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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #195 on: August 05, 2019, 05:36:43 am »
Finished...


...apart from some panel line pin washing.  And then i'll have to set up Dadswell Bridge for photos.
Main (A10) undercarriage legs are possibly a bit liong giving it a distinct nose down stance.  However I can claim this is deliberate to put the engines level...


It struck me yesterday that as well as being suitable for Flying Machines of Unconventional Means this would also have qualified for Engines - More or Less.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #196 on: August 05, 2019, 06:25:00 am »

It struck me yesterday that as well as being suitable for Flying Machines of Unconventional Means this would also have qualified for Engines - More or Less.


Two GBs at once, eh? That would tax the supply of moderators for sure, and Chris would probably explode!  ;D
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #197 on: August 05, 2019, 06:32:46 am »
Which is why unlike other sites we only run one GB at a time - normally  ;)
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #198 on: August 08, 2019, 03:03:52 am »
While you await the beauty pics, here is a teaser.
Rotodyne 2.0 WIP 08-08-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #199 on: August 08, 2019, 03:27:01 am »
already beautiful! :wub:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #200 on: August 08, 2019, 04:10:10 am »
Oh YES!

That's splendid!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #201 on: August 08, 2019, 06:13:41 am »
Cracking. :thumbsup:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #202 on: August 08, 2019, 06:21:34 am »
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #203 on: August 08, 2019, 11:03:10 am »
Woo-hoo! :thumbsup:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #204 on: August 10, 2019, 04:19:08 am »
Fairey Rotodyne Mk2.

Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - 13 of 20 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The Mark 2 Rotodyne compound helicopter shared major components with the Mark 1 (AKA Model Y) but was longer, taller, more powerful, faster and louder.  It did away with turboprops in favour of a pair of Bristol-Siddeley Cerberus turbojets mounted on the wings.  Air for the rotor tip jets was provided by a Bristol-Siddeley Pegasus which, mounted above the passenger cabin at the base of the rotor pylon, also provided additional thrust for forward motion.

Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - 2 of 20 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The main undercarriage of the Mark 2 was located in sponsons mounted either side of the fuselage beneath the high mounted wings.  The legs could be hydraulically retracted or re-extended in order to put the rear load ramp closer to the ground or increase clearance for take off.  The aircraft pictured above has the legs extended to maximum height.  This was done when taxiing in order to lift the jet efflux as high as possible.

Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - 10 of 20 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Performance
Maximum speed: 286 mph
Cruise speed: 250 mph
Range: 450 mi
Service ceiling: 16,000 ft

Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - 11 of 20 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

TAA (Trans Australia Airlines) purchased five 'dynes with options for another ten.  Their range was too short to be able to do the non stop capitol city runs (with the exception of Melbourne/Hobart) but two were used from Melbourne to Victorian and Tasmanian cities while a third did similar duty from Sydney.  The remaining two were dedicated to Canberra, shuttling between the Harold Holt Helipad and Melbourne or Sydney city centre.  These routes proved very popular with politicians particularly after the end of the parliamentary week on Wednesday afternoon and again before it restarted the following Tuesday lunchtime.  The Pollie Shuttle operated regularly for three years but in the end it proved uneconomical as while it was fully booked when parliament was sitting is was empty the other 48 weeks a year.

Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - 16 of 20 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Airfix 1/72 Rotodyne.
Hasgegawa 1/72 Harrier fuselage and wheels.
Italeri 1/72 Ilyushin Il-28 engines.
Matchbox 1/72 Fairchild A-10 inner wings and undercarriage fairings.
Scratch building & PSR.
Transfers from Airfix 1/72 Fokker F-27 Friendship.

Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - 20 of 20 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr



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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - Finished pics page 14
« Reply #205 on: August 10, 2019, 05:05:39 am »
Pure brilliance, no other word fits.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I just LOVE the way you sorted the backstory to solve the landing gear length problem, and the sideways jab at the politicos is superb.  ;D ;D
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - Finished pics page 14
« Reply #206 on: August 10, 2019, 05:50:58 am »
Marvellous  :wub: :thumbsup:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - Finished pics page 14
« Reply #207 on: August 10, 2019, 06:35:15 am »
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - Finished pics page 14
« Reply #208 on: August 10, 2019, 07:58:17 am »
She's a stunner!
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0 - Finished pics page 14
« Reply #209 on: August 10, 2019, 09:36:27 am »
Pure brilliance, no other word fits.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I just LOVE the way you sorted the backstory to solve the landing gear length problem, and the sideways jab at the politicos is superb.  ;D ;D

With Kit all the way on this one! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D
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