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Re: C-47 (1/48) & C-135, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2355 on: September 28, 2019, 08:11:03 am »

small wingtip wheels, indeed, I had thought about that : maybe I can make an upgrade sometime ...
(I must a few hundreds small wheels in the scrap boxes)

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Re: C-47 (1/48) & C-135, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2356 on: September 28, 2019, 10:10:39 am »
Wingtip wheels should really be retractable, which is awkward. Wingtip skids would be more practical, for example early swept-wing types such as the Dunnes had them.
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Re: C-47 (1/48) & C-135, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2357 on: September 28, 2019, 11:53:09 am »

skids are a good idea indeed ; but then do I have spare skids in my spares boxes?

the XC-8A had nice skids :




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Re: C-47 (1/48) & C-135, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2358 on: September 28, 2019, 05:07:53 pm »
LOOOOOOVEEEEE the latest builds, bruh.   
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Re: C-47 (1/48) & C-135, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2359 on: September 29, 2019, 12:17:31 am »
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K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2360 on: October 01, 2019, 11:36:46 pm »
I'd need something bigger than a Veltro  ;)

I recently found a few quite big kits for quite cheap, so temptation was un-resistable :

here is a K-A380 (with upgraded number of engines, too), made from the Heller 1/125 kit, plus additives from AMT 1/72 B52 and KC-135










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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2361 on: October 01, 2019, 11:39:31 pm »
Gorgeous! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2362 on: October 02, 2019, 01:29:25 am »
That's so bright that I didn't notice the extra engines at first, I was obviously dazzled  ;D

Brilliant  :thumbsup:
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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2363 on: October 02, 2019, 01:49:16 am »
Are the windows there so folks flying alongside can see how much fuel is left in the tanks?  ;)
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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2364 on: October 02, 2019, 02:37:25 am »

Are the windows there so folks flying alongside can see how much fuel is left in the tanks?  ;)


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

But that's a seriously good looking model, and at 1/125 it's HUGE!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2365 on: October 02, 2019, 03:34:58 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2366 on: October 02, 2019, 05:23:10 am »

thanks all  ;D

I noticed in the KC135 kit that the cargo part seemed to be not used as a tank,
so I don't know actually how much of the volume of such a tanker is used for kerosene?


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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2367 on: October 02, 2019, 06:37:14 am »
AFAIK KC-135s use their wing tanks and sometimes belly tanks for tanking fuel.

Unlike the VC10 K3s and K4s which have their entire fuselage given over to enormous tanks!  :o
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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2368 on: October 03, 2019, 01:34:09 pm »
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Re: K-A380 tanker, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2369 on: October 03, 2019, 01:35:37 pm »
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
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