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Offline jcf

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2015, 08:46:29 AM »
Yep, ATAR testbed:


BTW things like this can be used to start a thread.  ;)
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2015, 09:21:13 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.
Back in the days (years) remember seeing 50s photo of F-80 with wing tip ramjets.  Picture that stuck with me.  Then came the 10-engined B-36 :-*
Mixed propulsion can be GB topic.


I have two piston engine aircraft builds on the go which will have Marquardt ramjets. Maybe I'll finish them as part of the Clear The Bench GB.



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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2015, 02:41:14 AM »

BTW things like this can be used to start a thread.  ;)


Indeed...or put in an existing thread such as:

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=965.0 for the B-23 variant
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1111.msg67156#msg67156 for the B-26 variant (or start a dedicated B-26 thread)
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=988.0 for the Mustang variants
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2015, 07:36:08 PM »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2015, 03:35:31 AM »
I like...I think
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2015, 03:00:00 AM »
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2015, 05:25:22 AM »
pity it's no longer a car ..... but most parts are now flying :)

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2015, 01:39:32 AM »


The MK.1 Mobile Utility Longrange Exo-transport (MULE)
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2015, 10:10:05 AM »


The MK.1 Mobile Utility Longrange Exo-transport (MULE)

Sorry, but you're mistaken, that's a Distant Orientation Non-Kinetic Exo-transport (Young). (DONKEY). Aka, Assault Sedan (Straddled).

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2015, 11:34:12 AM »


The MK.1 Mobile Utility Longrange Exo-transport (MULE)

Sorry, but you're mistaken, that's a Distant Orientation Non-Kinetic Exo-transport (Young). (DONKEY). Aka, Assault Sedan (Straddled).


Sounds like a jacka$$ to me!

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2015, 09:04:56 PM »


The MK.1 Mobile Utility Longrange Exo-transport (MULE)

Sorry, but you're mistaken, that's a Distant Orientation Non-Kinetic Exo-transport (Young). (DONKEY). Aka, Assault Sedan (Straddled).


Sounds like a jacka$$ to me!


You're referring to the proposed Just Another Common Kinetic Assault Support System, I presume?

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2015, 09:12:46 PM »


The MK.1 Mobile Utility Longrange Exo-transport (MULE)

Sorry, but you're mistaken, that's a Distant Orientation Non-Kinetic Exo-transport (Young). (DONKEY). Aka, Assault Sedan (Straddled).


Sounds like a jacka$$ to me!


You're referring to the proposed Just Another Common Kinetic Assault Support System, I presume?


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2015, 03:03:46 AM »
Cool...but don't expect to see it anytime soon:

https://youtu.be/07nU_BS92XI
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2015, 09:10:52 AM »
Cool...but don't expect to see it anytime soon:

https://youtu.be/07nU_BS92XI

Certainly a gimmick to make long distance flights more interesting.  Maybe the next step up will be to offer a bed under the blister so that the mile-high club can have a fresh start :)
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2016, 02:38:39 AM »
Was watching a program on the Smithsonian channel about the A-10, and in a background shot during the Paris air show during the '70's you could see this aircraft, anyone know what it is?
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2016, 04:57:15 AM »
Thanks jcf ! 👍🍻
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2016, 05:39:42 AM »
You can get a 1/72 kit of it too, though it does take some effort as this page shows.
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2016, 06:25:57 AM »
Did you notice the safety glasses? That is so you do not stab yourself in the eyes when trying to build a Unicraft kit as you never seem to make any progress.  >:D
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2016, 04:11:31 AM »
One for Brian - get a load of those spats!!

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2016, 08:54:55 AM »
Nice! But we need a Couzinet 151 with the Arc-en-Ciel's swoopy tailfin  :D
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2016, 05:54:06 AM »
Anyone else feel that the wing engines were an after thought?

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2016, 10:27:23 AM »
Exhaust systems look to be, too, and they haven't even bothered considering cowlings.  Talk about "built-in drag".

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2016, 02:47:53 AM »
Its actually a Bulgarian airliner prototype.  Unsurprisingly only one was built due to disappointing performance.  Here is another photo:

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2017, 04:58:40 AM »
Anyone else think that this looks like a 1:1 parts bin bash?



BTW, its the Avtek 400, a prototype turboprop-powered business aircraft developed in the United States in the early 1980s.  In 1998, Avtek declared bankruptcy without the prototype having completed testing.

Here is an image of what they were aiming for:

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