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Offline Martin H

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #525 on: April 17, 2019, 08:59:57 am »
OK time for 2019 build number 8.............
And the first large aircraft for the year.


Lockheed L400 Lightweight Hercules. of 40 sqn RNZAF around 1979.




A real Lockheed project for a "light weight" Hercules aimed mainly at the civilian market. Now had this model been built I suspect it would also have been of interest to the military market, possibly as a "cheaper" C-130 option. Hence the RNZAF markings...............
Italeri Kit with a suitable "cut and shut" job on the wings and reduced main gear, two wheels instead of the normal four. Yes Mr Spackman! I reduced the wing span on this one...............
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #526 on: April 17, 2019, 09:45:24 am »
2 engines instead of 4? It seems so perfect I was not sure of my memories... ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #527 on: April 17, 2019, 11:05:36 am »

 Yes Mr Spackman! I reduced the wing span on this one...............


WHAAAT? Shudder....................  :-\

The model look REALLY good though, most impressive.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #528 on: April 17, 2019, 03:46:46 pm »
"Well, I think it looks like a giant lavatory."

It's alreet, I'spose.  The lack of the two engines had me fooled for a moment.  "The old strange parcel routine."
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #529 on: April 18, 2019, 07:08:41 am »
Nice work Martin. Must admit I was thrown a little at first
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #530 on: April 18, 2019, 09:06:01 am »
Nice one Martin  :thumbsup:  I read about the two engine variant too ---
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #531 on: April 18, 2019, 11:37:54 am »
Great build Martin.  I'm so used to seeing four engines though that my brain can't quite recalibrate!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #532 on: April 18, 2019, 12:48:20 pm »
Two engines are just not enough power, put a third in the nose!! :wacko:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #533 on: April 19, 2019, 02:33:18 pm »
Two engines are just not enough power, put a third in the nose!! :wacko:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #534 on: April 19, 2019, 02:54:28 pm »
Two engines are just not enough power, put a third in the nose!! :wacko:

Some thought to this concept   I have given.

 Much depends on the engines in question.  If they are the bog-standard Allison T56 turboprops at 4,500 shp each, then perhaps a third is appropriate; but if one were to substitute Rolls Royce  RTy32 Tynes at about 8,400 shp each then two will probably suffice. That said, a trimotor Hercules would be an interesting machine.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #535 on: April 19, 2019, 05:59:30 pm »
At least a prop mounted in the nose will keep the pilots cool!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #536 on: April 19, 2019, 05:59:55 pm »
I like it! It's like a husky Transall.  :lol: :lol:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #537 on: April 22, 2019, 02:09:54 am »
I thought at first that I was looking at a Transall - until I saw the nose.  :) 

By the bye, if you're going to put a third engine on it, why not do the BN Trislander thing and put the third engine on the fin?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #538 on: April 22, 2019, 03:32:00 am »
I like it! It's like a husky Transall.  :lol: :lol:

Its not husky, its big boned.  :wacko:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #539 on: April 22, 2019, 07:31:18 am »
I like it! It's like a husky Transall.  :lol: :lol:

Its not husky, its big boned.  :wacko:

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