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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2017, 12:37:55 am »
I've never seen that cargo carrier version before, it's like a MONSTER LCAC.   :o

Thanks for spotting those pics Jon, they've re-triggered my hovercraft interests.  ;D
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2017, 12:59:07 am »

how about variations around the idea of hybrid seaplane / submarines, like  Ushakov's :




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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2017, 02:57:09 am »
We've prolly all seen these before.  But they bear posting.

Ekranoplans.  Imagine them with longer wings so they could soar like an albatross...





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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2017, 04:29:39 am »

  Imagine them with longer wings so they could soar like an albatross...


I do that ALL the time.  ;D ;)
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2017, 04:55:44 am »


Looks like someone turned a Tomcat into an ekranoplan

And I know you've seen these before-


Amphi-Provider


Sea Bronco


Grumman Pelican

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2017, 05:26:35 am »


Looks like someone turned a Tomcat into an ekranoplan


Oooooh!

I have a 1/32 scale Tomcat I won in a raffle at the Coventry show a year or so ago. I've also got quite a few Airfix SRN4 hovercraft kits.

Hmmmmmmmm.............
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2017, 06:13:26 am »

how about variations around the idea of hybrid seaplane / submarines, like  Ushakov's :



That's the one I was thinking of  :thumbsup:
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2017, 09:00:15 am »
A float conversion as a standard feature was considered for the OV-10, right from the start.

Note that the drawing and mockup are of the original prototype configuration with the short
span wing. The wing was lengthened on the production aircraft and the booms were moved
outboard slightly. Interestingly the old 1/48 Hawk/Testors kit was originally released as the
YOV-10A prototype, when they retooled the wing to production span, Hawk didn't alter the
boom position and horizontal stab width, so with very simple surgery one can model the
the six prototypes.



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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2017, 10:42:14 am »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2017, 11:17:16 am »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piaggio_P.7


Oh yes, one awesome machine, such a pity it didn't work too well. It could have held the World Water Speed Record and Air Speed Record at the same time!  ;D
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2017, 11:42:22 am »
Yes, apart from the mechanical complications, even if in northern Italy we have 3 quite long lakes, I am not sure if their length would have been enough for take off.  :rolleyes:
Water propeller on, get to planing speed, clutch in the airscrew, disengage water propeller, get to airspeed...and the lakes are sorrounded by mountains... :o
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2017, 11:49:21 am »
How about the lagoon at Orbetello? There was a flying boat base there in the 1930s - 40s and they operated flying boats from the lagoon. The ramps and hardstanding are still there.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2017, 12:25:21 pm »
For those inclined to things with lots of fiddly rigging  ;), the pre-WWI Bristol-Burney 'X' series hydrofoil aircraft.

http://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft29516.htm

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2017, 03:08:26 pm »
How about the lagoon at Orbetello? There was a flying boat base there in the 1930s - 40s and they operated flying boats from the lagoon. The ramps and hardstanding are still there.

Compared to the Maggiore (64 km length) , Garda (52 km) or Como (45 km) lakes, I think the Orbetello lagoon is VERY small.  ;) AND,according to Wikipedia, has a maximum depth of 1,5 metres.  :o
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2017, 05:24:47 pm »
A float conversion as a standard feature was considered for the OV-10, right from the start.

Note that the drawing and mockup are of the original prototype configuration with the short
span wing. The wing was lengthened on the production aircraft and the booms were moved
outboard slightly. Interestingly the old 1/48 Hawk/Testors kit was originally released as the
YOV-10A prototype, when they retooled the wing to production span, Hawk didn't alter the
boom position and horizontal stab width, so with very simple surgery one can model the
the six prototypes.


I have this kit in the stash. Short wing and "chrome" plated with the State Dept decals. Now where to find some 1/48th proper size floats?
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