Author Topic: Polikarpov I-16 л  (Read 1984 times)

Offline AXOR

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Polikarpov I-16 л
« on: February 23, 2017, 08:07:30 PM »
I will try to overcome this inactive modeling stage with a little airplane.
Probably not in Soviet service but rather in Spanish republicans AF...I will see.
The kit is Hasegawa in 1/72 with floats from AModel Bf-109 and KOR-1.

Alex

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 02:07:55 AM »
Always liked the little I-16, they have one at the CAF museum in Midland,TX.
Will be watching this one👍
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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 02:10:07 AM »
Interesting... :)

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 02:47:57 AM »
Yes, this should be very interesting  :)
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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 03:42:43 AM »
I do love I-16s in Spanish Republican colors, yes I do!
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Please continue!

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 09:10:51 AM »
I love this idea.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 04:29:35 AM »
Rata on floats? Good thinking :)
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Offline AXOR

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 05:00:50 AM »
Thaks guys,now wish me luck.In past few years I finished two or three models being focused only on profiles.I hope I still have the skill and patience to finish a model.
Today I found this : http://www.aeroaces.com/1949i-16racer.htm someone has already thought of this



...therefore my model should look good in the end  ;D the hostilities begin from tomorrow  ;D
« Last Edit: February 25, 2017, 05:02:43 AM by AXOR »
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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 03:47:29 PM »
Thanks for this post. I hope your I-16L will be good also, with its normal canopy, not racer. :)

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 09:31:09 PM »
Looking forward to see this gidrosamoletov completed.
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Offline AXOR

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2017, 12:51:44 AM »
First day of work.
The floats need special attention,but some seperglue gel will fix any filling problem.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2017, 12:55:48 AM by AXOR »
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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2017, 03:45:27 AM »
I'm liking this! The I-16's too manoeuvrable for its own good, these floats should help with that.
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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2017, 01:40:05 AM »
The I-16's too manoeuvrable for its own good, these floats should help with that.
They sure as sugar will!

Maybe retractable tip floats? They'd act as airfoil winglets and increase lift and efficiency. Maybe somewhat compensate for the drag of the main float.

I think it may also need a larger ventral fin than the racing variant. Them floats are nasty on longitudinal stability, something the I-16 didn't have in abundance anyway.

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2017, 09:24:53 AM »
Looking forward to this.  Putting floats on fighters is one of my favorite WHIF concepts, and this is a great one. 

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Re: Polikarpov I-16 л
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2017, 06:54:28 PM »
Putting floats on fighters is one of my favorite WHIF concepts,

I second that !

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