Author Topic: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 10810 times)

Offline apophenia

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2018, 03:08:43 AM »
The floatplane is an interesting idea, however it would need larger, longer floats.

In 1/72, perhaps the floats from a E16A1 Zuiun? The take-off weights are similar - 10,000 lb for the Zuiun,  11,445 lb for the Whirlwind. (1/48 would be tricker ... is there a kit in this scale other than that of  Raccoon Models?)

Or maybe use two Rufe main floats?
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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2018, 06:18:52 AM »
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Westland Whirlwind Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2018, 09:01:05 AM »
Well I'm making these for a Blenheim (actually a Bolingbroke). It's max T.O.W. is 14,400 lbs so just a tad big, but they could be reduced in size even more than what I am doing to them