B-747 Space Shuttle Transporter

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by hpept, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Ashrunner

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    The redesign of the SCA looks good. Hump size looks just about right.
  2. Hans Christian

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    Yup sir, It really does improve the appearance! :-D

    Please redo the entire fuselage! :-D

    P.S. Does anybody want to do an Energia Booster for the Buran Shuttle? :-D
  3. modelincard

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    Two things:
    1. I second the idea for the Russian booster rocket.
    2. How does the tail end go together? Do you have a pic? I could only find a few pix on the web, and those didn't make anything clearer for me.
  4. Dyna-Soar

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    I hope this clarifies things a litte.

    [​IMG]

    I third the Idea for an Energia

    Also, this buran was repainted from the enterprise
  5. jleslie48

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    gee I don't think anybody would want an energia to go with a buran... </sarcasm off>

    I'm very intriged by the Buran redraw. It looks good. I think the actual buran had a bit more boxy cargo bay area, that shouldn't be too hard to do if you replace the curved aft former with a jery-rigged one that you duplicate in the forward part as well.
  6. hpept

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    Suggestion for opening a new thread

    I'm seeing that the buran subject is waking up alot of interest. Since this is another subject, why don't we put it in another brand new thread? This could give more visibility with an appealing title, and avoid mix up of postings relative to shuttle and buran.
    I've found a good source for some interesting photos of buran+energia
    http://www.buran.ru/htm/cherch.htm
    http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/models/vault/Buran/
    Any volunteer to develop this interesting model?
  7. Dyna-Soar

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    I second the motion!


    Sorry to hijack the thread hpept.

    Very Awesome job on the SCA, I look forward to building it!
  8. modelincard

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  9. hpept

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    orbiter update

    hi, here's a small update. I started the paintjob on the 747 surfaces and built the orbiter with weathered livery.
    In the following pics is shown the adaptation of the tail cone i designed with blender to the actual orbiter paper model. After some iterations (build a paper protype -> fit to the orbiter-> check the errors -> correct the 3d model -> build a paper prototype... and so on) i'm getting really close to the correct shape.
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    Sorry for the bad shot quality but my wife took the camera :mad: and i had to use the webcam. Better pics coming soon of the final model.
  10. hpept

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    SCA engines

    Here some shots of the finished 747 engines. Construction is a bit challenging due to the small size of some parts. I advice to print the parts on a 120 g/m^2 cardstock: the 180 g/m^2 i used is too thick and causes some problems of fit.
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    as you can see the overall length of the entire engine is only 3.2cm, but detail is good for such a small piece
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    it's easy to notice that the intake is accurately detailed with the converging surfaces and an actual photo (very much reduced) of a real 747 turbofan blades
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  11. hpept

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    Major update: SCA 95% ready

    Here's a photo of the best creation i've ever did. I'm proud to introduce to you all Lorenzo, my 3 y/o son. He wanted so badly to shoot a pic with the model in his hands that i had to satisfy his will.
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    Model is almost completed: still missing two engines, vertical additional fins reinforcements and the structure to accomodate the orbiter. Still to paint also the grey area below the fuselage. I wanted to first have a prototype in my hands to take some measurements to position the grey area at the correct level on the fuselage sides.

    Opinions and considerations are welcome.
  12. Ashrunner

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    Excellent work on the SCA, cute son 8v)

    Looking forward to seeing the Orbiter on the bird.
  13. jleslie48

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    an excellent job. well done.

    the airplane looks good too. ;)
  14. Hans Christian

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    Hehe!!! Your young man reminds me of myself when I was his age :-D

    Wow! I can't wait for the SCA!!! Its so darn great!
  15. Dyna-Soar

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    Awesome Job!
  16. hpept

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    One more update to the project after some days of rest due to other models built in the meantime (see AT-AT).
    SCA is still missing two engines and tail reinforcements, but i finally added the structure that supports the orbiter. I didn't want to design the components so i simply rolled some 80 gsm paper into small tubes and cut at the right (more or less, since i'veno precise measurements) length.
    The main supports are 2mm dia, while all other beams are 1 mm dia. The front support has been folded and then squashed to mimic an aerodynamic profile, like the horizontal beams of the rear support.
    Design is practically finished, it's only missing to paint the ventral grey surface and that's all.
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  17. modelincard

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    Looks great. It's one of the best 747's I've seen, too.[​IMG]
  18. Hans Christian

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    OMG!!! Its gorgeous!!! Please finish it!!! :-D
  19. Hans Christian

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    Any news for the 747 sir? :-D
  20. hpept

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    the project has gone for a while on the backshelf. I'll bring it on soon. Thank you for your interest and patience.