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Old 01-07-2015, 03:47 PM
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Default $100 Scratch Build EDF idea

This Supermarine-508 just showed up on Outerzone and looks like a great option for the contest. Circular fuse, profile nose and tail, easy wing construction and a V-tail.

Designed as a free flight and before EDFs, it looks to me like an easy conversion. I'm not entering the contest, will be out of the country for half of the remaining time, but someone who is considering building and entering could proceed.

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6224
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:14 AM
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There's not many plans for that aircraft, but even this Veron drawing has enough formers to scratch it as a scale subject. Would be a unique subject for a scratch build.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:03 PM
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That is indeed a nice elegant subject and pretty compact too.
I have found V tails work fine with simple bank and yank.
About the only tricky bit is getting the spar round the EDF duct with that mid mounted wing.

Interesting its configuration (mid wing, flat bottom fuselage and V tail) was specifically chosen for 'rubber deck' belly landing of which quite a bit of development was undertaken with a modified Vampire.
Even though it apparently worked well enough (at least in the hands of the very experienced 'Winkle' Brown!) it still did not solve the problem of how quickly you could shift it to allow the next plane in!

Of course if you really wanted to go unique you could do the first prototype swept wing 525 that retained the V tail.
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2...inetype525.jpg
Although I believe the V tail was replaced with a conventional one before it flew.
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How about the Supermarine 510? A tail dragging jet! Only one engine too,

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The earlier straight wing Supermarine Attacker was a jet tail dragger, 182 made and it went into service with the Royal Navy.
A jet tail dragger was not so much of a problem for the Navy and the armoured steel carrier decks could stand the jet blast.

Even more bizarre was the Handley Page HP88. An Attacker fuselage but with crescent wings as a small scale prototype for the Victor bomber.
http://www.olimpmodels.com/olimp.files/HP88.jpg
Did not last long (36 days) as it broke up in the air due to a tail plane servo failure!
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Originally Posted by quorneng View Post
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Even more bizarre was the Handley Page HP88. An Attacker fuselage but with crescent wings as a small scale prototype for the Victor bomber.
http://www.olimpmodels.com/olimp.files/HP88.jpg
Did not last long (36 days) as it broke up in the air due to a tail plane servo failure!
That would be an interesting model!

The straight wing Attacker would probably make a better flying model.
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