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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2014, 11:38:08 pm »
Please ignore the copious amount of tape, I want to do a twin jet Stuka some time but I need to wait until I buy another kit. Until then I have Stuka wings and Panther fuselage leftovers and the Academy Stuka has a second canopy for the open option so I taped it all together to see what it would look like and I kinda like it. The Stuka's tailwheel is a good fit in the hole for the Panther's tailhook too.

Thinking a tail boom similar to a Iskra, with a dihedral horizontal stabilizer and twin fins similar to the Ju-290.

Or canard, but I like the boom idea best.

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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2014, 11:51:51 pm »
Interesting.
Would inverted butterfly canards do away with the need for a vertical tail?
That way you could put a large gun turret (or an Empire Strikes Back style harpoon gun) at the back, remotely targeted from the back seat.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2014, 12:18:23 am »
Interesting.
Would inverted butterfly canards do away with the need for a vertical tail?
That way you could put a large gun turret (or an Empire Strikes Back style harpoon gun) at the back, remotely targeted from the back seat.

I like your thinking, even if inverted butterfly canards were not enough wing tip fins could be a option...

But a harpoon gun? How many AT-AT's were encountered in the 1940's? :rolleyes:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2014, 01:56:26 am »
Well, there were those that made landfall at the Koorong from Adolf's secret Antarctic base in '46.  Made it as far as Talem Bend before being stopped by the Murray Bridge Militia...
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2014, 02:10:34 am »
Well, there were those that made landfall at the Koorong from Adolf's secret Antarctic base in '46.  Made it as far as Talem Bend before being stopped by the Murray Bridge Militia...

Fair nuff. ;D

P.S. Is there a meaning to the spelling of 'Koorong', or is that a typo? :-\
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2014, 02:13:58 am »
Here is roughly how it would look with boom and twin fins, the boom could probably be a bit longer. I'll draw the canards soon to see what they would look like.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2014, 02:23:49 am »
And this is what I want to do to a Stuka. I have no idea if the size of the engines are correct as the 262 and Ju-87 drawings I obtained are not marked with scale, I simply chose two drawings that "looked" about right using the size of the canopy as a reference. That's also why it is a early model Ju-87 in the drawing, couldn't find a late model stuka the right size to match the 262. If anyone else wants to build this feel free.

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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2014, 02:27:46 am »
But a harpoon gun? How many AT-AT's were encountered in the 1940's? :rolleyes:






Any questions! A harpoon is a MUST!  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2014, 04:15:45 am »
 :lol:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2014, 09:13:54 am »
Nice ! Both projects are going to be followed closely. I like the second Stuka better tho, more traditional I guess.

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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2014, 04:35:29 pm »
P.S. Is there a meaning to the spelling of 'Koorong', or is that a typo? :-\

I thought the same thing for a moment, then I thought "Meh, he's a Victorian!" :P
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2014, 05:13:19 pm »
But a harpoon gun? How many AT-AT's were encountered in the 1940's? :rolleyes:






Any questions! A harpoon is a MUST!  ;D

I am no good at identifying armour, are they allied tanks and soldiers around those AT-AT's? Coz if Adolf had them in Antartica then the AT-AT's would be German, they wouldn't need to trip up their own machines with a harpoon armed Stuka, unless the Brit's capture one I suppose...
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2014, 05:20:32 pm »
Nice ! Both projects are going to be followed closely. I like the second Stuka better tho, more traditional I guess.

 :cheers:

May need to wait a while for any progress Captain, I cannot afford any kits at the moment so I cannot start the second Stuka, and the first one I need to sort out stabilizers and the like and I tend to procrastinate... a lot :rolleyes:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2014, 11:58:32 pm »
Thanks a lot for your nicely crazy projects! :thumbsup: I have Zwillinged your Ju-87-jet at http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20326.1905.html
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2014, 12:35:03 am »
Koorong - Coorong.  Meh! :banghead:
You both knew where I meant.
I haven't driven that way for a while and forgot that when the first white man transcribed the local name for "place of brackish water and many pelicans" he chose to use a C and not a K.

Good pics Dizz.

Given the large German descended population of South Australia it wouldn't be impossible for a relative who worked in the Junkers factory to have posted a Stuka over in bits.

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