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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2019, 10:05:58 am »
Does the BD-5 have gear doors?  :unsure:

I'm not even sure if the main gear retracts, but for sure the nose gear does and folds underneath letting the nose drop onto the ground so you can park your other BD-5s closer to it.............  ;D
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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2019, 12:15:48 pm »
Nice one: it looks really good in that scheme. :thumbsup:

How about fixing the nose weight problem with a white-metal pilot figure? Elheim's Civilian Helicopter Pilots should do nicely.

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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2019, 06:11:30 pm »
I'm not even sure if the main gear retracts, but for sure the nose gear does and folds underneath letting the nose drop onto the ground so you can park your other BD-5s closer to it.............  ;D


All the gear retracts, as for the folding nose gear on the ground, I reckon your thinking of the Rutan Vari Eze...

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/32672/why-is-the-nose-landing-gear-of-a-rutan-vari-eze-up-during-parking
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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2019, 04:02:55 am »

All the gear retracts, as for the folding nose gear on the ground, I reckon your thinking of the Rutan Vari Eze...

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/32672/why-is-the-nose-landing-gear-of-a-rutan-vari-eze-up-during-parking


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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2019, 05:15:43 am »
What all y'all said.  I just don't know why LS didn't include them.   ;D  :o :unsure:



Mr. H. That would do nicely!!! A metal pilot might/probably work (he sits pretty close over those main gear) ... I don't think anything short of that would be massive (heavy) enough. Would be worth a shot, -  I think I figured that if I do it before I close the halves up, that a single BB or a small piece of lead would fit behind the dial panel but that wouldn't even touch the weight problem.

And thanks... it turned out better than I was expecting.


EDIT: Also not included is that little intake bit there on the bottom.
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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2019, 05:25:23 am »
 :-\ :unsure: Ahem, your words are surprising: Realist modellers may blame the lack of some Real parts, but for what-ifers such invention could be welcome, no? ;D
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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2019, 05:38:07 am »
Hell, I thought it was great because I didn't have to mess with and get to blame the lack of doors on the kit maker instead of the carpet monster for a change.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2019, 06:45:42 am »




And whadya know, there's a Vari Eze, the one I got the BD-5 mixed up with, right there at the back of the pic doing its 'nose down' thing!  :thumbsup:
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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2019, 10:12:10 am »
Ha!!! I didn't even notice it back there!! Hell of a coincidence!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2019, 05:33:35 am »
Nice work on that wee bird ! Looks good in German markings.

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Re: BD-5 Luftwaffe
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2019, 11:49:30 am »
Danke!   ;D
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