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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2020, 08:42:30 PM »
Coming along nicely! :smiley:
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2020, 08:51:20 PM »

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #77 on: July 12, 2020, 12:42:19 AM »
That is a beauty! I can just see the news article - "Newly discovered Boeing Flying wing from the late 30s!"

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #78 on: July 12, 2020, 03:58:36 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2020, 04:14:32 AM »
Nice to get more done.  Final steps can progress faster than "involved" basic building.  Interesting thought that it could be newly discovered locked in unused hanger since WW2.  Am looking forward to finishing so you and I can see what XFWB really looked like.  Will move on to Brian Perri memorial build after this.

Thanks for your interest and comments.

attached picture with 1/72 108 ft. gunboat and from rear.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2020, 07:28:26 AM by finsrin »

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #80 on: July 12, 2020, 06:49:02 AM »
That works. Nice job

Offline finsrin

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #81 on: July 28, 2020, 03:26:43 PM »
After series of interruptions back at building.  Was going to glue props in fixed position.  Jeff recommended removable props to protect blades during storage/transport.  Came up with three nested prop shafts per engine design resulting in removable and spinning props.  Is more build steps but worth it.  At least is easier than installing the engines.  Hope to have more pictures in a bit.
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #82 on: July 28, 2020, 08:26:29 PM »
That is one beauty of a build.  Inspirational, even.

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #83 on: July 29, 2020, 02:04:12 AM »
Bill is now on Skype as a solution to the "social distancing" problem so I was able to view his WIP on my computer and that compelled me to make the suggestion for the propellers.  Makes perfect sense to try and protect the fragile bits when transporting the model any great distance
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #84 on: July 29, 2020, 03:22:28 AM »
Another winning suggestion from Fontaine Consulting Group, Ltd!

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2020, 03:37:54 AM »
I have a bunch of those little soft-flexible bushings left over from several armor model kits and from spare parts acquired at past model shows and have often wanted to just toss the things out but could never go through with the action as I felt that at some point in  the future they might be needed.  Well the need never actually arrived but in past discussions with other modelers at the last model show I attended in Seattle the topic came up about broken propellers on models getting transported to and from the shows and the bright idea light bulb got brighter upon realizing I had a potential solution to the problem with those same soft-flexible bushings that I still had at home.  The suggestion was well received but that was the last show attended since the social distancing so I have no idea if it was ever implemented by the modeler I had been conversing with.  Hopefully Bill's solution will see the problem addressed with his own version. 

When you think about it, the whole concept of a removable propeller held on by a flexible bushing of some kind makes perfect sense in that you can still have a propeller that turns but also a propeller that can be removed without breaking the thing for storage or transport to distant events. 
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2020, 03:39:14 AM »
Anyway back to the topic under discussion. 

Bill managed to create a very impressive subject with this project. 
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #87 on: August 11, 2020, 11:14:01 AM »
Mods for removable-turning props are finished.   Ki67 canopy with its opening panels bit of bugger.   Using super fine sanding pads to clear glue smears.   Will do differently on second try.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #88 on: March 29, 2021, 03:57:08 PM »
After mix of more interruptions and procrastinations am back at it.  Estimate is 90% done.  Been way toooo long.

Then bit of model room clutter reduction and do 46' GB.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2021, 06:22:30 PM by finsrin »