Author Topic: Flying Boats & Amphibians  (Read 6857 times)

Offline kengeorge

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Flying Boats & Amphibians
« on: March 26, 2016, 08:03:52 AM »
Somewhere to put all other Flying boat and amphibian ideas and inspiration.

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 08:50:32 AM »
Well I've got this one going which will end up as a turbo-prop amphibian fire bomber

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 08:55:12 AM »
And the C-130 pic you posted I've got some of the bits to do one using this catamaran hull

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 05:51:37 AM »
Finally some front-quarter view of this project......
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 01:29:50 AM »
I wish there was a 1/48 kit of the SR.A/1.
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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 01:39:50 AM »
I wish there was a 1/48 kit of the SR.A/1.

According to the PAK-20 book, a South African company called TC Models has a SR.A1 on their listing. The book says it was announced but as of 2002 (when the PAK-20 was published) it hasn't appeared. It might be a long shot to see if the company is still active.

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 01:44:43 AM »
There is a TC models in the Netherlands but they specialise in cars:  http://www.tc-models.nl

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 01:49:23 AM »
The book definitely says South Africa Greg, started producing 1/48 models in 1997. The kits that have appeared so far are a Felixstowe F.2A and a Short 184 (1915)

Here's their Felixstowe, but it might be better to note what's written at the bottom of the article

http://www.internetmodeler.com/scalemodels/flaviation/199809-T_C_Models_1_48_Vickers_Vimy_Felixstowe_F2A_Short_184.php
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 01:53:11 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 01:58:02 AM »
Some inspiration....for model manufacturers if nothing else ;)


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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 01:59:59 AM »
Here's another of the SARO P.122 shown above:

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 02:02:32 AM »
The book definitely says South Africa Greg, started producing 1/48 models in 1997. The kits that have appeared so far are a Felixstowe F.2A and a Short 184 (1915)

Here's their Felixstowe, but it might be better to note what's written at the bottom of the article

http://www.internetmodeler.com/scalemodels/flaviation/199809-T_C_Models_1_48_Vickers_Vimy_Felixstowe_F2A_Short_184.php


Yeah, suspected that.  I actually have one of their Felixstowe F.2As in the stash I believe.
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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2018, 02:11:50 AM »
The swept wing variant does look really good ---

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2018, 02:25:39 AM »
And another:

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2019, 09:15:06 PM »
Shin Meiwa, inspired by the success with their PS/US-1, had several commercial amphibian designs on the drawing board offering improved seaworthiness (i.e. the ability to takeoff and land on rough waters) over existing designs, thus promising a degree of serviceability as a seaplane that closely approaches that of land-based aircraft.

SS-X, also known as the Shin Meiwa LA (Light Amphibian), is one of these designs and a "40-passenger light amphibian for inter-island feeder service".
« Last Edit: September 26, 2019, 03:05:00 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2019, 03:50:37 AM »
Anfibian version of the YC-14 or An-72

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2019, 11:41:22 AM »
That would be great! More for the to do list....

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2019, 12:15:38 PM »
Suggestion requested- where should I put the navigation lights on an amphibian that has its tip floats retracted onto the wingtips inflight (see previous post)?



Thanks in advance.

Any other critique and suggestion regarding this mental note of mine is also welcomed.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2019, 02:04:13 PM by dy031101 »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2019, 02:41:43 PM »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2019, 02:51:44 PM »
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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2020, 02:53:07 AM »
A different one:  Wilson Global Explorer:






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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2021, 01:58:42 AM »
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Re: Flying Boats & Amphibians
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2023, 07:08:46 AM »
Round the World in a small amphib ...

https://youtu.be/KHtGDNzjdyA?t=3