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Title: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on April 10, 2016, 19:27:57
Hi everyone!

New (and probably long) project.. I've made up my mind to transform a 4310 passenger jet to a classic propeller plane.
As always, the process will be documented here. Ideas welcome!

 :o

First, some reference pics i'll use for the design/adaptation

(http://i.imgur.com/RNfhfhw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nfIqWkN.jpg)


Then some ideas and scale reference from blueprints.. seems this is going to be a complete overhaul of the playmobil flying machine

(http://i.imgur.com/mY546FV.jpg)



I'll keep you posted with the progress
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Macruran on April 11, 2016, 03:38:50
Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Hadoque on April 12, 2016, 01:26:50
A classic Dakota, that is once again a very interesting project!

Ideas welcome!

Maybe parts from the 5560 firefighting aircraft could be of some use, like (partly) the straight wing, the engines with the propellors, ... ?
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on April 12, 2016, 05:45:28
Thanks mcruran and hadoque!

I gave the 5560 a thought, but afeter a moment I realized the engines are quite bigger than those and probably have to be built from scratch. For the propellers i'll be using triple ones (from a 5916 chopper), and 5560's are double.

I'll try to post the first pictures later today.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Jimbo on April 12, 2016, 15:52:35
Wow!  What an adventure!  Good luck. :wave:
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on April 16, 2016, 11:22:22
Some blueprints for starters...

(http://i.imgur.com/aa0hcRM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WKarDe7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1YnMSh9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3zrtM8T.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/luQKa4G.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Pw0QEHG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Thgt3Lb.jpg)


This is going to be the most difficult part, the fuselage and wing joint... ideas welcome

(http://i.imgur.com/OKpC5Hc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jNTE29n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1vbxPvJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/e45PtTN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4CqdvzV.jpg)


And finally, a very first & crude mockup

(http://i.imgur.com/mRX1SjY.jpg)


Cheers!
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Hadoque on April 16, 2016, 20:19:28
I assume you┤re going to shorten the propellors? (otherwise it would look too much like a V-22 tiltrotor-aircraft)
The fuselage-wing joint indeed seems the most challenging issue...
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on April 17, 2016, 11:03:16
Yep, the propellers will be properly shortened and rounded of course! In fact, if you closely inspect the last pic, there's a mark with the intended length on the inner blade.

I'm also looking for a playmo part for the landing gear resembling this. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on April 24, 2016, 09:50:08
Some progress...

I started on the tail, stabilizers, rudder and elevators

(http://i.imgur.com/HiwGEAr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cTHXgnH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gLvKVHp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uBSeyOJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/e0We8ii.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KxWUKsZ.jpg)


One wing is already cut

(http://i.imgur.com/52ciQe7.jpg)


And one more rough mockup

(http://i.imgur.com/BIckEMY.jpg)



Hope you all like it.. comments and suggestions welcome!
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: tonguello on April 24, 2016, 12:43:20
Great! Can't wait to see how it turns out!  :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: tahra on April 24, 2016, 14:41:15
Wow - looking forward to the result (and the way to it to, of course) - thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Marco_4124 on May 05, 2016, 04:19:46
KLM PH-AJU De Uiver ???
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on May 05, 2016, 18:45:43
Thanks a lot everyone for your kind comments

@Marco_4124
Could be a nice homage, but no... it'll be an adventure plane, three or four seater cabin and lots of cargo space, ala Indiana Jones, for our National Playmographic Society

Some progress btw...  Still no luck with the piece for the landing gear-- Ideas??

(http://i.imgur.com/yYoXQwb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Y5LDaaI.jpg)


The landing gear...

(http://i.imgur.com/ojdgIWM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7IRb6tx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fBuorqI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aOiU07B.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/S6iTlkA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WuW6870.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ycQjKM8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0msQG1b.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/t6xHR74.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/b8sR2v6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IhfvMZZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qehExss.jpg)

Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Macruran on May 06, 2016, 01:03:50
@Marco_4124
Could be a nice homage, but no... it'll be an adventure plane, three or four seater cabin and lots of cargo space, ala Indiana Jones, for our National Playmographic Society

So not a Puff the Magic Dragon to go with your PBR?
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on May 08, 2016, 09:26:11
@macruran   I'm afraid not ;-)

more pics, getting busy with the cockpit & engine cowls


(http://i.imgur.com/hLeXq0O.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jwk2VOr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xVScztq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qhLvdvI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/F2XPKIC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oJF2Oex.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LD5zAP5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EL8n4cK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Oek1Is1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/J89byZN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/W2b3sGv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vsnOiW5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YKh6OYI.jpg)

Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Jimbo on May 31, 2016, 19:17:14
The cowls are looking great..as is the main landing gear assembly.  Nice touch
with the motor cycle cylinders! :)9

Jimbo  :wave:
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on June 12, 2016, 08:37:23
@Jimbo   Thnx mate!  :wave:

Some progress, this project is developing slowly but surely  8}

Rounded doors, there will be one extra door inscribed into the cargo door, opened independently, with stairs and rope rails

(http://i.imgur.com/fN19pVL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dGWzBl0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VbraAug.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TxixHeC.jpg)



Cabin & cockpit

(http://i.imgur.com/QuB1YXh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qOJIMJv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JR15gYK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/I8oRohN.jpg)


The space for the radio operator station

(http://i.imgur.com/x52tJZe.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/tmUPCz1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pUu4tWF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FQF947h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GGjEJSY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gq5XMqE.jpg)




Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on June 12, 2016, 13:07:00
I think I finally found the missing playmo piece for the landing gear

Ref 30278100 from the zoo cart ref. 6636
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Jimbo on June 24, 2016, 15:41:22
Things are looking good!  I like your throttle quadrant and trim wheel. :wow:
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Macruran on June 25, 2016, 02:19:50
I like your throttle quadrant and trim wheel.

That's not something I hear every day!  :lol:
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on June 25, 2016, 09:54:57
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

my trim wheel is from an old alarm clock!  :lol:
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: National Playmographic on July 23, 2016, 13:25:52
Some progress pics for you to evaluate and comment...
Bit of trial and error with the wings, it's the first time I build something so difficult  8}
I'm quite happy with the engines result, so much work left!

(http://i.imgur.com/cZNwMkZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tnyrHR3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Kg0hbXy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Qc8o9bE.jpg)

This solution is no good, the threaded rod is too high and crosses the cabin

(http://i.imgur.com/myKI7jk.jpg)

This one a bit better but still no... will close the holes afterwards...

(http://i.imgur.com/fdQ0bdZ.jpg)














Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: The_Mad_Hadder on July 24, 2016, 04:19:09
National Playmographic,


Love the aircraft so far, one observation, I am assuming that the rear most window will be removed and filled in as the DC-3 only had 7 and I count 8 on yours?

Cheers,
James
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Junker J÷rg on October 18, 2017, 15:09:43
Der Anfang schaut mehr als verhei▀ungsvoll aus. Ich hoffe, die Luftfahrtgesellschaft ist nicht pleite gegangen und wir werden hier noch weitere Bilder zu sehen bekommen!

A very promising start! Hope that airline didn't crash (financially) so we're going to see some more pics of that great project.

jj:
Title: Re: Douglas DC3 / C47 Dakota
Post by: Jimbo on October 27, 2017, 15:38:43
 :)9