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Re: Fanera
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2015, 11:56:24 am »
Many thanks JonCF
It has not proven easy to get info on this beast, makes it all the more fun!
I just wish my niece was here,  she lives in Moscow and is an Emglish/Russian interpreter.

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Re: Fanera
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2015, 12:06:33 pm »
Is not need to pilot see, Comrade, all is clear skies and plain sailing in Glorious USSR and nothing possible to go wro%$&*)mnZBe5u34667

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Re: Fanera
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2015, 12:15:31 pm »
Check out the British entry in the 'Weird Flying Wing' stakes:

http://freespace.virgin.net/john.dell/cowing/OA1_In_Flight.JPG

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Re: Fanera
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2015, 12:37:53 pm »
Thanks Rick,

but I already knew all about the Cunliff-Owen blended body designs.

When I saw this wee beasty I fell in love with it.
The problem is just how to Militarize it, but I have that in hand. Well almost. I have several ideas I just have not decided which way to go yet.  :rolleyes:

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Re: Fannera
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2015, 01:42:11 pm »
and you get a full set of masks with it.  :thumbsup:
Thank the Styrene Gods!

What a bizarre object. I'm looking forward to seeing how you build it.

If the pilot is sitting in the centre,  how does he see past the ruddy engine???  :unsure:
I think that may have been addressed earlier, but Wiki says: "The engine, with Townend ring cowling, was fitted on the centre-line between the font[sic? - Zac] cockpits which gave the pilot an asymmetrical view through the leading edge glazing."
« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 01:46:46 pm by KiwiZac »
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Fanera
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2015, 12:43:36 am »
If the pilot is sitting in the centre,  how does he see past the ruddy engine???  :unsure:

You have discovered a problem, Comrade!  For you, a Hero of the Soviet Union badge and a session in the Gulag for exposing state secrets!  Dah!    ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Fanera
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2015, 09:01:05 am »
Work has recommenced and the cockpit interior is completed, the two aircrew and the two Russian Generals are in place.
This was not without a few problems as the height and width of the occupants tended to foul the fuselage sides. After a fair bit of sanding, cutting etc. this is now sorted and here they are.



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Re: Fanera
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2015, 03:44:08 pm »
Are the General's hats big enough?  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Fanera
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2015, 04:48:25 pm »
Cutting Generals down to size.  How very Stalinist... ;D

The General in the RH seat looks familiar.  I think he might be related to the ex Airfix pilot flying my Caproni.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2015, 04:52:17 pm by zenrat »
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Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Fanera
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2015, 05:14:45 pm »
They look excellent ! Going to be a really nice addition once she's buttoned up.

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Re: Fanera
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2015, 02:29:22 am »
Are the General's hats big enough?  ;D

Field uniform.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Fanera
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2015, 04:56:30 am »
They look about as comfy as you'd expect given that it's a Soviet machine.  Looking forward to the topping out ceremony Jim. :thumbsup:
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Re: Fanera
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2015, 06:33:07 am »
Cutting Generals down to size.  How very Stalinist... ;D

The General in the RH seat looks familiar.  I think he might be related to the ex Airfix pilot flying my Caproni.

Looks like Stalin's baby brother to me
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Re: Fanera
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2015, 08:05:42 am »
Are the General's hats big enough?  ;D

Field uniform.  :rolleyes:

When the first Tu-95 Bear flew into RIAT in 1993 the accompanying general's hats there would have made excellent auxiliary flying surfaces for the aircraft, so large were they!
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Re: Fanera
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2015, 09:33:45 am »
Ah, but that was pure showmanship.
The old "Ours are bigger than yours" swagger.
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