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Title: If only it was true
Post by: Small brown dog on July 01, 2021, 02:28:58 AM
(http://tsbd.co.uk/beyondthesprue/If%20only%20it%20was%20true.jpg)

Winner of the 1927 Venice Schneider trophy race, Supermarine S5 N220 resides at Duxford in the spring of 2017 sporting fresh paint and awaiting transportation to the Solent Sky Museum for the 90th anniversary Schneider race exhibition.

Of course this is all fanciful crap because other than a few bits and pieces there are no surviving airframes from the S5 family. Solent Sky does have a propeller from the original N220 and of course a complete example of a Supermarine S6A which is actually the 1929 race winner N248. With the 1931 race winner (S6B S1595) currently peeling paint in the science museum, 2021 could have been a perfect time to display all three together.

To be honest I guess we should be thankful that these two airframes exist at all considering the 90 and 90plus years of each.

Duxford hanger photograph taken circa 2018, much to the amusement of a couple of people wondering why some guy was taking pictures of empty spaces.

Hope this is OK here as it is sort of a what if.
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 01, 2021, 02:44:49 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: apophenia on July 01, 2021, 09:18:03 AM
Lovely  :-*

Generally speaking, "fanciful crap" is to be preferred over what passes for reality these days  :P

On the S.5, there was the Leisure Sports replica. A nice compromise but it just wasn't the same thing as the real deal. As your title says: If only it was true ...
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: Small brown dog on July 01, 2021, 06:04:19 PM


Generally speaking, "fanciful crap" is to be preferred over what passes for reality these days  :P



I'd drink to that.
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: sharkman on September 17, 2021, 07:28:12 PM
That's cool!

What model did you use for the pic?
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: perttime on September 18, 2021, 11:16:15 AM
That's cool!

What model did you use for the pic?
Small brown dog is pretty handy with 3D computer graphics.....

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Wasn't somebody building a an S5 replica/lookalike, to be powered with a much lesser engine?
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: Small brown dog on September 26, 2021, 06:27:24 PM
That's cool!

What model did you use for the pic?

Its a 3D model I made some years ago and revamped a few months ago with extra geometry and then reskinned. I then take a render of the model and composit in Photoshop, in this case a photograph I took at Duxford.
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: Small brown dog on September 26, 2021, 06:29:52 PM
That's cool!

Wasn't somebody building a an S5 replica/lookalike, to be powered with a much lesser engine?

There was a flying scale replica a few years ago and there is a current project to build a full scale replica ongoing at this moment sadly without a Napier Lion.
https://www.supermarineseaplane.co.uk (https://www.supermarineseaplane.co.uk)
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: perttime on September 26, 2021, 11:54:43 PM
Wasn't somebody building a an S5 replica/lookalike, to be powered with a much lesser engine?

There was a flying scale replica a few years ago and there is a current project to build a full scale replica ongoing at this moment sadly without a Napier Lion.
https://www.supermarineseaplane.co.uk (https://www.supermarineseaplane.co.uk)
That must be the one that I came across recently, when browsing my stash of magazines. Sounds like they can engineer and build it, if they can raise the funds.
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: jcf on September 27, 2021, 04:01:10 AM
Lovely, now we need an S4.
 ;)
Title: Re: If only it was true
Post by: Small brown dog on September 28, 2021, 07:58:00 PM
Lovely, now we need an S4.
 ;)

I couldn't agree more and I will build one at some point.
The S4 fascinates me and must have been a revelation in 1925 with its clean unbraced monoplane design and that Lion neatly faired in up front.

... cold shower time ;)