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Offline John Howling Mouse

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Morane-Saulnier "Petit Pet"
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2006, 08:08:28 pm »
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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2006, 05:47:57 am »
Absolutely stunning, Frank! I love the Guynemer Gotha Gatling! It adds a very plausible dimension to an already believable aircraft and backstory. This is without a doubt one of the best W.W. I whiffs I've ever seen. Your rigging is top-shelf too. The turnbuckles are a very cool added detail.

Four stars, Frank!

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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2006, 11:12:48 am »
Wowsers! Tres cool!!

The last two photos are priceless!


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« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2006, 11:45:45 am »
Wow, that sure is purdy.  So clean and simple-looking, disguising the truly superlative modelling that went into its construction  B)  
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« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2007, 10:27:33 am »
Thanks for all the comments! I've started and finished two models since I started browsing this forum in earnest, so you guys have really been an inspiration.

The best part of this project was to salvage a kit that seemed destined for the trash (or sitting around in the parts bin until the end of time...) and turn it into something interesting.


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Morane-Saulnier "Petit Pet"
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2007, 04:32:47 am »
I finally finished it!

Here's a top view. The blobs on the rigging are the turnbuckles. They're made from chain links from a 1/350 scale photoetched anchor that I made. Note the big gun on the starboard side:

Here's a better view of the "Gotha Buster". It's a 4 barrel small caliber automatic Gatling gun powered by a reduction gear coupled with the engine. The gun was suggested by Georges Guynemer as a way to destroy the large Gotha bombers quickly. While the bullets were of small caliber, the gun was able to deliver a large mass of bullets to the target in a very short period of time (I need a better name for the gun, guys!). The gun had a tendency to jam if more than 80 rounds were fired, so the magazine was limited to 80 rounds. A single standard aircraft machine gun was mounted in front of the pilot, with a much slower firing rate but more ammunition:

Here's a front view with a 1/72 figure for scale:

And here are a couple of "beauty shots":

and this one shows the sun shining through the rudder - completely unplanned and unexpected, but it makes it look like it's really made of fabric:

I added a PE gunsight ring to the center gun, but it's not visible in any of the photos I took today.

I have a few more images here.

Overall, this was a really fun project, with few - if any - serious problems.

That's lovely! Superb model, really!!!


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Re: Morane-Saulnier "Petit Pet"
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2019, 09:11:25 am »
wondered what if the Coanda powerplant had been developed past 1910? It wouldn't have displaced piston engines due to the high heat and fuel consumption. But what if in 1915, Messrs. Morane & Saulnier had developed an engine with a performance that rivaled or surpassed existing designs? For one, you wouldn't need an interrupter for the guns

I wondered exactly the same thing some years ago... well, here's a bomber (which has now a fighter to escort it)

Nice petit pet, really!!!


Always interested in Coanda, I came across  this very old reference to an even older build you did.  the link is dead now - can you share any pics of yr coanda-engine bomber ? 

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Re: Morane-Saulnier "Petit Pet"
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2019, 04:59:51 pm »
First time I've seen this and well impressed. Plausible design and believable back story. There was a WW1 rocket propelled Komet type whif on ATF which I quite fancied a try at but has unfortunately become defunct. My memory of the build was an Airfix Albatros DV, converted to monoplane using the top wing, about six rockets mid fuselage, skid landing gear and a Doodlebug type launching platform. No pictures but for what's worth this is the link.
Still on the to do list and can I second the request to see the Coanda bomber if possible.

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Re: Morane-Saulnier "Petit Pet"
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2019, 12:01:01 am »
That turned out nicely!  :thumbsup: