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DHC-1 Chipmunk
« on: March 12, 2009, 11:48:20 pm »
The DHC-1 Chipmunk comes up from time to time but there's no Chippie thread!

[Note all my DHC-1 images & related posts have been deleted to spare the Download File]
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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 05:17:23 am »
Given the RAF's predeliction for side-by-side seating, I always thought the Chipmunk was a slightly odd choice. Any idea what the other contenders were?
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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 05:27:34 am »
Given the RAF's predeliction for side-by-side seating, I always thought the Chipmunk was a slightly odd choice.

Ah, but this was a Canadian design, and therefore too good to pass up!  ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 06:52:05 am »
Given the RAF's predeliction for side-by-side seating, I always thought the Chipmunk was a slightly odd choice. Any idea what the other contenders were?
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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 07:25:49 am »
Given the RAF's predeliction for side-by-side seating, I always thought the Chipmunk was a slightly odd choice. Any idea what the other contenders were?

I don't know about that weaver, the first side-by-side that I can think of was the Hunting Percival Provost which came after the Chipmunk.  The Chipmunk just followed a long line of tandem seat trainers stretching all the way back to WW.I.   Interestingly though, the RAF went back to tandem, Gnat, Hawk, Tucano spring to mind  :rolleyes: :lol:
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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 08:53:01 am »
Zwilling-Zwilling! :wacko:




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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 01:35:05 pm »
My quickly done Speedchip:


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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 03:59:56 pm »
Single seat!

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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009, 05:54:27 pm »
There was a one off Turbo Chippy with a Rover TP.90 Turboprop.  Might be a good candidate for the Speedchip with it's & sleek looks.



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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 08:50:35 pm »
Don't forget the Super Chipmunk:
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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2009, 11:59:11 am »
And a Commonwealth Bedcheck Charlie (RAF or RCAF) Chipmunk inspired by philp's Rabid 'Munk concept.
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,23422.0.html
This toothier Chippie would have a shortened canopy for a single pilot, a few light bomb racks, a long tail pipe (and/or muffler), and plenty of flat black.


Just a jet version of the 'Bedcheck Charlie'...  ;D

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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2009, 06:26:04 pm »
The Portuguese recently reengined some Munks.





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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2009, 03:45:04 pm »
Here, the Hatfield-built version. The Downsview-built DHC-1F Chip Fox featured a blown, sliding canopy and float fittings.

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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 03:51:18 pm »
Pretty sure you'll need a bigger engine for that.
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Re: DHC-1 Chipmunk
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 07:25:53 pm »
Awesome! :)

If the RAF had them they could have trained three pupils at once, miles better than the awful Prentice!
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