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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 04:51:23 pm »
One Hornet nacelle is definitely longer than the other, there's photographic evidence to prove it.  Besides which, the info came from John Adams of Aeroclub and what he doesn't know about the Hornet isn't worth knowing.  I trust that man when he says something about British aircraft.

I've never heard that before.

Do you know what the difference is?

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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 07:02:18 pm »
It looked great on the stand Lee.  :thumbsup:


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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2018, 02:46:35 am »
"It's not confidential, I've got potential"

One Hornet nacelle is definitely longer than the other, there's photographic evidence to prove it.  Besides which, the info came from John Adams of Aeroclub and what he doesn't know about the Hornet isn't worth knowing.  I trust that man when he says something about British aircraft.

I've never heard that before.

Do you know what the difference is?

0.759 of an inch, so a slim shim of plastic card would be enough.  The evidence is in the recent Valiant Wings book on the Hornet by Richard Franks.
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2018, 04:19:47 am »
"It's not confidential, I've got potential"

One Hornet nacelle is definitely longer than the other, there's photographic evidence to prove it.  Besides which, the info came from John Adams of Aeroclub and what he doesn't know about the Hornet isn't worth knowing.  I trust that man when he says something about British aircraft.

I've never heard that before.

Do you know what the difference is?

0.759 of an inch, so a slim shim of plastic card would be enough.  The evidence is in the recent Valiant Wings book on the Hornet by Richard Franks.

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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2018, 07:17:09 pm »
"It's not confidential, I've got potential"

One Hornet nacelle is definitely longer than the other, there's photographic evidence to prove it.  Besides which, the info came from John Adams of Aeroclub and what he doesn't know about the Hornet isn't worth knowing.  I trust that man when he says something about British aircraft.

I've never heard that before.

Do you know what the difference is?

0.759 of an inch, so a slim shim of plastic card would be enough.  The evidence is in the recent Valiant Wings book on the Hornet by Richard Franks.

Is that in the engine? I wouldn't have thought it needed to be, but it is possible.

I do know that the left and right hand rotating engines had slightly different reduction ratios. From memory, it was 0.420 for the 130 and 0.422 for the 131. would have to check my books to be sure.

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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2018, 04:58:06 pm »
"Ready let's roll onto something new"

Sneak preview before I upload the photos later in the week.  Thanks to Narses2 for the photo.

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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2018, 08:39:53 pm »
Beautiful... :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2018, 10:28:57 pm »
It's very 'Hornetish', but I can see why you don't like that nosewheel, it looks very fragile!
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2018, 12:22:08 am »
It's very 'Hornetish', but I can see why you don't like that nosewheel, it looks very fragile!

The nosewheel and leg looks like the De Havilland engineers got a spare from a Horten 229.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2018, 01:08:14 am »
Elegant aicraft. The PRU Blue suits it well.  :thumbsup:

I just wonder if it is possible to put a model of this aircraft on its three legs without a tail support? Maybe only a vacu kit, with the nose and the engines full of lead or uranium...?  :unsure:

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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2018, 01:20:44 am »


The nosewheel and leg looks like the De Havilland engineers got a spare from a Horten 229.  :rolleyes:

Almost my exact thoughts. There's a lot of aircraft around from that period where the nose wheel and leg look way out of scale.
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2018, 01:35:03 am »
Looks very good indeed. :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2018, 02:08:05 am »
Elegant aicraft. The PRU Blue suits it well.  :thumbsup:

I just wonder if it is possible to put a model of this aircraft on its three legs without a tail support? Maybe only a vacu kit, with the nose and the engines full of lead or uranium...?  :unsure:

Maybe cast a nose wheel out of lead?
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2018, 03:44:44 am »
I've already suggested that to Colin in the relevant Freightdog thread...
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2018, 11:39:29 am »
What a smart-looking machine. I like it! The nosewheel does look a bit goofy but I bet with the undercarriage up it has gorgeous lines.
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