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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #165 on: July 21, 2019, 06:07:07 am »

I'm starting to see this in BPF markings. Must resist the urge  :banghead:


Why must you?  ;D


The lift-line of the wings doesn't seem to match the thrust-line of the props ... and that fin seems a trifle scant.  I'd expect that craft to be a bit directionally unstable with an odd attitude in normal (straight and level) flight.  Probably take off like a homesick angel, but landings might be challenging. 


Hang on a sec, this is the artwork from a UNICRAFT box we're talking about here. We really shouldn't be getting hung up on small things like thrust and incidence angles.  :o
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #166 on: July 21, 2019, 07:17:10 am »
All their stuff is made as fodder for Tophe's laboratory  isn't it  :wacko: :wacko:
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #167 on: July 21, 2019, 10:55:37 am »
Like a Brewster Buffalo with a contraprop!  :o

It always reminds me of an F8F Bearcat

My first thought was that a Buffalo had met a Bearcat one dark night.

I'm starting to see this in BPF markings. Must resist the urge  :banghead:

You need the Folland F118 for that  :angel:
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #168 on: July 21, 2019, 02:24:24 pm »
Like a Brewster Buffalo with a contraprop!  :o

It always reminds me of an F8F Bearcat

My first thought was that a Buffalo had met a Bearcat one dark night.

I'm starting to see this in BPF markings. Must resist the urge  :banghead:

You need the Folland F118 for that  :angel:

What's one of those Geoff, all I get when I do a google are photos of Gnats ---  :o
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #169 on: July 22, 2019, 01:49:18 am »
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The lift-line of the wings doesn't seem to match the thrust-line of the props ... and that fin seems a trifle scant.  I'd expect that craft to be a bit directionally unstable with an odd attitude in normal (straight and level) flight.  Probably take off like a homesick angel, but landings might be challenging. 


Hang on a sec, this is the artwork from a UNICRAFT box we're talking about here. We really shouldn't be getting hung up on small things like thrust and incidence angles.  :o

Well, presumably they got the drawing from somewhere other than in-house - most likely the source of the design?  Wikipedia - oh, right - I see your point.   :wacko:
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #170 on: July 22, 2019, 06:20:31 am »
Like a Brewster Buffalo with a contraprop!  :o

It always reminds me of an F8F Bearcat


My first thought was that a Buffalo had met a Bearcat one dark night.

I'm starting to see this in BPF markings. Must resist the urge  :banghead:

You need the Folland F118 for that  :angel:

What's one of those Geoff, all I get when I do a google are photos of Gnats ---  :o

Just gets a couple of lines in my British Secret Projects which says it was basically a Folland F.117 fitted with a Centaurus.
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #171 on: July 22, 2019, 01:28:51 pm »
The profile is similar to the side-view on the F.117 3-view on
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #172 on: July 22, 2019, 11:43:14 pm »
Like a Brewster Buffalo with a contraprop!  :o

It always reminds me of an F8F Bearcat

My first thought was that a Buffalo had met a Bearcat one dark night.

I'm starting to see this in BPF markings. Must resist the urge  :banghead:

You need the Folland F118 for that  :angel:

What's one of those Geoff, all I get when I do a google are photos of Gnats ---  :o

Its the Naval version, but slightly different to the F117
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #173 on: July 27, 2019, 04:21:37 pm »
Igor and his artwork...  Blatant hypocrisy.  He bleats about people stealing images from his website but shamelessly loots other sites for artwork and photos.  For example, the Hawker P.1030 uses one of TsrJoe's models, the photo lifted from Tony Buttler's BSP volume 3.  There's likely others but this is the only one I can definitively prove.

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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #174 on: July 28, 2019, 07:47:25 am »
Don't mince your words Lee, tell us what you REALLY think.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #175 on: July 28, 2019, 02:07:29 pm »
Don't mince your words Lee, tell us what you REALLY think.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)

He cant do that the site's bad language filter would be in overdrive !!!  ;D
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #176 on: August 24, 2019, 02:16:37 am »
Hannants have had a big restock of Unicraft and there's some very tempting stuff in there. So having suffered enough pain with England's batting yesterday I went and looked at one of the few unbuilt Unicraft kits in the stash.

Emergency over, the chains will not be required  ;)
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #177 on: August 24, 2019, 05:21:14 am »
Come on Chris, their batting wasn't THAT bad... ;D
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #178 on: August 25, 2019, 06:17:18 am »
Come on Chris, their batting wasn't THAT bad... ;D

Did you watch it, or had you popped out to make a cup of tea ??  :angel:
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