Aircombat Models from the Past

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David Cowley Jnr

Aircombat Models from the Past

Post by David Cowley Jnr » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:47 pm

Whilst chatting at the last indoor flying meeting I mentioned a few old models that I have built and a few members expressed an interest in seeing them. Some of the models are now either sold or were "shot" down in combat" so to speak. As and when I find pictures I'll add them here for interest to demonstrate what can be scratch built from foam and paper at 1/12 scale.

The first model is a Dornier Do335 Pfeil (Arrow) which was powered by 2x0.15cu.in engines, one at the back and one at the front. The model flew well providing the front engine was running (singular or as a twin). Flying with just the rear engine was "exciting" to say the least :shock:
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Re: Aircombat Models from the Past

Post by David Cowley Jnr » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:51 pm

The next is a twin ic powered (with props not impellors) Messerschmitt Me262. This model is now 8 years old and has yet to fly....mainly because it has a scale wing and looks massively over powered. One day........
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The build technique is identical to the Myrsky on my other thread

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Re: Aircombat Models from the Past

Post by David Cowley Jnr » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:54 pm

following on with the Finnish fighter (Myrsky) theme here is a picture of my Hawker Hurricane also in Finnish markings. This model has awesome performance with an MVVS 0.21 engine but is unlikely to pass a club noise test so will not fly except in competition. This model is a veteran of last years combat visit to France having jousted with a mix of French and German pilots....fantastic fun and friendly rivalry.
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Re: Aircombat Models from the Past

Post by David Cowley Jnr » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:05 pm

Here is my all time favourite....the Westland Whirlwind, twin electric so expect to see this flying during the summer evenings. Foam and paper construction (what else) and a joy to fly and see flying. I'm building 2 more it's that good 8-)
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Re: Aircombat Models from the Past

Post by David Cowley Jnr » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:09 pm

taking the foam and paper combat theme even further took me to designing and building a couple of EDF jets. Expect to see these models this summer....in fact some members have already seen the Vampire flying :twisted:
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DeHavilland Vampire Mk1
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Lookheed P80A Shooting Star
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Re: Aircombat Models from the Past

Post by David Cowley Jnr » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:14 pm

Here are afew more combat models built from foam and paper.....hopefully you are now receiving the message that this build technique is really something quite special and versatile!

First is a Curtis P40 Kittyhawk
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Second an electric twin, the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
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Third is a Grumman F6F Hellcat in British Fleet Air Arm colours
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Finally one of my favourites and a "3 kill in a single round" ace....the Supermarine Spiteful
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