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Reverse history?

Started by The Rat, March 30, 2018, 12:04:36 PM

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The Rat

I'm sure most of us have heard of the genesis of the U-2, but for those unfamiliar, the story goes like this: Kelly Johnson was approached to design a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, and started with the idea of putting looooong wings on an F-104 Starfighter. But what if it was the other way around? I have a U-2 fuselage and CF-100 wings left over from the CR-100 build, perhaps there's enough bits left to make a bash out of them. Hmmm...
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

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Weaver

Yeah, why not? If I ever nick the wings from my U-2 for something I'm definitely going to put some F-104 wings on it's fuselage...
"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

The Rat

Need to shorten the CF-100 wings a bit, but yeah, this looks good.

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

PR19_Kit

That looks like a U-1.5.  ;D ;)

Actually it's pretty good, lots of potential there.  :thumbsup:

[What am I saying?  :o He's not only fitting SHORTER wings, he's shortening THEM too!!!!]
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

The Rat

Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 04, 2018, 09:55:31 AM
That looks like a U-1.5.  ;D ;)

Actually it's pretty good, lots of potential there.  :thumbsup:

[What am I saying?  :o He's not only fitting SHORTER wings, he's shortening THEM too!!!!]

;D ;D ;D
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

The Rat

Just need to sweep the dust off the floor, wait for white glue holding the weights to dry, and then I can join the two fuselage halves. Airfix seat has been replaced with a seat from the Hobbycraft U-2, ejection handles added with wire.


"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

The Rat

Dang, canopy won't quite sit down perfectly over the seat. Okay, a wee brushing of Humbrol thinner to loosen the glue, off it came, and I'll grind down the bottom. Glad I test-fitted before gluing the two fuselage halves.
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

AeroplaneDriver

Love the shape of this!  Cant wait to see it done!
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

The Rat

Doing something I've never done before - installing wheel wells. Helps that I already had a nosewheel bay that I originally made for the CR-100, before I decided to go with a similar arrangement as the U-2. The mains will be very similar to the F-104, so that shouldn't be too difficult, basically just a flat roof, divider, and doors.
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

The Rat

Wingspan has been established, not as short as the real world version, but I like the way it looks. Not glued yet. And yes, the keyboard really is that dusty and dirty!  ;D



"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

The Rat

Wheel wells under construction, along with filling surrounding gaps with scrap plastic that will be buried in putty.

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

Leading Observer

Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 04, 2018, 09:55:31 AM
That looks like a U-1.5.  ;D ;)

Actually it's pretty good, lots of potential there.  :thumbsup:

[What am I saying?  :o He's not only fitting SHORTER wings, he's shortening THEM too!!!!]

Shorter wings! Heresy! Prepare the stake and light the torches!
LO


Observation is the most enduring of lifes pleasures

Tophe

As far as I am concerned, I love the new shape :wub:
Thanks!
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

The Rat

Quote from: Tophe on April 21, 2018, 07:21:41 AM
As far as I am concerned, I love the new shape :wub:
Thanks!

Thanks! Good to see you posting, how are you feeling?
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

TheChronicOne

Clean... I love it. This will look like a million bucks once transfers are on and it's all wrapped up!
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