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Offline Brian da Basher

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Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« on: February 05, 2012, 03:39:32 AM »
Mr J.P. Vieira has been doing some interesting work on He-162s. He got me thinking. What if they made a piston-engined Salamander with the prop on the front?



Ok so maybe my skills lie elsewhere, but I hope this was at least good for a laugh.
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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 04:11:50 AM »
Different!  Can see where you are going though. :)
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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 04:49:47 AM »
Except for the forward (vs pusher) prop, it reminds me of the Göppingen Gö 9

Here's a video:
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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 09:49:20 PM »
Thats very interesting and inspiring... Thanks :)

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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 02:38:23 AM »
Thanks Brian, I have completed your one by a couple making the comparison to the standard He162 more easy:

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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 02:41:09 AM »
I like the singleton
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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 05:59:28 AM »
The singlke one is also my favourite: I might do a profile of a similar one soon: thanks

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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 12:01:44 PM »
It's only when you start playing around with the Salamander that you realize just how small an aircraft it was! Inspires by JP and BdB, I played with a couple of mid-engined layouts.

After realizing that there'd be little left of the original He-162 airframe, I wondered if two smaller engines mounted on the wing might be better?
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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 12:33:47 PM »
Salamander fun is funny, yes, thanks! :D

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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 07:26:10 PM »
The second and third profiles are my favourite.

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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 02:09:57 AM »
Maybe use a pair of Argus 411 engines?
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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 05:16:55 AM »
Salamander must be of air force of Happy Land.  Quite the national marking for bashes  ;)
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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2012, 05:22:31 AM »
Maybe use a pair of Argus 411 engines?

That'd work. Since the Argus are inverted Vs, there'd be no problem having them slung under the wings to keep the props clear of the canopy.
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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 05:34:18 AM »
Thanks for taking my crude concept and running with it, guys!

Lots of fun! Lucky for the public at large I don't have a Salamander kit in the stash.

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Re: Salamander fun inspired by JP Vieira
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 11:10:46 AM »
More Salamander silliness ...

1st scenario sticks with BdB's original piston premise but on a whole 'nuther scale. War's over and the Bad Guys won. Lufthansa has to replace Tante Ju quickly to satisfy Nazi egomania. Siegfried Günter responds with a supersized Salamander (aka the 'Lufthansa Lighter').

2nd scenario: Good Guys win, Heinkel bogs off to Sweden again like he did after WWI. After re-establishing Svenska Aero, he starts smuggling He-162 bits out of occupied Germany. The Swedish AF already has a better jet fighter and, unfortunately for Ernst, the market for jet-propelled light aircraft is quite small!
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