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Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:22 AM
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If a kit were available What would you want

After doing the Anderson Kingfisher that will be available from Zeke's Park Scale Models I have been looking at maybe doing another flying boat or float plane.
My question to you here in the forum is what would you like to see in a kit. I would like suggestions. Zeke has already done the Drake and we also have the Albatross. Would you like to see a WW I or WW II plane? What size would you want?
We really don't want to get into developing a plane that people wouldn't buy after spending hours in design work, so people here is you chance to tell us what you want and then we can poll the best plane.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 12:30 PM
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LOL! I would have said do the Kingfisher, but you already read my mind! Do you have any links to the site or to pictures and pricing?

Second to that model, I would be most interested in a Schneider Cup racing float-plane. These are rarely available as kits or ARFs and I think it would fill a niche in an underserved area of the hobby.

No matter what you decide, I look forward to the next float plane from you!

bradley
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Bradley sent you a PM response to your question.
Post some pictures of the Schneider cup planes and lets see some
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Thanks Mike

Im at the office now, but will try to put some cool pics up later.... This is a link to some modelers in Az who are into Schneider Cup planes/races: http://www.schneider-cup.com

There are a few options out there, but none that are economical (Sebart Macchi for example).

BTW~ I could not get the kingfisher link to work on youtube
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Go to the second to the last page on the kingfisher thread here in the water planes forum. There are pictures of the prototype as well as video. When I get home I can shoot you some pictures as well
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Hello CapMike,

what happened to your (Maybe it was Zeke) design of 44 inch Grumman Goose ?

thx for info
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Hello CapMike,

what happened to your (Maybe it was Zeke) design of 44 inch Grumman Goose ?

thx for info
That one is Zeke's and it is still on the boards. I am wanting to do another seeing myself
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:47 PM
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My entries :


Savoia Marchetti / Nardi FN-333 riviera
http://www.seabee.info/FN333.htm





http://www.gradivarius.nl/

or the Porco Rosso Savoia S-21.




or the Dornier Seastar :



Im thincking a span around 150cm would be nice.

Greets,

Bart
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:51 PM
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or another forgotten beauty , the Consolidated Coronado :




Lots of great flyingboat info here :

http://www.seawings.co.uk/

Enjoy ,

Bart
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:55 PM
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My entries :


Savoia Marchetti / Nardi FN-333 riviera
http://www.seabee.info/FN333.htm





http://www.gradivarius.nl/

or the Porco Rosso Savoia S-21.




or the Dornier Seastar :



Im thincking a span around 150cm would be nice.

Greets,

Bart
Bart I think the time investment on the Savoia would be huge on a plane that is not well known here in the states. The Seastar is interesting, but getting a solid wing mount might be tough. The Savoia S-21 is interesting with the design but again keeping the wing as well as the stabs attached to the fuse would require a serious amount of time to get right, and I do not see any amount of kits being sold for all the time one would need to spend in creating the plane.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Bart the Coronado looks interesting. I hesitate though on investing the time to create while we are awaiting any comment or orders of the Grumman Albatross.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:33 AM
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Fairchild model 19



Curiss America

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Bart I like the Fairchild 91. That is a nice looking plane
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 02:26 AM
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how bout a thurston teal
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Beriev be-200. maybe for edf 64s? My dream project one day.
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