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Model Kit News / Re: Glencoe Models
« Last post by AS.12 on Yesterday at 11:20:45 pm »

... or perhaps an F-86.  ;D ;D

I hadn't realised the Le Sabre name derived from that 86-esque concept car.  Today I learned!

I once worked with a guy in the USA who had a 1990s Le Sabre which he constantly pronounced as 'Lee Saber'.   Good old Lee!  Which made me wonder if Renault had the same problem when they sold the 5 there as 'Le Car'.


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Current and Finished Projects / Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Last post by Glenn on Yesterday at 09:14:15 pm »


Whimpy landing at an airfield near you!

Big Warplanes 1/144sc.
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Aircraft / Re: F7U-3 Cutlass conversion
« Last post by albeback on Yesterday at 08:21:12 pm »
Love the idea. Just one small point though. The J-79 produced about 4 times the thrust of the J-34 engine!! A Cutlass so engined would be massively over powered would it not? How about a SINGLE J-79? Alternatively, the F-7/F-4 hybrid illustrated would seem to fit the bill just nicely!


Allan

I think overpowered is a good thing.  I mean, everyone knows that the English Electric Lightning was overpowered, and everyone loved it - the punters at the air shows who got to see it demonstrated, and the pilots who got to fly it. (Loved the power, I mean - no-one particularly liked its short range.)

So I think the Cutlass will be fine - we're going to reinforce the fuselage with Unobtainium, you know, and if that can make it to the centre of the Earth, as Hollywood assures us it can, then I think we'll be OK.  :)


 I like the way you think! ;D ;D

Allan
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Aircraft / Re: F7U-3 Cutlass conversion
« Last post by Weaver on Yesterday at 07:26:59 pm »
You could up-rate a Cutlass by replacing the J-34s with two Bristol Orpheus:

J-34: 112" x 27", 1207lb weight, 4600lb dry thrust, 6000lb w/reheat
Orpheus: 75.45" x 32.4", 835lb weight, 5000lb dry thrust

Obviously the fuselage and intakes would still need to be enlarged, but not by a huge or unrealistic amount.


Most Orpheii had no afterburner, but a couple did, neither of which I have length data for:

Mk.703R (used in HF-24 Marut): 5720lb with Hindustan Aircraft afterburner
BOr.12 (cancelled): 6810lb dry, 8170lb w/reheat
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The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Reverse history?
« Last post by The Rat on Yesterday at 07:08:15 pm »
Took ages to do this foil finish on the top of just one horizontal stabiliser. Never done this before, still low on the learning/swearing curve. Foil sections are laid at different angles to show textures of different panels.

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The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Breguet (Westland) Br.1070 Seche
« Last post by The Rat on Yesterday at 04:21:15 pm »
 :bow: Most excellent!  :thumbsup: :cheers:
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The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Breguet (Westland) Br.1070 Seche
« Last post by The Wooksta! on Yesterday at 04:01:17 pm »
Not too far from the Avon powered Wyvern proposal, although the drawings for that are based more on the earlier Wyvern with the more squared off fin.  Don't think it would need the taller fin nor the finlets but hey, your model.

I think the white metal nose cone thing is the Aeroclub one for the Lightning.
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Figures, Cars, Etc / Re: Toyota Aristo Vertex Itasha (OOB build)
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Yesterday at 03:54:37 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Model Kit News / Re: Glencoe Models
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Yesterday at 03:44:06 pm »

GM Le Sabre Concept Car in 1/72nd and an Indy Racer in 1/60th. The Le Sabre is a natural to go with '50 sci-fi models:



... or perhaps an F-86.  ;D ;D
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Aircraft / Re: F7U-3 Cutlass conversion
« Last post by The Rat on Yesterday at 03:16:42 pm »
Unless the wings are breaking off in level flight, it ain't overpowered!  :thumbsup:
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