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Hi 

 

I am starting to build the new Armory Models Group 1/48 Fairey Flycatcher. I have got the early version (48001)

I am looking for good foto's/drawings of the type of early propeller used as i am not convinced of the shape of the propeller supplied in the kit. (2 types are given a broad one with a pointed tip  and a narrower one with a blunt tip)

I searched the web but can not find good pictures of the blunt tip version . (i am building one without the spinner)

maybe one of you can help with good references

thank you in advance

 

Huub

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In the MMP book Peter refers to there are a couple of decent pictures of the prototype which show the propeller quite well - blunt tip but whether the same as on production versions I have no idea.

 

Paul

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@Huub vD,

 

I don't know if these photos will be if use, or even if the prop depicted is correct, but I have linked to three views of S1278, preserved at Yeovilton. Maybe @John Aero might be the man to help you, as I'm almost sure he produced a white metal prop for one back in the day. Best I can do, sorry!

Mike

 

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6087371

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/egwu/5129515255

 

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-fairey-flycatcher-yeovilton-fleet-air-arm-museum-18031508.html

 

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22 hours ago, Peter Rozendal said:

HI Huub,

 

Nice meeting you here. Are you aware of this book: MMP Fairey Flycatcher? unfortunetely Aviation Megastore has it marked as not in stock.

 

Peter

Hi Peter

it has been avlong time ago that i made the last posting. I am aware of MMP book and already ordered it.

19 hours ago, dogsbody said:

All I have on the Flycatcher is this A.Granger drawing:

 

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Chris

Thank you Chris 

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40 minutes ago, 72modeler said:

 

 

@Huub vD,

 

I don't know if these photos will be if use, or even if the prop depicted is correct, but I have linked to three views of S1278, preserved at Yeovilton. Maybe @John Aero might be the man to help you, as I'm almost sure he produced a white metal prop for one back in the day. Best I can do, sorry!

Mike

 

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6087371

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/egwu/5129515255

 

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-fairey-flycatcher-yeovilton-fleet-air-arm-museum-18031508.html

 

Thanks Mike

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13 hours ago, 72modeler said:

I don't know if these photos will be if use, or even if the prop depicted is correct, but I have linked to three views of S1278, preserved at Yeovilton. Maybe @John Aero might be the man to help you, as I'm almost sure he produced a white metal prop for one back in the day. Best I can do, sorry!

Mike

 

My old Aeroclub price list includes a 1/72 one - A.Screw Wooden 1930s R/H  Grebe,F.Catcher - suggesting Grebe photos might offer help although it might be the wrong version of the prop for you.

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There are a number of pictures if you google "Fairey Flycatcher". The HMS Ramillies Association website has a good picture of a Flycatcher N993 on top of a turret facing the camera with her propeller looking as if it had been carved from a plank of wood. It does to me closely resemble one of the props with my kit.

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6 hours ago, rossm said:

 

My old Aeroclub price list includes a 1/72 one - A.Screw Wooden 1930s R/H  Grebe,F.Catcher - suggesting Grebe photos might offer help although it might be the wrong version of the prop for you.

Hi Ross

if possible, i would like to have this image . Can't have enough information

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4 hours ago, scotmid said:

There are a number of pictures if you google "Fairey Flycatcher". The HMS Ramillies Association website has a good picture of a Flycatcher N993 on top of a turret facing the camera with her propeller looking as if it had been carved from a plank of wood. It does to me closely resemble one of the props with my kit.

Thanks Scot pictures are very useful

 

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2 hours ago, Huub vD said:

Hi Ross

if possible, i would like to have this image . Can't have enough information

Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear, there is no image in the price list - I was just suggesting you might find images of Grebes showed the propeller detail you are looking for.

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On 7/24/2020 at 7:15 PM, 72modeler said:

I don't know if these photos will be if use, or even if the prop depicted is correct, but I have linked to three views of S1278, preserved at Yeovilton.

 

Unfortunately none of the above applies as that is not S1278 but G-BEYB, full-size replica built new in the late 1970s and powered by a P&W Wasp Junior rather than anything very much like the Armstrong Siddley Jaguar that powered the originals. While it was a very nicely made aeroplane, and I have fond memories of its limited display career, you can't use anything forward of the firewall as reference. There are no surviving Flycatchers. 

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