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Offline Rick Lowe

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2145 on: August 22, 2019, 02:34:11 pm »
Perhaps an F-82 with some sort of center pod like the forward section of an F-80.

Sounds intriguing.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2146 on: August 22, 2019, 09:25:09 pm »
Perhaps an F-82 with some sort of center pod like the forward section of an F-80.

Sounds intriguing.

Minus the F-82 cockpits of course! To be replaced with gas tanks.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2147 on: August 24, 2019, 11:02:06 am »
Perhaps an F-82 with some sort of center pod like the forward section of an F-80.

Sounds intriguing.

Minus the F-82 cockpits of course! To be replaced with gas tanks.

Prone pilot in the radar pod.  ;D



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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2148 on: August 24, 2019, 03:18:24 pm »
And the pod jettisonable, as an escape capsule a'la F-111.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2149 on: August 24, 2019, 05:59:30 pm »
Pilot view above and to the rear would be abysmal.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2150 on: August 24, 2019, 09:52:20 pm »
I've just found this:

https://www.deviantart.com/bispro/art/North-American-A-51-Stallion-plan-329874923

Pretty much exactly what we were discussing - so, with a plan, how long before we have it in plastic?

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2151 on: August 24, 2019, 11:59:37 pm »
I've just found this:

https://www.deviantart.com/bispro/art/North-American-A-51-Stallion-plan-329874923

Pretty much exactly what we were discussing - so, with a plan, how long before we have it in plastic?
That is a good old one. Worth remembering.
I've said before that the main landing gear should be further back


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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2152 on: August 25, 2019, 06:36:39 am »
The F-82 fuselages should be reduced in length to the original P-51 dimensions - with a tricycle landing gear, the whole affair looks IMHO rather awkward.  :-\

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2153 on: August 25, 2019, 06:42:31 am »
Oh yes, Stephane Beaumont's 'Stallion' is superb, and was the original influence for me building the 'Tri-Stang'.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2154 on: August 25, 2019, 07:11:26 pm »
I've just found this:

https://www.deviantart.com/bispro/art/North-American-A-51-Stallion-plan-329874923

Pretty much exactly what we were discussing - so, with a plan, how long before we have it in plastic?
That is a good old one. Worth remembering.
I've said before that the main landing gear should be further back


Turboprop this and we might have a COIN bird
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2155 on: August 26, 2019, 01:37:12 am »
I've just found this:

https://www.deviantart.com/bispro/art/North-American-A-51-Stallion-plan-329874923

Pretty much exactly what we were discussing - so, with a plan, how long before we have it in plastic?
That is a good old one. Worth remembering.
I've said before that the main landing gear should be further back


Turboprop this and we might have a COIN bird
How does the pilot see anything?  View to either side blocked by engines - at least on the P-38 the engines were below the pilot's line of sight; to the rear the view is empennage, wing, and tail-plane - and since the preferred shooting position is from behind, this poor SOB is a blind sitting duck ...
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2156 on: August 26, 2019, 01:48:48 am »
Similar to the A-26 Invader... but still a cool-looking aircraft in both cases, practicalities aside.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2157 on: August 26, 2019, 04:58:50 am »

How does the pilot see anything? 


That's why the Tri-Stang had the pilots on the OUTside!  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2158 on: August 26, 2019, 09:29:22 am »
That came straight from Tophe's sketch book I reckon.  :thumbsup: ;D
Maybe, but I am happy to see it built! :wub:
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2159 on: August 27, 2019, 11:38:22 pm »
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