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Offline kitnut617

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #285 on: February 06, 2018, 09:48:43 PM »
Nice find  :smiley:

Still working on mine though, it got stalled while I figure out the wing to fuselage connection. This is because I have a bigger version of it I'm planning (that's bigger fuselage than bigger scale) and it will have different engine configuration so need to know what the original is first.

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #286 on: February 07, 2018, 02:23:04 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline kim margosein

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #287 on: February 09, 2018, 11:39:25 AM »
Kitnut=  I know you've been working on it seemingly since the Major administration, so forgive me if this is a repeat.  I look forward to doing this some day myself.  However, I think the wing shape would parallel the Vulcan, and the straight delta wouldn't make it into production.   Myself, I think I'll use a C-135 fuselage for mine.   It's on the build list for ohh, the year 2525.

Offline perttime

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #288 on: February 10, 2018, 03:54:23 AM »
Have we seen this before?

Offline kitnut617

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #289 on: February 10, 2018, 10:00:48 AM »
Kitnut=  I know you've been working on it seemingly since the Major administration, so forgive me if this is a repeat.  I look forward to doing this some day myself.  However, I think the wing shape would parallel the Vulcan, and the straight delta wouldn't make it into production.   Myself, I think I'll use a C-135 fuselage for mine.   It's on the build list for ohh, the year 2525.

Kim, I had actually been in touch with a guy who's name was Mike Meehan. I found him through the Nevill Shute website, but interestingly he actually worked on the brochure for the Avro Atlantic. He told me he did many of the drawings in it as he worked in the drafting office at Avro. He told me that had the Atlantic gone into production it would probably have had the same wing developments the Vulcan B.1 had, which is the slight kink to the leading edge as I have it on my models. You have to keep in mind that the Atlantic was designed and proposed before the Vulcan prototype ever flew. In my back story I'm saying Avro Canada built them for the RAF and eventually the RCAF.  The C-135 fuselage cross section is all wrong for an Atlantic, which was completely round at 12'-6" diameter.

Mike Meehan sent me this 3-View of it which he said was the last evolution of the design (he knew because he drew it [top pic])

I have in the planning stage a different version which will have a much bigger diameter fuselage, I'll use the wings from a Vulcan B.2 for that though and it will have different engines (looking at hi-bypass turbofans) Middle pics here shows what fuselage I'll use as a donar (the middle photo shows that the Vulcan wing chord fit's the 767 wing chord almost perfectly). My personal take on it is Avro should have gone with the bigger diameter fuselage like Handley Page did with their design (bottom pic)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 10:11:20 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #290 on: February 11, 2018, 03:30:19 AM »
Have we seen this before?

First time for me.  Cool! Needs to be modelled in 3D
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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #291 on: February 11, 2018, 12:05:01 PM »
Thanks for the information.  This puts the fuselage width slightly more than the 707.  However, I have a spare 135 fuselage.   I was thinking of PVC pipe, but the 2 inch pipe is actualy 2 3/8 inches.  Like I said, this project is well down the road.

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #292 on: February 11, 2018, 04:09:38 PM »
Have we seen this before?




First time for me.  Cool! Needs to be modelled in 3D


Agreed!
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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #293 on: February 11, 2018, 05:29:07 PM »
Agreed again !

Offline perttime

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #294 on: February 11, 2018, 05:34:55 PM »
Have we seen this before?

...

First time for me.  Cool! Needs to be modelled in 3D

Agreed!
The guy used to post lots and lots of artwork - but then got upset when people started selling R/C planes based on them, but refused to  mention that they were based on his originals. He still has some on twitter and facebook, and you can find some searching for Mirco Pecorari or mcpecos.

He is also somewhat famous for creating colour schemes for full-size aircraft, especially aerobatic ones.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 05:36:52 PM by perttime »

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #295 on: February 23, 2018, 03:58:49 PM »
One for Tophe!

Whilst looking for warmish places to go on holiday, I initially mistook this Airbase for the International Airport.
Upon doing so its always interesting to see which military types are deployed - and it offered up some surprises that the Portuguese have been collaborating with Tophe.

In so much as two dual fuselage aircraft and a mistel.....


http://www.emfa.pt/www/mobile/unidade-19-base-aerea-n-6
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Estruturas+BA6/@38.7125618,-9.0265422,1206m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0xd193717dc4df74d:0x5b6f33c0b078b76a!8m2!3d38.6995299!4d-9.0444785

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #296 on: February 23, 2018, 04:59:57 PM »

In so much as two dual fuselage aircraft and a mistel.....



 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #297 on: February 24, 2018, 03:19:46 AM »
Damn!  That base was supposed to be kept Top Secret! ;D
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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #298 on: March 14, 2018, 11:22:25 PM »
Posted on Facebook.



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Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Reply #299 on: April 03, 2018, 04:27:50 AM »
Cool! :smiley:
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