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The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion

Started by NARSES2, June 18, 2019, 06:59:19 AM

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zenrat

Or, to put it a third way, you can't beat cubes.


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

 - as the Harley rider said whilst ignoring the Japanese sports bikes with 1/5th his bike's capacity screaming past him on all sides... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
"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

ChernayaAkula

Quote from: perttime on June 21, 2019, 09:36:50 AM
<...> What can we do about floaty things? Does a mast on a sail ship count as an engine?   :wacko:

How about a BTR-60 with a mast or two?  :wacko:
Cheers,
Moritz


Must, then, my projects bend to the iron yoke of a mechanical system? Is my soaring spirit to be chained down to the snail's pace of matter?

rickshaw

Quote from: ChernayaAkula on June 27, 2019, 02:12:01 PM
Quote from: perttime on June 21, 2019, 09:36:50 AM
<...> What can we do about floaty things? Does a mast on a sail ship count as an engine?   :wacko:

How about a BTR-60 with a mast or two?  :wacko:

Not as strange as you might believe.  The Indian Army used PT-76 light amphibious tanks during its war with Pakistan in 1971 when they invaded East Pakistan and turned it into Bangladesh.   However, the engines of the PT-76s kept overheating in the tropical heat so they rigged sails, towed them, did whatever they could to get the across the rivers/delta where they were going.   :thumbsup:
How to reduce carbon emissions - Tip #1 - Walk to the Bar for drinks.

PR19_Kit

Which means it won't be allowable in this GB as it wouldn't be a Whiff.  :wacko:
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

#80
Quote from: ChernayaAkula on June 27, 2019, 02:12:01 PM
Quote from: perttime on June 21, 2019, 09:36:50 AM
<...> What can we do about floaty things? Does a mast on a sail ship count as an engine?   :wacko:

How about a BTR-60 with a mast or two?  :wacko:

On rails?, with big, very narrow wagon wheels?, or runners on ice?
;D ;D ;D


"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

kerick

Yeah, this target is way out of sight!  :wacko:
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

loupgarou

Just seen the Trislaner in another topic.
It reminded me that originally it had 2 engines, IIRC.
If I get a Trislander kit and remove an engine to make a Bislander, would it be allowed in this GB or not?  ;D
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

jcf

Quote from: loupgarou on June 28, 2019, 03:22:26 PM
Just seen the Trislaner in another topic.
It reminded me that originally it had 2 engines, IIRC.
If I get a Trislander kit and remove an engine to make a Bislander, would it be allowed in this GB or not?  ;D
Then it would just be an Islander. 
"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

Weaver

#84
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on June 28, 2019, 03:48:37 PM
Quote from: loupgarou on June 28, 2019, 03:22:26 PM
Just seen the Trislaner in another topic.
It reminded me that originally it had 2 engines, IIRC.
If I get a Trislander kit and remove an engine to make a Bislander, would it be allowed in this GB or not?  ;D
Then it would just be an Islander.


...and good luck getting an affordable Trislander kit in the first place: Islander kits are hard enough to come by!

EDIT: just noticed in the Stash thread that Eastern Express are doing a 1/144th scale one. :thumbsup:

Now what you could do is make the same modification to some other twin-engined type: if adding an engine to an Otter makes it a Twin Otter or Twotter for short, then adding a third engine to it must make it a Trotter... :wacko:

Alternatively, you could splice the fuselages of two Dornier Do.28s together and add TWO extra engines on either side of the fin... ;D


OR, get a Trislander (somehow), take both wing-mounted engines off it and replace the tail engine with a much bigger one to make a Monoislander (flying boat hull too?)
"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

rickshaw

Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on June 28, 2019, 03:48:37 PM
Quote from: loupgarou on June 28, 2019, 03:22:26 PM
Just seen the Trislaner in another topic.
It reminded me that originally it had 2 engines, IIRC.
If I get a Trislander kit and remove an engine to make a Bislander, would it be allowed in this GB or not?  ;D
Then it would just be an Islander.

Except it would be much longer than a standard Islander.  You'd need two much more powerful engines to get it off the ground.
How to reduce carbon emissions - Tip #1 - Walk to the Bar for drinks.

Weaver

Trilandered Do-28:

dornier-do-28-quad by Harold Smith, on Flickr

An alternative way of doing this would be to get a Do-228 (longer fuselage), take the original engines off it and replace them with four Do-28 engines, two on the nose and two on the tail.

Of course, that then leave you with two butchered Do-28 kit. You could put the Do-228's TPE-331 turboprops on one of them (there was a technology demonstrator like this in real life, but it had other changes from the Do-28 too, including a supercritical wing and tricycle undercarriage), and as for the other, well I've always thought that the Do.28 fuselage would make a good basis for a helicopter. Alternatively, you could put one TPE-331 on the nose of each of them, since it's got more power than both of the original Lycoming flat-sixes put together and weighs less than one of them...
"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

Weaver

Off-topic (because the number of engines doesn't change), but isn't it time Dornier showed a bit more respect for their heritage?  ;)

dornier_do_228_pushpull by Harold Smith, on Flickr
"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

Weaver

"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

Mossie

Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on June 28, 2019, 03:48:37 PM
Quote from: loupgarou on June 28, 2019, 03:22:26 PM
Just seen the Trislaner in another topic.
It reminded me that originally it had 2 engines, IIRC.
If I get a Trislander kit and remove an engine to make a Bislander, would it be allowed in this GB or not?  ;D
Then it would just be an Islander.

If you took the wing mounted engines off and stuck one in the nose, that would make for something different.
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