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Old 06-10-2019, 03:32 PM
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I was thinking wider too it looked a bit narrow after I got it done. Anyway here's a couple of pictures of a start to the cockpit. I went though two iterations of what I wanted before I settled on this one.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:11 AM
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A bit more work on the cockpit tonight here's a picture for you. The engine controls are patterned after a Short S.23 cockpit. I think I need to raise the cockpit floor a little which will also move up the bottom of the dashboard it seems a bit too far down. But I'm getting there.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:07 PM
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Nice work, but to point this out isn't this "Flying Boat" something of a "Sea Bus".
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:22 PM
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A bit more progress on the Flying Boat today. I raised the floor and everything in the cockpit some and then went back and raised the bottom of the dashboard and the top of the console where the engine controls are a bit more. Then I raised the seats up a little after that to get them where a picture I have of one of the Sunderland's look like. Now I need to go back and lower the top of the dashboard some I have it up a little more than it should be. So I'm getting close to having the cockpit finished. I'm starting to get excited about flying it I think at 200 inches it should fly really smooth. Ha.. No aerobatics with this guy. (yeah I know)

Thinking about the take-off run I'd like it to take some time to get airborne instead of looking like a RC plane jumping off the water so I may add some type of control on the engine to force it to take a while to get airborne. Maybe controlling engine power with airspeed. I guess I'll take a look at what legoman did for the f3f he did some type of engine control on it but I've never looked at it.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:27 PM
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Nice work, but to point this out isn't this "Flying Boat" something of a "Sea Bus".
It seems flying boat is the correct term. Do a Google search for flying boat pictures and sea bus pictures. Sea bus pictures only got water craft.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:33 PM
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Well it looks like I'm alone here. I finished the cockpit and have a few tweaks to do before it's ready for mapping.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:58 PM
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Well it looks like I'm alone here. I finished the cockpit and have a few tweaks to do before it's ready for mapping.
You`re never alone here Tech.... Your plane is looking fantastic,....AND YES, It is classified as a flying boat, what the hell is a Sea Bus anyway WTF, I`ve never even heard of that term before....????
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:09 AM
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You`re never alone here Tech.... Your plane is looking fantastic,....AND YES, It is classified as a flying boat, what the hell is a Sea Bus anyway WTF, I`ve never even heard of that term before....????
Thanks UT in the end I think it will be a fun plane to fly in RF-X, which is really what I'm targeting it for. Of course it will be good for RF-8 too I just want to fly a huge Flying Boat around Wright Island in RF-X, man that's a cool area. I haven't been feeling that good so I may take a day or two off and just chill. I'm just worn down.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:11 AM
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Tech. if you need some time off TAKE IT, we`ve all been there before , We will be here waiting....
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:35 AM
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Technoid the Flying Boat looks fantastic, great cockpit and canopy, your attention to detail is impeccable.
Really looking forward to flying this giant scale model in RF-X, but as UT say's, take your time, your health and wellbeing is more important.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:38 AM
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Technoid the Flying Boat looks fantastic, great cockpit and canopy, your attention to detail is impeccable.
Really looking forward to flying this giant scale model in RF-X, but as UT say's, take your time, your health and wellbeing is more important.
Thanks. My problem is I get up and make some coffee and then get on the computer, then for something to do I start working on a plane. I haven't worked on anything yet this morning but I'm sitting here thinking about it. Arg.. I'm stuck in a loop..
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:42 AM
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Well I started working on the flying boat again and have done several things to it. It didn't have flaps so I added them and also added a few more controls to the cockpit. Then I increased the diameter of the engines and their housings by 5 percent and reworked the nose and tail of the fuselage. The engines might not be scale but they look more realistic than before and are good enough for my fantasy plane. So now I think it's ready to start mapping. But I might stop and create a temporary 200 inch version (it's 130 now) so I can try it out in RF-X and see what it looks like.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:29 PM
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Flaps added to the Flying Boat, nice detail, and you reworked the nose and tail of the fuselage (looked okay to me. as it was) will be interesting to see your improvements.
Great work Technoid, now go easy on yourself and get some relaxation time.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:37 PM
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So who's doing the yellow bus CS for it ?
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:01 PM
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So who's doing the yellow bus CS for it ?
I think you are
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