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  • I sure hope that gut feeling is right about that A 26 invader

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    • "As I remember, I remember wrong a lot."

      Woody, your quote is going on my quote board. Thanks for the chuckle!



      I too like the Grumman Goose.

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      • Here is a summary of the most requested models that seem to interest most everyone.

        Never been done before in foam
        B-29 Super fortress
        Beechcraft Super King Air
        Cessna 336/337O-2 Skymaster
        Grumman Goose w/retracts
        Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior
        Heinkel He 111

        Re-do’'s
        A-1 Skyraider
        F6F Hellcat
        BF-109K

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        • How about we toss this one into the mix:

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          • You mean like this? :)
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=60CgYmNb2a8 I plan to build one of these with power 15 or equivalent motors to run on 4s and be about

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            • Here's a unique bird from late 40's Britain. The Westland Wyvern Mk4 and TF1. This was an early turboprop with contra-rotating propellers. I believe it flew from carriers, but it was retired in favour of the march toward the jet age. I'd like to see a working model with contra-rotating props. She would be a fast little beast I'm sure....Looks cool....

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              • Originally posted by AirHead View Post
                Here's a unique bird from late 40's Britain. The Westland Wyvern Mk4 and TF1. This was an early turboprop with contra-rotating propellers. I believe it flew from carriers, but it was retired in favour of the march toward the jet age. I'd like to see a working model with contra-rotating props. She would be a fast little beast I'm sure....Looks cool....
                I had suggested the Wyvern a while ago because it is so unique to any other RC prop plane out there. I had even started a thread dedicated to anything that was contra-rotating propellers. There are even working RC prototypes out there on youtube.
                https://www.hobbysquawk.com/forum/rc...other-concepts

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                • Originally posted by Evoman View Post

                  I had suggested the Wyvern a while ago because it is so unique to any other RC prop plane out there. I had even started a thread dedicated to anything that was contra-rotating propellers. There are even working RC prototypes out there on youtube.
                  https://www.hobbysquawk.com/forum/rc...other-concepts

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                  Nice plane, but just developing the drive-train would be very difficult and expensive. A good project for an individual, but probably too nichey for profitable mass production.

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                  • Originally posted by Valkpilot View Post

                    Nice plane, but just developing the drive-train would be very difficult and expensive. A good project for an individual, but probably too nichey for profitable mass production.
                    While that's true, I have seen offerings on the Net for contra motors. It must be a double motor with a driveshaft within a driveshaft; both motors spinning opposite. Once that egg is hatched, there could be some cool sport models using the contra principle. Was it the P51 Galloping Ghost that had that setup?....

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                    • Very true...

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                      • Here is a working prototype of contra-rotating propellers set up for the Wyvern. It is possible!



                        Here is a different project with the same concept but it gives better detail of the build.

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                        • Yes contras are possible;) They have been used in F3A for the last couple years.
                          Just google them and you'll find there are some affordable ones for birds turning props from 8 to 15 diameters.
                          Himax is one of the well known manufactures but a tad pricey.
                          Warbird Charlie
                          HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3; LX PBJ-1
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                          • The main added cost of the contra rotation is the second ESC. Second is machining the hollow shaft and the rear prop mount.

                            They don't have to be as expensive as they are... Mass production in large numbers would cut the cost. So far there has not been high enough demand.
                            FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

                            current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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                            • A silver A26 would make sense from flightline with interchangeable gun nose and clear nose

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                              • Who would not want a do335 or HE-219 and a Kyushu j7w ?? from flighline in there fleet .

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                                • This here is what flight line needs to make. I for one think there working hard on one of these. But heck wada I know. I gave you your OV-10. Now here's a professionals plane. LOL

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                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-jgZFyZ-A

                                  To me this is Super Duper Cool!!

                                  Woody

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                                  • Originally posted by AirHead View Post
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                                    • I like the idea of a CL-415 but it would have to have retracts and be able to carry a load of water to air drop it. Heck you can even see the open drop doors open at the bottom.

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                                      • Originally posted by vrosi1963 View Post
                                        A silver A26 would make sense from flightline with interchangeable gun nose and clear nose
                                        I would certainly buy an A 26 and if they were to make an FW 190 and a WW 2 Corsair, all in the 1600 mm size I would order all three of them as soon as they announce them.

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                                        • Yes! Game on with those!

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