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Convair CV-710 Skylark
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:31:30 am »
Convair CV-710 Skylark



After it became clear that the US Air Force would not order the C-99 in quantity, Convair tried to sell a civil passenger transport variant, the model Convair 37 with a capacity of 204 passengers. Like the XC-99 this has the wing, tail and engines of the Convair B-36 Peacemaker bomber.
The model 37 was sold to a number of airlines as the CV-310 and was the start of a very successful family of airliners. Over the years the models 410, 510 and 610 were developed and sold. The ultimate variant was the model 710, or CV-710 which appeared in 1967. The CV-710 had a completely new fuselage and was the first of the so called “wide bodied airliners”. The CV-710 could carry 320 passengers in a 3-3-3 configuration.



It still retained the same basic wing structure. The engines used were upgraded versions of the  Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major. The Pratt & Whitney R-4360-140 solved a lot of the cooling problems suffered by the first Wasp Major versions and  produced over 5.500hp each.



The CV-710 was very successful and sold to over 40 airlines all over the world. It served until finally in the early 1990s there was a breakthrough in the long development of the jet engines and the first jet passenger liners appeared.



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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 11:30:26 am »
Brilliant idea and build  :thumbsup:

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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 11:35:40 am »
Fascinating. But, please,give us details about the base models etc. I haven't found anything in your site.
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 11:53:35 am »
Fascinating. But, please,give us details about the base models etc. I haven't found anything in your site.

It's a combination of the 1/144 Hobbycraft B-36 for the wings and tail and a Zvezda Il-86 airliner for the fuselage.


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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 12:35:19 pm »
Oh that's sweet - well done! It looks so right!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 02:22:28 pm »
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 07:57:13 pm »
Not really into civvies but this one's brilliant! :thumbsup:
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 11:24:07 pm »
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 03:26:23 am »
VERY nice! :wub: :thumbsup:
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2019, 04:31:04 am »
Awesome.  Even in 1/144 that's going to be pretty large.
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2019, 05:28:40 am »
Oh my --------- :o

That is simply stunning. I'd have payed top dollar to fly in that, even though it's Virgin  ;)
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 08:44:54 am »
Marvellous,  certainly  had me scratching my  bonce.
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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 01:42:50 pm »
Absolutely EXCELLENT Tom!  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 03:03:55 pm »
Yeah, way to go Tom!  :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:

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Re: Convair CV-710 Skylark
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 02:37:21 am »
Spot on.