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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 14

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 14 Posted: March 8th, 2017, 6:46 am 

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Short Mayo Composite

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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 14

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 14 Posted: March 8th, 2017, 1:02 am 

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Short S.21 Maia http://i.imgur.com/ONC496P.png The launch ship for the Short Mayo Composite air-launch flying boat combination. Developed simultaneously with the Empire flying boats, but the sole S.21 was basically an S.23 Empire C modified for the carriage of the Mercury. With the Composite project...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 14

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 14 Posted: March 6th, 2017, 9:01 am 

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Maia is a work in progress. ;)

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 14

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 14 Posted: March 6th, 2017, 3:21 am 

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Short S.20 Mercury

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Broken up for strategic metals in 1941.

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 14

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 14 Posted: March 2nd, 2017, 10:09 am 

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Fairey Long-range Monoplane

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One aircraft constructed specifically for long-range flight record breaking, and to study methods for increasing aircraft range. After it crashed with the loss of the crew a second aircraft was built.

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 14

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 14 Posted: March 2nd, 2017, 3:22 am 

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Douglas DF (Douglas Flyingboat) http://i.imgur.com/6Lw3JZy.png Follow on commercial model of the P3D-2, initially offered to Pan Am. Although the DC series had proved the viability of twin-engine vs three-engine transports, Pan Am displayed no interest, so Douglas eventually found export customers f...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 14

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 14 Posted: February 28th, 2017, 4:45 am 

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Douglas P3D flying boat http://i.imgur.com/7RqvKxm.png Developed from the Dolphin, in parallel for the USAAC as the B-11 amphibious flying boat bomber, and tendered for the USN as a standard flying boat as the P3D in competition against the PBY. The YB-11 concept was abandoned by the USAAC, the airc...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 14

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 14 Posted: February 26th, 2017, 6:39 am 

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Douglas Dolphin.
Produced as the civil Dolphin models, RD models for the USCG, C-21, C-26, C-29 and OA-3 and OA-4 for the USAAC.

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Rounded the wheels more

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD scale Never Built Designs

 Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built Designs Posted: February 19th, 2017, 11:30 am 

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Douglas's last attempt at a piston airliner, the DC-8 Skybus. As development of the Mixmaster, the mechanics of the driveshaft from the engines mounted behind the cockpit, to the rear propellers proved to be the project's Achilles Heel, and as projected costs increased airline interest waned. If the...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD scale Never Built Designs

 Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built Designs Posted: February 17th, 2017, 7:14 am 

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Ultimate F.27 version, the unbuilt Fokker-VFW P.305 Commuter

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Planned with Avco Lycomming ALF 502 turbofan.
Looks very awkward, as they retained the rear of the Dart nacelle as a massive undercarriage blister on the wings.
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