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Offline Caveman

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Manchester-Shackleton
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:11:30 am »
Been pondering an alternative universe Shackleton where the Manchester wasn't a failure.

Basically a "2 engined" double mamba powered shack.
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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 08:39:32 am »
The Man-Shack! ;D
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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 08:47:44 am »
Where are you going to get the engines from?

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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 09:07:35 am »
With double Mambas, the main problems of the Shack (noise and vibration) would have been solved neatly.

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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 10:26:17 am »
Shakman ? Kit Shakman ? lol Does sound like a great idea ! I've been pondering a twin engine Shak myself, with the original engines.

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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 10:29:01 am »
Shakman ? Kit Shakman ? lol Does sound like a great idea ! I've been pondering a twin engine Shak myself, with the original engines.

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Hehehe.  ;D ;D

A Double Mamba powered Shack would make sense too, it could fly on only half of each engine when on patrol, and rapidly power up the other halves if need be.

Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 02:23:19 pm »
Where are you going to get the engines from?

No real intent for plastic on this one. I'm just planning some basic fudgery of some 3 views. So the mambas will come from a gannet.
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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 07:49:19 pm »
I built a twin engined Shackleton using the engines from a Grumman E-2C Hawkeye.
Just changed the name to Carlton. It was an old Frog MR.3 kit. I flattened the nose by cutting the observer/Gunner's position hump and used some plasticard with puty/filer. I also painted over the rear glass tail, then added some of the Hawkeye parts including the rotodome and stand. The colour scheme was  USAF European One.

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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 11:42:24 am »
Where are you going to get the engines from?

No real intent for plastic on this one. I'm just planning some basic fudgery of some 3 views. So the mambas will come from a gannet.

This 2-view of the proposed Centaurus engined Manchester may be of assistance:


From this post in the Manchester, Lancaster, etc. thread:
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,18854.msg441048.html#msg441048

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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2017, 03:23:31 am »
Thanks for that. I just found this too:



And am now tempted by a centaur manc...
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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2018, 06:21:33 am »
Where would you get the Centaur engines from?

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Re: Manchester-Shackleton
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 08:14:44 am »
I got mine from OzMods.
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