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Offline loupgarou

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Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« on: November 19, 2017, 09:58:38 am »
Another - quick and dirty - small project: a floatplane version of a pre/early war fighter.
Still undecided between a Fokker D XXI (russian issue of the Frog one) or a Boeing P-26 (Revell), so I snapped both together before opening the sealed bags.
Floats from the Airfix Auster Antarctic.

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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 11:44:05 am »
Fascinating................             If all the parts jive, I think a Floatin' Peashooter would be very interesting indeed. D.XI is a great idea, too, but the P-26 just looks.. so.....  like a P-26, know what I mean, Vern? 
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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 12:26:45 pm »
Fascinating................             If all the parts jive, I think a Floatin' Peashooter would be very interesting indeed. D.XI is a great idea, too, but the P-26 just looks.. so.....  like a P-26, know what I mean, Vern?

I agree.  <_< I have already started some glueing of P-26 parts. Obviously it will an export version, should be Model 281, so Model 281W ?
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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 01:14:27 pm »
The P-26 will be cool, kind of H-P Type S like, which was actually ordered by the USN as a carrier aircraft, two
completed, the S-1 and S-2, the S-3 floatplane was not completed.



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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 10:37:53 am »
Also this build is moving on.
Had to sand the P-26, surface detail was terrifying, and cut some float struts using the original spats as template.



EDIT: modified inserting full-size image.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2017, 12:13:32 pm by loupgarou »
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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 11:51:26 am »

going to be lovely  :thumbsup:

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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 12:46:00 am »
Also the little critter is advancing.
Float supports, based on the spat shape, have been glued, now I'll have to decide how far forward or back to glue the floats.
I don0t really know how to calculate a balance point.  :rolleyes:

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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 12:50:19 am »

I don0t really know how to calculate a balance point.  :rolleyes:


What looks right IS right..............  :thumbsup:

I'd put the engine in place first and imagine its heaviness.
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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 12:51:33 am »

I don0t really know how to calculate a balance point.  :rolleyes:


What looks right IS right..............  :thumbsup:

I'd put the engine in place first and imagine its heaviness.

Thanks. In my tests I was completely forgetting about the engine!  :banghead:  :rolleyes:
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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 01:35:16 am »
Find a picture of an airplane with similar configuration, from about the same period - and eyeball it.

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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 01:53:30 am »
Find a picture of an airplane with similar configuration, from about the same period - and eyeball it.
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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 03:53:54 am »
Find a picture of an airplane with similar configuration, from about the same period - and eyeball it.

Yes, thanks to Joncarrfarrelly, I have already one (a few posts higher).  <_<
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Re: Boeing or Fokker ? on floats
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 04:05:56 am »
From what i've read a general rule of thumb is that the step of the float(s) should be under the centre of lift of the wings.
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