B-737

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  1. Cybermac

    Cybermac Member

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    Hello! Stil not enough time to complete my model, but here are my two attempts... My attack from the front and from the back;-)
    Cybermac

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  2. knife

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    Here's my 737 Fleet

    I think I might be ahead of you. See attached photos. The most difficult part is the flight deck top. I'm still not happy with the way mine came out. I used the Geli kit as a start, saved alot of time by not reinventing the wheel. I used cropped photos from Airliners.net for the windows, makes it "photo realistic". The fuzzy photos are caused by the high humidity, sorry.

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  3. Cybermac

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    Wow!

    Amazing collection!:cool:
    Some day maybe also on my shelf;-)
    I've never seen Geli model (I have only B-707) so every single part I have to do by my own. The main problem for me was the part which join the fuselage with the wing - no proper drawings, cutways, etc. wall1 I wish I could see how did You sorted it out, can You, please send me more photos?
    Southwest? One of my fovourite painting schemes!:thumb:

    Cybermac - cyberempe@yahoo.com
  4. knife

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    Sponsons

    Here's my sponson patterns. The back ends are almost creased from the trailing edge of wing to end of sponsons. The underside needs a gentle 90 degree bend from horizontal over the fuselage to vertical where it attaches to the wing. I hope this helps.

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  5. knife

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    Photos of Sponsons

    Here are some pictures, hopefully worth a thousand words. The dent in the back is hanger rash received after the build.

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    Wow! You guys make me want to trash my models and start over! Nice work!:mrgreen:
  7. Cybermac

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    Many thanks!

    Thank You for this part and for the photos!:thumb:
    Now I've got more enthusiasm to go forward!:mrgreen:
    May I ask You about photo of the tail end and the engine pylon please?
    Cybermac
  8. knife

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    backend and engine pylons

    Here are some photos of the engine pylons and the last fuselage segment. From your photos, I think you just need to add a flap in the middle of your last fuselage segment to bend over and cover the open gap. The engine pylon is the weakest part of the plane, I reinforced the inboard section with cereal box cardboard after folding it to shape.

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  9. Cybermac

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    Many thanks! :thumb:
    Now I am finishing tail fin...

    Cyberempe
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    So is there a possibility of seeing a 737 download in Southwest livery anytime soon?

    Ryan
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    Can you modify these into gliders for fun? I've build a few crude paper models of the B737 that are designed to fly, and am wondering if you can modify this one to do the same?
  12. knife

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    Southwest 737

    As soon as Southwest hires me, I will release the model. So if anybody knows somebody important at Southwest . . . . .:thumb::twisted: By the way, I chose the old paint scheme because the color separations on the fuselage are straight lines. The newer blue color scheme has a constantly flowing curve, hard to coordinate between the 19 fuselage segments. And yes, they glide really well. Stick some pennies in the nose, and reinforce the nose with white glue and toilet paper on the inside.
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    Forgot to mention, Shamo and Basketball paint schemes in the works.
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    I would love to make a 737 into a flyable RC model. Where did you get the plans for this plane? Can they be blown up larger for a bigger model?
  15. knife

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    I have "borrowed" too much from the Geli model to feel comfortable releasing my version to the world. I downsized it the 1/48 scale, the original model is 1/33 Scale so about a third larger. My original model came from Paper Models International (PMI) (PaperModels.net), cost about $20 back then. Since Geli isn't producing new models, if he has one in stock grab it.
  16. Cybermac

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    Not much progress...

    ...horizontal stabilizer so far.:oops:

    Cybermac

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  17. Cybermac

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    Hello Everyone!

    Now I have some time to make wings for my B-737...

    Next move... how to attach the engine???:twisted:

    Cybermac

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    Please HELP!

    Hello All!

    I am trying to develope a part which attaches the engine to the wing
    and not to make ANY hole or cut in the wing...:oops:
    I've got it, but this part seems to be very very delicate in one point...:eek:

    Any fresh ideas what to do?
    Can anybody help me, please?

    Cybermac:wave:

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  19. knife

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    That is definitely the weak point of the design. On the real airplane it is designed as a weak point so the engine can fall off the airplane in the case of an engine fire. My models always break there, too. I have tried doubling up the layers of cardstock, but that is still weak. The best solution I have found is to superglue some craft sticks onto the inside of the pylon and then use globs of glue to attach to the wing.
  20. Lex

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    In addition, try having a horizontal strengthener all the way along...