kind of amazed to be honest. I'll be putting sheet styrene a couple places around that gap but otherwise this is coming together rather swiftly which is a bit unusual for these airliners. I'm sure it will start kicking me arse at some point though. I don't care... as long as the thing is straight I'm happy to deal with any other problem. A crooked fusleage, however, would be a deal breaker.


EDIT: Hey wait a minute!! This shows you how thick I can be sometimes... here I am wondering if the French are superstitious and worried about the number 13 when it's already in the damn name. Se-213?    :unsure: ;D     

EDIT: OK, I figured it out!  It's Se-210!  I don't know where Se-213 came from?  :unsure:
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2019, 03:40:29 pm »
Check this out! Here's not a walk around, but a walk-inside a Caravelle. It's really nice inside and all the stuff is there. Pretty neat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi_AisTqvhc&fbclid=IwAR3Y32rknehX2sQSNiGcnr18vbDrC4qGuaGpaNZuzbYin9qWmWuKsrOrNd4

Not much going on with the build. I've shored up the extension join a bit and am about ready to smooth it over along with the windows then begin the sanding process. If I can get my lazy arse in gear, I could do that pretty soon but I've been in a post-work "haze" and have largely sat here all afternoon watching tele.  ;D :rolleyes:
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2019, 07:15:49 pm »
This is going to be great.
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2019, 01:07:19 pm »
Thanks, bud!!!!!


Alright, tons more sanding and putty work has been done. The fuselage is smooth, straight, and all the panel lines obliterated. I need to put a tiny bit of putty on the main door and then fill in the gaps at the wing roots and smooth that down. I also need to do the same on the belly where the wings hit the fuselage. A bunch of other things done in the name of refinement have also been done. Sanding the wings, APU intakes are on, etc.

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