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Martokker D.XV
« on: February 28, 2010, 06:05:03 am »
My story with the Marton X/V started in 2004, thanks to Narses2 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4080.0.html ), well concerning twin-boom push-pull peculiar machines, I have both a Marton RS 1/72 kit and a Fokker D.XXIII Pegasus 1/72 kit,. The Marton has been marvelously built by Stlava_Trudu (see http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,24457.0.html ), and the D.XXIII by PR19Kit (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26648.15.html ), far better than I could have ever done. Well, I will not build them also as “in service”, nor in USAF or RAF colours: I have not room enough for them. I prefer a deeper craziness, the project of mine is a mix of both, the Martokker D.XV: a twin-pod twin-boom glider…
(the RS thermoformed canopy frightens me a little, but I will see).
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 10:41:36 pm »
to draw the 2 possible ways for my project, I needed dimensions. For the D.XXIII it was available everywhere on the Web, for the X/V I found it only in the kit instruction paper. So:
DXXIII Span x length : 11.5m x 10.2m, X/V : 11.8 x 10.2m
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 11:29:30 pm »
So, here are the 2 tiny-span ways I consider :blink: . Which one would you chose? :unsure:
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 11:30:58 pm »
PS. (They are gliders, not airplanes with propellers to keep distant)
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 11:58:26 pm »
A!

It's by far the silliest........  :thumbsup:
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 01:44:08 am »
I think "A" :cheers:
 and wouldn't it be much better than a glider if it had four engines? :thumbsup:
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 03:21:07 am »
Well, I may consider letting two propellers, the one of the D.XXIII side, for many good reasons:
- this adds assymetry which I love
- the XXIII propellers/spinners are single parts (white metal) more easy to keep than to separate
- I prefer clean glider lines than complicated engine-propeller lines, and I prefer the X/V lines than the XXIII lines, so I may have a pleasant glider beautiful side, the rest being ugly, I like this difference a lot!
- I discard propellers to stand on the shelf without undercarriage, but the XXIII spinners are high and that is possible
So thanks a lot for this suggestion.
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 02:52:49 pm »
Yes A definitely!
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 08:10:21 pm »
So the score of the match is: A 3 - B zero, so this will be a T-tail... ;D
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 08:45:33 am »
a little more advanced, with the first putty on the pods:
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 08:48:51 am »
Here are the white-metal spinners-propellers that I will send to PR19_Kit. No need for him to send him his ones, I consider a putty-improved glider nose at last. ;D
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2010, 08:51:17 am »
Tophe. you are a scholar and a gentleman, not to mention a RADICAL modeller!  :lol:
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 09:17:55 am »
Here the updated project, with putty "improved" spinners 'my way...
(Kit, I am going to send you a PM for practical details/address)
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2010, 06:37:12 pm »
T-Tail!  T-Tail!   There's something about this I really like.  The pods remind me of Star Wars something-or-others.

Mind if I borrow some of the elements of your line dwg, Tophe?
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 09:13:18 pm »
Thanks JHM, I am glad ;D this heresy of mine is not insulting "how a balanced T-tail plane should be" >:(. Feel free to use the drawings if you need, these are public posts. :smiley:
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