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GROUP BUILDS => The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B. => Topic started by: Tophe on October 29, 2017, 10:33:02 am

Title: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 29, 2017, 10:33:02 am
My sister has seen the film "Sully", about an airliner crash in the Hudson river, and she asked me if there are compounds aircraft/hovercraft (for safety), and would I draw some if not done yet.
I answered this morning that I will draw this (in my P-38 or P-51/82 favorite families), but not immediately, as I wait for the GB start here.
And... for safe landing in a river, an amphibious plane would make it easily, and a Canadair CL-215 for instance can carry 19 passengers, this is an airliner too...
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 01, 2017, 09:28:18 am
My sister's name being Juliette, here are the Juju-38 (on ground/water then in flight) and amphibious Juju-38A:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairS_ek.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 01, 2017, 09:29:39 am
The HY-38A, B, C
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairS_el.jpg)

And asymmetric HY-38D, E, F
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairS_em.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 01, 2017, 09:41:19 am
Mustang seaplanes (Seastangs) are not forgotten:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_ea.jpg)
Coming soon: a Twin-Seastang of course, as link between Seastangs and Lightnings.
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 01, 2017, 10:34:58 am
Twin-Seastang:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_eb.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 01, 2017, 11:25:23 am
Now that would take SOME building in plastic, but it'd certainly look amazing!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Knightflyer on November 01, 2017, 11:54:28 am
Now that would take SOME building in plastic, but it'd certainly look amazing!  :thumbsup:

Hawker Sea Hawk fuselages p'haps for starters. Vampire tail-plane ?  ;D
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 11, 2017, 01:35:46 pm
Mustang seaplanes (Seastangs) are not forgotten:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_ea.jpg)
Coming soon: a Twin-Seastang of course, as link between Seastangs and Lightnings.
Oooooh!  :wub: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 12, 2017, 03:44:18 am
Thanks!

But, you know, aviation is changing... Seaplanes are no more what they used to be: the new generation (prepared for the 2020s) is like toys of the 2010s: electrical quadricopters:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_ec.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 18, 2017, 11:14:37 pm
A Mustang flying boat with a single hull:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_ee.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: McColm on November 18, 2017, 11:21:24 pm
You could try using the BAC Strikemaster  as a donor kit.
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 23, 2017, 10:23:56 am
Thanks!

And the 3-engined Twin-Boat-Stang was asymmetric, a little:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_eh.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 23, 2017, 03:31:26 pm
Glorious asymmetry!!
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 27, 2017, 10:15:59 am
Thanks!

The first Boat-stang (without bubble canopy) had a twin-cockpit derivative, with sponsoons:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_ei.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 02, 2017, 06:37:19 am
Inspired by dear zenrat at http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44463.45.html :
If you look back on page 1 Chris there is a picture with the canopy balanced in place.
Yes, a Mustang does not need at all a canopy where usual, thanks!
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_el.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 02, 2017, 07:30:39 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 02, 2017, 10:24:00 am
Thanks!
And there was a Lightning jet family finishing with a flying-boat version, twin-hull:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairS_et.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 04, 2017, 09:40:46 pm
Derivatives ended with a final seaplane version too:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairT_ae.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 16, 2017, 12:00:38 am
Dornier Bubble-Seastang with sponsons:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_em.jpg)
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 16, 2017, 12:20:42 am
Dornier Bubble-Seastang with sponsons:



 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

buildable ! you are tempting me / us
Title: Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 17, 2017, 11:18:08 am
Thanks! (What a honour! even if this would remain just a project)

Now another kind of seaplane: the COMP-38 was a compound, with a landplane above a marine support, jettisonable:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairT_af.jpg)