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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Some neat ideas being thrown around here! The Magni-Vale sorta remindes me of another very attractive (and hyphenated!) racer, the Nieuport-Delage "Sesquiplane".




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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Wow Chad, lots of similarities between the two. An interesting note on the Magna-Vale is the use of the rear wing struts having functional flaps. It sort of shows up in this pic.
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    The flap strut is cool! There was a sailplane that used its strut as an airbrake. The strut rotated thu 90 degrees. Wasn't very effective but novel idea. Didn't pre-date the Magni-Vale flap-strut, though!

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Here's a neat series of fighters from Belgium that I don't think progressed beyond the prototype stage.

    Renard R.36/R.37/R.38 (Three view is the R.36)






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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Ok, how about a belly button of an airplane but in an "off the beaten path" finish? I've always maintained that if I ever were to build a D model Mustang (iffy at best) it would be finished like one of the Cavalier modified Mustangs which were used in the '50s and '60s as business aircraft. Before the Lear Jet this was how rich businessmen travelled when they needed to get somewhere fast! I absolutely love the standard Cavalier scheme of red or yellow with black and white trim. The jury is still out for me on the tip tanks but I do like the stretched canopy and tall tail common to many of these birds. I cannot recall ever recall seeing a model done up in these colors except for the occassional Monokote covered stand way off scale model. I think a well executed competiton level Mustang done in these colors would be awesome. It would certainly grab my attention much faster than another "Big Beautiful Doll"!








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    RE: Inspiration Point

    It would certainly be a gutsy move to take one of the most celebrated WWII fighters ever...and do it in a civilian scheme. I don't think I'd be able to. But maybe for one of those guys who've spent a lifetime building P-51s over and over, this could be a chance (and a change) of a lifetime!

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I love war weary aircraft, but the air racers of the late 40's and 50's were what kept the love for planes like the P-51 alive because the public could see them flying. What about this one. Here is history crossing model airplanes, when the P-51 crashed at the air races it crashed into the house next door to this guy, probably the best CL stunt guy ever, https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/WerwageBill.pdf
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Chad, Three cheers for the "Dinah" Can I send a deposit? When will I get my kit? Can I have it shipped overnight express?

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    ORIGINAL: abufletcher
    It would certainly be a gutsy move to take one of the most celebrated WWII fighters ever...and do it in a civilian scheme. I don't think I'd be able to. But maybe for one of those guys who've spent a lifetime building P-51s over and over, this could be a chance (and a change) of a lifetime!
    I here you Abu! I get the occassional "evil eye" from warbird fanatics when I bring out my bright red Hellcat and it's still military despite the non-standard color. Wouldn't stop me though!

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    ORIGINAL: JL1
    Chad, Three cheers for the ''Dinah'' Can I send a deposit? When will I get my kit? Can I have it shipped overnight express?
    You're kit will be number two on the list. Of course it may be several years before kit number one gets produced!

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I think I'll build this one over the winter!
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    ORIGINAL: ARUP
    I think I'll build this one over the winter!

    Because you don't have enough airplanes started already ARUP?!!!!

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Cool thread Chad, certainly an eclectic mix of subjects!

    Here are a few I'd like to do one day.











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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I, like you, would need about a dozen lifetimes to build (and afford) every project on the 'wish list'....
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Interesting variety of subjects Sean. I've always thought the CF-100 would translate nicely into model form. A giant scale one built light for twin EDF power would probably fly like a big trainer! I have an affinity for straight wing jets though, particularly the Thunderjet. The only jet I've actually designed at this point though is a small-ish D-558 Skystreak for EDF. Simply have not had the time or money to build it but some day. I think it fits nicely with the theme of this thread so here it is.






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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I like the Crimson Test Tube! I drew some plans for it a couple of years ago. I just don't think I 'want' to afford the turbines bad enough to build it....

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    ORIGINAL: ARUP
    I just don't think I 'want' to afford the turbines bad enough to build it....
    Exactly my situation with the EDF set up ARUP. Once I calculated the cost of the power package and the electric retracts I was planning for it I decided I had other projects that I would rather spend the dollars on. I thought about making a pusher out of it but couldn't get excited about that prospect either. Max Merckenshlager built an aweseome turbine powered version which is what got me interested in the design in the first place. As soon as I win Powerball...


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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I always liked the Skystreak. I would like one in about the old 60 size DF size. The Navy use to use the one in Pensacola for airplane maintenance school. I worked with a guy who learned on it. Lucky it was not scrapped the way it was treated.

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    ORIGINAL: TFF

    I always liked the Skystreak. I would like one in about the old 60 size DF size. The Navy use to use the one in Pensacola for airplane maintenance school. I worked with a guy who learned on it. Lucky it was not scrapped the way it was treated.
    Draw it up and get started TFF! Are you still flying DF or would you make it EDF or turbine powered? I think it's a neat bird and the simple shape would make molding a glass fuse a relatively painless process. Must resist...

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Here are two Italian birds in my "to do" folder that I would like to build at some point. I think the G.55 is particularly well suited for modelling other than the skinny nose (Electric maybe?) and there are a fantastic array of interesting paint jobs to be found for both of these birds.

    Fiat G.50 "Freccia"







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    One more for tonight, and another for which I have actually made substantial progress on a set of plans. I fully intend to see this one through to completion eventually.

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Ran across another interesting bird today while perusing the web and was reminded of this thread. I can't recall ever seeing this one before but I really like it.

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Great thread Chad!

    Here are a few of mine that I'll never get to...

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Chad,  that Sud-Quest is really interesting.. a jet looking thang with a prop..I see out runner back there...hhhhmmmmm


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    RE: Inspiration Point

    ORIGINAL: js3

    Great thread Chad!

    Here are a few of mine that I'll never get to...

    Napier Heston
    Shoenfeldt Firecracker
    Caudron
    Pond Racer
    Hyperbipe
    Falck Rivets
    I like your taste in airplane js3! The Heston racer, Caudron, and Rivets are particular favorites and I've got documentation folders started for all of them. The Hyperbipe and Pond Racer also have always appealed to me. I was fortunate enough to see the Pond racer before it's demise, although I did not get to see it fly. Here is a link to an interesting thread on the Napier Heston which has some pictures that I had not seen before. There is even talk of a full size replica being constructed!

    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...d.php?t=120976


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