Author Topic: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017 Completed 26 Mar 2017  (Read 367 times)

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Boomerang

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  I've started something in 1/72.

  I thought I would post it as a "mystery" and see what the reaction is.

  It is another one off from a plan I found in a 1930's  Air Trails magazine.
  Crew was two and designed as a high level bomber .
  Developed from an existing design.

  Built from the bits box. Fuselage/fin  is on a central core of 1/8th ply faced with balsa.
  Tail plane is 1mm ply with corrugations (cardboard) added . The fin/rudder corrugations are metal ( had just enough left).
  Cowling is from balsa dowel with 1/16 balsa wrapped around to get the right diameter.
  Wheels are 1/8th ply faced with balsa. Undercarriage struts from bamboo coffee stirrer.
  Propeller from bamboo chopstick.
  Cowling was cleaned out using a rotary tool and cylinders made from plastic tube from a cotton bud and painted.
 
  More work required on finish. Undercarriage requires one more strut and a tailwheel.
  Homemade decals have been prepared but not printed.

  Cheers
  Gordon
 

 
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Re: 1/72 " Mystery" commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 04:24:39 PM »
Lockheed design?

Lou

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Re: 1/72 " Mystery" commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 05:21:50 PM »
 

  Not Lockheed .

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Re: 1/72 " Mystery" commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 02:28:19 PM »
420 h.p. Pratt & Whitney Wasp? Company only made this one airplane?


Lou

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Re: 1/72 " Mystery" commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 05:33:56 PM »

 600 HP Wright Cyclone.
 
 Developed from an existing design (wingspan increased) only one was built.

 Was to be a carrier based bomber.

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Re: 1/72 " Mystery" commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 09:35:15 AM »
XBY-1?

Lou

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Re: 1/72 " Mystery" commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2017, 02:49:09 PM »

 That's it Lou. Consolidated XBY-1.

 Cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2017, 03:19:53 PM »
Did a search on the engine and came up dry. Wiki did not have the 600 HP Wright Cyclone version listed. A search of 1920/30 bombers did not fair any better. Only when I searched for between the wars carrier based bombers did I get the jackpot. That was fun. Thanks for the challenge.

Lou

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Re: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2017, 03:45:15 PM »

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Re: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 10:14:35 PM »

 Progress

 Wing is attached. Canopy painted.
 More work required on cowling and engine.
 Tail wheel has been manufactured.

 All that's left to do is attach tail wheel, engine and extra strut for landing gear.

 Cheers
 Gordon

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Re: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 07:15:43 AM »
Nicely done. Thanks for the progress report.

Lou

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Re: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017 Completed 26 Mar 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2017, 05:12:25 PM »

  Finished...........

  Cheers

 Gordon

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Re: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017 Completed 26 Mar 2017
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2017, 05:14:36 PM »
  And a couple more

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Re: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017 Completed 26 Mar 2017
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 09:18:45 AM »
Very nicely done. I love the bright finish. It really stands out.

Lou

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Re: 1/72 Consolidated XBY-1 commenced 1 FEB 2017 Completed 26 Mar 2017
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2017, 01:54:24 PM »

  Thank you Lou.

   It does stand out. There are a few other American aircraft around this time that I'm interested in.

   Cheers

   Gordon