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Offline TallEng

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Floatplane FP.1
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:02:31 am »
Well  hallo,
I've finally managed to work out how Flickr works and can now post images ;D
of my imaginatively entitled entry for this GB. :rolleyes:
So first off the obligatory box shot...

Floatplane FP.1

and some progress :thumbsup:
The two floats are stuck together and the fuselage.

FP.1 progress

Now some of you (all?) may be wondering where i going with this and indeed how I'm going to get there,
well I'm not entirely sure myself....
but the general direction would be to try and build something like this;

image

currently I think it will only have one pusher engine, but I shall see were the force takes me :mellow:
If i can get half way to this i shall be very happy ;D
the picture comes from deviant art (for which i thank Weaver?) as I believe it was he who pointed this seaplane out many moons ago, possibly along with several others like it (maybe on the ideas thread?)
of course it may just all go pearshaped and shelf of doom but at least Ill have tried :-\

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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 09:03:07 am »
With floats as booms? Great! :wub: :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 10:09:46 am »
I was wondering with the first shot,  then the 3rd one went  sweet  :thumbsup:
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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 10:32:03 am »
Got my attention, sat down in the comfy chair, with cup of tea and some biscuits. :thumbsup:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 01:35:54 am »
Sweet image! Hope you find the mojo to do it justice - you're off to a good start! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 01:41:24 am »
Now thatís is SLICK!
Thanks!

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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 08:43:16 am »
That has 'Colani' all over it!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 09:07:56 am »
This looks promising, and feasible, too - good luck!  :thumbsup:

The floats and getting them stick somehow looks like a big challenge, though? But I like the concept/idea a lot.  <_<

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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 02:38:48 pm »
That has 'Colani' all over it!  :o

Savoia-Marchetti S.65 reimagined by Luig Colani.  ;D





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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 02:37:45 am »
I love the S.65.  Always have.
I is, IMO, the ultimate engineering solution to building a racing float plane.  There is nothing there that doesn't have to be there.

Plus of course there is the fact that (bar the floats) something very similar could be knocked using the contents of the average plane modellers parts box and some styrene tube or rod.


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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 03:09:06 am »
For some obscure reason I find I have a resin kit of the S.65.

Perhaps I should fit it with two R engines and enter the GB?
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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 03:55:46 am »
For some obscure reason I find I have a resin kit of the S.65.

Perhaps I should fit it with two R engines and enter the GB?

With longer wings natch...
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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 03:58:27 am »
For some obscure reason I find I have a resin kit of the S.65.

Perhaps I should fit it with two R engines and enter the GB?

With longer wings natch...


Naturally, something's got to hold up those heavy Rs.  ;D
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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 10:58:58 am »
And a much enlarged fuselage/manned engine nacelle.  ;D  :thumbsup:

The heat in the cockpit of the S.65 was horrendous as it was, I can just
imagine the heat with a pair of 'R' engines would be roasting.
 :o

As it's a low-level racer, increased chord rather than span woulld probably be the
real world solution.
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Re: Floatplane FP.1
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 11:29:28 am »
So after all that entertainment/education :thumbsup:
its time for a little up date.
only the one picture;

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In which you can see I've removed the fairings from the wings that were originally for the fuselage, I've also sawn off the tail boom and re-attached it 180deg out :o
It might seem like madness, but the top of the cabin and forward nose are better shaped to become float shaped*.
And the former wing fairing becomes the basis for the chine? of the float
* I later added a float shaped former to better define the front of the float. more on that when I've worked it out  ;D
just waiting for the glue to dry.....

Regards
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