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zak

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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #105 on: March 12, 2022, 07:23:02 AM »
I eventually got this finished.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #106 on: March 12, 2022, 07:48:41 AM »
Nice.
 The deflectors on the prop blades look a bit ferociuos.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #107 on: March 12, 2022, 01:54:33 PM »
Nice work Dave.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #108 on: March 12, 2022, 04:06:29 PM »
Great finish.

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« Reply #109 on: March 12, 2022, 05:05:37 PM »
Lovely work.
I hope my next is always better

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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #110 on: March 13, 2022, 10:03:15 AM »
Next its onto this one from Avis. This is in 1:72 scale and is a Bristol Type 72 Racer designed by Wilfred Thomas Reid and built by The Bristol Aeroplane Company at Filton.
One aircraft was built in 1922 and made its maiden flight in July 1922, Piloted by Cyril Unwins.

Cyril Frank Uwins OBE, AFC, FRAeS (1896–1972) was a British test pilot who worked for Bristol Aeroplane Company, where he made the first flight of 58 types of aircraft. On 16 September 1932 he broke the world aeroplane height record by climbing to 43,976 ft (13,404 m) (nearly 8+1⁄2 miles). He eventually became the Deputy Chairman of Bristol Aircraft. He was also Chairman of the Society of British Aircraft Manufacturer between 1956 and 1958, and he was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society silver medal for aeronautics. If you want to know more Google him!
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2022, 02:51:37 PM »
Interesting.
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« Reply #112 on: March 13, 2022, 05:26:17 PM »
That's some heck of a dihedral looking at the artwork.
But a very different looking aeroplane.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2022, 11:19:22 AM »
That's some heck of a dihedral looking at the artwork.
But a very different looking aeroplane.
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Does this help?
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2022, 07:43:42 AM »
Progress.

More information.
The undercarriage could be raised by using a hand crank.
It was not very successful and made only 7 fights and was scrapped in 1924.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #115 on: March 16, 2022, 08:22:32 PM »
Looks very ungainly Zak.
Like a plane that's overdosed on junk food.
Hand cranking an undercarriage........Yikes.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2022, 07:52:58 AM »
Looks very ungainly Zak.
Like a plane that's overdosed on junk food.
Hand cranking an undercarriage........Yikes.
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Apparently, rugby ball shaped to go through the air better?
It is very ungainly when posed next to other aircraft, it must have been hard to get into.
Talking of which there is a new series of Secrets of the Transport Museum on at the moment. They had a Camel on and it looked really difficult to get into.
Here it is rigged and finished.
A comparison with another monoplane.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2022, 02:32:01 PM »
It doesn't look as if it has enough wing area to fly.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #118 on: March 22, 2022, 07:24:33 AM »
I started this on the Modelling Day.
It is the Monogram Goshawk and kit dates from 1968.
It is really nice considering its age.
Unfortunately the struts had broken off and were missing. I am in the process of fabricating some new one. This was from The Don Pryde Collection.
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Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Reply #119 on: March 22, 2022, 11:12:19 AM »
Looks good.
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