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Re: Ps-R03 Pamplemousse - was Schpitterschmitt
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2015, 07:09:39 am »
Maybe ! I have that extra 110 looking for an idea !

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Re: Ps-R03 Pamplemousse - was Schpitterschmitt
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2015, 08:41:10 am »
I have that extra 110 looking for an idea !
An idea? what about a 110 tail-less flying wing?
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Re: Ps-R03 Pamplemousse - was Schpitterschmitt
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2015, 12:37:40 am »
Finished.

Pistophe sans Dingem Ps-R03 Pamplemousse

In 1931 Christophe-Marie Dingem and Jean Louis Pierre Pistophe formed Aeronautique Dingem et Pistophe.  As neither had any training in Aircraft Design or Engineering they built planes under licence rather than design their own.
By 1936 the business was going from strength to strength with ADP aircraft proving extremely popular amongst the more cost conscious members of France’s chic aeronautical community.  Not all was well in the boardroom however with friction between the partners causing minor disagreements which snowballed into major arguments.  The final straw came when Pistophe refused to name his son after Dingem who stormed out of the Marseilles  factory vowing never to speak the mans name again.

Not one to be defeated by losing his partner or his licences (which turned out to be all in Dingems name alone) Pistophe renamed the business to reflect the new situation and, feeling he had learnt everything he needed to know from making other peoples designs, set out to draw up his own Pistophe sans Dingem aircraft .
Unfortunately it seems designing aircraft is harder than it looks and his first two designs were failures.  The Ps-R01 Ananas failed to take off while the Ps-R02 Mangue failed to land, vanishing into a cloud on its first test flight never to be seen again. 

Jean’s third design was successful with the Ps-R03 Pamplemousse both taking off and landing on April 1st 1939.  As can be seen he chose to take “inspiration” from other peoples designs.
By the time of the Fall of France Pamplemousses equipped one squadron of the Armee de l’aire.  Initially stationed close to the Factory on the Cote d’azur in August 1940 they were hurriedly given white “Vichy” stripes and were reassigned to the Pas De Calais to act as part of the Vichy French contribution to the attacks on Britain…

…where they were promptly shot down in droves when their distinctive silhouette was mistaken for Spitfires.  The wing roundels were enlarged but the similarity to Spitfires was still too great and so they were relegated to Syria and Lebanon where they soon fell victim to engine failures due to lack of dust filtration.

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Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf 109 E3 fuselage with MPM Spitfire Mk XVIII wings, stabilisers and rudder.
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Re: Pistophe sans Dingem Ps-R03 Pamplemousse
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2015, 05:32:31 am »
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Re: Pistophe sans Dingem Ps-R03 Pamplemousse
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2015, 07:41:27 am »
Another nice one  :thumbsup:
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Re: Pistophe sans Dingem Ps-R03 Pamplemousse
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2015, 08:07:40 am »
Great model! :thumbsup:
and the name, close to mine, is funny... ;D
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Re: Pistophe sans Dingem Ps-R03 Pamplemousse
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2015, 12:45:53 pm »
A superb job, and love the backstory too.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Pistophe sans Dingem Ps-R03 Pamplemousse
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2015, 06:17:45 pm »
Thanks all.

Great model! :thumbsup:
and the name, close to mine, is funny... ;D

Hopefully the joke in the name is not too opaque...
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