Author Topic: Mi-17 & Go244, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.  (Read 258279 times)

Offline ericr

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Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #900 on: April 30, 2017, 12:15:49 AM »


remainings of the day : a mixture of Alouette helicopter and P-38
(the latter was an old childishly built kit, so it is a buit nastily punkish ;
I think this "composition" would deserve to be re-tried from clean new kits,
even in some larger scale, someday maybe ...)







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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #901 on: April 30, 2017, 12:45:47 AM »
Could totally see that as a real P-38 derived reconnaissance or "pathfinder" bird. :)

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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #902 on: April 30, 2017, 01:46:26 AM »
Beautiful!  It makes you think of a high-powered twin-engine ancestor of the Optica.

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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #903 on: April 30, 2017, 05:10:04 AM »
Oh yeah!!  I love the look of this. :)

I could see it as just one of a bunch of postwar conversions of aircraft into civilian applications.  Maybe give one a larger cabin/fuselage as a high speed transport.
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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #904 on: April 30, 2017, 09:48:47 AM »
Wow what a great idea! Seems an excellent observation/recon platform!

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #905 on: April 30, 2017, 01:06:12 PM »
 :-* :-* :-* (I am in love of this blue beauty...)
I just notice the 2-blade propellers, is there an explanation about them somehow?

Offline finsrin

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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #906 on: April 30, 2017, 03:34:57 PM »
Clever combo of P-38 and helicopter parts.  Could be patrolling along boarders and pipelines and such.
Odd (if you will), but seems feasible.

Offline AXOR

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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #907 on: April 30, 2017, 08:33:58 PM »
Well,a new marvel from you Eric,such combinations are always a delight for my eyes!
Alex

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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #908 on: May 01, 2017, 04:32:42 AM »

thanks all ! I really appreciate your appreciation !

the two-blades propellers come from the fact that I had lost the original ones, and found a four-blade propeller in my scrap box  ;)

and then, a bit like the tail-sitting rear wheels, it makes for changes from he original P38

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Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #909 on: May 01, 2017, 10:26:45 PM »
like the tail-sitting rear wheels, it makes for changes from he original P38
Oh, I did not noticed this great little change, wonderful, thanks for telling us! So many marvelous features :-*

Offline ericr

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Sometime ago I showed in this thread a space shuttle with a P-61 fuselage, in blue :
here is the reverse, a twin boomed propeller shuttle, in red  :





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That is fantastic!

Cheers,

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Offline Tophe

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My eyes and soul are loving this model! :-*
While my damned brains ask question, sorry:
- is it a space craft or an airplane? if one transforms into the other do the remaining parts fall down to Earth?
- is the load a satellite or simple cargo?
- is the rear of the shuttle a rocket engine? and does it burn the tailplane if fired on too early?
Answers are not obligatory, the model is wonderful even if pure fantasy... :-*

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Talk about imaginative!

The red is perfect for it.

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Offline ericr

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thanks !

Tophe, are you asking about realism?  ;D

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beautiful hybridations ericr!
The blue P38/Alouette is my favourite indeed!
 8)

Offline Tophe

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Tophe, are you asking about realism?  ;D
It is not ME, it is an evil part in "my" brains (stranger brains in my head), that I try to fight but which still asks silly questions, sorry... ;)

Offline finsrin

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Excellent Imagineering. :)
As noted: does raise a few operational questions !

Offline ericr

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thanks a lot !

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double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #920 on: May 23, 2017, 02:58:27 PM »

One day I stumbled upon this :

and liked it so I have a turn using a pair of 1/43 2cv's :





and only a bit too late I thought of the yin yang possibility :I might try and find a pair of Beetles after all someday ...

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Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #921 on: May 23, 2017, 05:29:46 PM »
Beautiful, ericr, the idea of the Yin-Yang beetle is great!
Antonio

Offline Tophe

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Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #922 on: May 23, 2017, 11:06:39 PM »
Very nice!
while... mechanically, how is it working? When the red component drives forward, should the yellow gear be set in reverse ("marche arrière" in French)?

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Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #923 on: May 25, 2017, 09:15:49 PM »

thanks !

and it is working ... not mechanically but poetically I guess?

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I think I mentioned this LP cover to you come time ago :



I like this kind of chance meetings, so I had a try at it with a plastic gun, and wings from a Vigilante kit wreck :