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The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Hunting Percival Strikemaster FB.5
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Yesterday at 08:18:37 pm »
Bear in mind that the way RP3 rockets were attached changed over time:

Early WWII fit: long launch rails as seen on Typhoons, Swordfish etc...

Late WWII fit: short launch rails

1950s onwards fit: no launch rails: the rockets just used a pair or brackets attached to the wing, and rockets could be stacked by hanging them from the one above on similar brackets.

One of the cheapest ways of getting post-war stacked RP3s is from the old Frog/Novo Sea Venom.

Zero-length launch mounts were introduced during WWII.

RN Avenger, Ontario, August 1945.
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The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: WHIFs from ARC
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Yesterday at 08:09:08 pm »
The Monogram Kingfisher float is undersized for the Kingfisher, they screwed up when
they made the kit, so itís even more off for this use.

In terms of size and weight itís in a range similar to the Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu/Rex,
so the Tamiya Kyofu float would be a better choice, and yes, like all of the real world
centre float aircraft that were worth a damn, it has more than one float attachment.
 ;)
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The main issue with buried engines is replacing them with newer,
improved, more efficient engines as engine technology improves.
Itís a hell of a lot more expensive than developing a new nacelle
design.

The very minor difference in drag isnít worth it for aircraft that donít
spend long periods of time in the speed ranges where it makes a
difference, as with fighters etc., which is the reason that strut mounted,
podded engines, became the standard configuration for commercial
aircraft, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. 
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Aircraft / Re: Blanik
« Last post by AeroplaneDriver on Yesterday at 07:44:32 pm »
Such a gorgeous shape.  Looking awesome!   
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Swap Shop / Re: Wanted/For Sale
« Last post by rickshaw on Yesterday at 07:41:33 pm »
Wanted - 1/72 scale X-15 Aerospace plane.  Preferably complete but not absolutely necessary.  Willing to pay postage to Downunder.   
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Aircraft / Re: Blanik
« Last post by Weaver on Yesterday at 06:53:25 pm »
You want to be careful airbrushing something that small with that high a lift co-efficient: it might take off!  ;)
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The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Hunting Percival Strikemaster FB.5
« Last post by Weaver on Yesterday at 06:51:06 pm »
Bear in mind that the way RP3 rockets were attached changed over time:

Early WWII fit: long launch rails as seen on Typhoons, Swordfish etc...

Late WWII fit: short launch rails

1950s onwards fit: no launch rails: the rockets just used a pair or brackets attached to the wing, and rockets could be stacked by hanging them from the one above on similar brackets.

One of the cheapest ways of getting post-war stacked RP3s is from the old Frog/Novo Sea Venom.
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Figures, Cars, Etc / Re: An Ify Bridge
« Last post by Old Wombat on Yesterday at 06:37:11 pm »
Man, that's good! :thumbsup:
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Nice one Jon - good call. :thumbsup:

Looking at alternative/early bizjet concepts, I always wonder whether the 'normal' layout we have nowadays, with two podded engines at the rear and a high tail, is really the best, or is it just the convention that everybody's used to? Burying the engines in the rear fuselage would almost certainly reduce drag, just as it does on a fighter jet, but would the increased speed and/or decreased fuel consumption be worth the extra maintenance headaches? How bad would those be anyway, with proper detailed design?
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Figures, Cars, Etc / Re: An Ify Bridge
« Last post by Ify on Yesterday at 04:48:27 pm »
After mulching the place, a few days later, the grass started to grow...







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