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Percival Petrel?
« on: September 16, 2015, 07:46:24 am »
Found another old kit in the stash, which could get reworked as a Royal Navy bird, maybe a spotter. Possible name: Petrel  According to the history I read, there was some thought to trying it as an emergency light bomber, and tests were even conducted. The power just wasn't there for it to be very effective in my opinion, but it does open up possibilities.

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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 09:06:00 am »
Nice one Ratty. Your points are valid, but it would certainly stand out !

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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 09:13:56 am »
Ratty, I think you are going to have to think of another name.  :blink:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Petrel

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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 09:16:16 am »
Ratty, I think you are going to have to think of another name.  :blink:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Petrel



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I did a Google search for 'petrel aircraft' and that didn't come up. Truth be told, I had a nagging feeling that the name had been around, but didn't look hard enough obviously. Retires to thinking chair.
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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 09:18:48 am »
Percival Prion? It's in the petrel family: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prion_(bird)
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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 09:31:35 am »
Puffin?
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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2015, 01:40:32 pm »
Now that the Skua is done, time to get going on this one. Wavering between a target tug, or a Royal Navy medevac. I'm thinking it could operate off a carrier.
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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 10:28:45 am »
Okay, going with the target tug variant. First thing, construct a pylon to hold the prop that drives the winch:



Next, make the prop! Extremely tiny, and took a bit of swearing. Fortunately, the propellers used on a lot of the winch designs were very simple slabs, so that made accuracy a bit easier:



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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 08:09:46 pm »
PAINT DISASTER! Causing me to miss the deadline.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: Percival Petrel?
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2015, 08:17:32 pm »
Keep at it my friend! We will be glad to see it deadline or not!
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