X-plane heaven

Discussion in 'Dream Kits & Wish Lists' started by Billy Leliveld, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    :twisted: Someday I would love to have a diorama of this bunch in my showcase...
    I've got the X1 and X4 as a start, but the rest has to be designed (Including the hangar)
    Wishfull thinking, as always, Billy Leliveld

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  2. Texman

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    The XF-92 was produced by Bruno Campoli, if I remember correctly, copyrighted 2003.

    Ray
  3. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    I found it on Lighthousemodelart, but it's out of stock,Patience is the only option,
    Billy
  4. Texman

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    If you try and contact Bruno, you may be able to get a digital file. That's
    how I got mine. Don't have any other info, maybe try contacting him on
    this site or one of the mailing lists.

    Ray
  5. Tars

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    I am definately planning on designing the X-21, but I doubt thats going to happen anytime soon... not enough time!
  6. Ashrunner

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    Bruno's XF-92 digital model was a beta version he sent out for public testing. It was a good version of the aircraft, although I had a few problems in the build. I never got around to purchasing the commercial version though.

    On the subject of X-Planes, Delta 7 Studios, if they are still producing models, were working on a CD of all the X-planes. I got the impression back then that each disk would contain maybe five kits. However, I haven't heard anything from them or Dan Reno in a long time, so I don't know if the project is alive or not.

    I hope it isn't. I was looking forward to their Apollo and X-plane releases.

    By the way, the X-plane models I can think of off the top of my head are the X-1, X-3, X-4, X-13, X-15 and X-20. I know there have been kits of some of the later experimentals, but I can't think of them right now.

    Ashrunner
  7. GEEDUBBYA

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    Howdy Guys,

    I was just lookin at the various X planes, to me, the bell X 2 looks identical to the X 1 with the exception of swept back wings and a few other small details like the tail.
    So a conversion shouldnt be that hard I wouldnt think.
    Any comments?

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    I have both the X 1 and the X 3 but no X 2.


    Have a good day,


    Greg aka GW

    I just remembered I also have NOBI's X 15 and a model of the XB 70 too.
  8. NOBI

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    I found this diorama made from plastic model and thinking in paper, I heard there is a Kancho's X-13 design available at FG (if i'm not wrong)...maybe these pictures below will be a guide to make same diomara but in paper.

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  9. FredZ KSAC

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    NOBI, the X-13 at FG has the launch/recover plateform included. FG also has the XFV-1 and the XFY-1. Should be able to make quite a Edwards AFB Diorama.
    Later,
    Fred Z
  10. Billy Leliveld

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    Here's the X2, there is a difference in the shape of the fuselage and canopy...
    Cheers Billy

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  11. Amazyah

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    This is true Billy, also I think the underbelly and landing gear are slightly different as well but what I think GW is trying to say is that if a model designer had the card plan for an X1 he/she would be half way to an X2 already.

    Just some changes in the design and you have another X plane!

    They aren't really identical but I would venture to guess 50% of the X2 is in the X1 design.

    Just a thought.

    Russell
  12. Billy Leliveld

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    Hello Nobi,
    Here's the FG X14 I've build sometime ago,I added some detail to the cockpit and printed it on metallic paper...
    Hello Russel , you're right they are very similar, I think the X2 had no landing gear, but a skid...
    Bye, Billy

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  13. GEEDUBBYA

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    Howdy Guys,

    moving right along.... I was reading Fredz post about the XFV 1 and the XFY 1.
    Have ya'll ever wondered what the letters mean infront of the numbers? Well, here they are:

    A - Ground Attack [1962-today]
    B - Bomber [1962-today]
    C - Transport [1962-today]
    E - Special Electronic Mission [1962-today]
    F - Fighter [1962-today]

    K - Tanker [1962-1977/85] (see note 2)
    L - Laser-Equipped [1997-today]

    O - Observation [1962-today]
    P - Maritime Patrol [1962-today]
    R - Reconnaissance [1962-today]
    S - Antisubmarine Warfare [1962-today]
    T - Trainer [1962-today]
    U - Utility [1962-today]
    X - Special Research [1962-today]


    • D - UAV Control Segment [2002-today]
    • G - Glider [1978/86-today]
    • H - Helicopter [1962-today]
    • Q - UAV [1997-today]
    • S - Spaceplane [1990-today]
    • V - VTOL/STOL [1962-today]
    • Z - Lighter-than-Air [1962-1965/70, 1978/86-today]
    • A - Ground Attack [1962-today]
    • C - Transport [1962-today]
    • D - Drone Director [1962-today]
    • E - Special Electronic Mission [1962-today]
    • F - Fighter [1978/86-today]
    • H - Search and Rescue, Medevac [1962-today]
    • K - Tanker [1962-today]
    • L - Equipped for Cold Weather Operations [1962-today]
    • M - Missile Carrier [1962-1971/75]
    • M - Mine Countermeasures [1972/76-1976]
    • M - Multimission [1977-today]
    • O - Observation [1972/76-today]
    • P - Maritime Patrol [1972/76-today]
    • Q - Unmanned Drone [1962-today]
    • R - Reconnaissance [1962-today]
    • S - Antisubmarine Warfare [1962-today]
    • T - Trainer [1962-today]
    • U - Utility [1962-today]
    • V - Staff Transport [1962-today]
    • W - Weather Reconnaissance [1962-today]
    below are what are known as "status prefix":

    G - Permanently Grounded [1962-today]
    J - Special Test, Temporary [1962-today]
    N - Special Test, Permanent [1962-today]
    X - Experimental [1962-today]
    Y - Prototype [1962-today]
    Z - Planning [1962-today]

    Many U.S. military aircraft have an official "popular name" assigned. This official name can't be assigned by the manufacturer and/or DOD customer at will, but has to run through an approval process in which proposed names are checked for conflicts with existing names (both military and commercial) and their "political correctness". Of course, official names tend to be disregarded by the people actually flying or maintaining the aircraft.

    Ok, all that and more can be read at this link: http://www.designation-systems.net/usmilav/aircraft.html



    Have a good day, :)


    Greg aka GW
  14. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    Hey guys, thanks for this information, I never could figure it out completely,
    BTW are you familiar with this site ? http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/ specialy the History and Galery part...The Right Stuff
    Billy
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