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Old 04-16-2007, 02:52 AM
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Default Drawings of Bristol Brabazon

I am looking for drawings on Bristol Barbazon as a future project, there is a drawing on the web but it doesn't have measurements of the aircraft, plus technical specifications. I also like to know if anyone have actually built and flew a model of this once a British monster. Feel free to post if you have any information on this aircraft. Thanks in Advance
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:33 AM
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Default RE: Drawings of Bristol Brabazon

There was one doing the rounds in the UK some time back - one of the Pommy magazine columnists' if memory serves. It was electric, and pretty large, with contra-rotating props and all.

If you don't have any luck let me know - I'll have the magazine out in the hobby room somewhere.

Cam
Old 04-16-2007, 12:12 PM
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Default RE: Drawings of Bristol Brabazon

I also recall a large one making the UK rounds, though the one I'm thinking of was powered by Laser 4-strokes which were buried in the wing and used short drive shafts to get the props in the right place. I have the magazine article on it from one of the UK mags but I don't think any plans or drawings were offered up with it.
Old 04-16-2007, 06:59 PM
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Cam and Chad,

I ended up finding this model picture of Brabazon at Astro flight's website, there is no text about it so i can't say anything except it looks as electric model but no diementions or scale known. I would like to see articles form the magazine mentioned by both of ya, that could be a start.
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:37 PM
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Default RE: Drawings of Bristol Brabazon

I just found couple more pictures, they are from Woodspring Wings 2004 event. Now website didn't mentioned where this event was or still being held.

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Old 04-16-2007, 07:39 PM
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Default RE: Drawings of Bristol Brabazon

That second set of pics you posted looks like the one I'm talking about. Notice the blue stripes and lack of contra-props. I'll see if I can scan the article for you.
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Chad,

That would be great, thanks

Yes pictures does show blue stripes and conventional props on glow engines rather then contra rotating props...
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Default RE: Drawings of Bristol Brabazon

Here you go props - this was cover of Feb. 1991 RCM&E if you can't make it out. March '91 also has some construction detail too.

Model was by Dave Chinery (the columnist) to 1/24 scale, with electric powered contra-rotating props, retracts etc. Weight was 5.3 kg with 24 cells, using 4 Astro .035 cobalts.

Apparently it was scaled up off 1/72 drawings from Argus Scale Drawings - about 3 foot span at that scale!!

Hopefully this scanned attatchment works - if you want more details from the articles I will scan them too.

Sounds like there was no plan published/available - construction was pretty complex so doubt there would be many takers anyway.

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oooh, that worked nice!
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Cam,

Pm on its way to ya...Thanks
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Couldn't pm - too much - so here goes:

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Hope that helps - don't have part 2 article sorry.

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Hmm - files bit small! I'll resize them later and post separately - still a bit of a techno-dud sorry!
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Thanks Cam,

I have saved these on my HD, i will review them soon.


John,

I've got both of your emails with attachments also, Thanks
It unfortunate that aircrafts of those days were never meant to become museum pieces, specially one of kind ones...
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Props4ever, please send me a private email concerning the Brabazon and I will reply with a copy of the article. Sorry for the delays, I keep forgetting to dig out the magazine!

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FYI - I recently spoke to Dave Chinery about his Brabazon and he says that he's planning to de-mothball it and get it flying again. It'll be good to see it airborne again!

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