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Avro Vulcan JY_AI

Post by John Young » 10 Dec 2012, 10:37

Here’s early notice of my new project so that I can check whether the models I have in mind are what people want. It’s an Avro Vulcan B2 for FS9 and FSX.

I have the first LOD Gmax construction almost done (just the drag chute to add):

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The model features animated spoilers that I’ll set as flaps so they are extended on approach, heel down main bogies, an animated crew door with extending ladder and a flip up drag chute faring. This first model is based on XH558 (Vulcan To The Sky airworthy aircraft) but has a Blue Steel stand-off missile beneath the fuselage for use on an alternative model. I’ll include a paint kit as usual, but I plan to produce and paint:

- XH558 (wrap around camo)

- 8 individual Vulcans each of 9, 44, 50 and 101 Squadrons, circa 1977 (grey/green camo upper surfaces, light grey underside and red/blue roundels). These are to go with my existing FS9 and FSX RAF Waddington retro scenery to replace the less detailed UKMIL models.

- A single B2 in (grey/green camo upper surfaces, light grey underside with high viz roundels).

- A single B2 in anti-flash white

- Options for a Blue Steel load-out and tail Radar Warning Receiver/nose refuelling probe as appropriate.

Mike M has already been helping me find some dirty smoke for take-off and there is a really loud sound pack under development by Steve (inny) over at ACG.

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Post by bismarck » 10 Dec 2012, 11:03

Great news John, the Vulcan was my first choice when you asked about a new project for a retro aircraft to work to. :smt003

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Post by Firebird » 10 Dec 2012, 12:48

Bl**dy smart! Really good looking model there.

Was hoping that a K.2 might find its way in there but I am certainly not going to complain if it doesn't.

Nice work, john.
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Post by DaleRFU » 10 Dec 2012, 14:11

That looks awsome, I can't stop dribbling :lol: Is there any chance of the refueling version as well please?

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Post by sr01 » 10 Dec 2012, 14:52

More fantastic news from JY Aviation Co. Inc. :-)

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Post by petebramley » 10 Dec 2012, 16:40

One of my favorites. will now cross off my santas wish list :D :D

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Post by John Young » 10 Dec 2012, 17:09

Yes I can do the K2 refueller. There were 6 of them converted I believe and they operated with a single hose housed in a "box" under the tail cone:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16171581@N06/5349374460/

It looks like this was a permanent fixture, unlike the retractable one in the Victor. I'll also make one with a hose and drogue at 20,000ft again.

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Post by AndyG43 » 10 Dec 2012, 19:07

Another winner John, looking forward to it. Dare I ask if you have the Mk 1 under consideration as well? I appreciate that the wings/engine intakes are very different, so would guess it to be too much work to reverse engineer.

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Post by aljude » 10 Dec 2012, 19:39

great stuff John, can't beat a good bit of retro... :D
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Post by John Young » 10 Dec 2012, 20:00

Andy, I'll pass on the Mk1 if you don't mind. It's not just one additional model, it's probably 7 LODs = 7 models x 2 for FS9 and FSX = 14 additional models. If the intakes are really different (haven't studied them), that would mean new wings and a fresh Boolean cut-out. Not the easiest of things to do. If it's new wings, then it's fesh wheel wells and spoiler housings. It's a lot of work.

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Post by Firebird » 10 Dec 2012, 20:06

John Young wrote:Yes I can do the K2 refueller. There were 6 of them converted I believe and they operated with a single hose housed in a "box" under the tail cone:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16171581@N06/5349374460/

It looks like this was a permanent fixture, unlike the retractable one in the Victor. I'll also make one with a hose and drogue at 20,000ft again.

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Perfectly correct, John. On both counts.

I believe that these were the serials, although somebody might want to check this
XH558
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Post by AndyG43 » 10 Dec 2012, 20:16

John Young wrote:Andy, I'll pass on the Mk1 if you don't mind. It's not just one additional model, it's probably 7 LODs = 7 models x 2 for FS9 and FSX = 14 additional models. If the intakes are really different (haven't studied them), that would mean new wings and a fresh Boolean cut-out. Not the easiest of things to do. If it's new wings, then it's fesh wheel wells and spoiler housings. It's a lot of work.

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John, that is what I figured, a massive amount of work. I shall be exceedingly happy to see your Mk 2's in sim, will fit neatly into my rapidly expanding retro setup. And, once again, thank you for all of your excellent models.

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Post by MIKE JG » 10 Dec 2012, 22:27

We have all been really spoiled this year!
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Post by delbydoo » 10 Dec 2012, 22:51

MIKE JG wrote:We have all been really spoiled this year!
I know......and christmas hasn't been yet :lol: Just kidding.

John, this really was a nice surprise. Really at a loss for words that describe how grateful I am for the skills and patience of everybody that has contributed this year. For a motley crue of misfits and vagabonds, I don't think we do too badly. The retro scene has exploded beyond all bounds - and thanks to Messrs Young and Pearson, it's about to go thermonuclear. :smt066 Thanks everyone.
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Post by Bora » 10 Dec 2012, 23:43

Very nice suprise indeed ! :D

Looking forward to this one again... :smt023

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Post by Garysb » 12 Dec 2012, 13:11

There is also the S2 version of 27 sqn?


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Post by John Young » 12 Dec 2012, 15:22

I could do the S2 (MRR) Gary, but do you really want it? The only difference that I can see from a normal 27 Sqn B2 are the two "sniffer" pods under the wings and not all of the 9 aircraft carried those.

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Post by Garysb » 12 Dec 2012, 18:20

John Young wrote:I could do the S2 (MRR) Gary, but do you really want it? The only difference that I can see from a normal 27 Sqn B2 are the two "sniffer" pods under the wings and not all of the 9 aircraft carried those.

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I dont think they had the TFR on the nose either

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When questioned why some witty chap said it was where they had buried their elephant
(direct reference to the grave of Guy Gibsons dog (name not mentioned to be PC)) which is still there today.

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Post by VulcanDriver » 14 Dec 2012, 20:24

Oh yes! I'll be setting up a FS9 Retro version at this rate. Love the 1960s RAF
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Post by Stewart Pearson » 14 Dec 2012, 20:28

Okay dokey who's going to do the plans etc for Operation Black Buck?

2 x Vulcans and 18 Victors - mass launch!!!! :twisted:
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