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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2019, 11:41:16 pm »

The minds boggles at either......... 54... or ZERO.  I find that fascinating; I'd like to see someone totally remove the engines from something....


Chase and Fairchild did it the other way round, by starting with a glider, the XG-20 and adding engines to eventually make it the C-123 Provider.




En route they added MORE engines, jets this time, and made the XC-123!



Of course none of them are any good for this GB as they've already been done in the RW.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2019, 12:34:20 am »
Yes, one could add engines to an Horsa. I think it HAD been done to the Hamilcar.
BTW, in the USA, Piper Cubs and other lightplanes had been deengined as primary trainers in WW2.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2019, 06:13:14 am »
I'll be!! I had no idea the Provider was a Glider. lol   I've looked at other gliders before and thought, "why not slap some engines on that one... it would be natural... " so I guess it stands to reason actual engineers did the same thing. I just never made the connection, that's a new one on me.

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2019, 08:24:58 am »
Chase and Fairchild did it the other way round, by starting with a glider, the XG-20 and adding engines to eventually make it the C-123 Provider.




En route they added MORE engines, jets this time, and made the XC-123!



That's a diorama concept, right there! XC-123A towing a XG-20 as a modern C-47/Horsa equivalent. :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: July 04, 2019, 06:24:53 pm by Old Wombat »
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2019, 10:48:13 am »
XCG-20 #1 became the XC-123 with two R-2800 which led to the production C-123B.
XCG-20 #2 became the XC-123A with the four J47 engines.

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2019, 01:13:13 pm »
Right.  I'm plucking up the courage to ask - when will be OK to ask That Question?  You know, the one we all want to ask around now but are a bit scared to do so. 
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2019, 04:20:26 pm »
It's a bit early yet, maybe in a couple of weeks.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2019, 12:46:10 am »
It's all about Rule #6...

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2019, 03:49:16 am »
It's all about Rule #6...

Right gents here's the rules.

Chris...

...6. Have FUN...

It certainly is.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2019, 12:53:52 pm »
Right.  I'm plucking up the courage to ask - when will be OK to ask That Question?  You know, the one we all want to ask around now but are a bit scared to do so.

So is it OK now to ask That Question?  You know, the one we all want to ask but might not be as scared to ask as we were a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2019, 01:59:01 pm »
Right.  I'm plucking up the courage to ask - when will be OK to ask That Question?  You know, the one we all want to ask around now but are a bit scared to do so.

So is it OK now to ask That Question?  You know, the one we all want to ask but might not be as scared to ask as we were a couple of weeks ago.


 ;D Yes, I guess it's probably OK to ask THAT question now.

But we, the mods, may not choose to answer it right away of course..............  ;) :-\
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2019, 02:52:06 pm »
Sooo.....

Is a bijou extensionette possible? Just a tiny one.

One in keeping with previous GBs of course.

Say a week?  Maybe two?

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2019, 06:01:16 pm »
You say that but how do we know it?

You can leave your demonstration of your love in unmarked, small denomination bills in a plain brown paper bag on the front door step, OK?

Then we might consider your request...   :thumbsup:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2019, 04:29:53 am »

You say that but how do we know it?

You can leave your demonstration of your love in unmarked, small denomination bills in a plain brown paper bag on the front door step, OK?

Then we might consider your request...   :thumbsup:


We mods truly speak with one voice on this subject, especially the bit about 'demonstrations'...............
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #74 on: September 20, 2019, 04:54:46 am »
Do I have to remind you two gentlemen that I still have the negatives*?

 ;)

I'm going to need a couple more weeks to get the ute finished.


*for younger readers negatives are what you used to lose in the old days before you could accidentally delete a file.
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