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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2021, 02:30:24 AM »
How about a separate thread just for Reno Air Racers?
Then we can further sub-thread into: biplane, Formula One, AT-6, Sport and Unlimited classes.


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #76 on: March 17, 2021, 03:30:21 AM »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #77 on: March 17, 2021, 04:50:40 AM »
Well, that's a different take on the shrouded propeller concept.

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #79 on: May 02, 2021, 04:21:35 AM »
Defiant-X compound helicopters


From
FVL: Don’t Pick The Tiltrotor, V-22 Test Pilot Tells Army
https://breakingdefense.com/2021/04/fvl-dont-pick-the-tiltrotor-v-22-test-pilot-tells-army

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #80 on: May 02, 2021, 12:07:47 PM »
I've always felt that the compound helicopters like that reminded me of a collaboration between Kamov and Piasecki's last company.  I see the points that article raised, but I have to wonder at how complex the transmissions will be for compound helicopter and how reliable.  Bell at least has a lot of experience there to draw on and some of Sikorsky's problems with transmissions (S-92, IIRC) make one wonder.

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #81 on: May 03, 2021, 03:47:37 AM »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #82 on: May 15, 2021, 12:27:09 AM »
?!?!?!?! :o 8) ??? :-*

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #83 on: May 15, 2021, 02:07:31 AM »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #84 on: June 12, 2021, 02:20:55 AM »

Do s that fly off by itself looking me the top section of the fighter from Terrahawks?!!

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #85 on: June 13, 2021, 02:30:08 AM »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2021, 01:51:36 AM »
There's ugly and then there is this:

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #87 on: September 13, 2021, 12:12:54 PM »
What? They ran out of different noses to put on it at once? ???
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #88 on: September 13, 2021, 01:09:01 PM »
Is what happens when government gets involved.  :'(

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #89 on: September 14, 2021, 12:28:14 AM »
Hmmmm….. Finally used those spare parts from the back corner of the hanger.

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #91 on: November 30, 2021, 11:50:30 AM »
Hello all you model companies.   Who will release this in 1/72 ? ? ?

Consider it flip side of Luft 46 coin.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2021, 01:33:00 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #92 on: November 30, 2021, 09:54:46 PM »
Erm! over New York   ???

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2021, 10:02:47 PM »
Erm! over New York   ???

They've already taken the West Coast, these have flown in from Seattle! ;D ;D ;)


PS: The lack of AAA & intercepting fighters indicates the end of the USA may be in sight or even passed.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2021, 10:04:35 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #94 on: December 01, 2021, 02:43:23 AM »
Maybe something from "The Man in the High Castle"?
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #95 on: December 01, 2021, 02:46:01 AM »
Who will release this in 1/72 ? ? ?


Unicraft Models were supposedly doing one but have not seen anything other than the brief mention on their website.   There are some 1/144 versions available though.
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #96 on: January 09, 2022, 12:26:40 AM »
Have a failed model?

Here's an excuse to resurrect it as an airframe being ground transported.

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #97 on: January 09, 2022, 12:36:13 AM »
You know, when I first looked at this picture, I thought it was a replica of a dinosaur . . .   :o    :-[


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #98 on: January 09, 2022, 01:33:20 AM »
That's a neat one - this is how the first Australian MRH90s turned up:


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #99 on: January 09, 2022, 05:16:16 AM »
........ And probably how they will be shipped off now they are earmarked for replacement.