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Offline Small brown dog

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Introduction and greetings
« on: August 21, 2019, 08:19:02 PM »
Well this is a wonderful place full of types that would not shy away from a radial Spitfire, a trimotor Mosquito and perhaps the odd flying Jagdpanther. Its not short of a great deal of drool inducement in both polystyrene and pixel form either. I have no idea how I have missed this place before but it is a welcome find.

Not sure if anyone has been to Duxford lately but there is a new engine exhibit in the Airspace building:



The Kestrel ELectric XXX was the Hawker (Hunting) Hound MK4b power unit coupled with the  legendary Aero Electric SBD-146/58 field coil spool.

I found a couple of old period adverts too:




If you go looking for this engine at Duxford you will need to hunt for it as itís a bit like trying to locate platform 9 3/4. Duxford is also home to one of the currently airworthy Hound Mk4b's



I can give a full history of the Hound and a background history of Aero Electrical flight if anyone is interested though it might be a bit sleep inducing as I'm just a small brown dog with too much time on its paws, mucking about and re writing aviation history one aircraft at a time from a location slightly south of lost.

I work in 3D and composite in Photoshop which is just a fancy way of saying I photo bash my own 3D creations.

« Last Edit: August 21, 2019, 09:22:34 PM by SBD »
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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 08:39:59 PM »
Great work.

You should send your work to Elon.  ;D
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Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 08:58:13 PM »
Great work.

You should send your work to Elon.  ;D

No time to go to Mars  - there's a war on!

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 11:23:30 PM »
Give us what you got, Brother SBD! We can handle it, we're Whiffers! 8) :smiley: ;)
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Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 11:30:52 PM »
Give us what you got, Brother SBD! We can handle it, we're Whiffers! 8) :smiley: ;)

Thats done it - you only have yourselves to blame now   ;)
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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 12:55:02 AM »
Welcome aboard SBD!  Great entrance and thank you for finding us worthy of your time and participation. 







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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 02:10:41 AM »
Welcome aboard SBD!  Great entrance and thank your for finding us worthy of your time and participation.
Seconded!!  That's gorgeous work!

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 02:16:47 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 02:57:49 AM »
Welcome aboard SBD! You'll fit right in here at BtS, 'Dog  ;)
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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 06:55:35 AM »
Truly awesome engines! I never knew that Tesla sold his AG coil licenses to RR.

If this is yours, I think Brian will have a fainting spell when he sees the spats:

https://www.deviantart.com/small-brown-dog/art/A-break-in-the-weather-729996091


Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 04:14:41 PM »
Truly awesome engines! I never knew that Tesla sold his AG coil licenses to RR.

If this is yours, I think Brian will have a fainting spell when he sees the spats:

https://www.deviantart.com/small-brown-dog/art/A-break-in-the-weather-729996091

RR ??
Oh, you mean the Rolls & Royce partnership in this time line. Sadly, Mr Rolls and Mr Royce never met.  The T coil tech, although vital, only provides the energy (in shed loads) used for EMFEM which is separate but always present in ELG systems which is the younger tech. It is also well known that I am full of crap too ;)

Yes, the Spattage is mine - a MK1 Hawker Hound.
I will post the Hound's history later.
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Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2019, 04:15:57 PM »
By the way gentlemen thanks for the welcome. Much appreciated  :smiley:
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Offline kerick

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2019, 10:45:39 PM »
Welcome aboard the madhouse!!!
Your design is wonderful. I canít help imagining how to build that in plastic. Looks like a Hurricane fuselage on the Mk4b version with Merlin engines. Am I close? A lot of scratch building also but to me thatís the fun part.

Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2019, 10:54:29 PM »
Welcome aboard the madhouse!!!
Your design is wonderful. I canít help imagining how to build that in plastic. Looks like a Hurricane fuselage on the Mk4b version with Merlin engines. Am I close? A lot of scratch building also but to me thatís the fun part.

Its very Hurricane everywhere :)
The engines are the Kestrel Electric XXX - think Kestrels on some sort of super steroids that drive the electrical lift generation gear.
To be completely honest I went way off when building the Kestrel as it sort of went all Merlin on me. My Merlin Electric will probably look likfe a mutant Griffon.

I think I might have gone the wrong way about this as perhaps I should posted the background to the tech first - ah well  ;)
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Offline kerick

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Re: Introduction and greetings
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2019, 02:53:12 AM »
No problem! The Hound made me curious as to the lift technology which was satisfied by the story. Thanks.
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