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Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« on: February 14, 2021, 01:23:44 pm »
Built from captured German plans during world war two  The Pipistrelle proved to be quite  a  good perform after the right engines were  developed for it, and entered service  as a day fighter. A 2 seat radar fitted  night fighter version , was developed  but was cancelled in  favour of the  meteor night fighter. The kit is the Planet models  Heinkel p1079 B, nice  easy kit to build  but is a terrible  tail sitter due to nowhere to  put any  nose weight.
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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 01:27:10 pm »
Very 50's concept and believable.

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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 01:41:25 pm »
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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 06:58:38 pm »
It looks like a twin engined de Havilland DH 108!

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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 01:45:36 am »
Looks good Chris.

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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 01:59:06 am »
Nice! :thumbsup:
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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 03:16:49 am »
Cheers guys  :thumbsup:
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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 06:23:45 am »
I like that Chris  :bow:

I built it a few years ago, and as you say it's a nice build as most Planet kits are. Ended up gluing mine to a small base because of the lack of space for nose weight.
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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 06:32:23 am »
I like that Chris  :bow:

I built it a few years ago, and as you say it's a nice build as most Planet kits are. Ended up gluing mine to a small base because of the lack of space for nose weight.
I certainly enjoyed building it  too Chris  even though there isn't  much of it to build  ;D
I think I will end up gluing it down on to something  too.
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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 06:37:28 am »

I certainly enjoyed building it  too Chris  even though there isn't  much of it to build  ;D


Some, if not most Planet kits go together so quickly and easily that they can be quite relaxing. You can concentrate on the finish  :thumbsup: One of my favourite resin brands
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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2021, 03:50:28 pm »
Not sure about the aerodynamics, but a cute looking model - I like it. :thumbsup:

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Re: Armstrong whitworth Pipistrelle F mk1
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2021, 07:56:26 pm »
Very good, i love the look of that bird. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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