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Author Topic: Dragonfly VTOL (now released)  (Read 12633 times)

Offline Zafarelli

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Dragonfly VTOL (now released)
« on: December 11, 2009, 07:03:13 AM »
Since the building part of the contest is now over, I'll be posting more updates here.

So, I couldn't sit still, and started with the much-requested 3-barreled minigun:





Once finished, I'll try and mold it, but since the barrel assembly is a bit fiddly, I doubt that there will be more than a few castings. We'll see.

Edit: Oops, wrong board. Can anyone please move this up to workbench, please?
« Last Edit: January 03, 2010, 05:45:20 PM by Zafarelli »
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Offline Paul Hicks

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 07:53:35 AM »
This is a fantastic build. Are you making this available to the public?. Would love to get my hands on one.

Paul

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 05:13:03 PM »
Indeed  :-*
Looking forward to see (and order  ;) ) the finished kit
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Offline Dewbakuk

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 05:39:49 PM »
Looks brilliant!
So many projects..... so little time.......

Offline Zafarelli

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 05:45:36 PM »
Thanks, guys!

Yes, it will be available in January. I am still working on a few weapon options and the helicopter version. We'll see if I have them ready by Christmas...

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 07:04:02 PM »
Three barrels! What do you mean three barrels!? MORE!!!  lol

Looking good (as I've told several times) and I promise to order one under pain of death.
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Offline Mr. Peabody

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009, 02:58:40 AM »
Damn sexy Yar! Triple barrel is perfect, but I can see the challenge in casting it.
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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 08:32:39 AM »
Any chance if a picture with a 28mm standing next to it Jens?  :)

Offline Zafarelli

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009, 09:37:11 AM »
Here you go:







A little progress on the gun suspension (nothing really visible, though), and in the second and third picture you can see the six-barrel assembly for the minigun somewhere near the tail. Oh, and a very early stage of the rotor, of course.

Offline dijit

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2009, 10:28:19 AM »
It is just lovely. How long is it? (trying to work out if it'll fit in the hanger I'm currently building.

Offline Zafarelli

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2009, 04:54:51 PM »
Length from nose to tail is 155 mm, width at the engines is 90 mm.

Here is the top-down view of the final model again:


Grid is in cm, so you get a good impression of the measurements.


Offline vikotnik

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2009, 06:09:44 PM »
Man, the rotor blades look promising as hell!!!
 ;D
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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009, 07:42:53 AM »
nice

won't the rotorblades be difficult to cast in resin?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2009, 11:00:44 AM by bedwyr »

Offline Zafarelli

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 09:47:55 AM »
nice

won't the rororblades be difficult to cast in resin?

Yes, probably. I am considering either supplying them just as polystyrene strips, or inserting a wire core into the mold before casting. The long, thin blades alone will most probably warp, but I hope that the wire will provide the necessary stability.

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Re: Dragonfly VTOL (Build Something Contest continued)
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2009, 11:00:23 AM »
wouldn't steel strips be cheaper?
I guess anyone who buys resin casts will have a power drill of some sort?

anyway, it is a very good idea to have the blades separate

 

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