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Sheepster
Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: December 11th, 2019, 12:20 am
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Shin Meiwa GS

The largest of Shin Meiwa's seaplane designs: the GS (Giant Seaplane).

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Planned to carry 120 tonnes or 1200 passengers, while dispensing with the need for the massive (and expensive) ground infrastructure of new airports, the Shin Meiwa GS was probably the last practical design following on from the pre-war massive flying boat mania.
Requiring 6 77,000lb thrust engines and a USB blown supercritical wing, the technology required was not developed and this audacious design was never progressed.

Painted from "Popular Mechanics" 1977.


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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: December 12th, 2019, 11:10 pm
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Shin Meiwa GS

The largest of Shin Meiwa's seaplane designs: the GS (Giant Seaplane).

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Planned to carry 120 tonnes or 1200 passengers, while dispensing with the need for the massive (and expensive) ground infrastructure of new airports, the Shin Meiwa GS was probably the last practical design following on from the pre-war massive flying boat mania.
Requiring 6 77,000lb thrust engines and a USB blown supercritical wing, the technology required was not developed and this audacious design was never progressed.

Painted from "Popular Mechanics" 1977.

The Shin Meiwa GS is definitely an awesome and enormous aircraft design! Speaking of which, do you have plans to eventually create the Boeing NLA (New Large Aircraft) series in FD scale? Just a yes or no question. ;)


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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: December 13th, 2019, 4:36 pm
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@trexslee - You have been asked repeatedly to keep your requests to the proper requests thread. If you continue to request things in the wrong venue, you will be banned - consider this the last written warning. Thanks in advance.

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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: December 13th, 2019, 5:57 pm
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@trexslee - You have been asked repeatedly to keep your requests to the proper requests thread. If you continue to request things in the wrong venue, you will be banned - consider this the last written warning. Thanks in advance.
Sorry, I keep forgetting that. ^_^'


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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: January 20th, 2020, 7:22 pm
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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: February 18th, 2020, 8:17 am
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Grumman G-674 Nutcracker

Grumman's initial foray into shipboard VTOL aircraft, the G-674 was designed to have the rear fuselage and engines pivot into the vertical to allow the aircraft to operate from a small raised platform.

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Grumman progressed to producing 2 scale flying models, one as a small light-weight fighter, and the other identical but using a Mohawk cockpit section. The aircraft was planned to fulfill a similar mission to the Kaman Seasprite, and the service colour scheme is one worn by a Seasprite. Considerable progress was made on the design, with NASA also conducting aerodynamic model tests of "nutcracker" conversions of both F-16 and F-17 aircraft.


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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: February 18th, 2020, 8:41 am
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I have seen many curious designs, but this is one of the wierdest. Never imagine that there was an aircraft which break in middle like my air rifle.


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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: February 18th, 2020, 8:47 am
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Grumman G-698 Son of Nutcracker

Grumman continued work of shipboard VTOL, with a complete family of models under the G-698 designation, from small VTOL fighters to VTOL COD transports.

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This VTOL concept involved only the wing-mounted jet engines pivoting. Grumman produced a remote-control demonstrator of a transport version, and a full-sized wind-tunnel model for NASA. The wind-tunnel model is still in storage.
In the end the problems associated with asymmetric power with jet engines appeared insurmountable, and the project was abandoned.


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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: February 18th, 2020, 9:43 am
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The Nutcracker is one of the nuttiest ideas of recent times, technically super-ambitious and yet at the same time a solution looking for a problem.
On the other hand, I always thought the 698 had more potential but was overtaken by the tilt-rotor, but for compactness the 698 would have been ideal for naval use.

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Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built DesignsPosted: February 23rd, 2020, 7:36 pm
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Very interesting and very weird. Well done.


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