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Offline ysi_maniac

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Boeing StratoFlyer
« on: November 16, 2013, 12:46:12 AM »
I cannot resist temptation to develop this 2D into 3D


Certainly not a Tamigawa but it is not so bad. Engraved details (surprising)



A pair of Airfix MiG-21PF at 1/144 to build turboprops from fuselages.


To make tail turbojets, instead of Tamiya's Farmer, as planned, I will use an odd model marked as MiG-23 !? at 1/144. In fact it seems to represent one of those MiG big interceptors designed between MiG-21 and MiG-23


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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 02:55:01 AM »
I guess that's one way to minimize your stash of unbuilt kits.  :)
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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 03:55:13 AM »
This is going to be interesting!  :)
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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 04:07:06 AM »
Watching this one closely!
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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 05:18:14 AM »
Kit for tail engines is of Ye-152M "Flipper" and was originally thought to be the Mig-23 by NATO.  The original molds were by Otaki and have passed through several users (Entex being one of the most common).  Not a great kit, but excellent raw material.

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 11:24:31 AM »
Thanks Evan. Yes, I remember it was an Entex kit. :)

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 06:19:05 PM »
Great project! :)

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 09:27:39 AM »
Hmm this one is rather fasinating...

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 09:30:24 PM »
Thanks, gang!  :)

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 04:41:28 AM »
Wow this one's gonna be fun!

A mixed-propulsion airliner? Outstanding!

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2013, 02:36:41 AM »
Can any of you speak about the aerodynamics of tailfin engine pod. I mean, was Tristar option better than DC-10's ?
Thanks.

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2013, 09:46:11 AM »
Can any of you speak about the aerodynamics of tailfin engine pod. I mean, was Tristar option better than DC-10's ?
Thanks.
Aerodynamically, I'd call it a wash.  In terms of system safety and survival of an un-contained rotor burst of the center engine or engines, I'd much prefer the Tristar option.  Having done rotor non-containment studies for Part 25 certification (Lear 55), I've some familiarity with the factors involved.

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 10:38:19 AM »
What is the meaning of "a wash" in this context? A tie?
Sorry, my primary language is not English.
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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2013, 10:46:03 AM »
In this context, "a wash" means that the positive and negative aspects of one configuration vs. the other pretty much even out, with neither being that much better, or worse, than the other.  Properly executed, both work well and are viable, the differences are in how they affect systems installations and structure (and the weight of those) and, in turn, how that affects aircraft safety in the event (rare though they are) of an un-contained rotor burst on an engine.

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2013, 04:58:23 PM »
Thanks!, Evan

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2013, 04:24:49 PM »
Splendid concept  :-*
Hope build is moving forward.

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2013, 04:24:34 AM »
Slowly but going forward! :)

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2016, 05:45:17 AM »
Detail of tail.



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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2016, 05:56:34 AM »
Jumping ahead 2 1/2 years it is moving at pace of couple my builds.
Looks right.  Good eye for jet engines donor kit !

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2016, 06:35:44 AM »
I really like what you have done so far. Keep going.
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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2016, 07:34:50 AM »
That tail section looks great!! Nice 3d engineering
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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2016, 11:03:23 PM »
That tail section looks great!!
I have the same feeling :-*

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2016, 11:28:32 PM »
It's nice to see an update on this great project!

I really like the look of those engines on the tail!

Great stuff!

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2016, 08:33:57 AM »
We can only move as the muse leads us!
Awesome job on the tail engines.

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Re: Boeing StratoFlyer
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2016, 05:28:10 PM »
... turboprops ...