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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #75 on: February 14, 2011, 08:04:58 am »
No, I've got the Heller/Airfix FB.5 that was sent to me by Kit.  He also sent me a Frog Sea Venom fuse for the Ghost, but I think it might be easier to cut & plug the Vampire fuse as the Sea Venom has the added structure & fairing for the tail-hook which would need removing & re-profiling.

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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #76 on: February 14, 2011, 08:30:01 am »
Its nice,  Haven't done any test fitting yet but will later.  I'm not likely to use the Swiss nose - you want it?

Venom - one of my longer term plans is to drop the Aeroclub fuselage pod into rubber as a conversion for the Frog Sea Venom.  I've a Merlin 2 seat Vampire pod I was planning on doing something similar with, as I need it for the DH116 Super Venom project.
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #77 on: February 14, 2011, 08:59:38 am »
Lee, I've had a look at the nose of the Vampire & it's quite similar to the Meteor, although I'm not sure how much extra gubbins would go with the cameras as they extended the nose of the FR.9/PR.10 slightly.  On that note, I'll take up your offer of the FB.6 nose.

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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #78 on: April 19, 2013, 05:05:35 am »
Can any one tell me what the differences were between the Sea Vampire T.22 and Vampire T.11?  I know the T.22 wasn't carrier capable, but all I can find on the net is "minor modifications", no specifics.  Thinking of turning the Airfix kit into a squiddy one.
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #79 on: April 19, 2013, 06:32:43 am »
I think it was only a radio fit, so the T11 kit should suit perfectly.
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #80 on: April 19, 2013, 12:19:11 pm »
In the latest issue of Air-Britain Aeromilitaria (March 2013) there's a photo of a Vampire NF.10, serial WP240, which has an elongated and very pointed nose cone. Like a Sea Vixen's nose, not the Swiss nose type.  It was operated by the TFU Defford and looks like an interesting conversion and simple conversion to do.

Coincidently, there just happens to be an article on the DH.116 in the issue too, with a 3-View and artist impression drawings. It's a neat looking T-Tail ---
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #81 on: April 20, 2013, 07:41:54 am »
I've a Merlin 2 seat Vampire pod I was planning on doing something similar with, as I need it for the DH116 Super Venom project.

The article I've just read says it was based on a Sea Venom forward fuselage Lee,  what do you plan on using to do the rest of it ?
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #82 on: April 20, 2013, 01:00:37 pm »
Bob, I honestly cannot remember. It's just the fuselage pod anyway.  Don't know or - given how abysmally cack the vast majority of Merlin kits were - even care where the rest of it went.
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #83 on: April 20, 2013, 02:35:57 pm »
What I meant Lee was what do you plan on using to make the rest of the DH.116 ---  the wings look very similar to the outer wings of the Sea Vixen and the rear fuselage looks like an early Hunter, so along with the Sea Venom forward fuselage you've got most of it covered.  If I was to build one I think I'd use all the middle and rear fusealge of a Hunter T.7 and then modify it a bit.
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2013, 03:46:07 pm »
IIRC, I looked at using some or all of a Matchbox Hunter fuselage and I have plenty of Frog/Novo Sea Vixen wings in the spares box. I did blow up the three view from the BSP Fighters book and played around with bits but didn't get much further than that - some of my projects are glacially slow and it's only four years since I had the idea for a Lancaster/Lincoln/Shackleton hybrid, the Avro Lanchester, that I've actually done any real work on it.
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #85 on: April 21, 2013, 01:00:20 pm »
I think it was only a radio fit, so the T11 kit should suit perfectly.

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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #86 on: February 01, 2014, 08:14:04 pm »
Huge article here, with loads of pics, about the Jetcraft business jet project which was based on the Vampire:

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/444/language/fr-FR/Vampires-of-Las-Vegas.aspx

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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #87 on: May 23, 2020, 07:31:32 am »
Hi

Couple of questions for the more experienced and knowledgeable amongst you (or those that just want to wade in as well ......)  ;D

1) Does anyone have suggestions on the best / easiest way to manufacture the 'elephant ears' on the F.2 or FB.Mk.30 Is there an after market conversion?

2) The FB.9 has a different intake arrangement on one side because of the air conditioning unit (?) Can anyone point me in the way of a clear photograph of this?

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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #88 on: May 23, 2020, 07:54:23 am »
Port side




Starboard side




You can see the difference in the length of the intake diverter in both views. The extra bit on the starboard side seems to have been added on over the top of a standard intake.
 
I'd file the extra intakes from a couple of pieces of sprue I reckon. I don't know of anyone doing  a conversion though.
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Re: DH Venom, Vampire & Swallow
« Reply #89 on: May 23, 2020, 08:08:39 am »
Hi Kit

Those photos for the Mk.9 are brilliant thanks - nice and clear and obvious - just the way I like them! ;D

The concave curve extending forward from the intake would be interesting to replicate, but at least I now know what it looks like


The conversion option was more in regards to the Mk.2 / Mk.30 'elephant ears' For some reason I've a (possibly imaginary!) memory of one of the Australian after-market companies doing one?
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