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Reply #170 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 6:57pm

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A rare aircraft...the General Aviation Clark G.A.43 from way back in 1934...17"ws...scratch-built from a 3-view.

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Reply #169 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 6:06pm

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Sweet plane [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
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Reply #168 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 5:07pm

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Nice planes!

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Reply #167 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 9:25am

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Update:  Joe Ott-designed Airabonita (1940) that turned into a Bell XP-39B Airacobra along the way (always wanted an Airacobra model).  I've wanted to build a Joe Ott model for a long time now...and just couldn't wait any longer.  So...accomplished two goals with one project...efficiency.

Model has a 22"ws and weighs in at 61g...a lot of which is in that landing gear.  I could have eliminated the lg...but then had I done that, I might as well have built it as an Airabonita!  Besides...it's the tricycle gear and the "car doors" that really catch a viewer's eye...imo.

So...I give you...a prototype Bell Airacobra, courtesy of SnT pioneer Joe Ott.

Neal
 

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Reply #166 - Jun 24th, 2018 at 3:59pm

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Latest and greatest...well...that may be stretching it a bit...self design Messerchmitt Me-163 Komet, 18"ws, weighs in at 31.2g.

Landing gear dolly is non-flying and final picture was taken during construction test flights (unpowered).

Tom has used CAD to redraw my original plan...correcting the majority of my drawing and design errors...is available here at the site.  Thanks, Tom...much appreciated.
EDIT 2018.6.24: Me-163 Plans Click Here
Neal
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Reply #165 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 10:47am

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Comet Models Bell P-59B Airacomet...America's first jet aircraft, 1 October 1942.  18"ws 29.8g

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Reply #164 - May 19th, 2018 at 5:46pm

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Just completed one of those models that has been tugging at me since the first time I saw the plan, a Comet Models Ilyushin IL2 Stumovik that came out in the manufacturer's catalog as Kit L5 in 1943.  I have never seen that kit constructed...or a model built using the plan.  So for me...it was bringing a rare model to life again.

Original plan called for constructing a 20"ws model...for whatever reason (just wanted to fill the paper) I enlarged it to 22"ws.  There were various components missing from the plan, but that just added to the challenge...after building a lifetime of Comet models, it becomes second nature to knowing what the designer had in mind...it's like we actually knew each other.  Grin  Still, it's a challenge, even with improved technology and materials.  In fact, I'm amazed that kids (who me?) kept on building in spite of trying to accomplish the near-impossible with the archaic methods and adhesives available back then!

And so...here is my Comet Models "Ilyusha" weighing in at 42.5g with a 22" wingspan.  Glide tests and minimal-winds flight to date are very promising.

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Reply #163 - May 1st, 2018 at 3:33pm

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Thank you, Tom...it's an absolute privilege to build and display my efforts here on SnT.

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Reply #162 - May 1st, 2018 at 11:57am

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Absolutely beautiful model...well done! Smiley
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #161 - May 1st, 2018 at 8:41am

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An Aviatik Berg D.I, 18"ws constructed from a 3-view drawing...but most predominantly using computer printed lozenge camouflage.

Austro-Hungarian aviation units used the D.I widely until the end of the First World War on Eastern, Italian and Balkan fronts, mainly as an escort for reconnaissance aircraft. During 1918, a single D.I was forced down in an undamaged state on the Italian front; this undamaged example was later shipped back to the United Kingdom where it was subject to an extensive evaluation, which found it to be comparable to its various peers of the time, being particularly light, strong, and simplistic in terms of its construction. The captured aircraft was later put on public display in London.

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Reply #160 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 10:05am

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Ansaldo SVA5 Italian bombing and recon aircraft of WWI.  The original aircraft fuselage was constructed largely from plywood and quite robust.  Although not as maneuverable as the Hanriots, Spads, and Neuiport fighters predominantly used by the Italians, it possessed a remarkable turn of speed for the era (147.9 mph), a service ceiling of 20,000 feet, and could remain aloft for 4 hours!  With such abilities it was a natural for light bombing and photographic reconnaissance missions.  It's ability to conquer the Alps into Germany and Austria played a significant role in the latter's eventual surrender in 1918.

And so...I give you a peanut sized Italian delicacy...a little Ansaldo.

Neal
 
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Reply #159 - Apr 5th, 2018 at 11:29am

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The grand finale...Austro-Hungarian Phonix D.2 KuK Imperial Kriegsmarine 1918.  All up weight is 31.62g, 18"ws, 3"cord (upper wing).  Model was constructed from a "3-view" drawing...enlarged.  Thank you.

Neal
 
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Reply #158 - Mar 19th, 2018 at 7:48pm

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New build...still doing the RFC/RAF WWI binge...a deHavilland DH-6...the "Clutching Hand"...18"ws....

Neal
 

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Reply #157 - Mar 4th, 2018 at 6:33pm

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Beautiful...I love it!
Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #156 - Mar 4th, 2018 at 10:57am

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"Latest and Greatest" from my RFC/RAF WWI binge...a Bristol M1C Bullet...18"ws...all up weight 31.05g.  Scratch-built, began as a modest peanut scale Walt Mooney plan...enlarged and modified to present iteration.

Neal
 
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