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Offline ericr

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He 162 flying boat
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:49:22 am »

there still is a bt of time, so I started something, in parallel with the others in progress :

a flying-boatization of the He 162 :





using a 1/48 resin kit of the He162 and a float from the SMER 1/48 MC.72
(and additional little things for the side floats)

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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 03:30:44 am »
NIce!  Never knew there was a resin kit of the He 162 in 48th!  Looks like a Czech one.

BTW, the intake is on upside down.  The cowl on the 162 has a distinct hump back look.
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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 03:43:50 am »
But that's not bad against spray ingestion... Nice idea, considered such a build, too, but found out that this stunt has been done before (IIRC by a German modeler, cannot find the respective website and visual evidence).
Personally (but that's just me) I'd raise the fins higher, away from the water, or replace the whole tail by a butterfly/V tail?

Looking forward to progress and results!  :thumbsup:

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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 06:45:55 am »
Looking forward to this one!
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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 07:28:58 am »

thanks !

the intake is inverted indeed : I have had a hesitation, but the kit instructions were not clear ... it is a Replica kit by the way.
Thanks Dizzyfugu for proposing an explanation : this will be a whiff effect !  ;)
I think I didn't see the build you mention, but even then I find it great to see different people tking interpretations at a given idea ;
so please feel free to try out different solutions  ;D

I will do it in yellow, with my usual level of skills (simple and fast, a bit punk-ish  :o)

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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 08:32:14 am »
When the same concept or idea pops up in different times and places, it's IMHO a good indicator that there must be something to it.

Have been digging around for the He 162 flying boat I had in mind but could not find it anymore. Must be somewhere online, though.

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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 09:30:31 am »
That's a nice project  :thumbsup: ,somewhat familiar to me  ;)

« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 09:33:25 am by AXU »

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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 12:24:25 pm »

ah, indeed, a He162-W ! excellent !
you have the straight wing, v-tail version

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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 12:48:29 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

IPMS-Seattle had a Schneider 49 group build back in 2004-05, the final count was 60 builds.  :thumbsup:

Morgan Girling did a Breitling sponsored He 162.


 
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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 03:20:54 pm »
When the same concept or idea pops up in different times and places, it's IMHO a good indicator that there must be something to it.

Have been digging around for the He 162 flying boat I had in mind but could not find it anymore. Must be somewhere online, though.

IIRC, I saw it somewhere on this thread:

https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/air-and-space-photos-from-alternate-worlds.222258/page-30

I think it was pretty early in the piece, not after about p.30 or so.

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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 01:55:09 am »
Found this Japanese one here - but it's not the one that I meant. Nice build, nevertheless:



Found here, among lots of other whiffy stuff: https://www.beyondvisualrange.net/what-if-flugger%C3%A4te-1/

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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 02:56:31 am »

thanks for the references !
that is an impressive collection  ;D


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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 06:35:02 am »
Japanese one is lovely as is the Schneider bird  :thumbsup:
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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 03:13:27 am »
Have been digging around for the He 162 flying boat I had in mind but could not find it anymore. Must be somewhere online, though.

Could it be this one? More here http://www.arcair.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7065-Heinkel-172W-Petrie/00.shtm And if I'm not mistaken,Alvis 3.1 is a member on this forum





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Re: He 162 flying boat
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 06:26:02 pm »
Y'know, that doesn't look too bad at all...