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Riggerrob

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The Hangar 10 109 has the black crosses on the wings. In the tail is a hint of a swastika - just the secondary lines - the "horizontal ones". You don't even need to have that - no one would have noticed or cared.

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Dachau?
I drove past Dachau a couple dozen times, but never had the courage to enter. My girlfriend visited Dachau and cried all night.

Since displaying a National Socialist swastika will get you jailed in many European countries, RC model judges allow reversed swastikas or blank fins.
If I ever get around to building my half-scale BV.141, it will sport 4 question marks on its fin ?????????
Hah!
Hah!
 

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Thinking replicas and colour schemes, came across this in Barnstormers, and got to wondering how many Me108's are there compared Globe Swifts?
True, there are plenty of Swifts, but if he wanted this colour scheme, how hard would it be to get an actual 108?
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That said, it looks like a good paint job.
 
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Fellow named Willy Andiel built many "Andiel specials" In Australia in the last century. Willy has now passed on alas but he was a very interesting guy to talk to. Flew Me-109's in the last great war and had many harsh words for Field Marshall Goering. Anyway, at our annual Easter fly-in in the late 90's (I guess, memory not crash-hot anymore) his attention was grabbed by a Supermarine Spitfire replica, powered by a flat-8 Jabiru engine. He promised to attend next year with a knock-off Me-109. Duly a year passed and he did present with a Rotax 503 powered scaler. The undercarriage retracted using bicycle chain and gear stuff. Don't recall much more but I think the performance was somewhat under-whelming. Perhaps some other member has some memory of this? Don
 

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Fellow named Willy Andiel built many "Andiel specials" In Australia in the last century. Willy has now passed on alas but he was a very interesting guy to talk to. Flew Me-109's in the last great war and had many harsh words for Field Marshall Goering. Anyway, at our annual Easter fly-in in the late 90's (I guess, memory not crash-hot anymore) his attention was grabbed by a Supermarine Spitfire replica, powered by a flat-8 Jabiru engine. He promised to attend next year with a knock-off Me-109. Duly a year passed and he did present with a Rotax 503 powered scaler. The undercarriage retracted using bicycle chain and gear stuff. Don't recall much more but I think the performance was somewhat under-whelming. Perhaps some other member has some memory of this? Don
I remember a Bf (Me)-109 that used the horizontal trail surface from a big piper twin as it'swing if that's any help
 

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Fellow named Willy Andiel built many "Andiel specials" In Australia in the last century. Willy has now passed on alas but he was a very interesting guy to talk to. Flew Me-109's in the last great war..
Willy told me about the last stages of the war (when most ground personnel had been sent off to fight the Red Army) having to start his 109 alone before climbing to engage allied fighters so the FW-190s could get at the bombers.
Working in the snow, sure would have warmed him up; the flywheel crank handle was designed for two men.

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I’m away from home this week but when I get back I’ll have to dig out some pictures of a one-off full scale Spitfire from my area when I was a kid. It definitely has that vintage homebuilder spirit...
 

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Any of the fixed-gear monoplane fighters that actually fought in WWII would make a interesting replica project: Curtiss Hawk 75 (fixed-gear variants, Scott already has that one covered), Fokker D.XXI, Nakajima Ki-27, Mitsubishi A5M, Boeing P-26, Dewoitine D.510, PZL P.11/P.24, Ikarus IK-2, I am sure there are others. The two Japanese fighters are lovely, especially the Nakajima, but my grandfather, a WWII vet, would roll over in his grave if I built one.
 

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Been browsing and came across one I've never heard of. t may highjack all of my other design/build stuff...

Curtiss Stinson Special

Curtiss Scout (Speed Scout) with 2-bay biplane wings and JN4 tailfeathers. Special order for barnstormer Katherine Stinson - The Flying Schoolgirl.

I can probably get specs from a Canadian museum and scale it down to ultralight with what I know of the Hovey Whing Ding II and Pamperito.

Probably go wireless, like the Curtiss S-2 Scout.

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There are some Jenny replicas out there that might serve as a starting point, but I would say that the S-2 Wireless idea is a step too far. That's a completely different aircraft with a completely different structure so if that's where you want to end up a Jenny variant in the wrong place to start. Besides, what fun is a biplane without wires unless it's a Fokker? ;-)

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Been browsing and came across one I've never heard of. t may highjack all of my other design/build stuff...

Curtiss Stinson Special

Curtiss Scout (Speed Scout) with 2-bay biplane wings and JN4 tailfeathers. Special order for barnstormer Katherine Stinson - The Flying Schoolgirl.

I can probably get specs from a Canadian museum and scale it down to ultralight with what I know of the Hovey Whing Ding II and Pamperito.

Probably go wireless, like the Curtiss S-2 Scout.

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Nice airplane. Much cleaner and sleeker airplane than the Jenny. But you can see the lineage
 
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J.L. Frusha

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There are some Jenny replicas out there that might serve as a starting point, but I would say that the S-2 Wireless idea is a step too far. That's a completely different aircraft with a completely different structure so if that's where you want to end up a Jenny variant in the wrong place to start. Besides, what fun is a biplane without wires unless it's a Fokker? ;-)

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Probably go wireless, like the Curtiss S-2 Scout.
That doesn't mean start with the S-2, it means going wireless.
 

J.L. Frusha

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I think it can be done differently, eliminating the rat's nest and reducing drag. Take the interplane struts, for instance, if they are hollow and have the cables run inside them and inside the wings, putting the struts and spars in compression with prestressed Dyneema (or the equivalent), it still has cables, just hides them, cleaning up the aerodynamic drag, using the same principles, just with modern materials and methods, much like the folding canes used by those that are visually impaired, just without the springs in the cane.
 
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