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Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #795 on: April 08, 2019, 10:40:03 am »
Yeah, the Strida really WAS odd!  :o

They have a belt drive which is amazingly quiet, but limits the bike to a single gear as no-one makes derailleur gears for belt drives, yet. Some have a 2-speed gear in the bottom bracket but that doesn't give a wide gear range obviously. They all have 16" or 18" wheels and an aluminium frame, which makes for a very hard ride as they have no suspension, unlike Moultons, all of which have suspension on the 14", 16" 17" or 20" wheeled versions.

I've ridden a Strida a couple of times and you need VERY quick reactions as everything seems to happen right NOW!  :o

I'm not sure if they still make them, but they are still advertising them.
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Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #796 on: April 18, 2019, 07:11:53 pm »

could be done in 1/72 or even 1/32 actually, but here it's small








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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #797 on: April 18, 2019, 07:21:44 pm »
Great!
No, ahem, "great" is translated in French as "grand" like "big", and I just wanted to say "good!" :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #798 on: April 18, 2019, 09:04:07 pm »
No worries Tophe, we know what you mean!
Ericr, both of those look very natural. Well done!  ;D
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #799 on: April 19, 2019, 04:07:56 am »
Somehow a single float Arado looks just fine, but a twin float Kingfisher is totally weird.  :o

Both models look terrific though, nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #800 on: April 19, 2019, 05:45:01 am »
Somehow a single float Arado looks just fine, but a twin float Kingfisher is totally weird.  :o

Both models look terrific though, nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

I know what you mean Kit, but I'm now seeing images of twin float Kingfishers in use in the Great North West post war ?
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #801 on: April 19, 2019, 01:47:34 pm »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #802 on: April 19, 2019, 08:07:32 pm »

thanks all !

yes, the single float Ar196 did exist, but not exactly with the same float attachement ...

and Kitty Hawk do a 1/32 Kingfisher, so a twin float version in that scale is do-able, for those who would wish  ;)



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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #803 on: April 19, 2019, 09:48:14 pm »
Pretty cool, man!  And once again I find the "wire canopy sans glass" strangely appealing.  Like you (from last time), I sort of wonder why it wasn't included, but then again, it's an itty bitty scale so sort of makes sense.
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #804 on: April 20, 2019, 07:56:45 am »
Somehow a single float Arado looks just fine, but a twin float Kingfisher is totally weird.  :o

Both models look terrific though, nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

To me, it's the reverse: I really like the Kingfisher's looks, the Arado looks awkward.  Both interesting and well-done, of course.

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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #805 on: April 22, 2019, 09:33:08 am »

whiffing is about exploring the unfamiliar, which can be uncomfortable, a bit sometimes  ;)

and as someone said, when comments are disagreeing (legitimately), I feel in agreement with myself  ;D

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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #806 on: April 22, 2019, 10:03:00 am »
Sure changes the look of that Kingfisher !
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #807 on: April 22, 2019, 01:40:36 pm »
The Kingfisher brings to mind the TBD-1A.

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Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #808 on: April 29, 2019, 08:32:46 am »

the Saab 21 has some elegance, and I had a DHC Otter in my stash ...






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Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #809 on: April 29, 2019, 08:35:12 am »
 :wub: Hurrah!! So beautiful... :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
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