Bell X-2

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Billy Leliveld, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    I scaled a realy detailed drawing to the size of my side-view so I can figure out the cockpit, see the difference with the 3 way drawing..
    This must have been realy thight in reality, going Mach 3 with your chin on your knees...
    Wonder how these guys got in there...probably used a fork..
    Cheers, Billy
  2. Billy Leliveld

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    Here's the latest progress..
  3. Lex

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    Alright!!! This thread makes a great tutorial!! This must go into the archives
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    I agree! Please us how you design the skins.
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    Looking good--I usually prototype at twice the size the eventaul; model will be: You should see the size of the JD-1 (A-26) that will eventually be 1/48.
  6. Billy Leliveld

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    Hello Rob,
    At this time it's 1;29, just because my printerprogram let's me print 'posters' that are 12 A4 prints glued together, what's the most used standard;1:48 or 1:50 ?
  7. Billy Leliveld

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    This the way I figure out the skin-parts, it's normal printing paper..
  8. Billy Leliveld

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    Then I copy the part twice; one to tracing-paper, so I can make ajustments, and one to 170grm cardstock
  9. Billy Leliveld

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    Well.. the first skinpart is on, without big fitting problems..
    Cheers, Billy
  10. 46rob

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    Billy--I usually build to 1/48, because it's a common US scale. I believe that in Europe, the 1/50 scale is most common. If you build to 1/48, it only has to be decreased by a few percentages to become 1/50. Always easier to scale down than up.
  11. Billy Leliveld

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    Had not so much time ... some real-life work had to be done to pay the rent..
    Working my way to the back, I 'm using rubbercement now to glue, it's much easier to get a part several times on and off, till it has the right fit
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    Next step, The cockpit interieur and the landinggear-housing..
  13. Lex

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    WOW... Amazing achievement for a scratchbuild!!!
  14. Billy Leliveld

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    Some progress, wings, you have to do actualy only one and flip it around...
    Cheers, Billy
  15. Jim Krauzlis

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    Quite an excellent design, Billy!

    You are doing a wonderful job on this scratchbuilt design.

    Keep at it, mate!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  16. Billy Leliveld

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    Thanks,Jim,
    the hardest part sofar is the colour-scheme:twisted:
    Cheers, Billy
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    Hey Billy,
    Just curious if you ever finished your X-2. It was looking fantastic. Noticed you started a new thread on the Ascender, so have you put this one on hold?

    Look forward to any updates you have.

    Darrel
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    Bell X-2 Completion

    What is the status-did you ever complete the Bell X-2. Is it or at least parts of it available on the web for others to try building it ? gkitmach@hotmail.com
  19. Billy Leliveld

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    There is still some life in the X2,(after the forum switch) had to do some real work the last couple of weeks and the summer holidays... I've build a 'light-box" so I can copy the plans more easy. I started the XP55 on the side , just building is a complete different ball-game than designing....
    Cheers, Billyaussie