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Old Jun 30, 2011, 11:29 PM
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exactly. like I said, you aren't going to need all kinds of power to fly an airliner anyway, so it shouldn't be a big deal to make it look more scale. my 757 nacelle is not quite scale, but not that far from scale either. as I said before, this is why I chose the Rolls Royce RB211, because it has a single exhaust outlet that is not only much easier to model, but also easier to hide if it's not quite scale.

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Old Jul 01, 2011, 12:12 PM
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I love this kind of builds where everything starts from a computer screen. Especially when there's a rhino drawing on that screen. Wish you the best of luck with it. I'll be watching.

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Old Jul 01, 2011, 12:16 PM
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I love this kind of builds where everything starts from a computer screen. Especially when there's a rhino drawing on that screen. Wish you the best of luck with it. I'll be watching.

Nikolas.
Thanks Nikolas.
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Old Jul 01, 2011, 12:20 PM
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exactly. like I said, you aren't going to need all kinds of power to fly an airliner anyway, so it shouldn't be a big deal to make it look more scale. my 757 nacelle is not quite scale, but not that far from scale either. as I said before, this is why I chose the Rolls Royce RB211, because it has a single exhaust outlet that is not only much easier to model, but also easier to hide if it's not quite scale.

Rich
Luv, I choose GE since it's like the B767 that I fly. Do you have any thread on your airliners?. I would like to see how you built them. I have to many things to decide how to build that maybe any info from your experience will help.
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Old Jul 01, 2011, 12:36 PM
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there is a thread for my 757, but it's nowhere near finished. I've got the fuselage guts constructed, but dropped the project due to flying season arriving. I'll get back at it once the flying season is done. there's a bunch of use on here who do airliners...........

Demondriver has several threads. B767, B707, BAC111, A300, Shorts 360, etc.
SilentHunter has a few threads and has a very nice DC9/MD80
KSmith is building a very large A380
Ben E has a few threads
M Neff (Neffwaffe on youtube) has several airliners and he seems to knock them off like they are going out of style. LOL.

we're a small fraternity, but we all seem to congregate on each others threads. LOL. there are others on here and if I've forgotten you, don't take offence. my memory is really good, just short. hahahahaha.

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Old Jul 01, 2011, 12:37 PM
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never worked on a GE powered 67. all ours were powered by P&W at Air Canada.

if you need any help or advice, just let us know. one of us will answer you. I'll bet at least one of us has ran into a problem that you will run into aswell.
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Old Jul 01, 2011, 01:07 PM
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never worked on a GE powered 67. all ours were powered by P&W at Air Canada.

if you need any help or advice, just let us know. one of us will answer you. I'll bet at least one of us has ran into a problem that you will run into aswell.
What a warm welcome into the airliners world. Thanks. I checked your B757 thread and found your landing gear design very useful. I will use it as reference for mine. I'll CNC it in 6061 aluminum.
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Old Jul 02, 2011, 12:53 AM
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wish I could mill landing gear for my Jaguar. I don't have the equipment and I'll be damned if I'm going to pay the price some of these machine shops charge to do work. I'll have to wait till I can afford a nice vertical mill and a lathe to do my stuff. till then, it's getting simple retracts that are totally not scale. LOL.
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Cetorca your 767 build is gonna be great!. . . . . subscribed!
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Nice subject! Specially when you fly it for food

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Old Jul 04, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Thanks Ben and Demondriver. The landing gear it's going to be challenging. I want to make it as much as scale as the original. The goal is to have the design ready this month.
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Old Jul 04, 2011, 10:29 AM
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just do the gear as simple as it needs to be. scale tends to be on the heavy side, so simpler is always a better option. if you can make something that looks like it should, you can always add scale details afterwards. plastic, foam and wood can be your best friend when adding scale detail.
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Old Jul 04, 2011, 10:39 AM
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just do the gear as simple as it needs to be. scale tends to be on the heavy side, so simpler is always a better option. if you can make something that looks like it should, you can always add scale details afterwards. plastic, foam and wood can be your best friend when adding scale detail.
You are right, what I wanted to say is about the retract function. I want it to retract as the original. What I'll do is to model it just as simple lines and once the geometry is working properly, I'll start to do the shape of linkages and struts.
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Old Jul 04, 2011, 03:28 PM
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oh, I gotcha. I have all the flap tracks and stuff like that if you are interested. I can post them. just let me know.

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oh, I gotcha. I have all the flap tracks and stuff like that if you are interested. I can post them. just let me know.

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Sure Rich, any help is welcome.
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