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Denel Dynamics Albatross
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:37:06 AM »
Place holder for my Denel Dynamics Albatross

It is a jet power hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance and high-altitude surveillance.
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 01:31:13 PM »
Is there any relation to the Grumman Albatross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_HU-16_Albatross ?
Or just very long wings, similar also to the bird with this name?

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 07:10:43 PM »
Is there any relation to the Grumman Albatross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_HU-16_Albatross ?
Or just very long wings, similar also to the bird with this name?

#2. Just very long wings similar also to the bird with this name.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 08:53:13 PM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 11:36:40 PM »
Thanks. We will see... :smiley:

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 11:54:30 PM »
Looking forward to this.
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 06:50:16 AM »
Place holder for my Denel Dynamics Albatross

It is a jet power hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance and high-altitude surveillance.

Oooo ... anything like Denel's swoopy Bateleur MALE UAV?
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 06:57:06 AM »
Saw preliminary photos of this at a top secret North-South axis meeting of the BTS moderation team in Pittsburgh this weekend just gone...looks good
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 07:56:24 PM »
Place holder for my Denel Dynamics Albatross

It is a jet power hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance and high-altitude surveillance.

Oooo ... anything like Denel's swoopy Bateleur MALE UAV?

No. It is a clean sheet design.  I hope to share some pictures this weekend.
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 01:21:55 AM »
Here is WIP Albatross. Love child between a Heller Magister and Skunkworks MQ-9 Reaper






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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 02:23:02 AM »
Beautiful! :-*

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 04:19:43 AM »
most excellent Carl!

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 06:26:58 PM »
Absolutely killer, Carl!

Totally believable and one of the best Magister conversions I've seen come down the pike in a long time!

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 04:59:23 AM »
<...> Love child between a Heller Magister and Skunkworks MQ-9 Reaper <...>

This kid's gonna far!  :smiley:
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 03:33:07 AM »
Ooooooh wow, that looks perfect! Inspired!

Also as soon as I see Denel or Atlas in a title I get excited as the South Africans come up with some very cool hardware. This will fit right in.
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 08:07:38 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2017, 05:16:27 AM »
nice one

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2017, 01:49:21 AM »
Simple,elegant and to the point...lovely !
Alex

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2017, 02:01:11 AM »
Good eye for seeing this "natural" kit-bash.  Looks so much RW meant to be.
Not way complex but is right on. :smiley:

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 11:42:39 AM »
Are you still going with this, TBG? I've been away for a bit so my apologies if I've missed something.
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2018, 07:17:53 AM »
You have not missed anything Zac. It's me.

Thanks my daily 2.5 Kg dose of "Getroffyouassium", I am almost done!

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2018, 10:25:55 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2018, 04:47:35 AM »
Lovin' this! :smiley: You've got a keen eye for what donor kits will work together nicely.
Cheers,
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2018, 03:06:11 AM »
You got that right Moritz, he does have a keen eye for what can be combined to make a real beauty of a kit bash. 
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2018, 10:20:54 PM »
Sleek and elegant!

It reminds me a little bit of the U2.

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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2018, 02:03:29 AM »
Thank you for the compliments folks. Finished it this morning. Albatross MK.1 in RAF service.


Albatross-MK.1-02
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Albatross-MK.1-03
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Albatross-MK.1-04
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Albatross-MK.1-01
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Built from a 1/72 Heller Magister, Skunkworks MQ-9 Reaper, Tamiya A-6E (1/100) and Hasegawa Weapons Kit VI. Decals from the MQ-9 kit. Paint is MM enamels via hairy sticks.
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Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 06:07:40 AM »
Carl,

Looking good, but I love the load out. Tres dangereux.

all best
John