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Old 04-20-2002, 09:46 PM
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Default 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
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Default 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.
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Default 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 ?
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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.
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Default Hope this helps

http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/skc135_vl.jpg

http://infolab.kub.nl/people/hoppie/ps1/flaps/
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Default Re: KC-135 R Strato tanker

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
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Default KC-135 R Strato tanker

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.
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I have 15 years with AutoCad, 3 years RC design, if you need a unique bird, let me know, Concept to Laser cut Kit........
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Default 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?
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Default 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..... [email protected]
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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?
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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.
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We have....private email!!!
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Good, but don't get distracted from that B-1 I saw a while back. That was you Dean, wasn't it?
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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,
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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.......

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Yup John that was me but the model is being built by a friend who works for Boeing/Wichita
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aircad, I am interested in kc-135 plans. Years late I know, but...
Hap, [email protected]
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Boeing 707 short kit may be converted to KC-135:
http://rauch-airliner.com/B707E.htm
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Did anything come of the building of a flying KC-135? I was surprised no one took Jeff up on a pull from his molds for the wind tunnel model. T.O.'s will be available for the KC-135. There should be everything from airframe erection drawings to measured technical drawings within them. Boeing is amidst moving their historical records to the Museum Of Flight. They are down to two persons and rarely respond to requests from outside the company.

If you are still serious about constructing a KC-135 I would start in Dayton.
73554 1C-135(K)R-4-CD-1 IPB -- USAF AIRCRAFT MODEL KC-135
73567 1C-135(K)T MODEL KC-135 SERIES TANKER
73580 1C-135(K)T-2GA-1 GENERAL AIRCRAFT -- SUPPLEMENT
73581 1C-135(K)T-2GA-1 GENERAL AIRCRAFT -- SUPPLEMENT
73584 1C-135(O)B MODEL OC-135 SERIES B (OBSERVA
73585 1C-135(O)B-1 PARTIAL FLIGHT MANUAL -- OC-13
73586 1C-135(O)B-1 PARTIAL FLIGHT MANUAL -- OC-13
73587 1C-135(O)B-1CL-1 PILOTS ABBREVIATED FLIGHT CRE
73588 1C-135(O)B-1CL-1 PILOTS ABBREVIATED FLIGHT CRE
73591 1C-135(O)B-1S-10 PARTIAL FLIGHT MANUAL -- OC-13
73592 1C-135(O)B-1SS-9 PARTIAL FLIGHT MANUAL -- OC-13
73593 1C-135(O)B-4 IPB -- OC-135B AIRCRAFT (CHRYS
73609 1C-135(R)-1 FLIGHT MNL -- USAF SERIES RC-1
73610 1C-135(R)-1 FLIGHT MNL -- USAF SERIES RC-1
73624 1C-135(R)C MODEL RC-135 SERIES C
73632 1C-135(R)S MODEL RC-135 SERIES S
73639 1C-135(R)V MODEL RC-135 SERIES V
73753 1C-135-1462 REMOVAL & REPLCMT OF WING/AFT
73754 1C-135-1462C REMOVAL & REPLCMT OF WING/AFT
73755 1C-135-1462D REMOVAL & REPLCMT OF WING/AFT
73929 1C-135-38 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
73930 1C-135-38 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
73960 1C-135A MODEL C-135 SERIES A
73961 1C-135A(II) MODEL C-135 SERIES A -- CONFIG
There are perhap another 100 or so available. Consulting a retired KC-135 maintenance crew member will probably get you more than you could ever hope for.

Good luck





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Unfortunately, my molds no longer exist. The company that I built the wind tunnel model for had the patterns and molds destroyed. I may still have some of the drawings, if I can find them.

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