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Fanera
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:58:44 am »
Kit box picture for my second entry





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« Last Edit: June 03, 2015, 01:04:59 pm by JayBee »
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Re: Fannera
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 04:03:06 am »
And what a second entry, can't go wrong with such an oddity. :thumbsup:
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Re: Fannera
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 06:53:12 am »
What the devil is THAT Jim?   :o

I don't think I've ever seen one of them before, in any media.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Fannera
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 07:24:12 am »
Try this Kit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NIAI_LK-1

You will also find images of it in Google.

I have also seen, somewhere in the internet a clip of one taxying on skis.
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Re: Fannera
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 07:25:59 am »
It could ONLY be Russian Jim!  :o

Thanks for the link etc.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fannera
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 07:36:46 am »
It is also a rather nice little kit. The fuselage "pod" is moulded in clear plastic, and you get a full set of masks with it.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Fannera
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 07:41:13 am »
Looking at that Wiki page, it's a lot smaller than I thought it was.
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Re: Fannera
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 08:03:24 am »
Kit box picture for my second entry

Has Tophe seen this one? Looks like he might have had a hand in its design  ;D

Should be fun.
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Re: Fannera
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2015, 09:57:45 am »
It could ONLY be Russian Jim!  :o

Thanks for the link etc.  :thumbsup:

Welp, Westland also built an aircraft along similar lines. Not as succesful as the Soviet model.;D



Russian page on the Fanera, loads of photos:
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/cw1/fanera.html
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Re: Fannera
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2015, 01:34:42 pm »
That westland looks far to conventional in the side view.
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: Fannera
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2015, 04:01:19 pm »
Freaky looking bird that's for sure !

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Re: Fannera
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2015, 10:37:50 pm »
WOW looks very cool.
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Re: Fanera
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 09:12:46 am »
Right, work has started on this one and there are a few changes required to the kit.
Firstly here is the text and three-view drawing from Bill Gunston’s “Aircraft of the Soviet Union” dated 1983 from Osprey publishing.








If you read the text it says that seating within the aircraft was pilot and co-pilot left and right with two pasengers in the back.
The kit gives: pilot central with one seat to his right and three seats in the back.
I will be going for the text version.

Next comparing both the text and the three-view with the box art, the kit would appear to be one of the early test examples. Differences being :
Full span ailerons need to be changed to ailerons and flaps.
The Towend ring on the engine needs to go.
The shape of the fin and rudder should be changed if this is going to depict a production example, BUT I like the early rudder that the kit gives (Dilema!).
Finally, and this is not visible, the kit gives spats for the main wheels but for what I have in mind they have to go. Sorry BDB.

Onwards and upwards Comrades!
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Re: Fanera
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2015, 09:27:13 am »
The kit is of the prototype/early variant.

http://airwar.ru/enc/cw1/fanera.html

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Re: Fanera
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2015, 10:42:51 am »
If the pilot is sitting in the centre,  how does he see past the ruddy engine???  :unsure:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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