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Reverse history?
« on: March 30, 2018, 12:04:36 pm »
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...
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 12:56:09 pm »
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...
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 09:11:39 am »
Need to shorten the CF-100 wings a bit, but yeah, this looks good.

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #3 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!!!!]
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 10:06:57 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
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 08:54:57 pm »
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.


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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 12:22:41 pm »
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.
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 04:11:58 pm »
Love the shape of this!  Cant wait to see it done!
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 12:56:05 pm »
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.
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 08:57:06 am »
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



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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 01:41:29 pm »
Wheel wells under construction, along with filling surrounding gaps with scrap plastic that will be buried in putty.

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 02:24:39 pm »
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!!!!]

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2018, 07:21:41 am »
As far as I am concerned, I love the new shape :wub:
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2018, 11:33:18 am »
As far as I am concerned, I love the new shape :wub:
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2018, 12:31:09 pm »
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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