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New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« on: October 29, 2017, 10:33:02 am »
My sister has seen the film "Sully", about an airliner crash in the Hudson river, and she asked me if there are compounds aircraft/hovercraft (for safety), and would I draw some if not done yet.
I answered this morning that I will draw this (in my P-38 or P-51/82 favorite families), but not immediately, as I wait for the GB start here.
And... for safe landing in a river, an amphibious plane would make it easily, and a Canadair CL-215 for instance can carry 19 passengers, this is an airliner too...
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 09:28:18 am »
My sister's name being Juliette, here are the Juju-38 (on ground/water then in flight) and amphibious Juju-38A:
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 09:29:39 am »
The HY-38A, B, C


And asymmetric HY-38D, E, F
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 09:41:19 am »
Mustang seaplanes (Seastangs) are not forgotten:

Coming soon: a Twin-Seastang of course, as link between Seastangs and Lightnings.
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 10:34:58 am »
Twin-Seastang:
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 11:25:23 am »
Now that would take SOME building in plastic, but it'd certainly look amazing!  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 11:54:28 am »
Now that would take SOME building in plastic, but it'd certainly look amazing!  :thumbsup:

Hawker Sea Hawk fuselages p'haps for starters. Vampire tail-plane ?  ;D
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 01:35:46 pm »
Mustang seaplanes (Seastangs) are not forgotten:

Coming soon: a Twin-Seastang of course, as link between Seastangs and Lightnings.
Oooooh!  :wub: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 03:44:18 am »
Thanks!

But, you know, aviation is changing... Seaplanes are no more what they used to be: the new generation (prepared for the 2020s) is like toys of the 2010s: electrical quadricopters:
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 11:14:37 pm »
A Mustang flying boat with a single hull:
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 11:21:24 pm »
You could try using the BAC Strikemaster  as a donor kit.

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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 10:23:56 am »
Thanks!

And the 3-engined Twin-Boat-Stang was asymmetric, a little:
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 03:31:26 pm »
Glorious asymmetry!!
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 10:15:59 am »
Thanks!

The first Boat-stang (without bubble canopy) had a twin-cockpit derivative, with sponsoons:
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Re: New Lightning-Mustang seaplanes
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 06:37:19 am »
Inspired by dear zenrat at http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44463.45.html :
If you look back on page 1 Chris there is a picture with the canopy balanced in place.
Yes, a Mustang does not need at all a canopy where usual, thanks!

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