Author Topic: Boeing CV-230 Herculean  (Read 15257 times)

Offline tc2324

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Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« on: April 14, 2012, 02:06:46 AM »
After getting into the whole rotordyne thing with this build a couple of months ago......



........... I was playing with the idea of blending the kits below for my next whif project and updating the idea.  :)



Well, I had a rethink and I felt that it would have had an `old world` look about it and I wanted to look into the future, well...., say 20 years on anyway.  :))

So out has gone the Chinook..........,

..... and in came this......!   >:D

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............... so it will be a 1/72 Herc fuselage with the 1/48 scale winglets and rotors. This should even it all out a bit when it comes to power/weight ratio.

Coming soon.    ;)
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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 02:20:36 AM »
Looking forward to seeing what you can assemble from the various parts.  The undertaking will be fraught with obstacles but with enough putty, sanding, and cursing, I am positive the outcome will be most enjoyable. 

I am surprised you did not stick with a pair of 1/72nd scale Ospreys for this project and have instead opted for one Osprey in 1/48th scale.  Still looking forward to seeing this project completed as I am curious on how you will tackle this problem. 
« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 02:22:37 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 02:21:41 AM »
Interesting yes... Go on :)

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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 04:21:32 AM »
Watching this intently.

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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 08:40:21 AM »
I, too, will be following this with great interest.

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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 09:37:59 AM »
Seems like a fine choice for a kit-bash.  Like it much.      :)
Sign me up on list with other very interested members.

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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 09:00:16 PM »
I've got to applaud your imagination in coming up with this combo! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 10:39:18 PM »
Thanks for all the comments of support chaps. ;)

Like all inventors/visionists/madmen, I found a few moments today to fit a few bits together with tape to see if this idea really was viable. I think it is, and depending on the reach of the rotors, I may well leave the tail as it is so it keeps it`s heritage looks.

Of course, as you can see, some major surgery is going to be needed to fit that wing. :o







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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 03:40:41 AM »
Oh, you're giving me ideas already for something similar!
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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2012, 05:22:13 AM »
Can anyone spot the slight problem I might have in the near future....???  ;D







So what are my options?

Well, I could adapt the Herc kit`s wings to give me a bit more length? (No sniggering at the back please....)  :))

Or I could extend the Osprey`s winglets?

Or I could pour myself a large JD, watch Match of the Day and sleep on it?

Hmmm, option 3 it is then.  ;)
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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2012, 05:24:41 AM »
Possibly trim the props?  Though the JD option sounds good too. ;)
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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 07:38:55 AM »
Can anyone spot the slight problem I might have in the near future....???  ;D

So what are my options?

Well, I could adapt the Herc kit`s wings to give me a bit more length? (No sniggering at the back please....)  :))

Or I could extend the Osprey`s winglets?

Or I could pour myself a large JD, watch Match of the Day and sleep on it?

Hmmm, option 3 it is then.  ;)

Skip the JD, your liver will appreciate it and just go with what works and requires less amputation. 
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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2012, 07:49:04 AM »
What about using the Hercules wings out until the match the Osprey wing chord (or close enough). This would give you blade clearance as well as fixing the wing root issue... unless you have Sotoolslinger's putty-fu, that is.

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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012, 11:42:43 AM »
Possibly trim the props?
If not the same, my opinion is: truncate a little the blades, providing clearance for the fuselage.

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Re: Boeing CV-230 Herculean
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2012, 12:13:37 PM »
I'll go for Frank3K's suggestion.  The V-22 has that hump for the rotating and stowing wing, you don't need that for what you're doing.  I'm surprised you didn't get two 1/72 V-22s and combine them with the C-130 fuselage to do a Quad Tilt-Rotor.  That has received a whole lot of study by Bell and Boeing.