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Pete Willbourn28/11/2017 14:15:49
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Martian , you would have to be Squadron Leader , as I feel yours is quite a bit bigger than mine wink

And you can tell the age of mine with the 35meg antenna , !!! ( they are 1/2A pylon racers )

The P51D is still the best looking aircraft of all time !

cheers

Cuban828/11/2017 16:55:27
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Posted by Pete Willbourn on 28/11/2017 14:15:49:

The P51D is still the best looking aircraft of all time !

Certainly one of the best and a particular favourite of mine. An incredible piece of 1940s design, if it had been designed as a new aeroplane today and marketed as such, you'd not hear comments about it's old fashioned or retro styling. Can't think of any other aeroplane of that era where that would be true. (GrummanTigercat perhaps?).

Martian28/11/2017 18:30:42
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Roger wilko and tally ho chaps.

The p51d is certainly a beautiful plane and best of all powered by a Rolls Royce engine and I'll second the Tigercat so for me in no particular order ☺ mossie, mustang ,spitfire and Tigercat, that's just the warbirds

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John Stainforth28/11/2017 18:57:21
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Probably the most advanced plane of WWII that would not look out of place today is the Me 262.

Colin Leighfield28/11/2017 19:04:15
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The P51D is a good looker, but when it comes to beauty this takes some beating. Seafire FR47.9ca0c8a2-a063-4e6c-8086-c30b07e4ac00.jpeg

Martin McIntosh28/11/2017 20:34:08
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I would add the Sea Fury and Lanc.

Peter Miller29/11/2017 08:05:43
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I hate to say this but the B-17 is far better looking than the Lancaster

David Davis29/11/2017 08:16:09
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I prefer the Liberator.

I've heard that it outnumbered the B17 by 2 to 1. Anybody know if this is true?

Peter Miller29/11/2017 08:27:31
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They always said that the LIberator was the crate the the B-17 came in. buit it does have its own appeal

Ace29/11/2017 08:27:45
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Liberator - At nearly 19,000 units, with over 8,000 manufactured by Ford Motor Company, it holds records as the world's most produced: bomber; heavy bomber; multi-engine aircraft; and American military aircraft in history.

Total Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress variants - 12,731

Bustergrunt29/11/2017 09:05:01
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0ea31cb0-be10-42bf-a5d1-68086ea16315.jpegThis is my latest and to be used in next years Bowden comp....

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DaveyP29/11/2017 09:08:54
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Ooh I like that, what is it ? thumbs up

stu knowles29/11/2017 09:09:15
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Ready for next season.  This is a 1/3.5 scale Nieuport 24 from the DB Models range.  I bought it as a 'Hangar Queen', built & covered with servos out of the Ark and some minor damage. It has been fully refurbed and fitted out, rigging changed to Mick Reeves flat wire and 3mm clevis'. Powered by a Zenoah 38 it wafts along at 1/3 throttle, handles very nicely, with the usual 'doesn't always point in the same direction as it's flying' qualities that are so often linked to WW1 types.  The colour scheme is 'drawn from history' in that the Italian roundels and under wing scheme are correct, as is the dragon.... but not necessarily on the same airframe.  I was sort of driven into the dragon because I found that the underlying original paint wasn't sound despite being washed down with cellulose thinner. Any application of masking tape lifted off the paint underneath so free hand was the way to go

 

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stu knowles29/11/2017 09:23:31
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stu knowles29/11/2017 09:27:26
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The dummy engine is just a photo printed onto paper and stuck onto a ply baffle. The gun is cobbled together from scrap with the barrel shield cut from vinyl and wrapped around clear tube. The little 'gun timing' plate is printed onto decal paper and then applied to a scrap of Litho then stuck to the cowl. I guess that it should be written in Italian but you can't have everything. 

The prop is just an oversize flying prop  (22x1)0 that has been painted and detailed. The usual prop would be 20x10 but as there is plenty of power the oversize prop has cut the noise considerably and it looks about right

 

​I've got my eye on you!

 

Edited By stu knowles on 29/11/2017 09:36:31

David Davis29/11/2017 10:45:47
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Posted by DaveyP on 29/11/2017 09:08:54:

Ooh I like that, what is it ? thumbs up

It's a Vic Smeed Pushy Cat. I had one fitted with radio control and an electric motor.

pushy cat.jpg

KiwiKid29/11/2017 11:55:57
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Posted by David Davis on 29/11/2017 08:16:09:

I prefer the Liberator.

Soon, you will be able to have your very own laugh

**LINK**

Erfolg29/11/2017 14:52:03
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Buster

Please report how your model flies.

There was one (possibly still exists) in our club, with an electric motor, and Lipo. The owner could not get it to fly, seemingly unresponsive to rudder and elevator.

It will be very interesting how you get yours or have got your model to fly.

David Davis29/11/2017 16:43:20
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Posted by Erfolg on 29/11/2017 14:52:03:

Buster

Please report how your model flies.

There was one (possibly still exists) in our club, with an electric motor, and Lipo. The owner could not get it to fly, seemingly unresponsive to rudder and elevator.

It will be very interesting how you get yours or have got your model to fly.

Mine was made from a kit. It was severly underelevated and not a success. The wing incidence had been considerably reduced compared with Vic's original. I think that Buster's model is free flight, especially as he says he's going to fly it in next year's Bowden Contest. If he's built it according to the original plan it'll probably fly well.

john stones 129/11/2017 17:14:08
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That looks the business Stu. yes

Nice bit of freehand drawing also.

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