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Re: 20000 !? : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #350 on: October 15, 2015, 01:09:04 AM »
the drag on the towers would be too great for it to be a plane ... I believe what you are seeing is actually a tail-sitting rocket-powered helicopter that gets boosted up & then transitions to horizontal flight ... tho the rotors are still rather small for lift & a soft landing ;D

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Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #351 on: October 17, 2015, 12:59:38 AM »

 do you remeber this ?

sometime ago you had an idea which got into my mind : the Book-Airplane :



and I liked so much that I had to try it out : using an Airfix Ar196, and a Clairefontaine notebook, cut to the shape of the wings :



it could have been featured in a Tophe-inspired group build!   ;D


I thought it worthwhile to continue the exploration with another, high-wing example, using a Do-27 :







next one might be a delta  :)


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Wonderful! And this new device propbably gives outstanding STOL performances, or something? ??? ;)

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Wonderful! And this new device propbably gives outstanding STOL performances, or something? ??? ;)

yes, when pages flap the portability is greatly enhanced ...   ;)
and sometimes the contents of the book can habe an elevating influence too

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2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #354 on: October 21, 2015, 04:33:11 AM »
and now for something completely different :

I always liked the shape of the 2cv, a bit like that of the Beetle, and thought about equipping it with the wing of a space shuttle ...
I had already tried a 1/43 one with 1/288 boosters, and a 1/16 Beetle with 1/144 Boosters
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg87944#msg87944


and here comes the 1/24 2cv with 1/144 shuttle wings and tail, on top of the 747 SCA :









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Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #355 on: October 21, 2015, 10:53:57 AM »
Wow! Maybe it's not "possible", but it's fun! :-*

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Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #356 on: October 22, 2015, 05:24:06 AM »
I especially like how you decided to paint the Citroen red! Blue would've been the natural choice, but that crimson really makes it pop!

Nice stuff!

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Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #357 on: October 22, 2015, 07:44:04 PM »

thanks a lot!
I hesitated a bit on the color, but chose red  because in my garage at home there is the red 2cv of my brother in law ; I sometimes use it dans drive through town in it  ;D


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Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #358 on: October 23, 2015, 01:39:59 PM »
I sometimes use it dans drive through town in it  ;D
Yes: I knew this! Your compound-model is not fantasy at all but true life story (as scale model: of course you drive the scale 1 version, bigger)... ;)

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Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #359 on: October 23, 2015, 02:28:10 PM »
I sometimes use it dans drive through town in it  ;D
Yes: I knew this! Your compound-model is not fantasy at all but true life story (as scale model: of course you drive the scale 1 version, bigger)... ;)

yes, and I drive it without the 747, to keep a bit of discretion  ;D

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Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #360 on: October 23, 2015, 08:07:11 PM »
France's space program seems to have run into budgetary cutbacks i see
Very colourful I must say, and unique
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Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #361 on: October 23, 2015, 10:48:25 PM »
Of course, the 2cv having wheels and wings, you can drive and fly, no need of mother-ship. :)

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Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #362 on: October 29, 2015, 02:26:18 AM »
 ;D

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PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #363 on: November 12, 2015, 01:58:54 AM »

you may remember the P38 interpretation as a Cerberus I made earlier :
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg89215#msg89215



Here is a kind of reverse experiment : a Cerberus with three PZL7 heads :







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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #364 on: November 12, 2015, 07:58:50 AM »
three props whirling is quite a bite on that Cerebus ! :o

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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #365 on: November 12, 2015, 12:33:25 PM »
The colours are joyful and lovely while I am frightened by this animal-machine, why? ??? ;)

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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #366 on: November 13, 2015, 03:58:40 PM »

the head are on a flexible neck, so you can imagine them moving around  ;)


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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #367 on: November 14, 2015, 05:07:19 AM »

the head are on a flexible neck, so you can imagine them moving around  ;)

next time you'll have to motorize them so the props do spin & the "heads" move ;)

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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #368 on: November 14, 2015, 05:44:23 AM »

the head are on a flexible neck, so you can imagine them moving around  ;)

next time you'll have to motorize them so the props do spin & the "heads" move ;)

ah, motorizing 1/72 kits does require quite refined skills, doesn't it?

but the propellers can move, manually, and each can turn round ;
you better synchronize them, of course


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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #369 on: November 14, 2015, 12:02:57 PM »
the propellers can move, manually, and each can turn round ;
you better synchronize them, of course
A Cerberus evil monster with intermeshing propellers... this is like the best caricature of the Machine World ever made... Charlie Chaplin's spirit is not dead! Congratulations! ;)

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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #370 on: November 15, 2015, 05:32:55 AM »
thanks for the exagerated compliment!  ;)

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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #371 on: November 15, 2015, 09:56:15 PM »
Definitely one of the more imaginative creations to come along! I especially like how the engines mimic the growl of that mythical beast. I've got to tip my hat to your vision and creativity!

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Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #372 on: November 18, 2015, 05:02:56 AM »
thanks a lot! your appreciation feeds my imagination  ;)

for the growl effect, I had initally thought of having three F86 Sabre (or Mig 15 of a mix of them), but in 1/72 they are too wide for the necks ... maybe next time I can try in 1/100? ;D

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P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #373 on: November 22, 2015, 08:28:45 PM »

Saint Exupery was the author who wrote "Le Petit Prince", and he made drawings too ;
he disappeared in a P38 in 1944.
This hybrid mixes a P38 with pencils :








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Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #374 on: November 22, 2015, 11:44:39 PM »
Marvelous! I will have to draw this (with your name) on my fantasy-P38-drawings website! adding maybe a version with writing ink-feathers? ('plumes encre' would have said St-Exupery).
Thanks again for this invention of yours! :-* :-* :-*