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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2018, 11:28:24 am »
Like the idea, I have 2 Matchbox Xs too, ideas forming....

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2018, 11:36:47 am »
The Hi Planes Beaus are somewhat rough and the cockpit is wont not to fit, being too wide.  Be v.careful in that region as the fuselage is likely to snap.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2018, 06:42:27 pm »
Is it possible to remove the gunner and cut-down the rear fuselage?  Seems like it'd make the plane smaller, lighter
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2018, 06:56:17 pm »
Is it possible to remove the gunner and cut-down the rear fuselage?  Seems like it'd make the plane smaller, lighter

They kept studying a small-fuselage Beaufighter throughout the war, but always decided that it wasn't worth disrupting production to implement. The fuselage has to be the size it is because it uses the Beaufort wing jigs with a wide centre-section for a bomber fuselage. Also, early Beaufighters needed the GIB to reload the cannons' 60-round drum magazines.

Attempts to design a narrow-fuselage Beaufighter then shifted to a design called the Buccaneer, which looked very nice but ran into weight-growth problems that needed new engines, that needed new wings etc, etc, until it eventually became a new aircraft entirely, the Brigand, that went into production right at the end of war and then got cancelled.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2021, 02:00:59 pm »
I know people that considers this a heresy.  ;) :D

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2021, 05:47:47 am »
I wouldn't worry about it Carlos, the Beaufighter had quite a yaw problem (magnified when they put the Merlins on it and then tried the Griffons), what you've come up with is something I've always wondered why they didn't do in the first place.  One of my Beaufighter builds will get something similar ---  maybe just a bigger version of the original  ;)
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2021, 06:04:07 am »
I know people that considers this a heresy.  ;) :D



Would have certainly kept it on the straight and narrow  ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2021, 10:15:33 pm »
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2021, 05:34:02 am »
That's something they did in real life Carlos

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