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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2235 on: October 23, 2019, 08:20:41 am »
Are there no India model-kit manufacturers, then?
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2236 on: October 23, 2019, 10:14:26 am »
Are there no India model-kit manufacturers, then?

I believe Airfix was producing some there at one point.
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2237 on: October 23, 2019, 01:45:14 pm »
SNCAC NC. 1070





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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2238 on: October 23, 2019, 01:51:08 pm »
Intriguing!
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2239 on: October 23, 2019, 02:06:18 pm »
I don't think that's a Whiff, I think it's real!

[Later] I checked and it is real. One of the few aircraft that flew in piston and jet engine versions.
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2240 on: October 23, 2019, 02:23:13 pm »
What was its purpose? I bet it was a blast riding in that rear compartment; imagine the view!  But...would it be loud as hell? Looks like it might.  ;D
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2241 on: October 23, 2019, 02:28:49 pm »
Wiki tells us that the twin Nene powered NC1071 prototype suffered significant structural distortion  in flight.................at that shape, how could they tell?
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2242 on: October 23, 2019, 02:42:25 pm »
I'm sure Tophe approves
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2243 on: October 23, 2019, 11:51:49 pm »
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2244 on: October 24, 2019, 03:29:48 am »
Are there no India model-kit manufacturers, then?


No, but there are more than a few cowboys...

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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2245 on: October 24, 2019, 06:02:57 am »
I don't think that's a Whiff, I think it's real!

[Later] I checked and it is real. One of the few aircraft that flew in piston and jet engine versions.

It's a strange one, the 1070, always looks as though it was built from spare parts to me, but they didn't have a long enough fuselage so went with what was laying around.
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2246 on: October 24, 2019, 08:03:31 pm »
Are there no India model-kit manufacturers, then?

Can't remember the name of the companythat issued it but the only Indian produced kit I know of was a 1/72nd NAL Saras, it's a T-tailed pusher-prop 14/19 seater. First flight was mid 2000's (maybe 2004?) and it was a joint design with Myasishchev. Rusians pulled out over lack of money and Indiana has stopped and restarted work a couple of times. Think it's back on for now with a tweaked prototype.

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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2247 on: October 26, 2019, 12:26:11 am »
Very interesting - looks like a bizjet for the cheaper end of the market (props, vs jets).

Grab a Dominee or Gulfstream and you're halfway there...

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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2248 on: October 26, 2019, 05:45:46 am »
What was its purpose?

It was a prototype for a naval three seat (torpedo) bomber, fully carrier-capable. The original piston engine design (the NC 1070) had a weapon station in the rear of its mid fuselage, this was dropped on the later jet-powered variant, the NC 1071. The front wheel was offset, too, in order to maximise the interal space for the weapon bay.

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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2249 on: October 31, 2019, 07:49:52 pm »
From a facebook post. What if children, like, really cool children, were astronauts?

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/sisters-win-halloween-dressed-as-adorable-nasa-lunar-module-and-astronaut/

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