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Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« on: March 09, 2015, 04:36:50 PM »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 06:07:47 PM »




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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 12:44:58 PM »
Figured this was as good a place as any to put this
 The Blackburn triplane of 1917, made for anti-Zeppelin duty only one made as far as I can find , only tested for one month before being written off as useless. First pusher tripe fighter that I have seen.
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 02:33:12 PM »
not sure of the point of this ......  airborne train .....

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 02:36:53 PM »
lovely things here  :)

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 01:15:55 AM »
Figured this was as good a place as any to put this
 The Blackburn triplane of 1917, made for anti-Zeppelin duty only one made as far as I can find , only tested for one month before being written off as useless. First pusher tripe fighter that I have seen.


Designed by Harris Booth and it shared many basic design features with the A.D Scout aka "Sparrow"
Zeppelin fighter he had designed while at the Air Department of the Admiralty. Four "Sparrow" were
built by Blackburn for the Department.





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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2015, 07:56:31 AM »
lots of strange but true French oddities - including land & sea - on this page ! ....
http://modelarchives.free.fr/Bestiaire
« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 07:58:24 AM by raafif »

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 06:11:11 AM »
A jet biplane:  The Screamin' Sasquatch jet powered Waco Biplane:


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2015, 02:07:54 PM »
... another add to the subject...
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for I shall not change...
never...

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2015, 02:01:14 PM »
I like multi-wings :D

whif Caproni opened an Australian factory for Sth Pacific manufacturing / sales ?

« Last Edit: October 28, 2015, 05:28:57 AM by raafif »

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2015, 06:06:00 AM »
If you build it, I expect to see it fully rigged!!  ;D
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2015, 02:14:33 AM »
And we will only accept a vacuform kit... ;)
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2015, 05:23:59 AM »
hard to see but the Ca.60 did have a canard hydro-foil on the nose - purpose ?



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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2015, 06:49:31 AM »
Are those hydrofoils, or gangplanks?

If they really are hyrdofoils, I presume their purpose is to prevent the nose digging in during large power additions or deceleration. 

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2015, 03:42:09 PM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2015, 04:31:49 PM »
Dolphin EVA Spacesuit
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2015, 06:17:02 PM »



David Brin, Startide Rising, Uplift War etc?

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2015, 03:09:37 AM »
Ca. 60 nose-foils and floats were designed by hydrofoil pioneer Guidoni, so the probable use of the nose foils
was as guessed, to prevent the nose from digging in.
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2015, 10:07:38 AM »

My son just got this hot wheels police helicopter and I thought someone here might just really like it.
I just think it is weird. ;D
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2015, 12:41:55 PM »

I just think it is weird. ;D

Agreed...though also attractive...in its own weird way... ;D
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2015, 08:47:42 AM »

My son just got this hot wheels police helicopter and I thought someone here might just really like it.
I just think it is weird. ;D


Agreed...though also attractive...in its own weird way... ;D


It begs to be built as a propper model, though. ;)
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2015, 06:08:15 AM »
They did it for real ! :o

B-23 Dragon contra-prop .....



French B-26 Marauder jet .....




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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2015, 06:15:37 AM »
 :o  Is a shocker !
As if kitbashing in 1/1 scale

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2015, 06:20:01 AM »
They did it for real ! :o

French B-26 Marauder jet .....





Wow. Gotta build this.  :) :)
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2015, 07:01:32 AM »

Wow. Gotta build this.  :) :)
Please do.
Mixed propulsion aircraft have a character of their own.  A few can be found in archives of BTS.
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Mixed propulsion can be GB topic.