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Started by Mossie, November 16, 2017, 03:10:32 PM

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Mossie

1/72 Fairey Ultralight.
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMP72002

I never expected a kit of the Ultralight, let alone injection.  :wub:

Jet Gyrodyne next???
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.

Martin H

at least three examples found their way into SIG hands at Telford.
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

IPMS (UK) What if? SIG Leader.
IPMS (UK) Project Cancelled SIG Member.

PR19_Kit

A wonderful little device!  :thumbsup:

They flew it from the back of a truck at Farnborough one year.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

chrisonord

That's a cute wee thing  :wub:
Chris
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Mossie

Quote from: PR19_Kit on November 16, 2017, 03:53:48 PM
A wonderful little device!  :thumbsup:

They flew it from the back of a truck at Farnborough one year.

Some footage of it landing on the truck and being thrown around the sky. :wub:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIxHQ81Tr7I

Also on this Pathe newsreel, about 1.20 in.  Worth watching the lot for the golden age of Farnborough and the period commentary and backtrack.  ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF-WOPgamA0
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.

PR19_Kit

Ah, nostalgia. Wonderful stuff, well spotted, thanks.

I was there for that year, and I found this one for the 1949 show, the first one I went to. Right at the end look for the BOAC Solent flying boat, who hasn't heard of 'crowd safety' at  all!  :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3J73O03IGM
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

jcf

Quote from: Mossie on November 16, 2017, 03:10:32 PM
Jet Gyrodyne next???

Even better, with the option to build it as either the original Gyrodyne or the Jet Gyrodyne,
which was a modification of the second Gyrodyne prototype.
:thumbsup:

Mossie

Quite a few changes, probably as two boxings, but yeah, definitely. :thumbsup:

I think Ill have to get this one.  The Jet Gyrodyne would be top of my list because it'd complete the Fairey tip-jet triumvirate, adding the Gyrodyne would complete the family and be the cherry on the cake.   <_<

Now if someone was to add the Rotodyne Z (and in 1/24 for Fred).....
:party:
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.

jcf

Quote from: Mossie on November 17, 2017, 01:59:51 PM
Quite a few changes, probably as two boxings, but yeah, definitely. :thumbsup:

I think Ill have to get this one.  The Jet Gyrodyne would be top of my list because it'd complete the Fairey tip-jet triumvirate, adding the Gyrodyne would complete the family and be the cherry on the cake.   <_<

Now if someone was to add the Rotodyne Z (and in 1/24 for Fred).....
:party:

The major structural components/features were the same, many of the changes made were internal/systems
related, so not obvious externally, from a kit moulding standpoint the heavy lifting is done.

Martin H

I have plenty of oppertunity for research on the Ultra light. Theres one of em at the Midland Air Museam.
The other is as far as I know at the Helicopter museam at Weston supermare.


The photo was taken in 2012, but shes is still there.
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

IPMS (UK) What if? SIG Leader.
IPMS (UK) Project Cancelled SIG Member.

zenrat

Quote from: Mossie on November 17, 2017, 01:59:51 PM
Quite a few changes, probably as two boxings, but yeah, definitely. :thumbsup:

I think Ill have to get this one.  The Jet Gyrodyne would be top of my list because it'd complete the Fairey tip-jet triumvirate, adding the Gyrodyne would complete the family and be the cherry on the cake.   <_<

Now if someone was to add the Rotodyne Z (and in 1/24 for Fred).....
:party:

Yes please.  But also in 1/72 and 1/35.

Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

Weaver

Hannants are currently flogging this little thingin their sale at £14, which seems a much more bearable price than the £22 RRP:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/specials/AMP48005
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 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '

Weaver

Quote from: Flyer on July 13, 2019, 01:34:45 PM
Neat! But where is the propulsion located? Seems to be all seats and Perspex... :unsure: :o

Ramjets at the tips of the blades: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiller_YH-32_Hornet
"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '

PR19_Kit

Quote from: Weaver on July 13, 2019, 01:45:46 PM
Quote from: Flyer on July 13, 2019, 01:34:45 PM
Neat! But where is the propulsion located? Seems to be all seats and Perspex... :unsure: :o

Ramjets at the tips of the blades: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiller_YH-32_Hornet


Indeed so, but how did they start the ramjets? Something would have to have spun up the rotor before they'd work.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Weaver

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Quote from: PR19_Kit on July 13, 2019, 01:51:30 PM
Quote from: Weaver on July 13, 2019, 01:45:46 PM
Quote from: Flyer on July 13, 2019, 01:34:45 PM
Neat! But where is the propulsion located? Seems to be all seats and Perspex... :unsure: :o

Ramjets at the tips of the blades: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiller_YH-32_Hornet


Indeed so, but how did they start the ramjets? Something would have to have spun up the rotor before they'd work.

I can find two systems in the variety of different versions: one used a petrol-powered compressor to provide compressed air to spin the blades, the other used a small electric motor.
"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '