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Colani Co-141 Asymer
« on: November 14, 2009, 12:47:10 am »
I have received as a gift, from a German friend, the Colani C-309 Racer (1/72) Unicraft kit. ;D
See http://www.unicraft.biz/on/colani/colani.htm
As usual, this project is what-if enough (and beautiful) in itself, but my hobby is what-ifing aircraft, not building perfectly what-if models as “from the box directions”. :blink: So, my plan (for 2010) is turning it asymmetric, into an asymmetric C-141  ;D (or Co-141, the Starlifter having stolen the C-141 code before I was born >:( ). Well not “turn only” as I want it to stand by itself with no need of (fragile) undercarriage: :lol:
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 03:57:09 am »
Now THAT is seriously weird even before you get at it Tophe! :)

The mind boggles at what it will be like afterward.......... ;)
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 06:50:45 am »
I hesitate... :huh:
Another (asymmetric) possibility would have been to install one half-wing from another kit (spare box), but that would require undercarriage to stand properly.
Still another possibility is installing the C-309 as central pod on the Junkers J-1000 I will build after:
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 12:37:39 am »
Here are the parts as basis (I will not use the thermoformed clear canopy, I am not good - or even worse - with such parts):
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 01:15:04 am »
Tophe,

The parts you have look MUCH worse than the ones shown on the Unicraft site, but I guess that's only to be expected.....  :o

More power to your elbow, I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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! :)

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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 08:28:18 am »
on her way to be a model:
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2009, 06:54:41 pm »
That thing is both beautiful and odd at the same time.  Did it actually fly???

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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2009, 10:09:16 pm »
Did it actually fly???
I have found that (below) thanks to Google. It seems the designer said "let's make it fly and break the record" while investors reply has been, alas, "no thanks"... So JMNs :angry: can hate such airplane, "unreal" (which is an insult for them) while we, dreamers, may love it... ;D
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009, 05:35:28 pm »
It looks like you're off to a nice start, mon ami, although I hope you have plenty of sandpaper!

I'm really looking forward to your next update!
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 08:27:04 am »
The little beauty (engine less) is ready to receive paint make up ;D
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 12:30:18 pm »
A little beauty she is indeed, Tophe! Impressive PSR work. I'm looking forward to her "debut"!
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009, 03:07:35 pm »
Good work! With Unicraft, it's not very easy...
Beautiful planes are french! (Amiot 143, for example...ugh!)

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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2009, 06:09:58 am »
it's not very easy...
Not easy to be successfully realistic as you do (congratulations again for your ACA)... but for my crazy raw fantasy, this is perfect.
The final result:
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2009, 08:39:57 am »
Tophe,

Are you sure that's not a World Land Speed Record car:lol:
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Re: Colani Co-141 Asymer
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2009, 12:18:06 pm »
Are you sure that's not a World Land Speed Record car:lol:
I am not sure. This is not a flying machine but a desk model, you know...
If there would have been a scale 1 equivalent to this "1/144" model (from 1/72 basis), this could have been either a car, an airplane, a merry-go-round seat for chidren, etc. ;D
For the airplane hypothesis, there is not much lifting area but you know: the F-104 did fly... Well, an asymmetric F-104 with a single half wing would have been another challenge, and here we are (maybe) ;D
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