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Offline Ju388

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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2010, 09:31:23 pm »

So now. Go at it. let me know what I've done wrong.

Mike

   Well the one thing that is wrong, I have not received my suitable for framing lithograph yet.
          
                  "let me know what I have done wrong"...........  Your kidding right?
                   I'm serious,I want a copy of this in a frame on my wall. In my untrained eye it's perfect.
                   My Grandfather owned a hobbyshop in 60's and early 70's and I have built the Beta three times.
                   I have been a member of this message board maybe a week. And have had my eyes bug out so many times.
                   Don't get much better than this.
        
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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2010, 03:31:04 am »
"The pilots would have had to be prone"

Ouch !  If actually built, the designer of this thing probably would have been under constant
fear of being killed  ... by those "happy" pilots, lying there for hours on their belly and trying to
get at some view ahead, ruining their necks. Wouldn't an inclined position have been a
healthier alternative ?
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2010, 12:03:40 pm »
Hehe, sounds like a UAV variant would be the only pilot-friendly option! :)

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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2010, 02:11:21 am »
  Would it be possible that the parasite fighters would takroff independantly and dock with the Beta1 once airborne? And then land indepentantly at the end of the mission. Would a squadron of these fighters deploy in pairs along a route and relieve the previous pair in rotation? That would negate some of the human factors. Too bad the airframes and the pilots would still be glow in the dark. Another downside would be predeployment of the fighters could be a telltail as to Beta's mission. I think I've read this was a concern with SUNTAN. The appearence of hydrogen fuel handling equipment on a airfield would give away SUNTAN's presence.
  And then we need to explore BETA's other two missions, XAKB-1 and XARB-1 the tanker and the recon platform.
 



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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2010, 07:48:36 am »
Fantastic Plastic's 1:144 XAB-1 kit is now out!

You can find it at www.fantastic-plastic.com.

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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2010, 09:20:46 am »
I suppose I could make a 3-view of that with the appropriate references.
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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2010, 10:11:27 am »
I suppose I could make a 3-view of that with the appropriate references.

Sure. Except it's probably 100% fiction, not based on any actual design from Convair...

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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2010, 10:59:09 am »
In that case I'll pass. Any legit nuclear programs are fair game however.
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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2010, 03:27:42 pm »

      I think the old Hawk kit had a 3-view in the instructions.

I suppose I could make a 3-view of that with the appropriate references.

Sure. Except it's probably 100% fiction, not based on any actual design from Convair...

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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2018, 01:41:35 pm »
I have always really liked this fantasy aircraft and built several of the Hawk models in my youth.

With an eye towards doing a full bodied RC model of the XAB-1, I developed a simple profile foam model of the XAB-1 to use as an RC testbed for CG location and and controlability and such. Power is by a small pusher electric motor, with the option to also use a long burn low thrust rocket motor as well.

Finally got around to trying it and it might be the first ever RC XAB-1 to fly, even if it was quite simplistic...:)

Flies very nicely with no vices. I confess to enlarging the vertical tail area using the TLAR method to help keep the pointy end forward at all times.

The first electric pusher flights were made without the parasites in place.
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Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2018, 04:04:16 am »
I have always really liked this fantasy aircraft and built several of the Hawk models in my youth.

With an eye towards doing a full bodied RC model of the XAB-1, I developed a simple profile foam model of the XAB-1 to use as an RC testbed for CG location and and controlability and such. Power is by a small pusher electric motor, with the option to also use a long burn low thrust rocket motor as well.

Finally got around to trying it and it might be the first ever RC XAB-1 to fly, even if it was quite simplistic...:)

Flies very nicely with no vices. I confess to enlarging the vertical tail area using the TLAR method to help keep the pointy end forward at all times.

The first electric pusher flights were made without the parasites in place.

WOW,amazing Model.