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Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« on: October 27, 2019, 03:57:59 am »
In the topic https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47024.0 I explained that I bought the Anigrand XB-31 Raidmaster 1/144 kit, because I wanted the (included) XP-54 Swoose Goose 1/144.
But the XB-31 will be built also, of course, not sent to garbage. I don't like bombers but I will decrease its size into a baby plane, civilian or animal.


At first I planned to focus on the XP-54 part, but I needed to check if the content was complete also on the XB-31 part. So here are the parts, all right:

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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 09:32:27 am »
This is the project of making it a baby triplex-boomer:
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 09:35:54 am »
I wonder why the XB-31 had such a HUGE fin?  :o

There's not that much area forward, and it's got quite a slim fuselage.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 09:48:19 am »
Just imagine that aircraft stalking  you,  with only the fin showing though the cloud layer!
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 11:29:30 am »
Wingspan.
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 12:40:49 pm »
Wingspan.
Indeed with such a large wingspan, and nothing else to add to the overal stability, it would require a large keel area to make it work.
Mind you as they used to say "if it does not look right, it will not fly right" and that beast does not look roght !
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 07:16:25 pm »
Mind you as they used to say "if it does not look right, it will not fly right"
To "look right" sounds for me as to "look realist", and I prefer dream or gentle madness, maybe more in a what-if spirit... ;)
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 01:49:11 am »
Mind you as they used to say "if it does not look right, it will not fly right"
To "look right" sounds for me as to "look realist", and I prefer dream or gentle madness, maybe more in a what-if spirit... ;)

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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2019, 02:05:13 am »
Mind you as they used to say "if it does not look right, it will not fly right"
To "look right" sounds for me as to "look realist", and I prefer dream or gentle madness, maybe more in a what-if spirit... ;)

I can't speak for JayBee but for me to "look right" means that looking at it gives me pleasure.  I can't put it into words and I certainly can't quantify it objectively.  Proportion is part of it but there are lots of other elements.  It's not just "is it realistic" or "would it work".


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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 02:45:08 am »
OK, thanks.
For me: "looking right" (for an airplane) is "being twin-boom" ;D
This XB-31(+XP-54/5/6) was the first Anigrand kit I bought and I was surprised there is no sprues, but maybe that's normal for resin kits. I used for booms sprues from my Caudron C-174 Heller 1/72:
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 05:09:44 am »
Here are the parts I am going to use, truncating the fuselage after the wing, and truncating the wings out of the engines (using only external parts here, into a glider). The booms will be oblique into a layout like \!/
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2019, 06:36:09 pm »
That's pretty wild stuff Tophe !
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2019, 04:01:43 am »

That's pretty wild stuff Tophe !


I don't think Tophe does 'UN-wild' stuff, does he?  ;D ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2019, 08:31:50 am »
"wild" seems to mean "uncontrolled" and yes, all of us what-ifers are not controlled by Historians (but we are a little controlled by moderators, hehehe  ;D )
And the butcher came  :-\ to cut the huge XB-31 model into 2 little airplanes:

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