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martin collins 121/04/2019 21:56:29
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Ok, it`s not April 1st, show us something unusual full size that would make an interesting model...........

To start the ball rolling i give you the DFW T28

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Martin Gay21/04/2019 22:15:35
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hurricaneslipwingfh40-5.jpgSlip wing Hurricane?hurricanebiplane11.jpg

Flyer21/04/2019 22:33:22
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sukoi s47.jpgcould be coming to Wales shortly......


Edited By Flyer on 21/04/2019 22:34:03

Martin Harris22/04/2019 00:51:46
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There are a few candidates in this film!

Martin Harris22/04/2019 00:56:25
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P.S. I did once knock up a very rough 12th scale Hawker Hillson FH 40 (the slip wing Hurricane mentioned a few posts back) and during its one brief flight, did manage to achieve what the designers never managed and released the top wing in flight.

I've still got it somewhere so maybe one day I'll give it another go?

Edited By Martin Harris on 22/04/2019 01:01:17

Simon Chaddock22/04/2019 09:50:26
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No so recognisable as the Slip wing Hurricane but there was the Hilson Bi Mono prototype.


Unlike the Hurricane It did manage to slip the top wing - over the sea at Blackpool!

It was the advent of the variable pitch prop (initially just 2 position) that improved the take off performance of Spitfires and Hurricanes, even from grass, so as to make the slip wing concept redundant.

Martin Harris22/04/2019 11:00:47
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I thought the idea was to be able to make a one off flight from a conventional ship for last ditch (how appropriate!) protection from aerial attack on a convoy.

I liked the story about providing Spitfires with take off flaps to fly off the marginal carrier space to land on Malta during the siege. As most will know, they had two position pneumatic flaps - retracted or full deflection - so they made wooden wedges which stopped them retracting fully and simply dropped them with a quick cycle of the mechanism once a safe flying speed had been achieved!

Pete Collins22/04/2019 11:30:50
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I have built a Grumman X-29 but not managed to make it fly yet. I believe that you can actually get a depron one in kit form!

Stuphedd22/04/2019 13:30:54
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su47.07 (small).jpgThe SU 47 flies great, photos from my albumsu47.06 (small).jpg

Mowerman22/04/2019 15:11:55
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Blackburn B20 retractable hull flying boat.

I suspect this would be a challenge too far.

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Former Member22/04/2019 16:21:11
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Tony Clark22/04/2019 17:40:57
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How about the Curtis VZ-7AP Flying Platform?


PatMc22/04/2019 17:48:50
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How about VTOL ?

Convair XFY-1 or ...

Lochheed XFV-1

You just had to look over your shoulder as you landed. How hard could that have been ?

chris larkins22/04/2019 19:30:13
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After seeing it many years ago in a book that I own I have always had thoughts about building one of these, probably never happen though...…...

Reid & Sigrist RS.1 Snargasher

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martin collins 122/04/2019 19:31:57
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I quite like the look of that...........

PatMc22/04/2019 21:26:50
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I've long liked the look of the Snargasher & it's developments, the Bobsleigh/Desford. but never been able to find any decent scale drawings.



Here's two ground shots of the Snargasher



I think these are of the RS 3 Desford...


...then later the Bobsleigh after it had been modified as the RS 4 for experimental work on a prone pilot position in the late '40's early '50s. A Gloster Meteor (can't remember which Mk) was also used in the project, IIRC Eric Brown flew the both types during the prone pilot position trials.



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dave windymiller22/04/2019 21:32:55
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Im progressing towards a Mig 1.44 for two VT80 turbines. There is only one Mig 1.44 and this resides in a museum having flown only a few times after the Russians opted for J10 design instead. Having started with a balsa profile model the next step is a 60 powered model of a Mig 1.42 "LFI" at 1/12th scale. The 1.42 was the single engine version but this never got off the drawing board at full scale. This model was to have a turbine but i decided my vt80 was too big for it so went for a 65AX just to prove it (may convert to a smaller turbine if its a success) . Its at the painting stage so will hopefully fly this summer. The model of the 1/10th scale 1.44 "MFI" (or flatpack as its western codename) just needs a glass fuselage casting. The bottom pic shows the wings attached to the plug used for the mold!




Mig 144



Mig 144

Edited By dave windymiller on 22/04/2019 21:58:29

Former Member22/04/2019 22:31:57
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Martin Dilly 122/04/2019 23:02:26
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Can't find a still but how about this all-carbon turbo-prop successor to the venerable Antonov AN-2? It's the AN-2 MC. The words are Russian but the video tells the story; 

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 23/04/2019 15:26:26

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