Bell/Boeing QTR scale model from scratch

Rafael

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Hi guys and gals!!!

This is my last adventure, a model inspired by Bell-Boeing's QTR (Quad Tilt-Rotor), the successor to V-22.

I call it StormWind, and this is what it looks like:

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It is mainly made of paper.

Enjoy!!!

Rafa




BEHIND THE SCENES.......


Found a couple (well, more than a couple) photos of the subject:

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Went to town in my unassembled AC-130
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Covered it with old newspapers clippings, all wetted in a solution of 2 parts white glue+1 part water
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This is what you get:
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With the other half....
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Primered for the first time
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Then made the engines and prop spinners from the ones in a 1/72 kit V-22. They were cast in auto body repair resin in plasticine molds
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That's what you get
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The two sets of wings come from V-22 kits in 1/72 and 1/48
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These are the resin+balsa engines
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Then it was coverd in bondo auto body putty and sanded untill my arms fell off

That was all.

FUN, Isn't it?!!

Rafa
 

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Very impressive work Sir.

You have far more patience than I do.
 

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Rafael, did you find scale drawings as well?
Ogival tail stuff is from 2000 Bell-Textron papers, beaver tail is later one. Oh, according to Bell-Textron plans, we should already have three AVs flying in the mid of 2007!)
 

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Rafael

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Hi guys!!!

Thanks for your comments.

Yes, it took a lot of patience an sanding, I was at it for all this week. Planning took twice that.

Flateric, I didn't have access to scale drawings, but I had the overall measures. At a lenght of 1063.1 inches, or 27 meters, the model should measure something in the vicinity of 37,5 centimeters, so I measured the C-130 and made the paper model to 35 centimeters, going the rest of the lenght with a balsa "beaver tail". Wingspan is very close, too.

Saludos,
Rafa
 

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flateric said:
Rafael, did you find scale drawings as well?
Ogival tail stuff is from 2000 Bell-Textron papers, beaver tail is later one. Oh, according to Bell-Textron plans, we should already have three AVs flying in the mid of 2007!)

Bell has always been a very optimistic aircraft company...

QTR is still rolling at least today.
 

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Well, optimistic or not, the guys at Bell-Boeing inspired this Venezuelan guy. Who would have thought that such an advanced concept could materialize over here?

Thanks - Gracias

Rafa
 

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Bell Boeing are now offering two Quad Tilt-Rotor designs for JHL. The original, with C-130 sized cabin and payload, and a larger version if the Army needs it, with an A440M sized cabin and payload (Same range for both versions).
 

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