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Lindberg Release: XFY-1 VTO "POGO"

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:53 AM

I'd like to see that one, Silver.

John

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Posted by Silver on Saturday, January 15, 2022 11:35 PM

I forgot to mention that I added a viewable scratchbuild engine in mine.Engine panels open.very cool subject.

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Posted by Silver on Saturday, January 15, 2022 11:31 PM

The kit is a great platform for scratch building the interior and panel line work.Very good size.Also, great for metal finish Work.Mine took home awards in metal finish and best aircraft in its scale.The 1/72nd one is also a gem.

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Posted by piperjoe on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 7:24 AM
Thanks Gary and John for the very interesting historical background information.  When you folks take the time to share knowledge we all can learn as we build.  For me half the fun of building a model is being able to better understand the subject via its history.
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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 2:44 AM
The Lockheed XFV-1, the Douglas A2D, and the Convair Tradewind all used the XT-40, I think, Gary.  I suppose they are still there, but there was one, maybe two of the XT-40's at the Hiller Museum, I think Stan Hiller told me they were used on the X-18.  Pratt and Whitney had trouble on their hands with the engines in the C-133, too. according to what I heard.  One C-133 pilot told me on long flights they sometimes carried a spare.

John

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Posted by squeakie on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 12:40 AM

 jeaton01 wrote:
Quite likely the Osprey benefited from the work on the gearbox problems that were a main issue with all the XT-40 powered aircraft.

There were in actuality two different VTO planes on that contract. Cannot remember much about the other one. The Pogo used the TF-40 (I think) engine with an extra gear box for the counter rotating props. I think the step down transmission was built by Allison, and the counter rotating gearbox was from Aeroproducts (they also did the XP-75). The props were huge for the time, and suspect the gearbox was similar to the one on the XP-75, and never intended to handle that kinda power. Later on Aeroproducts was closed and Allison took over the manufacture of props and and all the associated equipment in the nose.

    What was learned from that project evolved into the TF-56 gas turbine. This is known as one of the most reliable engines ever made. Might add here that at onetime there was even an experimental counter rotating prop set for the C-130 in the works and some sort of eight or ten bladed thing. There were even a couple M-1 tanks built using an Allison gas turbine due to problems with the AVCO engine. That Pogo was parked about a hundred feet away from an M-46 tank that had about two miles on the odometer.

gary 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, March 3, 2008 8:09 PM
Quite likely the Osprey benefited from the work on the gearbox problems that were a main issue with all the XT-40 powered aircraft.

John

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Posted by piperjoe on Monday, March 3, 2008 6:57 PM
Ahhhhhhh trexx.....come on now, lighten up on the "old girl"...we all have our "ups and downs" don't we?  ;)  
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Posted by trexx on Monday, March 3, 2008 3:54 PM

Any airplane named, "Pogo" is quite deserving of it's pathetic and well earned, dismal performance record. A lot of 'a-do' about nothing. A real classic piece of crap for all time!

Bring on the Osprey.

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Posted by squeakie on Monday, March 3, 2008 3:37 PM

we had a Pogo setting ontop of the roof over the entryway where I worked for about 20 years or more. It dissappeared sometime in the eighties while I worked up the street in another plant. Have often wondered whatever happened to it.

gary

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, March 2, 2008 9:48 AM
James used an F-86F cockpit as a starting point, and then just started adding details.  He preferred using plastic bits from injection molded kits over resin.   I think he sanded down the canopy after separating it from the windscreen to thin it down so it could be posed open.

John

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, March 2, 2008 8:40 AM
If I can find one of these kits around here I intend to detail it like I did the XF-91.  Was a cockpit detail set used in that Pogo or did he do it by hand?  I was thinking of using a F-86 set as a starting point and adding on the specialized controls.

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Posted by denniscermak on Saturday, March 1, 2008 9:41 PM
I also have the Lindberg " POGO ". Completed it in 05. An easy build but spent a whole bunch of time getting rid of the ton of rivets and rescribing the panel lines. Turned out great. Well woth the time and effort. Will post pics when I get them taken.
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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, March 1, 2008 7:05 PM
The fellow who built it was a very fine modeler, yes it is from the Lindberg kit, 1/48, originally by Aurora.

John

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Posted by piperjoe on Saturday, March 1, 2008 6:54 PM

John, that model looks VERY nice.  What a great idea to stage it as is; is that really the Lindberg offering?

dcaponell, The Lindberg model is 1:48

FYI: The Lindberg release I just got is molded in white plastic with the rivits still on but though there are a lot of them on the model they don't seem quite as prominent as I remember them IMHO. 

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Posted by dcaponeII on Saturday, March 1, 2008 6:29 PM
The model looks fabulous.  What scale is this kit?
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Posted by Gordon D. King on Saturday, March 1, 2008 6:25 PM
This has always been one of my favorite kits. I have one built and three more in my stash. Have they removed the rivets from the new release or do you still have to sand them off. I think I like it because it's so unusual.
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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, March 1, 2008 6:06 PM

The XFY-1 can be turned in to a very nice work.  Here is one done by James Steel, a long time friend now gone West.  As a side note, Aurora is being ressurrected by one of the relatives of the original principals and plan to remake all of the old models.  I'm hoping they do so, I want the XFV-1, XF-90, and X-13.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Lindberg Release: XFY-1 VTO "POGO"
Posted by piperjoe on Saturday, March 1, 2008 4:26 PM
Just returned from my LHS and noticed a number of Lindberg "oldie" releases including one of my old time favorites the 1:48 XFY-1 VTO "POGO".  While it may not be high on the "fine scale" meter is sure rates high with me on the COOL stick.  Going to try to build a nice model of it for old times sake and just to have fun with it.  Anyone else out like this aircraft?  Anyone building it now?  What Lindberg oldie aircraft kits are you glad to see back on the shelves?  WOOHOO...this is going to be a neat time at the 'ole workbench :) !
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