|Jan 17, 2006, 11:29 PM|
British Flying Boat
I was watching the Military Channel tonight and there was a program about German commerce raiders in WWII. They mentioned that British cruisers sent after them carried seaplanes for scouting. The plane they showed was a biplane flying boat, with a pusher engine mounted between the two wings. It was ugly, obsolete, and I've got to have one! Anyone know what plane that was?
|Jan 17, 2006, 11:35 PM|
Vickers Supermarine Walrus
That odd looking seaplane was a Supermarine Walrus. Flying Scale Models magazine Vol 8 No. 64 had a build article on this with a nice set of plans. It was a depron build, elec powered.
Hope that helps,
|Jan 18, 2006, 05:07 PM|
Joined Feb 2004
The Walrus was also used for rescuing ditched aircrew and I'm sure that to them it was the most beautiful sight as it landed to pick them up from the freezing water
There used to be a nice Walrus plan in the old MAP/Argus/Nexus plans handbook - but I don't know if it's still around. Used to be a major source of model plans a few years ago. Someone on this site may have a copy of the plan if you ask around.
Here's a link to the back-issue of Flying Scale Models which had the all-foam Walrus plan
You might also like to look at the the sister plane to the Walrus, the Otter (also made by Supermarine) which is almost identical, except it has the engine facing front, unlike the Walrus' pusher engine.
|Jan 20, 2006, 09:46 AM|
Fleet Air Arm
It terminated in the last of the breed the 2 Supermarine Seagull 381 prototypes for carrier born ops, with the arrival of helicopters sadly this last of the breed, which I have the Traplet plan for, was a variable incidence all metal monoplane powered by a single contra rotating prop powered RR Griffin motor
Ive started a resource thread over in Water planes if your interested all welcome to add to it...for free plans links etc need to get it anchored/stickied to work best.
I was over here looking for more things to link in so if you know of any good/ usefull threads Ive not found please add them.
|Jan 20, 2006, 09:41 PM|
I had a side view only of the Sea Otter, so the end result was so out-of-scale that I had to rename it the "She Otter (Fly)"; yet unflown, I don't expect great things from it...
I also have the Walrus/Shagbat plan for freeflight and 1cc diesel; some day maybe. Wasn't the Walrus also known as the Steam Pidgeon becasue of the water hitting the hot cylinders?
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