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Airfix Challenge RJ Firefly 1.5

188k RamboJutter  10 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Falkenwut's **CLOSED** Airfix Challenge **CLOSED**

Introduction

The RJ Firefly was a post WW1 test and development aircraft used by the RAF to test new monoplane concepts and engine development etc. It was entered by the RAF into a number of time trial races where it competed quite successfully. Seen here in its preserved state with WW2 style markings, the RAF used it to tour around the country to help with morale and it formed part of a newly established "historic" flight ran by the RAF.

Instructions

Firstly please ensure that all parts are accounted for, any omissions should be notified prior to the build commencing and evidence to this fact will be required for any replacement/substituting parts.

Ensure any excess sprue is removed with a sharp knife (watch out for your fingers etc.)

(Please note that if assembling in something as awesome as simpleplanes, you may need to nudge individual parts to one side to ensure a clean connection prior to using multiselect to move parts into the correct place.

Step 1

Remove the seat, cockpit console, and floor from the sprue as indicated below:

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Proceed to assemble the parts using a Polystrene based cement.

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Step 2

Remove the propellor, engine front and spinner from the sprue:

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Assemble the aforementioned parts, take care to ensure the proppellor is centralised on the hub.

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Step 3

Remove the fuselage sides from the sprue:

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Fit the cockpit into the left hand fuselage, then install the engine mount to the front. Once this is complete assemble both fuselage sides:

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Step 4

Remove the exhausts from the sprue:

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Install exhausts to the fuselage sides using the mounts provided

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Step 5

Remove the tailplanes from the sprue:

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Fit tailplanes into the fuselage sides using the mounts provided:

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Step 6

Remove left hand wing components from the sprue:

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Install the lower panel first, the fuselage has a mount that the panel will connect to:

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Install top wing pannel

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Rinse and repeat for right hand wing:

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Step 7

Remove wheel assemblies from the sprue:
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Fit the removed parts to the mounts on the underside of both the wing and fuselage

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Step 8

Remove the stand fromt the sprue and assemble:

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Step 9

Fit aircraft to stand using mount on underside of fuselage

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Aircraft is now complete

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Step 10 (optional)

Carefully paint the aircraft to match the colours shown and listed below:
Silver A2A2A2 M50 S70
Red 5C0000 M64 S8
Orange FF70F00 M64 S8
Khaki 646417 M100 S0
Blue 000B2E M64 S8

Apply water slide transfers (use slightly warm water to speed up the releasing proceess, care to be taken not to tear or fold transfers)

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Pictures as built

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Link to built plane is here

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Flyable version here

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Notes

Well this was fun if rather difficult, trying to make hollow shapes like airfix kits while on this game is a challenge. I have tried my hardest to ensure that all the parts have 1mass, if there are any that the challenge creater spots that have less, please let me know and i will change them (I can pretty much guarantee that if there are any they are only on small parts, the fuel in the wing can be removed if you are going to penalise for it, i only put it there for the flying model - it has 0 effect on balance etc.)

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor **CLOSED** Airfix Challenge **CLOSED**
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 73.8ft (22.5m)
  • Length 70.9ft (21.6m)
  • Height 5.0ft (1.5m)
  • Empty Weight 4,329lbs (1,963kg)
  • Loaded Weight 4,468lbs (2,026kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.223
  • Wing Loading 26.7lbs/ft2 (130.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 167.4ft2 (15.6m2)
  • Drag Points 1123

Parts

  • Number of Parts 400
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    32.7k Falkenwut

    Congratulations @RamboJutter, this model has reached 2nd place in the Airfix competition!
    Scoring:
    personal preference - 4pts
    challenge of build - 4pts
    Smoothness - 6pts
    game part efficiency - 5pts
    pose complexity - 2pts
    extra detail - 8pths
    kit frame - 10pts
    instructions - 25pts
    Deductions:
    -2 for propeller clipping
    -2 for cockpit part clippings
    -2 for Wheel arc clippings

    This plane will not receive upvotes, because another plane has received a better scoring

    8 months ago
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    No problem @RamboJutter

    9 months ago
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    @TheAceOfSpadez nah it takes a monstrous amount of time to even do fictional versions of this, a replica will just be unfeasible for me at present. Thanks for the comments and update though.

    9 months ago
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    I meant to say) I love how you made this*

    9 months ago
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    It hard to build though lol

    9 months ago
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    Nice! I love to build model kits a lot I have a request can you make the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D thunderbolt I love how you make these @RamboJutter

    9 months ago
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    Cool

    9 months ago
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    Imagine me making a kit but instead of planes its a ship

    9 months ago
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    @Giantwhale probably...

    9 months ago
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    That would be cool if you could

    9 months ago
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    @Giantwhale no idea, dont have a 3d printer

    9 months ago
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    Can you 3D print it?

    9 months ago
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    Holy man. I’m going to build it

    10 months ago
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    I like how this is like a model kit! :)

    +2 10 months ago
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    哇!牛逼

    10 months ago
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    1,744 Y

    Cool! I’m building a model plane as I speak!

    10 months ago
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    12.0k FeatherWing

    This is really cool. I'm blown away at how it is actually like an airfix kit, good job.

    10 months ago
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    @Tang0five thanks, its my usual mashup, i based it roughly on a Percival Mew Gull with a bit of Miles Magister thrown in (plus a Mustang fin, why not eh.) I wanted something that i could create with a hollow fus and 2 wing sections per most airfix kits, it was so hard to do....

    10 months ago
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    32.7k Falkenwut

    @RamboJutter it's fine, you still got a very good score ;)

    10 months ago
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    127k MAHADI

    Amazing!

    10 months ago
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    @Falkenwut Thanks =) I did try to change all the parts to 1 mass, sorry if i missed any

    +1 10 months ago
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    @Potkuri try this one literally just added 2 wings to simulate the tail plane lol, i thought i had already done that on the kit version... ooops.

    10 months ago
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    41.9k Tang0five

    Very neat design, reminds me of the chipmunk!

    +1 10 months ago
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    32.7k Falkenwut

    I built the plane, It was a fun ride to build!
    A small note that there are a few XML edits were noted, however I will not be stingy about it because it does not affect the final product. [Small penalties still imply]

    10 months ago
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    Wow this is cool

    10 months ago
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