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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2019, 06:55:09 am »
Very cool. The little missiles look like parasite fighter in the first pic. Maybe this would be a good scale-o-rama candidate as well !
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2019, 10:25:22 am »
That's one WEIRD looking aeroplane, but then it is a Blohm & Voss design of course.  :o

Why is the cockpit over on one side?
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2019, 01:22:28 pm »
To simplify the engine installation
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2019, 01:37:36 pm »

To simplify the engine installation


And how does it do that?
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2019, 06:20:02 pm »

To simplify the engine installation


And how does it do that?
I'd say it's more that they did it so as not to compromise the engine installation.  Nice straight intake run directly into the engine, then think about where the pilot goes.
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2019, 03:23:43 am »
Ok, that makes sense, thanks.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2019, 06:28:43 am »

To simplify the engine installation


And how does it do that?
I'd say it's more that they did it so as not to compromise the engine installation.  Nice straight intake run directly into the engine, then think about where the pilot goes.

That's my thinking as well, but I can't honestly believe anyone would actually give the go ahead to build this ?

Anyway added a few aerials - paint brush bristles  ;) and that's it
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2019, 06:33:50 am »
So here she is in all her glory, keeping up the fine traditions of Blohm and Voss the Ae 607

Probably her best side. Looks quite attractive from this point of view, although the assymetric nature of the cockpit caused a small problem when it came to lining the wing crosses up.



This shot shows her odd stance whilst as on the ground. Really odd undercarriage arrangement i.m.h.o.



From this angle she has a slight “bird of prey” look about her ?



So o.k. it was early morning and I hit the crop button a tad early, but I’m quite happy with the canopy in the end, although it was a p.i.a.



So from beneath you get a view of all 4 X-4’s (I still can’t see how they would have worked effectively in combat) and also the odd rear wheel assembly which retracts into a bay whose ”roof” is the jet pipe ?



So in the end an interesting and satisfactory build. Would I build another ? Now I know that it really is a limited run kit of the old school and thus would be prepared for the work needed possibly. However I’d give her a full bubble canopy, tricycle undercarriage arrangement, ditch the canards, maybe using them to give her twin, canted tail fins ? Paint her black, stars and bars and then we’d have “Early Stealth in Korea 1952”

I’m now going back to my lovely AZ Me 109’s.

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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2019, 06:51:18 am »
Wow, that turned out great! Well done.

I imagine the pilot would have a hard time landing that thing with the strange gear and terrible visibility.
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2019, 07:24:47 am »
What in intriguing device.  :o

VERY Blohm & Voss of course, and you did a great build job on it Chris.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2019, 08:09:05 am »

I imagine the pilot would have a hard time landing that thing with the strange gear and terrible visibility.

Absolutely and I can't even imagine him being able to side-slip in, although I'm no pilot.

I think a certain Capt Brown may well of been on a charge if asked to fly this thing ;)
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2019, 11:12:13 am »

To simplify the engine installation


And how does it do that?
I'd say it's more that they did it so as not to compromise the engine installation.  Nice straight intake run directly into the engine, then think about where the pilot goes.

Heinkle considered slightly asymmetric configurations in order to accommodate jet engine installations:

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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2019, 11:42:40 am »
Nice one Chris - looks good.  :thumbsup:

Having the jetpipe form the roof of an undercarriage bay isn't that unusual: you get the same thing on the Buccaneer.
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2019, 06:40:21 pm »
Nice job on a weird design, Chris. :thumbsup:
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Re: Blohm and Voss Ae 607
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2019, 08:15:47 pm »
Well done.
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