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Land-based Supermarine S.6B

Started by The Rat, January 07, 2022, 01:10:02 PM

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The Rat

This has probably been done before, but here we go. The parts bin has been raided for landing gear, and I'm scratch building radiators and an oil cooler. There were a lot of cooling lines on the outside of the real one, and even on the floats, so I figured it would need at least two. One under each wing, and the oil cooler will be centre-line. The putty in the oil cooler is simply to block the see-through effect.

It will be over-all silver, so the black base has been done.

S6B by Dave Bailey, on Flickr
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It's one I've wanted to do, albeit mated to a Type 224 wing.
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Will one main gear wheel be larger than the other?  ;)

(Only true S6B fans will get that.........)
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The Rat

Quote from: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2022, 02:49:53 PM
Will one main gear wheel be larger than the other?  ;)

(Only true S6B fans will get that.........)

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That's why I decided to do this, the Airfix floats seem to be identical.
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Flyer

I thought the floats were the same size but one was partially filled with water for take off or something like that... :unsure:
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KiwiZac

I'm on board with this Dave, inspired idea!

Quote from: The Wooksta! on January 07, 2022, 02:06:03 PM
It's one I've wanted to do, albeit mated to a Type 224 wing.
I really like the sound of that!
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: Flyer on January 07, 2022, 03:42:07 PM

I thought the floats were the same size but one was partially filled with water for take off or something like that... :unsure:


No, one is actually longer than the other by 3-4" or so.

A friend and I built the 1/48 S6B model for the RAF Museum at Hendon back in its early days and we got to measure the real thing. It's difficult to see on the one in the Science Museum as it's hanging in the roof, but the S6A at Solent Sky is at ground level and it's obvious if you look closely.
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Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

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Old Wombat

Something to do with balancing out the torque or airflow, isn't it? :unsure:
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Quote from: Old Wombat on January 07, 2022, 08:44:00 PM
Something to do with balancing out the torque or airflow, isn't it? :unsure:

Torque
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Tophe

Good idea, we will see how this will be <_<
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zenrat

Looks promising, but you really need spats...
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The Wooksta!

Nah, trousers.  That's what Mitchell went with for the 224, which is around the same era.
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