Potez 63.11 Replica in Texas

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Radicaldude1234

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Any of you guys hear about this guy?

A Potez 63-11 will soon fly in Texas » World Warbird News

Beautiful 1:1 replica of a rather (on these shores, at least) obscure warbird. It looks like a really big bird; at 35ft long and a wingspan of 50ft, I'd say the thing weighs at least 5500lb even without the armor and armament of the original. Rather inspiring, I think.

In this case, I think the underpowered nature of the original actually helps power-wise, though its still going to have around 150hp less than the original.
 

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Wow, indeed! I need to keep this link handy in case I ever start thinking that my own projects are too hard.
 

PTAirco

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I would not do it an injustice by calling it a "replica" - this is a reproduction - he used the actual plans and seems to have stuck to them pretty faithfully. I can forgive using different engines. I admire people who bite off chunks like this and can actually chew....
 
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WOW! Extreme coolness at it's best! We need more people in this world like Jean.
 
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