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The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« on: February 24, 2019, 06:15:39 am »
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 06:23:26 am »
I've always wanted to build a tilt-winged C-130 and now is my chance to do it  :banghead:

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 08:57:48 am »
Would CAM tech work for a WW2 ZELL .

I suspect  it might be too bulky ?

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 11:41:16 am »
OK, what's 'CAM Tech' then?
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Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 12:41:34 pm »
Guessing that CAM = Catapult Armed Merchantman

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 03:34:33 pm »
Yup that's the one .

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 06:25:53 pm »
OOoh... this looks like it might be the perfect spot to try the Fanjet from the Macross anime that I've been thinking about for a couple of years....  Is that unconventional enough?
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 06:31:56 pm »
You're all thinking too small and too conventional.

Either the Revell Hannebau or the larger Squadron one.  Or there's the Pegasus)?) TR-3B
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 06:45:50 pm »
Wait... I changed my mind.  Do we have to know HOW it flies? Or can we just say it does and leave it at that?  If so I'm going to build the Dr. Lao's flying jar machine thingy from the ancient anime TV show Future Boy Conan.  It's been on my list of Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli related builds for a while, and since I started moving forward on my Ohm build, I uncovered some of the supplies I had amassed in anticipation of the build.  Seems like a good place to try it out.
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2019, 09:49:07 pm »
Kinda related question: does it have to fly by credible aeronautical principles, or can it be completely fantastical?

The reason I aks is that the term 'flying machine' makes me think of things like this:








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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 12:16:52 am »
Wearing my Moderator's Hat, and before consultation with my esteemed colleague Mr. NARSES2, I'd say ALL of those idea are admissible.

So go for it, you lot!
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 12:26:04 am »
OK, what's 'CAM Tech' then?

Collapsed Anti Matter.  A material commonly used as a Spacecraft weapon in Iain M Banks' Culture universe.   :mellow:


For this GB my main build will be a Fairey Rotodyne 2.0.  As side builds I may dabble with one or all of the following; an autogiro, an ornithopter (with working "flap" - that will take a bit of thought), a racing ekranoplan, a flying car and something silly involving bits and pieces from the parts boxes.


(those aren't hot air balloons BTW - they're copper spheres with a vacuum inside them...)

Vacuum dirigibles are another Sci Fi staple.  In one concept lift is generated by vacuum "filled" buckyball spheres.

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 12:32:22 am »
Beg your pardon, but the rules gave me some doubt.
At the beginning, the basic idea was "vertical take off", but now I see: "unusual or unconventional at the time it was conceived. ..., Helicopters and other rotary types"
But TODAY helicopters are NOT unconventional. So a modern day what-if helicopter is allowed or not? Or only pioneer helicopters (let say till late forties)?
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 04:07:06 am »
Beg your pardon, but the rules gave me some doubt.
At the beginning, the basic idea was "vertical take off", but now I see: "unusual or unconventional at the time it was conceived. ..., Helicopters and other rotary types"
But TODAY helicopters are NOT unconventional. So a modern day what-if helicopter is allowed or not? Or only pioneer helicopters (let say till late forties)?

I'm NOT a moderator, but I think this clause may clarify things:

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So anything that isn't a fixed wing being pushed forward through the air is probably okay.
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