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Old Sep 09, 2012, 09:58 AM
No fuse too fat
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Yup. That one is very cool. Those guns on the nose look like the Browning 50 Cal's we had on my ship when I was in the Navy years ago. I bet Carlski would hook you up with one of his Pratt and Whitney engines for the cowl. So when you gonna' start building, Jim?
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 01:03 PM
let's FLY!
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Hmmm....I'm tempted! But I've only worked with foam and New Stuff so far, have limited slope experience, and no local slopes that would support the kind of PSS birds you guys build and fly. Some day though. I lurk in most of the PSS build threads here, and am following your and Dutchy's current design threads, hoping to learn mold-making and fuse layup techniques


I'm filing this one in my already overstuffed "to do" file
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 04:13 PM
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This one is cool. Can't see very much of it though.
MMMmm... looks Russian - wing loading might be a bit high

Those Ruskies sure came up with some weird stuff. I have looked sideways at the Bartini VVA-14 a few times - maybe one day.

In the short term, I am gathering bits for a 1.7m T-33 and a 2m M-55.

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Old Sep 09, 2012, 07:34 PM
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HA! I love that!
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Flying sub from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Just sayin...Russ _could_ pull it off
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:08 AM
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How about this beastie - fortunately sanity prevailed and it was abandoned.

Interesting concept with the winglets back then compared to Boeing's recent thinking.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Wicked wings

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MMMmm... looks Russian - wing loading might be a bit high

Those Ruskies sure came up with some weird stuff. I have looked sideways at the Bartini VVA-14 a few times - maybe one day.

In the short term, I am gathering bits for a 1.7m T-33 and a 2m M-55.

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And let's not forget about Ralphie's FockerSchmitt design from Dutchy's thread.



EDIT: And TFLG's rat rod.
I like TFLG's Rat Rod ,Being That I like Hodrods and some run on alky,for us drinking type............
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:46 AM
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Oh yeah - I have always had a soft spot for the Pondy. I have seen a few bods talking about them (even as PSSers) but don't recall seeing a finished product. Maybe not enough wing area for a scale PSS ship, but it could be tweaked a bit.
If we wait long enough HobbyKing will probably come out with one.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Bugger that! Look at all those fillets!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:54 AM
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didn't it have two modafied 280 Z motors in it ?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:08 AM
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Yep, something like that. I recall they generated 1000hp each with dual turbochargers. Cooling was poor and there was a mad rush once the Racer landed to cool the enigines.

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:48 AM
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From what I've read, they ferried it running on avgas, then flushed the system and raced on methanol.

And yes, those were the same V-6s used in the Nissan GTP car from that era.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Here you go Russ. Arado E555
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:28 PM
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Oh yeah the E555 is a beautiful concept. I have thought about it several times - maybe a bit draggy for a PSS ship??
This guy is my complete hero. He not only made a turbine E555 from scratch, but assembled all six engines from kits. The vid below is the maiden flight, so no outragious aerobatics.

I am currently bashing an X-8 into some sort of Luft '46 ship.

arado 555 video 2.m4v (8 min 1 sec)
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