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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2085 on: October 23, 2019, 01:41:32 am »
Yes, there is, or was, a kit out of the Marut not that long ago.

But not an Airfix one....

Alliance Models has/had one ...

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/august/first-looks/alliance_marut.htm

Yeah, I knew there was one out there somewhere. Reading the review makes me even more certain that I want Airfix to do one!

I'm with you there.  :)  I've never built a resin model, and everything I've read about the building process reinforces that.  Maybe someday ... after all, I did eventually build a Vaccform.  :)
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2086 on: October 23, 2019, 06:51:10 am »
Yes, there is, or was, a kit out of the Marut not that long ago.

But not an Airfix one....

Alliance Models has/had one ...

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/august/first-looks/alliance_marut.htm

Yeah, I knew there was one out there somewhere. Reading the review makes me even more certain that I want Airfix to do one!

I'm with you there.  :)  I've never built a resin model, and everything I've read about the building process reinforces that.  Maybe someday ... after all, I did eventually build a Vaccform.  :)

Well if Airfix did decide to make one, they don't have to go too far to scan one. Doing an image search reveals there's one at a German museum, only I don't know how old the photo is, to say if it's still there.  I'm guessing it is though ---

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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2087 on: October 23, 2019, 07:16:58 am »
It was the HA 300 thay I was thinking of.  A&A models did it :banghead:
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2088 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 #2089 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 #2090 on: October 23, 2019, 01:45:14 pm »
SNCAC NC. 1070





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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2091 on: October 23, 2019, 01:51:08 pm »
Intriguing!
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2092 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 #2093 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 #2094 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 #2095 on: October 23, 2019, 02:42:25 pm »
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2096 on: October 23, 2019, 11:51:49 pm »
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2097 on: October 24, 2019, 03:29:48 am »
Are there no India model-kit manufacturers, then?


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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2098 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 #2099 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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