M2-F2 Design Thread

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    Please Review and comment on attached Jpeg, (Before I do the parts).

    Thanks,

    Carl
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Will we get a tiny Steve Austin (6 Million Dollar Man) with them?:grin:

    Can't wait!

    john
  3. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    I was thinking....

    Maybe We can paste the face of Our Own Steve A. into the seat, (LOL)!

    I have all the parts laid out, (I will get to painting soon).

    Carl
  4. MOS95B

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    HurryHurryHurryHurryHurryHurryHurryHurryHurryHurryHurry


    :)
  5. SAustin16

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    Hello All,

    You REALLY don't want my face staring at you during and after putting all that effort into one of Carl's wonderful designs...LOL.

    I would appreciate it if you could get a picture of Jerry Gentry or Bruce Peterson for the pilot. Jerry was a friend of my Dad's, and was one of the test pilots. I had the privilege of meeting him at SETP one year, and was a wonderful person.

    Bruce Peterson is of course the pilot who was in the crash when the gear didn't deploy fast enough (the opening sequence of $6M Man). I had a chance to meet him at SETP in 1991, but I knew it would make him uncomfortable to discuss the lifting bodies, so I backed off. I really wish now that I would have known about the other aspects of his career so that I could introduce myself...oh well. He just recently passed away.

    Sorry for the babbling, but wanted to put my 2 cents in, and the reasons behind them.
  6. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    Good Ideas!

    At this scale, I think it would be hard to tell the features, (One from the Other).

    I will see what I can dig up!

    Carl
  7. SAustin16

    SAustin16 Member

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    Carl,

    Are you designing at 1:32?

    Your JPEGs look really good. Enough detail to be interesting. Not too big, not too small.
  8. Zathros

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    What an awesome subject. I have always loved this aircraft. Good Luck!
  9. BARX2

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    I really like it, too. Thanks again for all your work, Carl! :)
  10. Billy Leliveld

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    Nice.. Realy like those liftingbodies...Thought about doing one myself..Cheers, Billy
    Is this what you mean Steve?
  11. Billy Leliveld

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    I found out that the name of the pilot in the first picture is John Manke, but on this picture it's from left to right; Milt Thompson, Chuck Yeager,Don Malick and Bruce Peterson on the M2-F1 , it's the one without an engine, use for tow and gliding tests.
  12. Lex

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    It'll be a wonderful plane to design. --C'mon, get started~
  13. Billy Leliveld

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  14. Stev0

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    I was thinking the EXACT same thing before I read the reply. My favorite show as a kid. I even had the figures.

    Surfduke. That looks to be the start of an awesome X-plane design.

    1:50
    1:48
    1:33
    1:25
    ???

    What scale?
  15. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    Billy

    What You have shown is the M2-F3. I will do that some time in the future as a option to the M2-F2 build files. After the M2-F2 crash, (They added the middle vert. rudder).

    Carl
  16. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    What Scale Should it be?

    This is the first time I have done a plane. What scale would be normal, (For this size subject)?

    Carl
  17. Billy Leliveld

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    You're right Carl, I was trying to find an answer to Steve's request for the pilot's photograph
    As I'm desinging my own plane, I asked the same question about scale; Rob Carleen pointed out that 1:48 and 1:33 are the most used scales, and it's always easier to scale down than up...Maybe 1:33, for a small craft like this?
    Cheers, Billy
  18. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    Sounds good!

    1:33 it will be. What plane are You designing, (If I may ask?)?

    Carl
  19. Billy Leliveld

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    I'm doing the X-2, (the first aircraft to officialy reach space) ..in the "look mama, no computer" way, the thread is below...
    Cheers, Billy
  20. aphelion16

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    Serious thought was given to flying a crewed M2-F2 or F3 on a Saturn 1b or apparently even a Titan 3C, according to a pic I found recently. Milt Thompson discusses this in his book.
    Would make a killer model. So please make the parts !