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Offline Dizzyfugu

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2012, 12:45:10 am »
We've seen a few single engined aircraft whiffed into twins before now, but I don't think we've seen the opposite.

Radical, and good thinking. Looking forward to the final result.  :thumbsup:

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012, 09:49:27 am »
Pics of my dH Dolphin as seen at Telford to follow.  A Merlin Comet can be done, chaps.

And here it is:

('borrowed' pic courtesy of Aircav's SMW collection, my own thread to come this week)
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 04:02:35 pm »
That's BEAUTIFUL!!!  Does look very 'Supermarine-ish' though...

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2012, 03:01:21 am »
That's BEAUTIFUL!!!  Does look very 'Supermarine-ish' though...

One or two others said that at Telford.  I think it must be the colour scheme - 'borrowed' off the S.6 and S.6B.  Had it been all red, black or green - classic Coment finishes - I wonder whether people would say 'Supermarine-ish'?
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2012, 04:51:47 am »
Almost all the Schneider Trophy racers of the late 30s looked like that though.

It was the optimum engineering solution to the same problem, a BIG engine at the front driving a very coarse pitch propeller, a very slim fuselage with the very minimum of space (and forward view.....) for the pilot, the smallest possible wings to keep it up at 400 mph plus and two floats large enough to stop it siinking, but only just.

If the MC-72 had been painted blue and sliver it might have looked 'Supermarine-ish' too.

Hm, now there's an idea. I have the ruddy AWFUL Delta kit of the MC-72 up in The Loft somewhere............  ;)
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2012, 07:22:39 am »
That's BEAUTIFUL!!!  Does look very 'Supermarine-ish' though...

It is a looker but strangely my first reaction wasn't "Supermarine". I thought "ah a single engined Comet"
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2012, 09:40:03 am »
Congratulations to both Kitbasher and pyro-manic :thumbsup:
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