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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2017, 03:51:20 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
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2017, 04:48:37 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: ;)
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2017, 07:32:27 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:
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2017, 08:34:04 am »
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. ;)
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2017, 08:35:34 am »
It's down to Chris I think, I'd wash my hands of judgements.  ;D
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2017, 08:58:32 am »
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..
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2017, 09:14:45 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. :)
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2017, 10:34:53 am »
Will there be an Inspirations thread?
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2017, 11:24:18 am »

Will there be an Inspirations thread?


I'm sure there could be, do you have something in mind for it already?
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2017, 11:59:30 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:
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2017, 12:09:47 pm »

Are you including alternative landing gear for this build?


Please explain your thinking on this before we can make a judgement.
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There have been examples of aircraft with tracks instead of wheels.

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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2017, 01:03:41 pm »

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!
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #42 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.
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2017, 02:33:15 pm »
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Re: The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B - Discussion thread
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2017, 02:01:48 am »
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 ?
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