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Reply #177 - Dec 2nd, 2018 at 11:13am

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A few of my WWI SnT efforts...educational, all.

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Reply #176 - Nov 21st, 2018 at 4:11pm

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Hello again, fellow modelers!  Got another model completed...again from the CBI (China, Burma, India) Theater of Operations during World War Two.  This time it's an American designed and built fighter that served with the Chinese Nationalist Air Force...the Vultee P-66 Vanguard, again...peanut scale.

I originally created this plan about thirty years ago...goal was to do a better job of construction this time around...got to have a goal!  Smiley

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Reply #175 - Nov 4th, 2018 at 9:55am

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Hello again, fellow "Zoomies!"  In my younger days, that's what "ground-pounders...legs...boots," i.e., ARMY called Airmen...affectionately...for obvious reasons.
Wink

Continuing my effort with Japanese aircraft, I present to you, the Kawasaki KDA-5 Type 92 (Japanese year 2592) Army Fighter Aircraft Model 1...from a Dallaire Models Peanut Scale plan.  Aircraft entered production around 1932 and was discontinued prior to the outbreak of WW2.  Performance was similar to the Curtiss P6 fighters of the United States and was highly maneuverable...two 7.7mm machine guns under the cowling.

This model weighs in at 16.7g, 4.5"dia. prop with a single loop of 3/16" rubber, balanced and ready for flight.

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Reply #174 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 9:15am

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Continuing my current "Japanese Celebration," my latest build is an Ace Whitman design from a 1942 plan, the Mitsubishi Ki-30 Nagoya ANN.  The Whitman folk actually called it a "Karigane"...incorrectly...but no matter...same family.

Model has a 22"ws, weighs in a 42.76g (heavy)...and has two loops of 3/16" rubber for power...8"dia. prop.

ANN and NATE have both been constructed while participating in the SnT Fall 2018 Cookup (Ace Whitman-Joe Ott and/or Peanut Scale Models)...lots of fun.

Neal
 
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Reply #173 - Oct 7th, 2018 at 10:28am

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Another peanut scale model...this time from a Walt Mooney design...Nakajima Ki27a Type 97 Army Fighter Allied Code Name NATE.

Neal
 
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Reply #172 - Sep 1st, 2018 at 11:44pm

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Beautiful job...this really is a stunner job! Smiley
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
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 #171 - Sep 1st, 2018 at 8:37pm

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Sterling Models Peanut Scale Stearman PT17...been languishing in the box for about 30 years plus...just waiting for the right time to make a grand entrance.  Smiley

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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.

Neal
 
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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
« Last Edit: Jun 24th, 2018 at 9:06pm by Sky9pilot »  
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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.

Neal
 
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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.

Neal
 
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