Author Topic: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...  (Read 14382 times)

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2017, 07:43:12 AM »
BTW, its the Avtek 400, a prototype turboprop-powered business aircraft developed in the United States in the early 1980s.  In 1998, Avtek declared bankruptcy without the prototype having completed testing.

Airplane with shoulder pads! 1980s you say? That explains a lot. Cocaine is a hell of a drug...

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2017, 08:28:53 AM »
Sucks and blows at the same time

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2017, 08:05:13 AM »
Early spats for Brian:

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2017, 06:08:38 AM »
One definitely for Tophe:



Mach 2 airliner design study by the Handley Page company in 1959. Up to 150 passengers (plus fuel and baggage) were carried within a wing that was conceived to be slewed to either 72 degrees for high speed flight or 25 degrees for low speed. The crew was accommodated in a small cabin at the “forward” tip of the wing counterbalanced by a quite tall fin at the other. The four podded jet engines rotate in flight.
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2017, 04:55:23 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2017, 11:09:08 PM »
That's just weird! :-\
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2017, 07:21:55 PM »
Looks like a variation of Thunderbird 1

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2017, 06:53:12 AM »
Engine with wings and cockpit stuck on as an afterthought...
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2017, 07:55:54 AM »
Engine with wings and cockpit stuck on as an afterthought...

And, maybe, a 30 second run time of the engine (nowhere for fuel).
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2018, 05:12:17 AM »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2018, 07:20:55 AM »
tsrjoe is working on a Sycamore model, he was considering 1/72.  ;D
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2018, 12:14:42 AM »
HP. Sycamore  8)

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2018, 01:53:47 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline Story

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2018, 12:38:57 PM »
Giant French seaplanes.

With deck guns.


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #66 on: Yesterday at 02:34:37 AM »
More wings...

Pemberton Billing P.B.31E Nighthawk from 1916 which was fitted with a Lewis gun on the nose mounting and a recoilless Davis gun in the upper gun position:





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Might be tempted to do something inspired by this for the Brian da Basher/Brian Perri Memorial GB since it is appropriately 'wacky' enough to make Brian smile.
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Offline robunos

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #67 on: Yesterday at 02:55:54 AM »
Where's Dick Dastardley when you need him . . .   ;D


Shame there's no kit available, would make a cracking One Wing Quadruplane . . .


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #68 on: Yesterday at 04:27:53 PM »
Where's Dick Dastardley when you need him . . .   ;D


Shame there's no kit available, would make a cracking One Wing Quadruplane . . .


cheers,
Robin.

You could halve the wings & make ... (Shock! Horror!) ... a BIPLANE! :o
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #69 on: Today at 01:47:23 AM »
Where's the fun in that?
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