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The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« on: June 18, 2019, 06:59:19 am »
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 07:26:21 am »
Done a bit of engine maths in the past:

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 05:45:48 pm »
Got the old Matchbox Vickers Wellesley in the stash, and those who know it know that it comes with a choice of two engines. Well that gives me one left over from the other one that's almost finished. One unmade Wellesley, three engines. Hmmm... Shall I go with 2 or 3 engines on this one?
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 08:03:44 pm »
Got the old Matchbox Vickers Wellesley in the stash, and those who know it know that it comes with a choice of two engines. Well that gives me one left over from the other one that's almost finished. One unmade Wellesley, three engines. Hmmm... Shall I go with 2 or 3 engines on this one?

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 11:27:57 pm »

Got the old Matchbox Vickers Wellesley in the stash, and those who know it know that it comes with a choice of two engines. Well that gives me one left over from the other one that's almost finished. One unmade Wellesley, three engines. Hmmm... Shall I go with 2 or 3 engines on this one?


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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 12:10:34 am »
Got the old Matchbox Vickers Wellesley in the stash, and those who know it know that it comes with a choice of two engines. Well that gives me one left over from the other one that's almost finished. One unmade Wellesley, three engines. Hmmm... Shall I go with 2 or 3 engines on this one?

I had a very similar idea, but using Wellington wings & engines (since it obviously needs the extra 10ft of span too...)
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 12:11:20 am »
Already have two or three ideas from my vast idea list that might materialize under the "inspirational push" of this GB. One is a Saab 29 prototype with two axial engines, different wings and other mods - not certain if this actually works, but the idea is there, as well as the parts. Then I hope to make a single engine D.H. 88 Comet - not certain if it will be a military aircraft or something civil. And then I found a surplus Westland Whirlwind in the stash...  :wacko:

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 12:12:25 am »
Got the old Matchbox Vickers Wellesley in the stash, and those who know it know that it comes with a choice of two engines. Well that gives me one left over from the other one that's almost finished. One unmade Wellesley, three engines. Hmmm... Shall I go with 2 or 3 engines on this one?

I had a very similar idea, but using Wellington wings & engines (since it obviously needs the extra 10ft of span too...)

You could also stretch the Wellington's wings and add two more engines. Kit would certainly like that.  ;)

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 12:30:59 am »
Got the old Matchbox Vickers Wellesley in the stash, and those who know it know that it comes with a choice of two engines. Well that gives me one left over from the other one that's almost finished. One unmade Wellesley, three engines. Hmmm... Shall I go with 2 or 3 engines on this one?

Go with three.  Mine will be getting two.

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 01:01:51 am »
What if an avro manchester was given a couple more engines? Perhaps just increase the centre span a bit...  ;D
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 02:26:50 am »
I might keep going with my Lansen theme at the moment and build the twin engine F version  ;D

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 02:43:10 am »
That sounds sexy!

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2019, 05:25:16 am »
That sounds sexy!

As long as I don't put too wide a pair of engines into her or end up making it a fat bottomed girl  :-\

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2019, 05:42:35 am »
Already have two or three ideas from my vast idea list that might materialize under the "inspirational push" of this GB. One is a Saab 29 prototype with two axial engines, different wings and other mods - not certain if this actually works, but the idea is there, as well as the parts. Then I hope to make a single engine D.H. 88 Comet - not certain if it will be a military aircraft or something civil. And then I found a surplus Westland Whirlwind in the stash...  :wacko:

Now that reminds me: the original plan for the jet bomber that became the Canberra had a single HUGE centrifugal engine in the rear fuselage.
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