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Guardian 04-20-2002 09:46 PM

KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
Hi guys does any one have good references, photos, plans, line drawings, scale views, etc... for the KC-135 R Strato tanker. I want to build a 1/12th scale version of this big bird, so any info or any help with the stuff mentioned above would be great,
Thanks ,
Mike

burner1011 06-02-2002 02:28 AM

KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
That sounds like an awesome project. I'm a huge fan of "heavy" aircraft. I also have given thought to the KC-135 as a project. However, an L-1011 will be my first. I'm building a Hot Spot now with a turbine.

My original plan was for ducted fans...couldn't afford multiple turbines at their present cost. Had a lot of concerns about multiple ducted fan engines and reliability. Have you identified apower plant yet?

The wing is another awesome piece of work. Are you considering a scale wing with all the gadgets or just a basic wing?

Would be very interested to keep track of your project.

Guardian 06-02-2002 05:13 PM

yes I have
 
probably 4 Ram 500, and a scale wing, I want to do it in 1/12th scale or larger (1/6th) ? i still need to get a set of plans for it though. it is made by boeing right ?

burner1011 06-09-2002 12:19 AM

3-View Drawings
 
Yes, the plane is made by Boeing, the 707 model, a very early jet. Are you planning to use any digital plans, with a CAD program? I have been able to find a 707 drawn in CAD to manipulate in Design CAD. Janes' Aircraft from a library is one of the best sources of aircraft info, or any book about airliners will also have information. Boeing's site has drawings, but don't know how useful they'll be.


I don't have the 707 in CAD, but if I come across it, I'll let you know.

burner1011 06-09-2002 12:56 AM

Hope this helps
 
http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/skc135_vl.jpg

http://infolab.kub.nl/people/hoppie/ps1/flaps/

Forgues Research 06-09-2002 01:23 AM

Re: KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Guardian
Hi guys does any one have good references, photos, plans, line drawings, scale views, etc... for the KC-135 R Strato tanker. I want to build a 1/12th scale version of this big bird, so any info or any help with the stuff mentioned above would be great,
Thanks ,
Mike

I thought you might like this.
http://www.geocities.com/roger_forgues/Airbus.html

or this
http://www.geocities.com/roger_forgues/KLM.html

Jeff Foley 06-09-2002 11:10 PM

KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
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Funny you should ask...

I am building a 1/13 scale KC-135R for a wind tunnel test. It would make a great model. I have a mold for the fuse and nacelles, but only drawings for the wings and horizontals. Getting good info to build the model was tough since it was "pre-cad". I have some decent drawings and a plastic model kit that was suprisingly accurate.

AirCAD 06-11-2002 10:45 PM

Plans
 
I have 15 years with AutoCad, 3 years RC design, if you need a unique bird, let me know, Concept to Laser cut Kit........

Heavybird 06-15-2002 12:46 AM

KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
AirCAD,

Are you able to Take a 3- view from say a book and turn this into a set of actual working model plans? And would this set of plans have the inclusion of necessary hardware and so fourth? I have a few subjects I want to do but realize the enourmous amount of effort, experience and talent that this would take.
Also what kind of cost are we looking at?

AirCAD 06-15-2002 10:36 AM

Thats my specialty!
 
I have created many kits from 3-views. The most time consuming part is to transpose the sections. I also have a database of over 200 airfoils in AutoCad, as well as the ability to generate more. I also have over 500 existing plans to work from, over 1000 images, plus 4 or 5 books with images, views, and color schemes.
I also have an extensive collection of blocks (symbols) to include IC motors, electic motors, wheels, props, spinner, servos, battery packs, receivers, switches, bellcranks, horns, etc.

Estimating a project accurately depends on many factors:

Existing paper plans require scanning
Size of the plane, determines size and qty of parts to cut
Amount of plan detail, determines time involved

I can say that the cheapest `concept to kit' price I've done, was $50, and the most expensive (to date) is $225.00. This demonstrates the price range to expect.

Drop me an email, we'll go from there..... aircad@bellsouth.net

Brad Fuller 06-18-2002 12:38 AM

KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
You do realize, don't you ,that you are only forty miles away from McDill AF base, which is a home for KC-135s I live in Sarasota,are you in the club?

Johng 06-18-2002 12:46 AM

KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
Wow, if I was in the market for a version of this plane, I'd be begging Mr. Foley to pull me a set of glass parts. Looks like a fun job.

I find it strange that no one else has replied to this great source for a copy of this plane. :confused:

A10FLYR 06-18-2002 12:47 AM

KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
We have....private email!!!

Johng 06-18-2002 12:50 AM

good
 
Good, but don't get distracted from that B-1 I saw a while back. That was you Dean, wasn't it?

Carlos Murphy 06-18-2002 09:22 AM

Hughes XF-11
 
AirCad,
Please go to my thread on this page titled "Howard Hughes" by Carlos Murphy and click on the museum address that Buz has listed.
I'm interested in plans for the XF-11 that was built by Hughes Aircraft. I'm thinking maybe 12 or 14 foot span for Zen GT 80 twins? Ideas just started rattling around in my head a few days ago so I'm not sure yet about the scale or engines.
Let me know what you think about plans for it.
Thanks,
Carlos

AirCAD 06-18-2002 04:03 PM

Re: Hughes XF-11
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Carlos Murphy
AirCad,
Please go to my thread on this page titled "Howard Hughes" by Carlos Murphy and click on the museum address that Buz has listed.
I'm interested in plans for the XF-11 that was built by Hughes Aircraft. I'm thinking maybe 12 or 14 foot span for Zen GT 80 twins? Ideas just started rattling around in my head a few days ago so I'm not sure yet about the scale or engines.
Let me know what you think about plans for it.
Thanks,
Carlos

I dont see a problem with doing the XF-11, other than spending some time, and money. The laser cut parts will be quite large!

Drop me an email and we can discuss.......

aircad@bellsouth.net

A10FLYR 06-18-2002 05:59 PM

KC-135 R Strato tanker
 
Yup John that was me but the model is being built by a friend who works for Boeing/Wichita

hapday 03-06-2017 03:47 PM

aircad, I am interested in kc-135 plans. Years late I know, but...
Hap, hap@hapday.org

fumus 03-13-2017 03:50 AM

Boeing 707 short kit may be converted to KC-135:
http://rauch-airliner.com/B707E.htm


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