Airfix VC-10 Fixes . . . VC-10 Drawings?

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Airfix VC-10 Fixes . . . VC-10 Drawings?

Post by Carter » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:12 am

I am building the Airfix VC-10 as a prototype in the BOAC markings.

Any fixes I should be aware of besides chopping the refueling shroud, and
fixing the sink holes and warped wings?

Can somebody please point me to drawings of the VC-10
showing the proper dihedral and front-view profile of the wings?

This subject is particularly striking in three dimensions; I was
surprised, actually, as I fitted the parts together and saw this very
attractive form come together in my hands. Photographs just don't
capture *all* the beauty of this aircraft, and I have a feeling the VC-
10 is going to be the best looking plane on the shelf....

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Post by Jelle Hieminga » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:11 am

Sounds like a good project! As for drawings I've only got the ones on my site right now: ... tions.html
You could also have a look at the front view photo on this page:
A measurement from that might even be more accurate than a drawing!
Buttons . . . check. Dials . . . check. Switches . . . check. Little
colored lights . . . check.

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Post by Carter » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:48 am

Thanks, Jelle.


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Post by SuperVC10 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:59 am

1st Post!

I think that many of the old Airfix Jetliners were very accurate dimention-wise, but the kit is only for the Prototype, as it has differing engine pylons (and other differences?). Will look forward to seeing your finnished efforts!

Here is a build of the other 1.144 VC-10 kit, the Welsh models Vac-formed super. I am hoping to buy one of these kits this Christmas.

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