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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #75 on: June 27, 2019, 03:20:26 am »
Or, to put it a third way, you can't beat cubes.


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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #76 on: June 27, 2019, 03:36:21 am »
 - 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:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #77 on: June 27, 2019, 02:12:01 pm »
<...> 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:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2019, 05:32:03 pm »
<...> 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:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #79 on: June 28, 2019, 06:49:51 am »
Which means it won't be allowable in this GB as it wouldn't be a Whiff.  :wacko:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #80 on: June 28, 2019, 10:46:10 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?
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« Reply #81 on: June 28, 2019, 10:49:03 am »
Yeah, this target is way out of sight!  :wacko:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #82 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
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #83 on: June 28, 2019, 03:48:37 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. 
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #84 on: June 28, 2019, 08:35:35 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?)
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #85 on: June 28, 2019, 10:01:13 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.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #86 on: June 28, 2019, 10:02:38 pm »
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...
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #87 on: June 28, 2019, 10:51:55 pm »
Off-topic (because the number of engines doesn't change), but isn't it time Dornier showed a bit more respect for their heritage?  ;)

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2019, 11:55:48 pm »
Trotter:

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #89 on: June 29, 2019, 01:38:23 am »
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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