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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2019, 10:59:46 pm »
Let me just say, I have no idea what’s going on here... but I like it!
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2019, 02:01:59 am »
...I have no idea what’s going on here...

Join the club mate.   :mellow:

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2019, 12:04:08 am »
Interesting discovery today.  The rotor pylon on the Airfix Rotodyne is not moulded symmetrically.  When viewed from above one side has a more curved exterior profile than the other.
This'll be due to the old way of mastering.  Not something that will happen when Airfix use CAD to produce the moulds for the new 1/72 version.    ;)

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Applied PPP to the engine nacelles.
Also put epoxy filler on the remains of the Harrier and then glued the pylon to it.

Sanding the rivets off the fuselage will be next.  Then creating a restyled rear with a drop down ramp rather than clamshells.
I also have to get the stub wings and undercarriage nacelles (A-10) to fit.

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2019, 05:20:56 am »
You see, I would have simply swapped out the Tynes for full harrier fuselages and extended the wings.  Actually, I did consider doing that some years back but never got round to it.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2019, 09:47:42 am »

.......and extended the wings.


Way to go!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2019, 12:06:35 pm »
It wouldn't have been of Spackman proportions, just enough to accommodate the wider Harrier fuselages.  I was to have kept the noses as well for additional fuel.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2019, 12:36:21 pm »
You see, I would have simply swapped out the Tynes for full harrier fuselages and extended the wings. 

Now you're talking,

shades of this which was started a long time ago (still needs to be finished though  :banghead: )

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2019, 04:39:34 pm »
I must admit the wings do seem a bit short.
However, in light of the statement in The Rules regarding stubby wings I will not be lengthening them.
I may however give them some Anhedral as a nod to the Harrier.

Kitnut, your B57(?) looks very promising.  Why has it stalled?
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2019, 12:37:35 am »
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2019, 12:51:02 am »
That's one SERIOUS exhaust duct on the Pegasus.

RESPECT!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2019, 01:34:59 am »
Thanks Kit.  Not having a spare jet exhaust without an afterburner I had to use a piece of styrene tube and it was that one or one half the size which looked far too small.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2019, 03:58:43 am »
I note you've added a rear ramp.  Rotodyne Z, the proposed production version had a beavertail door.  I did one on my RAN one a few years ago.



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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2019, 04:44:30 am »
Very nice.

I added the ramp because I thought it should be able to open the back door in flight should the operator want to air drop cargoes (or disgorge unruly passengers)..
The interior is divided into two with a dedicated cargo section at the rear (the last 3 windows on each side will be blanked off.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2019, 06:29:24 am »
Very nice. I like the new look so far !
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2019, 02:42:38 am »
Thanks Cap'n.  PSR time approaches...
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