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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2013, 03:26:16 AM »
Looking good
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2013, 05:09:28 AM »
Thanks guys --

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2013, 12:46:39 AM »
OK, I've got a designation for this, AV-19A, now I need a name.  Has to be some raptor type bird that can hover name and American.  I'm thinking Buteo ( which are Buzzards)  at the moment. Or we could go with Kestral II ---  but as this is almost twice as big as the original Hawker Kestral I'm not sure about it.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #63 on: January 09, 2013, 01:34:11 AM »
Well, nobody uses "buteo" in the US at all.  "Buzzard" (the name for buteo in Europe ) has a negative connotation in the US, generally referring to vultures, not hawks.  In short, a US aircraft company is unlikely to name an airplane "buzzard".

My suggestion?  Harpy.  The harpy eagle is one of the largest, most powerful birds of prey in the Americas.  It's not as common a hovering bird as the kestrel, harrier, or osprey, but it can hover for short period of time (as far as I know).  Furthermore, it fits with McDonnell's history of "paranormal" names with its roots in the mythological "harpy".



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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #64 on: January 09, 2013, 04:08:32 AM »
Thanks Logan, that's one to store in mind ---  :)

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2013, 03:24:50 PM »
Harpy, I like it, sort of implies swooping through trees plucking prey from the branches with impunity.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2013, 04:04:19 PM »
Harpy:

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2013, 10:02:19 PM »
I had envisions of something like that too Greg --- only much uglier with all the warts and bumps LMAO!

Can you send me a scan of that, I'll see if I can make a decal out of it ---
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2013, 02:27:39 AM »
I had envisions of something like that too Greg --- only much uglier with all the warts and bumps LMAO!

Can you send me a scan of that, I'll see if I can make a decal out of it ---

It was just something I found on the internet (just did a Google Image Search on "Harpy") - you can probably just download it by copying the image I have shown here.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2013, 01:54:18 AM »
I got the engine in but decided not to mess around with it too much.  Although you can see up the tunnel, you can't see very much detail wise (top pic)

Then I got the upper rear bodywork on and after a couple of rounds of PSR, got it to this stage.  A bit more PSR and I can get a coat of paint on the top to see what I have to fix

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2013, 08:04:29 AM »
I'd say you totally nailed that engine modification, kitnut!

Yes your Harrier will indeed be Super!

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #71 on: January 19, 2013, 08:37:47 AM »
nice plane and challenging build... but what I like the most is how with one plane you are able to significantly reduce the level of your stach ^^

looking forward for the next steps :)

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2013, 03:07:51 AM »
So in between rounds of PSR, I've made up another major step in the build, I've done the cold air ducts.  I drew out the shape and then developed all the parts.  These I printed off and stuck it to some styrene (top pic).  I decided to make these like this because the ducts are quite large and you can see well into them once they are installed.

So after I cut and bent the shapes I started to glue them together (second pic) and then finished them off by closing the side up and then adding a thin strip of styrene around the open side. This is to represent the frame that the control vanes will be attached to, in my idea this frame is gimbled to rock side to side (third & forth pic)

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2013, 03:09:50 AM »
And this is how it looks now that the ducts are glued in to the model, I've painted around them so I can see what needs tidying up.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2013, 05:42:31 AM »
Those new ducts look like a million bucks, kitnut!

Following the play-by-play on one of your projects is more fun than cable TV!

I can't wait to see what's next with this one!

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