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    Inspiration Point

    I'm guessing that I am like a lot of designers and builders in that I keep files on potential projects as I run across them, adding to the files as new information is found. At this point my potential projects list is such that it would take a dozen life times for me to complete them all. I thought it might be interesting to start a thread and share some of those subjects that I really like but most likely will never get a chance to build in the hopes of possibly inspiring somebody else. I encourage others to do the same and let's just see what develops. No hard-fast rules here but this is not really a thread about kits or plans that you will never get to. Rather let's concentrate on subjects for which no kit or plan readily exists that you think would make a good scale model.

    I will lead off with one that I just came across yesterday and which I had never heard of prior to that. Designed as a long range racer, and developed into a high-speed bomber, it looks like somebody stuck some left over WW1 bomber wings on a Gee Bee QED. The undercambered airfoil is of particular note. Anyway, I think it is an interesting design which has great potential to be a good flying model. Let me know what you think and show me your favorite obscure subjects.

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    This idea of yours is an excellent one..and yes i collect so much stuff that i come across and just want to build.." eventually " LOL...I keep my computer's memory open so I can download pics, pdf's and anything thats interesting..for anyone else and everyone , subscribe to this thread cause folks are gonna put some stuff here that will always be useful....

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I think Laddie Mikilasko built an electric version years ago. He is on here as "Ladislav"

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I've never seen that Bellanca modeled- would be way cool! Here's a couple I'd like to build soon! Porterfield 35-70 and Nemeth Umbrellaplane. Photos grabbed from internet.
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUGeX7ZD9BQ&feature=related[/youtube]

    I'm not sure if this is inspirational or just plain insane.

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    ORIGINAL: abufletcher
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUGeX7ZD9BQ&feature=related[/youtube]
    I'm not sure if this is inspirational or just plain insane.
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    That guy is a Chinese low budget (no budget?) version of Bob Deimert. And that is saying something folks! If you don't know who Bob Deimert is, and you have an hour to spare, you might click on the link below. I can assure you that you will be entertained!

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/defender/


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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Here's another one for you guys to chew on. I think of it as the Yugoslavian equivalent of the DeHavilland Chipmunk. Simple lines, good proportions, cool paint jobs, and fixed gear. What more could you want for a sport scale warbug?

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    One more for tonight. Something a bit more "heavy metal". This one is something of a Dewoitine D.520 on steroids. I'm pretty sure this one never made it past the mock-up stage but since I don't read Spanish I'm not 100% certain. Not much info out there so a sport scale model would be about the best that could be accomplished.

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I like the suicide door on the Chinese homebuilt! Remember, the Aeronca 7AC had a pull start engine so that wasn't innovative on the Chinese airplane! Wonder if it'll come to the USA as an ARF?
    Here's what I'd also like to build (again)... the name is self explanatory!
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    The ARUP with about a 10 foot span would be a real attention getter!

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    How about some more heavy metal? Real heavy in this case! Oddly enough this one managed to survive and is on display at the Quonset Air Museum in Rhode Island.

    Curtis XF-15C mixed power fighter.






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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Now back to the lighter side. A nice little Romanian trainer with all the right numbers. (You think they may have "stolen" the tail feathers off of a Fleet Biplane?)

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Do you like the Spitfire but would like something a little simpler to build? How about this neat little homebuilt? The wing and tail surfaces are nearly identical to the full size Spitfire with a simplified fuselage and no retracts or flaps to deal with.

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    More inspiration! The first two I will leave unlabeled for those 'in the know' know what awesome aircraft they were! Maybe the unititiated will like them and do some research... and be inspired to build a flying model. I sure think they are pretty! The third is a Herrick Convertiplane. The test pilot was a brave fellow... think about it....
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I like the first one ARUP but your second selection is a personal favorite, and on my "to do" list should I live long enough. I believe it was Mike Selby who had the magnificent model below at Top Gun a few years back.


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    RE: Inspiration Point

    couple of ones i found and have thoughts of building.....oh my....Siebel Si 202 " Hummel "
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Nice choice, Guamflyer! The cigar looks heavier than the airplane!' Argus powered? C'mon folks! Any personal 'wannabuilds'?
    Chad- the Japanese really had some winners. Just too few and/ or too late. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but the Japanese aircraft of WWII are the prettiest of all! They just 'look right'!

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I've picked up a few plastic kits that serve as inspiration for "some-day" builds. Here are three of them: The Japanese K5Y1 Type 93 Navy advanced trainer ("Willow"), the A.N.F. Mureaux 117, and the Polikarpov PO-2. BTW, Dave Anderson did a REALLY FANTASTIC job of plans for a large Mitsubishi Ki-15 ("Babs") and the plans are available for FREE download from his website.
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    ORIGINAL: ARUP
    Nice choice, Guamflyer!
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    I like it too but don't recognize it Guamflyer. Tell us what it is!

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    RE: Inspiration Point

    Abu,

    Your picture of the "Willow" trainer reminded me of another Japanese biplane that I think would make a great model. I'm not a huge fan of biplanes generally but there are a few that I find attractive enough to consider dealing with all those wings and struts! This one happens to be just obscure enough to really pique my interest as well.

    Kawasaki Ki-10 "Perry"






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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I would love a Twin Bone someday...
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    and also this' source of inspiration
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    RE: Inspiration Point

    I like this ... a Piaggio-Pegna Pc7. An RC version was built in 1988 vindicating the design.
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    ORIGINAL: ARUP

    I like this ... a Piaggio-Pegna Pc7. An RC version was built in 1988 vindicating the design.
    Bet it was electric!


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