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some of my builds ...

quorneng

Master member
#26
Not sure about "Without a mandatory rebuild".
I can honest say only two of the 'home designs' have not required significant repairs, the Handley Page HP115 and the Airbus A350 (fuselage far right in 3rd pic, wing not shown) but to be fair they are so ridiculously not crash resistant they have only been flown in those few and far between ideal conditions. ;)
 
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Not sure about "Without a mandatory rebuild".
I can honest say only two of the fm 'home designs' have not required significant repairs, the Handley Page HP115 and the Airbus A350 (fuselage far right in 3rd pic, wing not shown) but to be fair they are so ridiculously not crash resistant they have only been flown in those few and far between ideal conditions. ;)
I have one RC but do not have enough space to launch
 
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Talking of wall collections......
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Only three are 'commercial', a Hobby King Slow Stick, a Multiplex Easy Fly glider and a Lidl chuck glider both of which I significantly modified and converted to electric.
These are all flyable. There are a few more not shown that are not!
That is a LOT of planes. Btw is that an F105 thud in the first pic? What about the two delta wing jets in the second one?
 

quorneng

Master member
#31
BoredGuy
No its not an F105 although it would have probably filled a similar role. Its a Hawker P1121.
The so called Super Hunter. Only a mock up was completed although the prototype was well advanced but it fell foul of the 1957 White Paper that killed most new UK aircraft development in favour of using missiles for everything.
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Although cancelled Hawker continued as a private venture for several months. The prototype's remains still exist in the 'not for display' hanger at the RAF Cosford museum.
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Not technically an EDF but a ducted prop. A 4x4.5 2 blade buried in the fuselage.
The two deltas are the Fairey Delta 2 which held the world speed record of 1132 mph in 1956 but nothing followed.
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All Depron, my first true EDF. It has a 55 mm EDF.
And the Handley Page HP 115
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A 1960s development project to investigate the slow speed characteristics of extreme sweep deltas that was considered the only way a supersonic passenger plane would ever be achieved. Only one built. It still exists. Neil Armstrong, ever the test pilot, asked to fly it but NASA said "no" as he was preparing for his Moon mission. He did eventually fly it in 1970.
All Depron and very light also with a 55 mm EDF it flies nicely with a spectacular roll rate.
Sorry for the long reply but you did ask. :D
 
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BoredGuy
No its not an F105 although it would have probably filled a similar role. Its a Hawker P1121.
The so called Super Hunter. Only a mock up was completed although the prototype was well advanced but it fell foul of the 1957 White Paper that killed most new UK aircraft development in favour of using missiles for everything.
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Although cancelled Hawker continued as a private venture for several months. The prototype's remains still exist in the 'not for display' hanger at the RAF Cosford museum.
View attachment 198929
Not technically an EDF but a ducted prop. A 4x4.5 2 blade buried in the fuselage.
The two deltas are the Fairey Delta 2 which held the world speed record of 1132 mph in 1956 but nothing followed.
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All Depron, my first true EDF. It has a 55 mm EDF.
And the Handley Page HP 115
View attachment 198930
A 1960s development project to investigate the slow speed characteristics of extreme sweep deltas that was considered the only way a supersonic passenger plane would ever be achieved. Only one built. It still exists. Neil Armstrong, ever the test pilot, asked to fly it but NASA said "no" as he was preparing for his Moon mission. He did eventually fly it in 1970.
All Depron and very light also with a 55 mm EDF it flies nicely with a spectacular roll rate.
Sorry for the long reply but you did ask. :D
Thanks, that was a very informative reply!
 

quorneng

Master member
#36
Kartman24
It is a DH 91 Albatross. All Depron scratch built with a modest balsa spar. 4 x 2205 'drone' motors driving 7x6 props. It also has retracts.
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Light so it has sufficient power but tricky handling. Crashed badly twice. Although repaired it is currently 'retired'.
 

quorneng

Master member
#38
With true Depron now hard/impossible to get I have built up a collection of Hawker EDFs made from 5 mm XPS, actually laminate flooring underlay. Light, big sheets, rather brittle but admirably cheap!
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Right to Left. The development of the Hawker Hunter over 9 years, 1945 to 1954. All to the same scale.
Sea Hawk (55mm EDF), P1052 swept wing Sea Hawk (55mm EDF), P1082 swept wing Sea Hawk with tail exhaust, Prototype Hunter (50 mm EDF), Hunter F6 'Treble One Black Arrows' (50 mm EDF).
All EDF duct work and nose cones are 3D printed. There is no balsa, ply or carbon in any of them, all just 5 mm XPS.