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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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NARSES2

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Chris
Decals my @r$e!

kitbasher

Done a bit of engine maths in the past:

I've three ideas for this GB, looking forward to the start.
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zenrat

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.

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The Rat

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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kerick

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Quote from: The Rat 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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Assuming C-130s will be built forever a Federation model with warp drive engines popped into my head.
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: The Rat 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?


Nah, don't use ANY of them! It's got MASSIVE wings already so turn it into a glider!
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

Weaver

Quote from: The Rat 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?

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

Dizzyfugu

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:

Dizzyfugu

Quote from: Weaver on June 19, 2019, 12:10:34 AM
Quote from: The Rat 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?

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.  ;)

kitbasher

Quote from: The Rat 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?

Go with three.  Mine will be getting two.

Cat, bag, out of.
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Caveman

What if an avro manchester was given a couple more engines? Perhaps just increase the centre span a bit...  ;D
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Gondor

I might keep going with my Lansen theme at the moment and build the twin engine F version  ;D

Gondor
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Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....


Gondor

Quote from: Dizzyfugu on June 19, 2019, 02:43:10 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  :-\

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

Weaver

Quote from: Dizzyfugu 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:

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.
"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