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Old 02-12-2018, 09:21 PM
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Revell MQ-9 Reaper

During my hiatus from paper, I began work on my 1/48th scale MQ-9 Reaper from Revell. The kit is typical in that it needed some work here and there, but some work certainly isn't enough for me ... oooohhh no.

Keeping with a running theme of showing UAVs in-flight, I retracted the Reaper's landing gear which took considerable cutting and trimming. I scavenged a motor from a crashed toy quad-copter and used epoxy putting to secure it in place. And then spent far too much time worrying about how to wire it. DC electronics should be easier, right? Next, I got some aftermarket ordinance ... screwed that up ... and kit bashed whatever I had left :P.

Anyhow, I could continue to make small corrections here and there when the mood strikes, but till that time comes ... here's my kit. Oh and a link to the prop in action.

https://youtu.be/uKOye_xUkZw
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:10 PM
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Nice work.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:08 PM
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The model looks good. What's the wingspan?
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:56 AM
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One sweet Reaper.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:21 AM
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Thanks guys. The model's span is roughly 18 1/2" which is a bit longer than it should be at 1:48 scale.
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