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Old Jan 18, 2012, 07:17 PM
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This will be a thread on what my next project will be.

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Old Jan 18, 2012, 07:20 PM
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152" Mosquito

The drawings are about 99.9% done. I started this design as a 215" project, but decided to scale back when I saw the spinners would be about 13", and the main wheels would be 17".

The 3D part has not been started, but the CAD is so close I know it will work....

So at this point she will be 152".

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Old Jan 18, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Or this!!!

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Old Jan 18, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Or this one........
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 07:29 PM
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The Mosquito is my favorite aircraft, and I am almost to the point of building one--I think my skill is now up to making a decent model. But I don't have your ability, so I have to cheat and rely on others. I have been assembling a Bob Holman kit--have his plans, laser cut parts, fiberglass and clear parts, and picked up a set of Unitracts International retracts for this model from the UK. Will be electric, of course, and will likely do two--a fixed gear knockabout and then the really well done retract version. One of these days...Pete M
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 08:21 PM
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That airplane even "I" would consider building!!! love that bird!! even if it is a pesky..Bug you have to swat!
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Mosquito would be the #1 pick with the C130 at second and the A-7 last. I have a soft spot for multi-engine craft, Granted a giant ducted fan jet sounds awesome.

Looking back at the A7 thread and the C130 thread... This is how I answer the question now, If you want business as usual quick and fairly easy build, go with the Mosquito, though all builds have their quirks. If you want one to Really push you into something relatively new (assuming this after reading your thread :P) and full of testing and thinking, twin fan ducted A7 All the way. And something In-between, go for the C130.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 08:36 PM
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I'd vote for the A7 first, but that's just me. I love the idea of the twin 127's in the bifurcated duct you have designed

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Old Jan 19, 2012, 02:47 AM
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In my eyes the Mossie is far and away the most beautiful, the most historical, and the most elegant of the three. The Corsair & Hercules are close behind, about neck & neck for completely different reasons.

But to watch any of them coming together would be an enjoyable education. The Peacemaker thread has demonstrated the power of Internet fora and intelligent collective discussion, and the possibility of another is a tantalising carrot!

But lets get the B36 in the air first, eh DAG???

Rock on, big fella!!!
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 07:13 AM
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As I am sure you all know when I travel, or it is late at night when I can't make noise in the shop is when I get my design time and my creative juices flowing.

I have to define my next project in many ways. I have to take into account the easy balanced with the hard, while the spinner, and main gear on the Mosquito are huge thing to over come, the DF and main gear on the A7 are equally as huge, as is the main gear and the reversible props on the C130.

I know I will build all 3 of these planes as well as the C1 Trader over the next 5-6 years. But I will not build anything with more than 2 nacelles for a very long time, unless it is a B-58. The 6 flaps, 6 nacelles, the main gear, the sheer complexity of the 36 has taken its toll, but the dang thing is so close to done that it is now seeming like just yesterday I started it. I will also never spend the money on a project like I have the B36, just unreal the money pit it has became.....

If I was a betting man the next project is between the Mosquito and the A7. The C-130 the more I design it just screams R&D on those dang reversible props.... and that my friends is $$$$$$$$$

Thanks, DAG
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:44 AM
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All those whirley things spinning around; why not a nice vintage glider?
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 07:51 AM
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The Mosquito is what I would choose. Even the construction material will be scale with a wooden fuselage.

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Old Jan 24, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Last week I was a bit under the weather and worked had me slammed so i got a bunch of design time in as I didn't get much done on my 36.

After looking at these items to consider:
Cost
Design Time
Build Time
R&D
Tools I have
Tools I need
and over all time.....

I have narrowed the next project to these-
A7
Mosquito

Both will have challenges.
Mosquito-Spinners, Main Gear.
A7-Main Gear, Wing Folding

If I had to bet today it will be the A7. But I plan on getting the design of both 100% done, then deciding.

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Old Jan 24, 2012, 09:03 AM
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I've just been leafing through an old book of my late father's about the history of the P51. The F83 would be interesting...
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 10:06 AM
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I have narrowed the next project to these-
A7
Mosquito

Both will have challenges.
Mosquito-Spinners, Main Gear.
A7-Main Gear, Wing Folding

If I had to bet today it will be the A7......
DAG
DAG; how could it not be the DH98 Mosquito....?

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