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Old Jan 02, 2003, 11:36 AM
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Beriev Be-200 for EDF

Greetings All -

In hunting for info on a couple of different Soviet aircraft, I realized that the Beriev Be-200 would make a darn good EDF model. There's more photos to look at of the two present versions and also take a look at the larger A-40 Albatross on this excellent web site:

http://mysite.freeserve.com/aircraft...aft_portal.htm

Following are some photos to feed your appetites!

Fly Fast! Mark
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 11:37 AM
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 11:39 AM
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 12:02 PM
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There is a well known southern E-zoner that has a set of plans well on the way for a Be-200. (not me!) He has gone back and forth a bit on whether to use two Ky fans or two MF 480s. Perhaps he will chime in here shortly.....

He is a superior craftsman and I know the model and the plans will be superb.

I keep thinking that a slightly smaller one for a pair of EDF 50 fans, all done in foam and Solite would be a real cutie.
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 01:52 PM
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BE-200

Mark, it almost looks like a Jet Amphibian aircraft I know that the Soviets did some extensive testing on jet Amphib aircraft this looks like it could have been one even though I know that is not it still has the lines of one.

PS: Those Webistes you found for my Rafale are awesome
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 02:12 PM
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Yeah, it does look a little amphibious - especially since it looks like it's doing some fire-bombing - and it looks like it has wingtip floats, and a little rudder under the aft fuselage. The 3-view drawing even looks like it's showing a waterline!

However I don't know anything about this aircraft, other than the engine placement reminds me of one of the russian ground-effect planes, and a STOL cargo plane that had them high, but in front of the wing so the jet blast was directed over the wing and flaps.

Nice looking plane though
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 02:28 PM
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There is just something so ODD about seeing a jet aircraft in water!



Very cool plane.

Props too on this Beriev A-40 'Albatros'
Either model would be fairly easy to build.
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 03:54 PM
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Hi Joe -

Yep, it is indeed an amphib and a pretty good one at that. The larger A-40 has been flying for something like ten years and I remember one of the Brits doing a profile A-40 powered by two of the Morley fans. The Be-200 has good proportions and with the wing actually sitting on the fuselage and faired in accordingly, it ought to be a straightforward model to build. I really like the size of the engine nacelles in proportion to the rest of the airframe - no need to cartoon scale them to make it work. Not enough power in electrics yet to take off of water and still have sufficient energy to fly around a decent amount of time. One day that'll change.... Maybe one day a turbine powered model will show up at a float fly That would be something well worth seeing!

You're welcome on the Rafale info - neat looking aircraft!

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Old Jan 02, 2003, 04:27 PM
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BE-200

Mark, I knew it was an Amphib The second one with the props would be do able in electric Mark. We need some plans drawn up and then get them laser cut and throw a couple of Mega brushless motor in it and I bet it would work. I agree the ducted fan version needs glow engines or turbine. But I think the prop version is very much a good idea? I would love to build one.
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 04:38 PM
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Hi Joe -

I have a friend in Warsaw, Poland - we've been swapping and trading aircraft and model related stuff for a number of years. I sent him an e-mail to see if he might know of a detailed drawing of the Be-200. We'll see what happens. Some of the monthly Russian, Polish and Czech model magazines have very good aircraft drawings.

BTW - your other Rafale info went out in this morning's mail. Give me a shout when it shows up!

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Old Jan 02, 2003, 04:42 PM
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Thanks Mark

Mark thanks Much The Be 200 would be cool or the prop version would also be very cool its a neat looking plane. I bet it would make a nice model.
Thanks Again for the Rafale Info I will take some construction pictures for you,
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Old Jan 03, 2003, 05:04 PM
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I'm sure someone could get a be-200 going on a pair of EDF-50. Someone is bound to rise to the challenge (if only i had another receiver).
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