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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2145 on: September 12, 2019, 11:36:22 am »
I like it too, just the relative position of the main landing gear looks goofy (to me), very far forward for a tricycle arrangement.  :o

But a lot of those early converted of prop aircraft, especially those that started out with tail-wheels, shared that look.  Only those purpose built as jets didn't look that way.
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Doubt that, wheels in front of the CG results in a taildragger unless it is overly nose heavy and that would make it all but unflyable...

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2146 on: October 18, 2019, 12:06:08 pm »
On the Airfix page, a collection of F-80s with some whiffs: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/forum/lockheed-f-80-family/?p=1/
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2147 on: October 19, 2019, 12:06:34 pm »
I've  not seen this before, but it's an interesting idea.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2148 on: October 20, 2019, 05:40:10 am »
A bit short a run to get stable air into the engines, isn't it? :unsure:
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2149 on: October 20, 2019, 06:24:56 am »
A bit short a run to get stable air into the engines, isn't it? :unsure:

Those engines had a "pre-phase" that beat it into submission first  :rolleyes:
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2150 on: October 20, 2019, 06:47:14 am »
I imagine it's a re-engine with RB199s, which were a lot shorter than Avons and lighter too, so they could go right at the stern.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2151 on: October 21, 2019, 01:23:12 am »
I've  not seen this before, but it's an interesting idea.



A Lightning re-designed by M. C. Escher...?

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2152 on: October 21, 2019, 07:46:37 am »

A Lightning re-designed by M. C. Escher...?


The air goes round and round and comes out here?  ;D ;)
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2153 on: October 21, 2019, 05:00:37 pm »
No shorter than in an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2154 on: October 25, 2019, 12:58:43 am »
A semi-whif, nevertheless an interesting proposal:


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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2155 on: October 25, 2019, 01:08:46 am »
I like it.  The twin tail rotor concept is interesting and although prolly not necessary it is aesthetically pleasing.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2156 on: October 25, 2019, 06:52:59 am »
A prototype piston engined H-37 flew with twin tail rotors like that, but without a skin on the pylons. There's pics of it in the recent book I bought of the type.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2157 on: October 25, 2019, 03:43:11 pm »
Fascinating!! I like that.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2158 on: October 25, 2019, 05:05:19 pm »
I like it.  The twin tail rotor concept is interesting and although prolly not necessary it is aesthetically pleasing.
I like it too, first thing that came to mind is the safety of redundancy.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2159 on: October 26, 2019, 12:11:28 am »
Hmmm... and I have a wrecked Skycrane I was going to chop up anyway...