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G.1vw Fokker
« on: February 27, 2011, 05:02:16 am »
The next kit I am going to build is the Fokker G.1 that I want to make (very short span and) asymmetric, no matter how poor are my skills.
I am not good enough to move the central pod inside the boom for a single-engine single-fuselage-single-boom layout… Too bad.
My project was to install a double-engine on the port boom and no engine on the starboard one: either nothing or a radar. I wondered: how do we say double-Twin-Wasp in Dutch? That makes translating "Quadruple-Wasp", and Google Translate told me this is "viervoudige wesp", so a "G.1vw" code with no relation to a German licence VolksWagen…
(Checking if the normal G.1 was using Twin-Wasp, Wikipedia told me No, but Mercury. Anyway, this will be a Quadruple-Wasp prototype).
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 05:52:54 am »
This is the principle of my project G.1a --> G.1vw:
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 07:33:52 am »
looks tamed compared to your other creations ;)
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 09:31:36 am »
looks tamed compared to your other creations ;)

Give it time  ;D
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 09:54:03 am »
You are right, ahem... :-\
A quadruple Wasp radial is too much power for a single 3-bladed propeller, and contraprop are not funny enough. Well... with shafts and gears, that could drive also a pusher propeller (which would justify fully the twin-boom layout! yes, this must be the truth about the G.1... ;D)
[And I said I must reduce span drastically]:
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 07:40:25 pm »
How about a push-pull engine pair on one side and a single boom on the other?



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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 08:09:19 pm »
Yes (or like this below? :unsure:), it is funny :lol:. But I am not skillful enough to make it plastic :-\. And destroying a twin-boom layout is pain for me ;)
EDIT: Dear Weaver, I have made your designer name: part of Aviation History on my asymmetric aircraft site http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/Asymm_addition.htm Thanks!
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 10:24:02 pm »
Different ideas as usual.

Been trying to find one of these kits for a RW build.
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 08:52:46 am »
Cheers Tophe!

How about a three-surface layout?  ;D

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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 09:34:58 am »
Funny! :lol:
Or 4-engined G.1, rather easy as drawings, while I am unable to build them, sorry :-\
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 10:17:24 am »
Building has started: gluing, putty...
I consider using a 3rd propeller, as antitorque rotor (horizontal, from a P-47 kit). I know the push-pull layout may be balanced enough contrarotating, but the main propeller (tractive) is supersonic (noisy) and the extra pusher propeller is not counter-balancing enough...
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 10:46:23 am »
from my twin-boom topic http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20326.675.html
At http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31754.0.html dear Weaver invented a wonderful 3-surface Fokker G.1 with 2 booms, and in French, we would say "bipoutre" meaning twin-boomer, but in English, I don't know if the word "twin" is appropriate, so I have made 2 derivatives (twin-tractor, or else twin-pusher) that may be better in this English collection.

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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 12:23:36 pm »
And here is a logical one which I quite fancy forsome heavy bomber projects (not based on the G.1 per se):

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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 08:09:40 pm »
Thanks Weaver for your great enrichment (so funny) to this (quite boring) topic! :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2011, 12:16:19 am »
Back to plastic... the model is taking shape:
(at last the starboard anti-torque rotor will not be 4-blade propeller from P-47 but 3-blade from Mc-202)
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