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The "Five-country flight" Etrich Taube of 1913 is now ready to take to the skies. Of undeniable organic inspiration, this graceful bird, clumsy as it may be, heralded the monoplane of the future. Almost all its structural strength came, one may state, from outside, in the form of frames, masts and rigging. A Greek philosopher (like Styrenedes) may have said that at the beginning of life structure also comes from outside as teaching and guidance, when in maturity that structure has been embodied, and it's now inside, as in modern planes. Philosophical disquisitions aside, this adorabl
Alternative thinking and unusual ways to solve problems have always fascinated me. A large part of my model collection is constituted by what in general is shallowly thought as "aviation oddities", many of them scratchbuilt. It is a bit unfortunate that most modelers are seldom exposed to things others than the well known "one design solution fits all" school of aviation. But aviation at large is full of lesser-known types that offer visual diversity, innovative research, and a glimpse at how other minds, with creative thinking, face the problems of the field. As I mentioned, I
On the workbench Compared to subject material More comparison to source. Headrest corrected Taking pride of place on the finished shelf Next to my poor Pup (almost reconstructed) This is what it started from, First moldigs in 30 years