Author Topic: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors  (Read 5605 times)

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2018, 05:34:32 PM »
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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2018, 10:42:47 AM »
Well I have a 1/48 XV-15 kit somewhere
Fantastic. I was browsing eBay a few months back and found a few promotional images of a desert camo'd XV-15 that got my imagination going.
It's an odd scale, but you can occasionally find a 1/84 XV-15 on Ebay; it was a promo-kit sold by Bell "back in the day".  I'd love to find the Anigrand 1/72 one, but I suspect that, since it's OOP, that it would cost more than I care to pay.

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #92 on: August 01, 2018, 05:28:36 PM »
Well I have a 1/48 XV-15 kit somewhere
Fantastic. I was browsing eBay a few months back and found a few promotional images of a desert camo'd XV-15 that got my imagination going.
It's an odd scale, but you can occasionally find a 1/84 XV-15 on Ebay; it was a promo-kit sold by Bell "back in the day".  I'd love to find the Anigrand 1/72 one, but I suspect that, since it's OOP, that it would cost more than I care to pay.

!/84 is a model railway scale --- I can find loads of model vehicles and heavy equipment die casts in that scale but not in 1/72.

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #93 on: August 01, 2018, 11:01:56 PM »
There are a lot of 1:72nd scale printed models of vehicles (many types) available at Shapeways that are affordable and quite detailed. 
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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #94 on: August 02, 2018, 07:38:09 AM »
There are a lot of 1:72nd scale printed models of vehicles (many types) available at Shapeways that are affordable and quite detailed.

Yep! I got one of my truck  ---- but bloody expensive ---

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #95 on: August 07, 2018, 04:42:52 PM »
It's an odd scale, but you can occasionally find a 1/84 XV-15 on Ebay; it was a promo-kit sold by Bell "back in the day".
I first saw that on Scalemates and I've wanted one ever since. Looks like it'd be a fun project.
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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #96 on: August 08, 2018, 01:53:48 AM »
It's an odd scale, but you can occasionally find a 1/84 XV-15 on Ebay; it was a promo-kit sold by Bell "back in the day".
I first saw that on Scalemates and I've wanted one ever since. Looks like it'd be a fun project.
They aren't cheap when they show up.  There's one on Ebay now for US$70.  I got lucky and acquired mine from a guy who retired from Bell Flight Test as part of a package deal.

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #97 on: November 14, 2018, 06:22:48 AM »
Not a lot of progress lately, before I got laid off I was doing 12-13 hour days right up to the last day at the beginning of this month.

But somethings did get done, I've started on the starboard engine nacelle and made a bit of a start at the blades that will go on it.

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #98 on: November 14, 2018, 06:24:33 AM »
I've been trying to figure out how I can mix these images into something I can make into a decal

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #99 on: November 15, 2018, 01:35:50 AM »
Reminds me of this one:

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #100 on: November 15, 2018, 03:28:30 AM »
Hmm!  can that be downloaded as a DXF file ?

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #101 on: November 16, 2018, 01:48:35 AM »
Hmm!  can that be downloaded as a DXF file ?


Ask the folks here:  http://ftebrand.com/product-category/decals/
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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #102 on: November 16, 2018, 03:44:31 AM »
Thanks Greg, just did   :smiley:

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #103 on: December 01, 2018, 08:14:21 AM »
Hmm!  can that be downloaded as a DXF file ?


Ask the folks here:  http://ftebrand.com/product-category/decals/


Didn't even get a response from them

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Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Reply #104 on: December 16, 2018, 04:03:52 AM »
I've done a little bit of a design change, after some more thought about the project. I decided to make the wing the same wing span as the V-22, previously I had said I had reduced the span where the wing goes over the new thinner fuselage but the wing area stayed the same. This reduction in span was 16mm, or 3'-9" in real length.

Studying what I've done to date I got thinking I really should have more space between the prop tips and the weapons bay doors when they're open for firing the RP's and Hellfires.

So using my other V-22 kit I have to test things, I made a plug to go in the wing by cutting out the appropriate amount from this other kit's wing. The plug will increase the half span of the project by 8mm.

Top pic below shows how I made the plug, I decided to use the split between the flaps and flaperons for where the plug will be. The second pic is of a pair of castings I made up, third and forth pics are where I cut the wings in half.

The castings are a first for me, that is because it's the first time I've included some metal. In this case a length of round brass tubing which is there for re-enforcing the splice.