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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2019, 06:14:37 am »
And so we are off Gentlemen. Enjoy yourselves  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2019, 11:43:49 am »
Another idea for us to consider - the Kaman K-16

Basically a Grumman Goose with a tilt-wing, it was intended to allow for VTOL operations from water. I suppose if you'd landed in a narrow inlet you could get straight up out of it.
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2019, 01:44:24 am »
I've been thinking about WIG (Wing in Ground Effect) Racers.
Single seat Ekranoplans (land or water based or amphibians) racing on an oval,  closed course, cross country or street circuit (Venice?).
They would be fitted with an altitude sensitive cutout which would shut off the engine should they stray too high.
Preliminary doodles are of a Spitfire fuselage with stubby super broad chord wings with severe anhedral.  Semi retractable undercarriage housed in wingtip spats.

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2019, 07:56:25 am »
Readers of Jules Verne will already be aware of his book   ROBUR THE CONQUEROR, and the aeronef flown by the eponymous hero/villain; the Albatross (for story and pix, see the link below)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robur_the_Conqueror

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=robur+the+conqueror+albatross&tbm=isch&source=hp&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRsIXNqebgAhVDRBUIHYQgDiUQsAR6BAgEEAE&biw=1366&bih=628

I assume that this aeronautical device would qualify if anyone wishes to have a go at it.

You could also use LIFTWOOD  http://www.heliograph.com/trmgs/trmgs3/liftwood.shtml As outlined in the Transactions of the Royal  Martian Geographical Society.  Their home page http://www.heliograph.com/trmgs/trmgs1/ is worth a few minutes of your time too.  Picture link below:
 http://www.heliograph.com/trmgs/trmgs1/TRMGS1coverbig.html
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2019, 08:52:30 am »
Master Of The World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilQNFn_Lpnc

This is Hollywood's 1961 take on Robur The Conqueror.
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2019, 12:31:27 pm »
Here's something I found over on the Secret Projects Forum that would fit right in with this GB, looks very interesting ---

http://www.openminds.tv/unacknowledged-aviation-super-stol/2634

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2019, 12:16:41 am »
Where can I find a 1:72 scale magic feather

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2019, 01:12:05 am »
Where can I find a 1:72 scale magic feather

Don't know about 1/72nd scale but jewellery craft shops often have a big selection of charm bracelet charms with all sorts of cool things in there, including feathers.
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2019, 01:08:12 pm »
Cut off a single barb from a feather, they're mini feathers themselves.
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2019, 01:32:16 pm »
If I can find pair large of enough rotor blades then I can convert my 1/72 Martin Marina jet powered amphibious flying boat into an autogiro version. I can use the stack from a Airfix Rotodyne.

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2019, 01:38:43 pm »
The 'dyne has VERY narrow chord rotor blades, goodness knows how they lifted that honking great thing, but they did. You might want to think on something with larger blades.
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 #56 on: March 05, 2019, 02:04:48 am »
1/48 CH-53?
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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2019, 03:05:15 am »
1/48 CH-53?
The largest pair are off a 1/72 Mil-26 .

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2019, 07:17:56 am »
Would something like this be applicable for this GB?

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Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Discussion
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2019, 10:03:20 am »

Would something like this be applicable for this GB?




Absolutely!  ;D

The lifting bodies are almost the perfect example of what the GB's all about.  :thumbsup:

Now that you mention it I have kits of all of those three in The Loft, thanks to JayBee's munificence some months/years ago.  :thumbsup:
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