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Old 02-18-2012, 09:27 PM
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Oddball-o-rama contest entries

Hello everyone, now that I've got time, I like to start up my Oddball-o-rama contest entries thread. In the near future, you'll see a OH-6 Cayuse, B-66 Destroyer, A-26 Invader, XB-42 Mixmaster, and POSSIBLY an A-5 Vigilante. But for today, I'm starting the Mixmaster. So far, I've got the fuselage done, and working on the wings. And hopefully, I'll be able to finish the tail later on, cus I think the tail fillets are missing. Anyway, here's my progress so far.


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Old 02-18-2012, 09:40 PM
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Hey Jarrod, are you familiar with these guys' books?
Ginter Books

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:06 PM
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No, actually, i'm not. I haven't even heard of them. But anyway, here's the XB-42 with the wings attached. And a display of the tail problem. Anyway, here it is.


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P.S. Picture's 3 and 4 display why fillets are needed. 5 shows the only possible way the tail fins could be attached.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:23 AM
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You might need to trim the fin to get it to fit. I'm gonna draw a connecting piece so the tail will go through the fuselage like the wings do.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:52 AM
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Cool plane, but that double bubble is a bit odd. Wouldn't it have been easier to have both pilots in the same bubble? But a nice clean build though.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:47 AM
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@Jarrod - nice looking build thus far. One little piece of advice, if I may, leave the little,
fiddly bits off until the end i.e., the propellers. They get in the way of the rest of your
build (on any aircraft) and are easily broken as you try to work on the big parts.

@Corey - The first XB-42 prototype had the double bubble canopies. Later versions
had the pilot/copilot seated inline with a single, center mounted cockpit/canopy.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:52 AM
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Nice job on the Xb-42 Jarrod. I'm building it as well, albeit much slower than you (what can I say, I'm old). Your heads up on the tail issue will be very helpful when I get to that point.
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Cool plane, but that double bubble is a bit odd. Wouldn't it have been easier to have both pilots in the same bubble? But a nice clean build though.
The double bubble canopy configuration was replaced with a single canopy in the second prototype, CT.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:04 AM
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great! thanks!
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:08 AM
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Sound good Aaron. And thanks for the advice Texman, but I like to get the little pieces out of the way first, excluding the landing gear, which I do last. And your welcome rockpaperscissor's for the advice, i'm gonna trim down the tail fins, like Aaron said previously.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:10 AM
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Just finished fixing the tail fins and attached the forward landing gear. Almost done. Now time to start the main landing gear. Anyway, here it is.
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