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Electriflier05/12/2015 20:24:47
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Like the proverbial 'bad penny', I turn up yet again with a possible subject for my next build.
What can I sit on these?
Now I know some of you know what I have in mind but play fair and give somebody else a chance. Yes, Depron, Yes, 84" (again!) and Yes, it's been done plenty of times before.
At this juncture, I would ask the Mod's of this group if they'd be kind enough to rename this thread (once it's been decided if there's any interest) to one that best describes the model? Is this possible?
If not, I'll have to create a new build log - please advise.

Danny Fenton05/12/2015 20:29:22
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Twin mains and nose wheel, could it be an American bomber from WWII?

Whatever it is I can't wait

Matt Jones05/12/2015 20:46:54
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I'll open the bidding with B29.
Steve Adams05/12/2015 20:50:51
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I'm gonna go out on a limb,

And say a HP Victor as Vulcan and Valiant have already been done, should be a corker whatever it is.....I wait and watch with interest sir good luck with the build

Kind Regards

Steve smiley

Electriflier05/12/2015 21:05:29
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Clue No2........... Nose wheel is ok but the mains might not be quite to scale (there may be a few wheels missing

Maybe they should look like this?img_20151205_210152[1].jpgIf that doesn't give it away.......

john stones 105/12/2015 21:09:55
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Has it got a big nose party


Edited By john stones 1 on 05/12/2015 21:26:39

Steve Adams05/12/2015 21:15:46
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A definite jet I would say.......Antanov AN 225?

Colin Carpenter05/12/2015 21:17:50
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TSR2 ??

Gary Manuel05/12/2015 21:21:14
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Will the numbers "XH558" appear on the tail?

Electriflier05/12/2015 21:27:01
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Ok, next question.......

Is there enough interest if say... Gary was correct?

simon burch05/12/2015 21:44:55
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I'm not a fan of foam or depron models.....but I'm interested. Enjoyed them all so far.

Rosco06/12/2015 10:49:03
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Power system.....EDF?
Dave Hopkin06/12/2015 10:51:50
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Posted by Electriflier on 05/12/2015 21:27:01:

Ok, next question.......

Is there enough interest if say... Gary was correct?

YES!........ but only if you faithfully reproduce all the signatures on the inside of the bomb bay doors wink

John F06/12/2015 11:06:54
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You've already done a Vulcan so I would guestimate that it might be something different.

A Boeing 787 has twin wheeled undercarriage. So does a Boeing 757 or a 767.

The 767 can be converted into an E3 Sentry. Now that would be something more like a challenge for you! yes

Martian06/12/2015 11:36:12
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gliggsy06/12/2015 19:21:51
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Don't matter what it is you build Roy, it'll be a work of art and extremely inspirational as have been all the builds, looking forward to following another legendary build.....glyn

chris Ibbotson06/12/2015 19:34:11
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Very Interested and as you say 'lurking'.

As for the names on XH558 don't forget Chris & Beverley, our names were there on the last flight.

At 82" span will you do a full roll? pleasesmiley

If you feel the need for the full 18 bogies please ask I might be able to help.

Best wishes and regards

Chris & Beverley

Ian10106/12/2015 19:51:29
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Signed in.

Should be flying by the new year!

Stephen Jones06/12/2015 20:49:52
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Is it a Vulcan ?


Electriflier06/12/2015 21:03:11
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Nice to see some familiar faces
OK, I know I run the risk of alienating some of you by revisiting a model but I've spent far too long on the drawings to date not to follow it through.
The Avro Vulcan will always hold a special place in my heart and I have absolutely no quarms about building it for the third time!
This time however....... I want more features. More realism in the undercarriage (thanks Chris but the most I will be going for is 10 wheels and yes, if you want to have a crack at the bogey, be my guest!).
Working air brakes - 558_9.jpg

retracting wing landing lights.

Photo - copyright David Bellamy 2009

The reason I'm 'downsizing' to 84" is because the 100" model, whilst a dream to fly and photograph, is too big to hand launch which restricts the flying only for time when the grass is nicely cut (the cricket season!). Also, at 100" and 10lb in weight, the wind needs to be very light to avoid the model being tossed around.
The first version I build at 80" was a dream to hand-launch so I'm happy that this will be the same even though it will be heavier.
Just part of my plans to date..........

So, if there's anyone still following, could I ask the Mod's to rename the thread 'Scratchbuild 84" Depron Vulcan Pusher VERSION 3!. - thank you in anticipation.
Oh and Ian...... not this time mate! Taking my time with this one.wink


Edited By Electriflier on 06/12/2015 21:04:36

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