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Quad Engine Super Caravelle ****FINISHED****

Started by TheChronicOne, June 19, 2019, 08:38:08 PM

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zenrat

Proportion wise, that looks like a bought one.  IMO anyway.

Approved.  You may continue... ;D
Fred

- 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..

TheChronicOne

Thanks, big homie!!!

More work done. This, being a kit that is what it is, had humoungous gaps at the wing roots so I've filled those in then brought out various things to sand them smooth. The curves on this thing.....   my sponge wouldn't even get in there without gouging the side of the fuselage... I had to break out my color coded spring-whatevered sanding sticks and they worked great. They were expensive, but worth every damn penny. I'm getting off track, though.... so anyway...  I've also worked on the engines. I stupidly put them all together before refining the cowling leading edges and I now have a mess on my hands but I'm muddling through. Also, I'm not sure I put the fan blade things in correctly and I may need to do.... something... to fix it.   ?   :unsure: ;D 

Oh well, we're at the point now where we can really see the crux of the group build with the additional engines:

-Sprues McDuck-

rickshaw

How to reduce carbon emissions - Tip #1 - Walk to the Bar for drinks.

TheChronicOne

Yeah, that's the spirit! One day, I'll have an actual VC-10 built and a Tu-62 then I'll line all three of these up for pictures!  :laugh:
-Sprues McDuck-

Tophe

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Dizzyfugu

Uh, pretty!  :wub: Works very well.  :thumbsup:

Weaver

That's looking sweet - very convincing and an excellent JMN-baiter. :thumbsup:

If it was mine I'd come up with a very 'safe' backstory that I could add lots of credible-sounding facts and figures too, then leave it on the show table with a 'helpful' data card and watch people scratch their heads and run off to consult references on one of the book stalls... :wacko:
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

PR19_Kit

Quote from: Weaver on July 29, 2019, 12:47:58 AM

If it was mine I'd come up with a very 'safe' backstory that I could add lots of credible-sounding facts and figures too, then leave it on the show table with a 'helpful' data card and watch people scratch their heads and run off to consult references on one of the book stalls... :wacko:


Way to go!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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

Regards
Kit

loupgarou

A project for a bigger, longer-range SuperCaravelle could well be logical by Sud Aviation.
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

TheChronicOne

Thanks, everyone! Stay posted... this has largely gone on trouble-free so far so I'm sure some sort of disaster is inbound and will make things interesting.

Definitely someone ought to make a story for this.   :wacko:   

I've been thinking on and off about what this thing is all about but I just sort of loosely came up with "well maybe now it can fly over new ocean routes" but then again how much further? I don't even know the range of the original Caravelles, never mind one that is potentially twice as thirsty so just how plausible is this over ocean flight stuff anyway? Extra passengers and more weight in the aircraft itself are going to move numbers around as well. Could wind up that considering the range not many usuable routes open up making it nonsensical. Sort of on that note I would need to consider where this thing is at and what airline it is operating with. United in this case. So...  maybe the whole over the ocean stuff is out and perhaps this is a United Airlines only variant simply made to haul more people across the continental United States' wide areas.  They had plenty of other stuff for transcontinental flights.     Lots to consider.  ????    Back story always been my weak point.  ;D   
-Sprues McDuck-

Dizzyfugu

If it's a United variant, it could also be an extended range and capacity version for destinations in Middle/South America with a "hot and high profile"? Very special, though.  :rolleyes:

TheChronicOne

#41
Fascinating.... then I could slap some RATOs on the belly and have DF/W to Mexico City routes. Not that special, really! It actually seems pretty plausible? Good idea, bud. I like it. Guess I'm going to have to see what sort of mileage and stuff we're working with here. Further, perhaps the extra engines could somehow open up a route across the Gulf of Mexico over to the Yucatan Peninsula and their tourist trap From places like...uhhh....  Houston, Miami, or something.  :unsure:


EDIT: I looked it up... the range of the Caravelle listed at wiki (I don't know whether they which variant they use, however, but it's good enough) is BARELY enough as-is to get from DF/W to Mexico City. Well, now, with my super stretch with more fuel capacity it will now suddenly be able to go just enough further that it can top off fuel and make it all the way there and maintain fuel reserve. Bam... so, now, it's in Mexico City and needs to get back to D/FW and is super heavy with fuel to make the trip..... enter: RATO.  :wacko:   They did it with 727s and it was glorious.  :angel:     (and DC-9's but I don't know if they ever fired them out of Mexico City)
-Sprues McDuck-

The Rat

Quote from: TheChronicOne on July 28, 2019, 05:10:34 PM


That is looking very good. I mean, really good. Like, double-plus good.  :thumbsup:
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TheChronicOne

Thanks, brotha!!  <_<     

I'm glad this is spurring interest. Makes me want to get right back to work on it! I have billions of errands to run today, but....once I'm done, it's back to this!  ;D   Going to work some more on the engines. They need a lot. The engine cowlings need to be fixed. I still can't figure out why I didn't do that before I glued it all together. I got in a hurry...   :banghead:   I'll fix that then....  then I have the last bit of sanding to do on the plane itself on the belly where the wings and fuzelage cross. There's a pin-hole in the door I need to fill as well but after that I can prime this bad boy and hope it looks alright.
-Sprues McDuck-

Dizzyfugu

Quote from: TheChronicOne on July 29, 2019, 10:39:51 AM
Fascinating.... then I could slap some RATOs on the belly and have DF/W to Mexico City routes. Not that special, really! It actually seems pretty plausible?

Had this idea for a four-engine Boeing 727.  ;)