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Jul 02, 2012, 06:29 PM
Hambone the Impaler
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Typhoon or Hurricane - whats the difference?

In the west they are Hurricanes, in the East, Typhoons - in the lower lattitudes, Cyclones.

But whats the difference?

Quite a lot I can tell least between a Typhoon and a Hurricane.

Well we all know the Typhoon right? I designed it a few years ago and there are by now literally hundreds flying, or broken.

In that time it has, and still is given/giving a lot of fun to many flyers.

But like any Evil designer, I always look at my creations and think: what if...
  • The Fuselage was Lighter, stronger, and stiffer.
  • The nose was longer so I did not need to use so much (parasitic, useless) weight to balance, and I could have quite a bit more room to put in my radio.
  • The bellcrank had a bearing and was completely slop free.
  • Maybe I could have the option to put an elevator servo directly in the fin.
  • Maybe the wing joiner was a "no worries" monster, as big as that...whats it's name...? Oh Yeah..Schwing.
  • Maybe the tails were just a bit lighter...
  • Wings could be moderately DS proof...maybe to 300MPH?
What if we then called it the Typhoon II..or beter yet...THE HURRICANE!

Look here for a (Not so good guys, sorry - but we will make it better!) preview.

YES! Evil Deeds Ltd, the infamous and Dastardly Team of Hammond and Fu Strikes again!

Typhoon just got Sloperaced!

Hope you like it...

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Jul 02, 2012, 06:41 PM
Impatience is a virtue
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Looks interesting. Any estimates yet as to how much weight will be saved relative to a Typhoon?

Looking forward to the development
Jul 02, 2012, 08:44 PM
Pro Hoarder
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stick with Hawker,
hurricane, typhoon, tempest!.....
Jul 02, 2012, 08:58 PM
Alphabets make great soup
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Might confuse things. There is already a moulded 2m Hurricane-
Jul 02, 2012, 10:25 PM
Hambone the Impaler
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Originally Posted by Hamburglar
Might confuse things. There is already a moulded 2m Hurricane-
Crikey - thanks for the heads up Hambo...

I'll consult with my partner in crime, Dr Fu on this one!

Cyclone maybe?



Jul 02, 2012, 11:38 PM
Alphabets make great soup
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How about Katrina?
Jul 02, 2012, 11:45 PM
Reduce the drama...
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No one can afford a Katrina...
Jul 02, 2012, 11:53 PM
Biting ankles since '53
Veronica's cost more. I know, I've got one.
Jul 02, 2012, 11:56 PM
Hambone the Impaler
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Originally Posted by mr_editor
Veronica's cost more. I know, I've got one.
Jul 03, 2012, 01:33 AM
Silent Flight
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If you like the Japanese wind themes, you could go with Fubuki (吹雪) which means blizzard or if you dissect the kanji it means "blow snow". Basically a snow filled windstorm aka "blizzard".

Jul 03, 2012, 01:49 AM
Biting ankles since '53
All you need:
Jul 03, 2012, 02:04 AM
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Wind of change.

Typhoon what a great model - well almost.

Hopefully a sea change with this version.

Sea change (transformation), an idiom for broad transformation drawn from a phrase in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

So how about Tempest
Jul 03, 2012, 02:11 AM
isoaritfirst's Avatar
Or a spoonerism for a hot wind

curry ham?
Jul 03, 2012, 03:27 AM
Registered User
Any plans for an electric version for those of us with no slopes around (Texas)?
Jul 03, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Longer nose? - that'll be Pinocchio then


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