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Offline Pablo1965

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Thai-Dive
« on: June 08, 2011, 02:59:50 pm »
Well, this kit is a hipotetical Thai Dive Bomber. It came from  the T-6. The ventral fins are the "extra" necessary to dive, because this kind of wings have the optimal flaps surface to reduce the speed. Please give me your opinion about this solution.







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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 05:16:09 pm »
Excellent!  Well done!
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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 11:47:30 pm »
Very nice  :cheers:

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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 01:09:51 am »
Great work. Nice pics too!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 01:32:43 am »
I like it...I think
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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 01:58:46 am »
Very nice.  Liked the last photo best!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 04:04:48 am »
Well, this kit is a hipotetical Thai Dive Bomber. It came from  the T-6. The ventral fins are the "extra" necessary to dive, because this kind of wings have the optimal flaps surface to reduce the speed. Please give me your opinion about this solution.
Plus it improves the STOL capabilities... ;D

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011, 08:23:06 am »
Pablo--this is a very inventive project. I *LOVE* the look of it, however impractical it may be.

Dive-bombers undergo TREMENDOUS structural stresses when pulling out of a dive, so I *really* don't think the "flimsy" supports of your parasol wing would hold (I think the supports would snap, "freeing" the wing, and the fuselage would plunge into the ground!). I suppose the little winglets have "butterfly flaps" like the Dauntless or something to open into the airstream to slow the plane down in a dive?

But again--VERY creative and amusing! Probably your "Thai-dive" aircraft were escorted by my "Misago"s when French airfields were bombed in the Franco-Thai war of 1941.

*You might know that Thailand ordered several NA-69 light attack aircraft ("BC-1A" early variants with guns and bomb racks) just before WW II, but they only got as far as the Philippines, and were never delivered before war started. I have seen pictures of them in their Thai markings.
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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 02:16:20 pm »
Thanks you all. I do other composite for you. :thumbsup:


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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 02:18:37 pm »
Well, this kit is a hipotetical Thai Dive Bomber. It came from  the T-6. The ventral fins are the "extra" necessary to dive, because this kind of wings have the optimal flaps surface to reduce the speed. Please give me your opinion about this solution.
Plus it improves the STOL capabilities... ;D

Yes, when I do this plane I was thinking adeed slats.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 02:36:15 pm »
Pablo--this is a very inventive project. I *LOVE* the look of it, however impractical it may be.
Dive-bombers undergo TREMENDOUS structural stresses when pulling out of a dive, so I *really* don't think the "flimsy" supports of your parasol wing would hold (I think the supports would snap, "freeing" the wing, and the fuselage would plunge into the ground!). I suppose the little winglets have "butterfly flaps" like the Dauntless or something to open into the airstream to slow the plane down in a dive?
But again--VERY creative and amusing! Probably your "Thai-dive" aircraft were escorted by my "Misago"s when French airfields were bombed in the Franco-Thai war of 1941.*You might know that Thailand ordered several NA-69 light attack aircraft ("BC-1A" early variants with guns and bomb racks) just before WW II, but they only got as far as the Philippines, and were never delivered before war started. I have seen pictures of them in their Thai markings.

Well The NA-69 was the reason make me think in this scheme. I take the decals from a Hawk 75 form Hobbycraft.
The concept of the "high speed dive bomber" was relatively new or young in those days, The old dive bombers have a limited speed to dive,even so you're right, the supports are wake. Perhaps some day I improve it in the future. :thumbsup:

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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011, 07:26:35 am »
Stunner  :bow:
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Re: Thai-Dive
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2011, 01:19:08 pm »
Thanks  :thumbsup: Narses2
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