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Moa

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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That is a very new Fokker for me.. never seen that on before but it has certainly the Fokker details like those tailplanes👍

 

cheers, Jan

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Never heard of it either but it is obvious where it cam from. It may have been a weekend edition scratch build, but it does not show - no drop in standard because of speed of construction.

 

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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 subject, has the fokker tailplanes, bet the drag on that float didn't help performance!

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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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You sure won't need a big display case for this one. Never heard of it before, good model.

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46 minutes ago, Ed Russell said:

Very nice little model. Where did the plans come from?

Away from my archives at the moment, Ed, but will have a look and answer soon.

Cheers

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13 hours ago, Ed Russell said:

Very nice little model. Where did the plans come from?

one source is LUCHTVAARTKENNIS 2013-03  

another is:

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/glider/fokv42.html

I am still away from my archives, this was obtained by simply doing a search for Fokker V.42

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Ed Russell said:

Very nice little model. Where did the plans come from?

I found the plan in my images backup, but have no idea where this one came from:

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On 3/25/2019 at 10:35 PM, Moa said:

a seaplane-glider...now, that’s a concept.

But not unique, this one's about 20 miles away from me.

Another one on the to-do list, I have a penchant for Slingsby gliders

Lovely little Fokker Moa!

 

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