Author Topic: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...  (Read 8936 times)

Offline apophenia

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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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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2017, 07:43:12 AM »
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.

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2017, 08:28:53 AM »
Sucks and blows at the same time

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2017, 08:05:13 AM »
Early spats for Brian:

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2017, 06:08:38 AM »
One definitely for Tophe:



Mach 2 airliner design study by the Handley Page company in 1959. Up to 150 passengers (plus fuel and baggage) were carried within a wing that was conceived to be slewed to either 72 degrees for high speed flight or 25 degrees for low speed. The crew was accommodated in a small cabin at the “forward” tip of the wing counterbalanced by a quite tall fin at the other. The four podded jet engines rotate in flight.
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2017, 04:55:23 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2017, 11:09:08 PM »
That's just weird! :-\
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2017, 07:21:55 PM »
Looks like a variation of Thunderbird 1

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2017, 06:53:12 AM »
Engine with wings and cockpit stuck on as an afterthought...
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2017, 07:55:54 AM »
Engine with wings and cockpit stuck on as an afterthought...

And, maybe, a 30 second run time of the engine (nowhere for fuel).
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2018, 05:12:17 AM »
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