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BD-5 family drawings

Started by Tophe, June 05, 2019, 08:57:32 PM

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Tophe

Thanks to TheChronicOne's project of building a Luftwaffe BD-5 ( https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46572.0 ), and with the rule:
Quote from: NARSES2 on May 29, 2019, 06:39:05 AM
2)  Any subject, any scale - but must be a what if. Profiles and stories also eligible.
I consider drawing a family of BD-5 drawings, maybe not all (in one week only):
[with background: true BD-5, BD-5J jet, Acapella twin-boom]
BD-5Z zwilling, Acapella jet
Dreams P-38BD-5, P-38BDZ zwilling, P-38BDN not triplex boom
Profiles P-51BD-5, P-82BD-5
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Quote from: Tophe on June 05, 2019, 08:57:32 PM
BD-5Z zwilling
Of course there would (will?) be different versions of this:
- twin piston
- twin jet
- asymmetric piston+jet
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

I will not start drawing before Saturday 8th, this is the rule, but I have started gathering information. Interesting:
- there was a turboprop BD-5T (I got the 3-view drawing, similar to BD-5A/B)
- there was a sailplane BD-5S (aspect: unknown)
- there was a V-tail BD-5 prototype (I will draw the zwilling of it, if I have time)
- there was a BD-5 with F-100-style nose (I will draw the zwilling of it as well)
Of course the zwilling may have versions with separate tails and joined tail, with or without external tailplanes... This seems a rich subject, thanks again to TheChronicOne!
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

NARSES2

Looking forward to these Tophe  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

PR19_Kit

Quote from: Tophe on June 05, 2019, 11:22:28 PM

- there was a sailplane BD-5S (aspect: unknown)


There actually was one, but they never flew it as a sailplane and put an engine in it.

Such a pity. :(
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

JayBee

The BD-5S did fly as can be seen in the photo on this page from the 1978 Janes World Sailplanes.
Apparently it was difficult to control, the tailplane and wing being too close together, and so the project was not continued with.
The data also says that the aspect ratio was 12.88.




Alle kunst ist umsunst wenn ein engel auf das zundloch brunzt!!

Sic biscuitus disintegratum!

Cats are not real. 
They are just physical manifestations of collisions between enigma & conundrum particles.

Any aircraft can be improved by giving it a SHARKMOUTH!

PR19_Kit

#6
Ah well, a case of differing references yet again.

The long wings come in the LS kit, and it says they're for the powered version too, so maybe they did put an engine in it eventually?
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

JayBee

Then of course there is my model of the BD-5S which has been in this state of uncompletedness for a few years now.




Alle kunst ist umsunst wenn ein engel auf das zundloch brunzt!!

Sic biscuitus disintegratum!

Cats are not real. 
They are just physical manifestations of collisions between enigma & conundrum particles.

Any aircraft can be improved by giving it a SHARKMOUTH!

Tophe

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

Nick

Would extending the body of the BD-5 allow for better stability, with or without long wings?

Tophe

Quote from: Nick on June 07, 2019, 02:55:19 AM
Would extending the body of the BD-5 allow for better stability, with or without long wings?
The BD-10 was longer like you say but this is less pretty/cute... (I am a dreamer, not a pilot). ;)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

PR19_Kit

Quote from: Nick on June 07, 2019, 02:55:19 AM

Would extending the body of the BD-5 allow for better stability, with or without long wings?


It'd surely give the tail greater authority, and the problem may have been exaggerated by CG issues without the originally intended engine in there.

But then it'd take up more space and the whole idea was to make it small.
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

Tophe

First clicks for the drawing (with Corel Draw Home 2018). More to come.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

In less than one week, the first drawing is done... ;)

But the goal is the family: with J, S, V, F (and P-38/51 mixes)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Before the rest of the family, here are the prototypes:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]