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Offline Maverick

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2012, 09:10:30 PM »
For me, the flying boat variant has a 'Porco Rosso' feel to it.

Regards,

John
Regards,

John

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2012, 12:34:49 AM »
As has been said previously, your work is inspiring!

I love these, in particular:
- Repubrian dB-Aircraft Co U-47 A (maybe will get photomanipulation treatment...)
- Observation O-47
- Consolibrian PB-47
- Spatterbolt 2 (should have been done in real life!!)

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2012, 02:44:59 AM »
Now, there is a Finsrin chapter at the end of http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit
(that's your own fault Finsrin :) )

Thanks for the other comments too!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2012, 06:14:43 AM »
Now, there is a Finsrin chapter at the end of http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit
(that's your own fault Finsrin :) )

Thanks for the other comments too!


   That reminds me, next time I take a trip in the wayback machine -time traveller, to buy up more Hamilton Standard Stock shares.  :serious-business:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2012, 06:42:18 AM »
Now, there is a Finsrin chapter at the end of http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit
(that's your own fault Finsrin :) )

Thanks for the other comments too!


Absolutely delightful and magnificently whimsical! The only thing it's missing are spats.

Outstanding, Tophe!!!

Brian da Basher

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2012, 10:30:59 AM »
Yes look at that, a good thing gets even better.  Is tempting to build the seven engine version and place guns in nose.  Paint in USAF Thunderbirds scheme?  Because of your inspirational drawings, do plan to base next build on one or two or three P-38 kits then browse thru my stash and see whatever parts donner kits pop out at me.  Start with no plan and let it happen.

Bill

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2012, 01:20:47 PM »
Thanks Brian, this is another chapter at the end of http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit featuring the famous Brian da Basher himself, yes (precious help for the Lockheed designers)...

PS. Have you seen the P-47 with spats on a previous page here, Stargazer selected the #2 and you Brian Spat-man, expert?

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2012, 01:31:49 PM »
corrected drawing with long minor landing gears (to keep guard for the propellers, not two-blade locked horizontal for Take-off & Landing)

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2012, 04:49:31 PM »
A Beauty Tophe! :meaw:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2012, 05:14:59 PM »
Brilliant --- fixed landing gear simplifies construction, maintenance, lowers cost !
With one or no engines in outer pods there is room be fitted with a gun turret.

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2012, 06:29:49 PM »
but let us be serious now: let us talk about... SPATS!
The Republic design bureau has been very wrong selecting a retractable landing gear for the P-47, this device being heavy and complicated (with crash of the airplane if there is any problem!!). No, the Spatterbolt (below) was the good one, but which: tail-wheeled or nose-wheeled?
With the jet age coming, the P-47 Spatterbolt (now F-47) kept spats of course: no need of streamlining when a so huge power is available!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2012, 07:02:52 PM »
Lower one is very clean and pleasant!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2012, 06:34:52 AM »
Oh my such lovely spats, mon ami!!! I may need to dowload these for, um, a more "in-depth" analysis...

Your work never fails to delight and inspire, Tophe!

Brian da basher

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2012, 06:48:13 AM »
You guys are onto something big. 
With all the power they have --- F-22 and SR-71 can save retractable landing gear complexity/costs and do the same !
Bill

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2012, 11:17:05 AM »
Mach 3 spats? Wow! :D