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De Havilland Fireball
« on: April 11, 2012, 04:31:22 pm »
Early days yet, but......



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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 06:34:51 pm »
Ooooh, me likey!  :thumbsup:
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 07:21:54 pm »
That is so right on.   :bow:

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 07:59:51 pm »
Which kits (scale, manufacturer etc) :unsure:

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 08:48:49 pm »
Imagine....Pyro building a Fireball  :thumbsup:

That thing does look right....looking forward to seeing where you take it.

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 04:14:25 am »
NIce, although I'd use leading edge radiators to sort out the wings from where the nacelles were.  In addition, I'd move the cockpit about a cm further forward.  Pilot view over the nose would be horrendous.
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 04:30:09 am »
WOW! That looks promising, Lets see now DH88 Comet, and a Merlin up front, long pointy wings,
= High Altitude, or record breaking long range flight? who knows....
Can't wait to see what happens next :thumbsup:

(looks like the holes for the engine nacelles will make mighty fine radiator inlets, And cockpits on Merlin engined Aircraft are always too far back! ;D)

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 04:37:39 am »
I've a Novo one that I was planning on doing as a PR machine at some stage.  Although on reflection, the Frog one was always the better kit, so it may be better to use an Airfix one and keep the nice new decals for the Novo kit.
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 08:43:14 am »
Great Idea, looking good  :tornado: :thumbsup:

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 09:20:25 am »
Now this I am realy looking forward to.
Do not keep us waiting too long Alun.

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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 12:11:27 pm »
We've seen a few single engined aircraft whiffed into twins before now, but I don't think we've seen the opposite.

Radical, and good thinking. Looking forward to the final result.  :thumbsup:
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 01:28:23 pm »
Thanks, everyone - I will try not to disappoint! The nacelle "stumps" will indeed be turned into radiators, and the over-the-nose view will hopefully not be too bad, as the new landing gear will be a bit shorter so it's "stance" will not be so nose-high.
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 02:20:47 pm »
Your u/c stance and height is dictated by the prop arc - when the tail liftson take off, you don't want to be pecking the ground. Witness the number of Seafires written off by doing just that on landing and take off.
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"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 02:48:46 pm »
Yep. But though the Spit prop is much bigger, it's mounted higher up, so there's a tiny bit more clearance compared to the original props. Means the u/c can be a tiny bit shorter. It's not a huge amount, but it will help.

And now that I think about it, I have one of the undersized props from the new Airfix Hurricane II around somewhere - I might try that and see how it looks, to give me a bit more leeway...
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Re: De Havilland Fireball
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 01:19:07 pm »
Pics of my dH Dolphin as seen at Telford to follow.  A Merlin Comet can be done, chaps.
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