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The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread

Started by NARSES2, September 27, 2017, 07:36:18 AM

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PR19_Kit

Quote from: Weaver on October 01, 2017, 03:49:13 AM
Quote from: zenrat on October 01, 2017, 02:45:48 AM
I am planning the forced marriage of a Duck and a Firefly which will be christened either Direfly or Firef**k depending on how many threatening messages I get from the mods...

I'll hunt you down and kill you if you don't call it a Firef**k.

Mods: your move...  ;)


I'm not sure that the naming of an entry is within the purview of the mods actually.............. ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

Quote from: PR19_Kit on October 01, 2017, 03:51:20 AM
Quote from: Weaver on October 01, 2017, 03:49:13 AM
Quote from: zenrat on October 01, 2017, 02:45:48 AM
I am planning the forced marriage of a Duck and a Firefly which will be christened either Direfly or Firef**k depending on how many threatening messages I get from the mods...

I'll hunt you down and kill you if you don't call it a Firef**k.

Mods: your move...  ;)


I'm not sure that the naming of an entry is within the purview of the mods actually.............. ;D

No. I think that falls under my remit  :rolleyes: ;)
Decals my @r$e!

loupgarou

Quote from: zenrat on October 01, 2017, 03:31:58 AM

I should prolly point out I mean Grumman and Fairey.  Not avian and insect.

Aaaah...I was thinkng the GMC Duck (or DUKW).  :banghead:
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

Old Wombat

My personal opinion is to go for "Firef**k", Fred, but, as we generally try to be a "Family Friendly" site, I think "Direfly" or similar would be more appropriate.

But I'll check with Chris, Kit & JayBee to confirm. ;)
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

PR19_Kit

It's down to Chris I think, I'd wash my hands of judgements.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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

Regards
Kit

Weaver

Suggestion: make the official name of the thing the 'Direfly' but then mention that servicemen gave it an unrepeatable alternative name by using the opposite Spoonerism and just let the audience figure it out for themselves..
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. 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."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

strobez

Quote from: Weaver on September 30, 2017, 11:18:57 AM
I have it in mind to turn a fairly horrible Kora Be-4 into a Porco-Rosso support plane, however I'm making no guarantees that I'll find the time...

You must find the time. I need to see this. :)
Thanks!

Greg

jcf

"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

PR19_Kit

Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on October 01, 2017, 10:34:53 AM

Will there be an Inspirations thread?


I'm sure there could be, do you have something in mind for it already?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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

Regards
Kit

jcf

Quote from: PR19_Kit on October 01, 2017, 11:24:18 AM
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on October 01, 2017, 10:34:53 AM

Will there be an Inspirations thread?


I'm sure there could be, do you have something in mind for it already?

Yep, some hovercraft info, drawings etc. Primarily BHC at the moment. ;)  :thumbsup:
"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

McColm

Quote from: PR19_Kit on October 01, 2017, 03:49:55 AM
Quote from: McColm on October 01, 2017, 03:21:57 AM

Are you including alternative landing gear for this build?


Please explain your thinking on this before we can make a judgement.
There was the air cushion landing system fitted to a Buffalo. I used the 1/144 Airfix Princess Margret hovercraft skirt with a  1/72 C-130 twin-boom, twin engines from a 1/72 C-119.
There have been examples of aircraft with tracks instead of wheels.

JayBee

Quote from: McColm on October 01, 2017, 12:09:47 PM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on October 01, 2017, 03:49:55 AM
Quote from: McColm on October 01, 2017, 03:21:57 AM

Are you including alternative landing gear for this build?


Please explain your thinking on this before we can make a judgement.
There was the air cushion landing system fitted to a Buffalo. I used the 1/144 Airfix Princess Margret hovercraft skirt with a  1/72 C-130 twin-boom, twin engines from a 1/72 C-119.
There have been examples of aircraft with tracks instead of wheels.

Without consulting with my fellow moderators I think we would agree that hovercraft based landing aids for aircraft would be acceptable.
However tracks instead of wheels, look at the title of the GB thread. I do not see tracks working very well on water!
Alle kunst ist umsunst wenn ein engel auf das zundloch brunzt!!

Sic biscuitus disintegratum!

Cats are not real. 
They are just physical manifestations of collisions between enigma & conundrum particles.

Any aircraft can be improved by giving it a SHARKMOUTH!

PR19_Kit

I'm in agreement with that yes. The 'No tracks' ruling I mean.

JCF, I've asked the Global Moderator, toward all due deference is given of course, if he can generate an 'Inspirations' thread for us.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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

Regards
Kit


loupgarou

Quote from: PR19_Kit on October 01, 2017, 01:18:20 PM
I'm in agreement with that yes. The 'No tracks' ruling I mean.

JCF, I've asked the Global Moderator, toward all due deference is given of course, if he can generate an 'Inspirations' thread for us.

Aaargh...so that means I cannot build a tracked-submarine-space shuttle ?
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.