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Fokker V.42, scratchbuilt 1/72


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A build from 2008, 11 years ago:

 

I bet you never heard of this one.

1919…a seaplane-glider...now, that’s a concept. Whatever the logics behind it, the result was as cute as cumbersome. A not well known Fokker apparatus that was also tried on wheels, apparently didn’t produce any remarkable results to assure a place in posterity…other than this one.

Towed by a motor boat with and without a pilot, the flight performance was strangely about the same. It was reported that among fish and cattle some stress cases were developed but fortunately without major consequences. Same goes for the pilot.

It is a small model in 1/72, with simple lines that render design and construction easy enough to be dealt with over a weekend.

 

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What a fascinating little aeroplane Mr Moa. I can't imagine that it would be all that stable on water especially in any kind of choppiness. A simple little beast but I am still getting my head around it "being dealt with over a weekend"! Well done, again!

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7 minutes ago, Horatio Gruntfuttock said:

What a fascinating little aeroplane Mr Moa. I can't imagine that it would be all that stable on water especially in any kind of choppiness. A simple little beast but I am still getting my head around it "being dealt with over a weekend"! Well done, again!

Nothing remarkable at all, my dear Horatio, once you have built one, you have built them all.

 

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Interesting concept... I wonder if they had tackling Niagara falls in mind?

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Regards,

David  

 

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