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Offline Tophe

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2017, 11:34:35 AM »
Thanks a lot! In "fact", this 4-engined single-seater was scheduled to win the Schneider² Trophy in 1937 for sure, very sure! ;)
(No need to build it actually, requiring 2 kits of MC-72 + 2 kits of single-float donators...)
This was just a Photopaint way to celebrate your model, so nice by itself already! making us dream...

Offline strobez

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2017, 07:51:23 AM »
This one already looked spectacular... Now it's double spectacular!

The concept of double fuselage planes always confuses me though. I can never figure out who's driving the thing! What about a modified version with the cockpit in the middle between those sleek engines and floats?
Thanks!

Greg

Offline Tophe

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2017, 01:20:50 PM »
Here, the double fuselage has a single pilot (one fuselage is empty, tanks only).
But you are right, I may try to play with a version "à la P-38"... ;) celebrating even more ericr's model.

Offline ericr

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 04:57:02 PM »
Here, the double fuselage has a single pilot (one fuselage is empty, tanks only).
But you are right, I may try to play with a version "à la P-38"... ;) celebrating even more ericr's model.

nice idea ! please do  ;)

Offline Tophe

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2017, 01:28:05 AM »
Here it is:

They said "will it win? if we build it", but I fear (with the increased drag) the final answer has been No ??? ;)

Offline ericr

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2017, 03:15:41 AM »
Here it is:

...


They said "will it win? if we build it", but I fear (with the increased drag) the final answer has been No ??? ;)


excellent !
with a view from the top, we could see how to build one ;
but we could also imagine the shape of the not shown part  ;)

and winning is not the question : participating is the real objective !  ;D

Offline strobez

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2017, 09:35:28 AM »
Speaking of which... Tophe, do you do requests? :)

I don't want to hijack the thread, but I'm hoping ericr doesn't mind.  I have a plan to build some float planes from the film Porco Rosso... including the imaginary security planes:



but I could really use something that looks like a schematic to follow.  Is that something you'd be interested in?
Thanks!

Greg

Offline Tophe

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2017, 12:24:30 PM »
Speaking of which... Tophe, do you do requests? :)
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I'm hoping ericr doesn't mind.  I have a plan to build some float planes from the film Porco Rosso... including the imaginary security planes:
but I could really use something that looks like a schematic to follow.  Is that something you'd be interested in?
I have invented trigonometric Tools to interpretate a slanting view into a 3-view, that may help, yes. Maybe start a topic about that in the Profile/pixels part, and me and others could help you. ???

and winning is not the question : participating is the real objective !  ;D
my older brother is a teacher in sport, with the highest diploma in France ("agrégation"), he says the opposite: "it is important to win but it is not enough, the goal is to humiliate the opponent!". Lord, I prefer your shy way, smiling... ;)

Offline ericr

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2017, 03:04:26 PM »
long live seaplanes !

Offline Tophe

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2017, 02:56:38 PM »
but we could also imagine the shape of the not shown part  ;)
I can help...

Offline ericr

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2017, 05:53:21 PM »

thanks ! Next time I see two MC72 I might jump on them  ;D

Offline Tophe

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2017, 11:11:56 PM »
You are right: no need of two single-float kits to give proper floats. With 2 MC-72, you would have 4 acceptable floats (2 to chose from), and no need of little external floats.

Offline ericr

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Re: single float MC 72
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2017, 03:50:47 AM »

right ! I am already on the track of a pair of MC72s ... maybe I'll wait a bit for the salary to arrive on my bank account  ;)