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Old 11-08-2011, 11:38 AM
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The idea I had was to use toothpicks as the pivots, reinforce the wings with heavy cardboard (the back of a legal pad) including the gears, and then make the whole wing section as a standalone piece. I.e; build the wing center section, then attach the rest of the plane to it.

The hard part is figuring out how to do it. I may have to invest in some alternative research materials.
That is a good idea! An inner structure is inevitable to secure the pivots of all moving parts.

As there are several Tomcat kits (and other swing-wing planes) available and most of them have connected swing-wings, you could use them for your inspiration.

Here are some Ideas an solutions:

first 3 ideas are from Hobby Model Tu-160 Blackjack (scratch build connection, not included in the kit)
2 gears + 2 push rods (bigger scales)
2 push rods + connecting level (bigger scales)
2 push rods + slider (I used this for tailerons)

2 gear sections integrated into wings (Halinksi Tomcat)
2 gears + 2 push rods (Maly Modelarz Tomcat)
sliding connection (Halinksi Tornado)
2 gear sections integrated into wings (Fly Model Aardvark)
2 gear sections integrated into wings (Fly Model Fencer)

And finally I had in mind an old plastic Tornado which used only 1 push rod connected on one wing in front of the pivot and on the other wing aft of it, idealized like a big Z.
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Seeing as this would be just for slow r.p.m. fun and imagination, little pulleys and some high quality rubber bands would work quite well for making inter-meshing blades.. VCR's had belts that lasted for years. I have a briefcase full of them!

Speaking of inter-meshing, Do you or have you made a Kaman Huskie?

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VTOL transport Do-31, nice one!

with moving nozzles?
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Aaron,

For the wing box of the -14 check out the follow models
From Eastern's Toy Box Paper Craft

I have at home other -14 models, including a glider in the white wings style which has moving wings, I will try to get the website for that one when I get home
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Seeing as this would be just for slow r.p.m. fun and imagination, little pulleys and some high quality rubber bands would work quite well for making inter-meshing blades.. VCR's had belts that lasted for years. I have a briefcase full of them!

Speaking of inter-meshing, Do you or have you made a Kaman Huskie?

I'm still looking for a good 3-view on the Huskie. I had a plastic model a long time ago, but it disappeared. If I can find another one, or somebody has one they don't mind scanning the instructions, I'll restart it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:12 PM
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Aaron,

For the wing box of the -14 check out the follow models
From Eastern's Toy Box Paper Craft

I have at home other -14 models, including a glider in the white wings style which has moving wings, I will try to get the website for that one when I get home
My goal is to keep things as simple as possible. That's the underground challenge of Oddball Productions; complication simplified. To use as few parts to pull off a good looking model.

I looked at the FG version of the F-14, but it's too simple. The wings aren't even linked.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:31 PM
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Here is one of white wings style gliders I mention e|PS̏ڍ
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Looks promising. I guess you pin the holes for pivots, then put a central pin that slides for the slots. I might be able to make that work.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:47 PM
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I'm working on 2 models at the same time. Here's my other project:
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