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Scot R (sreinmann)
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Scalemates 5th Generation, UAV, and Stealth Groupbuild 2021

Build pics and notes from my first MQ-8C construction. This will join my US Active Duty UAV project once completed.

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6
Spanjaard
nice stat
21 December 2020, 14:17
Nathan Dempsey
Interesting subject & nice start.
28 December 2020, 22:12
Scot R
Thanks Spanjaard and Nathan. I'm making my usual share of gaffs, but hopefully it helps those who come along afterwards.
29 December 2020, 01:57
Scot R
While working on the FLIR and camera ball, a dropped tool took a bad bounce and landed on the tail. Disaster. The boom broke off along with one of the horizontal surfaces and the vertical tail. Ugh. I have to refit, putty and repair. So frustrated. In retrospect, I should have placed a pin in the boom to help the fit and alignment. Maybe something I'll share with Brengud.
24 January 2021, 16:48
WhiteGlint
Really nice work, Scot. 👍
Quite a number of tiny PE parts with this one.
What is that "Santa's Sleigh" UAV seen on your project banner? Never seen that one before. The second to the right in the front row.
14 March 2021, 06:38
Scot R
Thanks WhiteGlint. There certainly were al lot of PE and a lot of butt joints especially on those door hinges :yikes:

That UAV is powered paraglider UAV called the CQ-10 SnowGoose. A very interesting subject that saw some PsyOps service in Afganistan and some test deployments elsewhere. As there's no kits available, I designed a paper model myself. I would be happy to share more if interested!
15 March 2021, 00:52
WhiteGlint
Thanks Scot.
That's an interesting little machine. Looks like there is also an autogyro version of it.
Yeah, if it's okay I'd like to see some more pictures of your paper model. 👍
24 March 2021, 20:02

Project

85 images
1:48
In progress
1:48 RQ-7B Shadow UAV (Attack Squadron 48001)1:48 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-9 Reaper (Revell 04865)1:48 RQ/MQ-1 Predator (Bronco FB4003)3+
Northrop-Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk
US US Air Force (1947-now)
05-2024
Beale AFB, CA
 

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Scalemates 5th Generation, UAV, and Stealth Groupbuild 2021
1. January until 31. December 2021

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