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(Build from a year ago to further illustrate the recent Northrop Delta posts): During the 30s nobody knew with certainty what would happen to passengers, crew and pilots flying for hours around and above the 33,000 feet height mark (that's about 10.000 meters, you normal people). May be you would be overcome by the irresistible desire of doing silly walks. The advantages were obvious: to fly above most of the weather and turbulence, at higher speeds (less air density = less drag) with higher fuel economy and less stress for the airframe. Not to mention to be closer to the
A model from last year, to add to the Northrop Delta posts: There is a nostalgic pleasure, as many of you know, found in old kits that are around and still can hold relatively well, and may be made into a decent model or converted to a variant not available in the market. Such a model is Williams Brothers' Northrop Gamma. But once the box was out, I remembered the Conqueror-powered version (2G) commissioned by Jackie Cochran to enter in the 1934 MacRobertson England-to-Australia race. The Gamma is per se a very appealing design with its radial, but so is this beautiful tw
Been in the to do file for some years now. One of those types you always feel should have been done by one of those manufacturers of various Sopwith types. Until you get into it and discover how different the Baby is. Then you realise why very few have bothered. The only 1/72 Baby/Schneider I'm aware of was made by Eduard and i believe they are few and far between. It was always my intention to build a Baby using Alan Hall's Avro 504 method and Will posted this link. http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/archive/atf-5th-anniversary-gb-heinkel51-s-build__o_t__t_25500.html There has been r