First time I have seen this plane

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  1. Aug 7, 2018 #1

    blane.c

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    For those times you have to fly with two people you don't like. :gig:
     
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    BSI is Bob Smith Industries. I have had the pleasure of knowing Charlie Smith and have met Bob once or twice. They founded Smith Bros. Hobby Shop, which at the present time is the last remaining "old school" hobby shop in the northern part of LA, and it has played a huge part in the lives of many active pilots in this area including myself.

    Bob and Charlie are innovators in the glue and adhesive business, both were avid model airplane bui lders. Bob was a champion modeler in racing and pattern aerobatics.

    I don't know anything about this Triton aircraft, but I can tell you that if the Smith Brothers are involved with it then it has a better than average chance of doing what it is designed to do.
     
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    Finally! A plane with seats for the in-laws.
     
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    If they ever build it, how much CA are they going to have to sell to finance that? I use their CA all the time to glue my hand to my models. Good stuff.
     
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    I always thought that would make the ultimate spray plane or fire fighter.
     
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    Those pods could detach, fold out stubby wings and give the paying person a thrilling glider ride back to base. The gliders would be autonomous with limited guiding by the occupant
     
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    Victor Bravo,

    Please e-mail me at charlee@bsi-inc.com. Thank you for the comments about the hobby shop.

    Charlee Smith
     
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    Put some 37mm autocannons on it and you've got a winner... ;)

    Bell Aircuda.jpg
     
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    I’ve always liked the Bell Aircuda.
     
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    It totally looks like a Norman BelGeddes futurist 1930's airplane that actually got built. Or a Dymaxion car used as the fuselage for an airplane.

    Like Bradley Schenk (the creator of the FABULOUS Retropolis place for T-shirts and stuff) put on one of his T-shirts... "The future ain't what it used to be".

    Anyone here who likes clever old-school sci-fi and is a fan of what sci-fi and futurism once was... needs to visit Retropolis immediately :)
     

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