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12 minutes ago, Adam Poultney said:

I'm in if it doesn't clash with busy uni times. No idea what I'll build since Vulcans and gliders are ineligible...

I'm sure that you will find something suitable Adam as there's a huge amount to choose from, you can always pick something up from the Hinckley show next moth if you're not too busy at uni.

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9 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

No need to be afraid Col, you're among friends here. ;)

Weeeeeelllllll, there was a Bell X-3 and T-38 caught me by surprise while looking at some F-5E/F/N kits, an F-14 (or, ahem, three), several F-15, at least five English Electric Lightning, a Sea Vixen, A-10 (but I'm trying to get an STGB sorted for them next year), F-117, Eurofighter Typhoon, Rafale, MiG-25 and -29, Tornado, Mil-24, Westland Puma and Lynx, Sea King (if helicopters are eligible), Su-15 and -27, SEPECAT Jaguar, many Buccaneer... the list continues but sure it's the same for all of us.

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8 minutes ago, Col. said:

the list continues but sure it's the same for all of us.

Certainly true in my case, far too many to risk listing!

9 minutes ago, Col. said:

if helicopters are eligible

Thats a good question, my initial feeling is yes as it is the amount of engines that the criteria is based on and a great many are powered by two engines, and the Sea King and Wessex are favourites of mine as I worked on their Gnomes for years, and Swedish HKP-4's. James @81-er is the main host though so I am sure he will weigh in and let us know his thoughts. Technically they have two sets of "propellers" too with the main and tail rotors.

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1 hour ago, modelling minion said:

I'm sure that you will find something suitable Adam as there's a huge amount to choose from, you can always pick something up from the Hinckley show next moth if you're not too busy at uni.

That's next month?! What dates. I have a few gliding trips coming up, I hope I don't miss it

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  • 81-er changed the title to Post-WW2 Twins - Now at 12

Welcome aboard, Adam :)

 

As for choppers, when I clarified the eligibility over mixed-power craft, I added a note saying that helicopters with two main rotors are ok. I also covered contra-rotating props, as I could see that one coming at some point too

 

James

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I'm really enjoying the WWII twins GB and as I've at least a couple of kits that qualify?

     Beaufighter MkVI & RedRoo target tug conversion

     Phantom FGR.2

     PBY-5A Catalina

     DH-89 Dragon Rapide (if non-military would be allowed)

 

count me in

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13 minutes ago, shortCummins said:

I'm really enjoying the WWII twins GB and as I've at least a couple of kits that qualify?

     Beaufighter MkVI & RedRoo target tug conversion

     Phantom FGR.2

     PBY-5A Catalina

     DH-89 Dragon Rapide (if non-military would be allowed)

 

count me in

Some good options there John, I especially like the sound of the Beau target tug.

Can't answer about the civvy stuff but I'm sure James will be able to answer.

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  • 81-er changed the title to Post-WW2 Twins - Now at 14

Welcome Gerard and John :) 

 

You raise a good question about civilian stuff, John. I guess there’s no reason not to include it, so I’ll update the first post to make it clear it’s not exclusively military

 

James

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Question re helicopters - some have 2 jet engines, but 1 main rotor ie Twin Hueys, AH-1Z, Bell 212/412 etc, while some have 2 jet (or piston) engines but 2 contra-rotating main rotors ie many of the Kamovs. And some have 1 jet engine but 2 seperate rotors, the Kaman K-Max being the best example. While the K-Max is an obvious candidate, can any of the others be squished into this GB?

 

Smellychopters, eh. Gotta love 'em.

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2 hours ago, Rob G said:

Question re helicopters - some have 2 jet engines, but 1 main rotor ie Twin Hueys, AH-1Z, Bell 212/412 etc, while some have 2 jet (or piston) engines but 2 contra-rotating main rotors ie many of the Kamovs. And some have 1 jet engine but 2 seperate rotors, the Kaman K-Max being the best example. While the K-Max is an obvious candidate, can any of the others be squished into this GB?

 

Hi Rob, any chopper will need to have two visible main rotors to quality, so I'm afraid anything with two engines driving one rotor are out. As I've counted contra-rotating props as one unit, it's only fair that I do the same for contr-rotating rotors. But the K-Max is ok, as are aircraft like the Chinook and Sea Knight

 

James

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Welcome guys :) And yes, Craig, as Bon Jovi said "Whoa, we're half way there"

 

James

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  • 81-er changed the title to Post-WW2 Twins - Now at 16!

I’m in. I have a hornet (de havilland not McDonnell Douglas) that’s perfect to go with this build. Would be an ideal follow on to my ww2 mosquito (once work, kids and the wife give me time to get to it in the ww2 twins GB)…

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