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Offline robunos

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Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane - FINISHED
« on: April 11, 2020, 05:12:41 AM »

It's no good, I can't resist, I've had to start a few One Wing Biplanes . . .
This one's the Matchbox Boeing P-12, one of Matchbox's clever little aircraft kits, which as far as i know, has never been re-released by Revell . . .
Not too much to show so far, just the basic fuselage assembled . . .





That's All For Now, Stay Tuned . . .


cheers,
Robin.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2020, 12:27:24 AM by robunos »
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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2020, 05:24:52 AM »

Okay . . . some progress,
the wings cut to size, roots trimmed to fit, and strut holes filled. I've also added locating pins in the roots, as there isn't much gluing area . . .





wings and tail feathers attached,





and undercarriage legs added. Ready for painting . . .   :o    ;D





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cheers,
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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2020, 10:02:34 AM »
That looks sharp and quite convincing. :smiley:
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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 10:09:20 AM »
Like Jeff said.  :smiley:

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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2020, 10:42:20 PM »
That looks sharp and quite convincing. :smiley:

Very much so! :smiley:
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Offline robunos

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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 05:32:21 AM »
Thanks, gents . . .   :-[
Yes, it's going to have that long nosed, aft cockpit, air racer look about it. I've thought about getting another kit, to build as a racer, but they're not common, or particularly cheap, and money is tight at the moment, so . . .   :(


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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 10:10:11 AM »
... but they're not common, or particularly cheap...

Just saw one on eBay for US$9.99 + $20.00 shipping  :o  Can't blame the vendor for the cost of shipping, I guess. But you'd still be getting a 1973 vintage kit in the mail for your 24 quid  :P
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Offline robunos

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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 06:03:43 AM »

Okay . . .
Ready for decals 'n' details . . .





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Offline finsrin

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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 06:23:48 AM »
Surprised how well your series of one wing biplanes turn out looking right.  :smiley:    To me,,, later biplanes like P-12 and such look the most right as monoplanes.
Keep up these interesting builds !

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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2020, 12:26:42 AM »


Boeing P-12, 95th / 27th Composite Squadron, U.S.Army Air Corps, 1931.
































The reason for the complicated Squadron designation above, is that I originally painted the model in the 95th Attack Squadron scheme, but ended up having to use the 27th Squadron decals . . .   :o    :-[    :D 
The windshield was missing from the kit, so I've had to 'borrow' one from elsewhere, also, I didn't do too good a job of painting the tyres, otherwise, it's not too bad a model . . .
That's All, Folks . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane - FINISHED
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2020, 01:21:30 AM »
Looks right like it would have, should have, could have been flown by AAC.   :smiley:

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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane - FINISHED
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2020, 03:43:03 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane - FINISHED
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2020, 04:33:54 PM »
Absolutely honestly? She looks like she'd be a bitch to fly, as it looks like her CoG would be either on the leading edge of, or forward of the wing. ???

Still, she looks good, &, in Whifworld, that's a huge plus. :smiley: 8)
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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane - FINISHED
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2020, 08:15:17 PM »
The green and yellow look good! I agree with Guy; some of these one wing wonders would benefit from moving the wing forward. But it still looks good. Maybe the pilots called it a “peeshooter” because they pissed in their pants when trying to fly it?

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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane - FINISHED
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2020, 10:05:12 PM »
Verily what is this C of G you talk about 'tis unknown in the duchy  of Whiffworld!

Seriously though, nice looking plane tell the designer chappie  :smiley: :smiley:

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Offline robunos

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Re: Boeing P-12 - a One Wing Biplane - FINISHED
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2020, 03:39:56 AM »
The green and yellow look good! I agree with Guy; some of these one wing wonders would benefit from moving the wing forward. But it still looks good. Maybe the pilots called it a “peeshooter” because they pissed in their pants when trying to fly it?


 ;D   ;D



Thanks for the comments, Gents . . .
@Old Wombat, Moving the Centre of Pressure (Lift) aft relative to the Centre of Gravity actually increases stability, to a point, beyond which excessive nose heaviness becomes a problem, needing either large amounts of up elevator trim, causing drag, or weight in the tail, or both, to correct. Of course, in reality, the aerodynamics on these planes is impossible, never mind the C of G issues, the wing area has been reduced by half, or more, however here in One Wing Biplane World, the laws of physics are, shall we say, rather more accommodating ?
@Robomog, the Chief Designer thanks you, now he wants a pay rise . . .   :o    >:D


cheers,
Robin.
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