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Old 08-14-2016, 07:46 AM
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Hello friends! I wonder if anyone knows the name of this rare seaplane?? Thank you!
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:44 PM
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It is a Supermarine Walrus used as a reconnaissance aircraft and designed by Mitchel of Spitfire fame.

Catapult launched from large ships.
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I don't think so. The "Walrus" have a pusher engine, two pilots, and a single horizontal stabilizer.
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That is a beautiful aircraft.
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I'll take a shot at this. The guy in the picture is Charlie, I forget the last name. The plane is not scale. Charlie had a set of wings from a Procter Jenny. He then designed his idea of what an early sea plane should look like around the wings. The design was mostly based on old photo's. The booms to the tail were a shelf bracket of some type. It flew well as I recall, and got lots of attention on the beach.
Yup, those were the good old days when modeling meant improvising and using your imagination. I am guessing this was the 1990's. Where did you ever find that photo?
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Haha, now I understand why did not find that name! It's a beautiful model. Here I found the pictures: http://www.slams.ca/Recent_float_fly/Photoindex.html . Thank you Lake Flyer!!

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