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The top 12 - cast your final vote!

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David Ashby - Moderator27/02/2008 09:03:00
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Ok, tell us what you'd like to see, will the Hurricane keep its nose in front or will that man Barry W persuade everyone that the Whirlwind is the plane for Tony?

Every entry here will go in the hat to win a JP Mini Aviator so what are you waiting for!

Marcus27/02/2008 09:52:00
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Well I'll get in first then!

Douglas Skyraider     (65 size IC or electric)

Consolidated Catalina   (2x 25s or electric)

Westland Whirlwind   (2x 25s or electric)

Michael Hickman27/02/2008 10:08:00
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Westland Lysander

DH Chipmunk

Hawker Sea Fury

Richard V-D27/02/2008 10:08:00
121 forum posts
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What a blood thirtsy lot we are, all the planes on the shortlist are military!

My vote is

Bristol Beaufighter

DH Mosquito

DH Chipmunk

A.A. Barry27/02/2008 10:31:00
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WELL, "GUYS" / "CHAPS" / "MATES" / "BLOKES" and of course the "LADIES", unacustom to public speaking, err... writing, It looks as tho I have the pleasure to start this  voting off , (by pure chance only). Well if you did not read my " contributions"  before, in the 500 odd , I will start again, Westland Whirlwind, twin engine fighter 1936 to 1947, most taken off duty in 1943. 2 sqds only  #263 and #137 , 112 built, faster than the "Spit" in it's day, single seater, more firepower than any, until the Beaufighter and Mossie. Very straight forward wing plan (for a model) elegant lines, high tailplane, "loads" of rudder and elevator , even in the true scale dimensions,simple "bubble" cockpit, straight "fuz" lines, BIg nacelles and low wheel height.   OK, There is ONLY 2 or 3 plans available IN THE WORLD, I know because I have built 2 of them (great flyers), there are DOZ.s of Hurries, Spit's, Mossie's, (have a look on internet) , so, WHY do we need another "done before".THIS aircraft is as simple to build as a "Typhoon" except it's got 2 "power plants"( i.c or elect .). NOT hard, just a little bit more care..... TONY, IT is prudient of me, with and without retracts,  ic. or elect and a enlargement service, for the bigger builder's(my thoughts).  Anyway, IF you want something different in spring to be "oggled" at by you club mates, YOU MUST VOTE ....   1,    Yes,.. ONE, WHIRLWIND........WHIRLWIND by Westland. Thanks David 
Stephen Bennett27/02/2008 10:38:00
28 forum posts

Yes you guys are correct all military types that have been done before !!!

It's a shame when we had so many unusual subjects to choose from that we always end up with a military type

I suppose its all a number game.


A.A. Barry27/02/2008 10:52:00
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WHILE writing the above someone got in first, Barry
martyn sharp27/02/2008 11:02:00
420 forum posts
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My top 3 has to be

Consolidated Catalina

JU-87 Stuka

Westland Lysander


Steve Rose27/02/2008 11:04:00
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choices, choices and more choices

1. beaufighter

2. lysander

and following Barry's run for parliament the whirlwind


Broken Prop27/02/2008 11:11:00
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What a difficult choice! If I had my way, they would ALL be the subject of a Tony Nijhuis design.

If I have to pick three, in no particular order: 

Westland Whirlwind. 

Douglas Skyraider

Bristol Beaufighter. 


the unmagnificent man27/02/2008 11:17:00
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A.A. Barry27/02/2008 11:22:00
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STEVE R. Iam impressed with your vote < only trouble is I live in the NW  of WA in Aust. TA (still smiling) Barry
A.A. Barry27/02/2008 11:49:00
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TRAa, TRAa,  Tra,Tra Tra tra traaaa, "Welcome Race goers to the Tony Nijuhs 3000 mt. Stackes" .        "Gate are open AND there OFF, Whirlwind, got a good start, Chipmunk,close behind,  Catalina,Fury,and Beaufighter, a little further back  then comes Lysander, Skyraider, Mossie, and Hurricane all "bunched up" and Stuka back athe rear....... looks like there has been a late scratching.............. It's another 750mt's to first "jump" who will be there first???????". "will the fav be out raced"    (to be continued)    B             
Dead-stick27/02/2008 11:56:00
143 forum posts
16 photos

1)  Fieseler Storch

2) Westland Lysander

3)  DH Chipmunk

 My choices all have fixed u/c  to avoid the installation of retracts and are mainly fabric covered to keep them light.

Keith Lewzey27/02/2008 12:29:00
83 forum posts
9 photos

For the same reasons as Barry (ie done a gazillion times) can we not have the Hurricane, repeat NOT the Hurricane. If your a Huzza fan I'm sorry but you already have multiple plans to choose from. I beg all you decent upstanding modellers NOT to choose the Hurricane. I love the plane prefer it to the Spit but please vote for something where plan options are more limited.

My choices are.....................wait for it

1. Catalina

2. Storch

3. Sea Fury

May the best plan win


A.A. Barry27/02/2008 12:40:00
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YES Racegoers, it's a wonderfull sight...............What???...HE's not...... Why........IS it being sorted out?.....yea ,yea.................OK  I will inform the "crowd",..............." Ladies and Gentlemen it seems that the promotinal company, for this race, has mispelt  the sponsers name wrong, "Tony Nijhuis"... ALL those who bought  todays race books,  Will be refunded, on the way out, we appoligies, .....NOW,  Back to the race"........B 
Geoff Grimley27/02/2008 12:48:00
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1. Whirlwind, electric with retracts

2.Beaufighter, electric with retracts

3.Lysander, electric with flaps or 90 4 stroke.

A.A. Barry27/02/2008 13:30:00
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YOEVIL, Somerset, Daily Mirror's  Betting Guide.    Race 4 T.Nijhuis  3000 mt Stakes.----  1  Hurricane  5/4 on...... 2  Whirlwind... evens......3  Chipmunk.....4/1....4  Catalina...7/1.....5    Fury....3/1......6  Beaufighter....3/1......7   Mossie......7/2.......8    Skyraider.....6/1.........9    Storch......7/1........10    ME 109......3/1......11   Lysander........7/2...........12    Stuka......4/1.   this was complied by your favorite breakfast company "haveachat "  Thank you
tosh27/02/2008 13:56:00
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  HI all  

    my choice is as follows....

    no 1 .....feiseler storch...

    no 2.....consolidated catalina...

     no. 3.....westland lysander..

      waste of time probly get hurrican


Chris Salomon27/02/2008 14:17:00
157 forum posts
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JU 87 Stuka

Consolidated Catalina

Fieseler Storch

(I would have said Lysander but I've already bought a plan for that!)

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