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choppergirl

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Have to pass.... still myself trying to find the where-with-all to restore a 40 year old airplane...

A superrrr old brass era smokey radial would look bangin' on it tho...

Probably literal on the bangin' part... lots of bangin' noises hammerin' on it to get it to run... and lots of unnerving bangin' noises when it does manage to run.
 
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rc-rotorhead

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It may not be a Curtis or Bleriot, but how about building a very early tapered-wing Morane Saulnier with a Verner radial? Or maybe one of the more familiar pre-war Morane Saulnier G/H models or its derivatives? They were built under license by several countries, like Russia and Germany, and influenced other WWI aircraft designs like the Fokker E.III and Swedish Thulin model K (the KA model had ailerons and a conventional elevator).
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A superrrr old brass era smokey radial would look bangin' on it tho...

Probably literal on the bangin' part... lots of bangin' noises hammerin' on it to get it to run... and lots of unnerving bangin' noises when it does manage to run.
A slightly less old Verner might be a trick on even that 40 y/o. And in that case hopefully the engine isn't doing all of the bangin'...


It may not be a Curtis or Bleriot, but how about building a very early tapered-wing Morane Saulnier with a Verner radial? Or maybe one of the more familiar pre-war Morane Saulnier G/H models or its derivatives? They were built under license by several countries, like Russia and Germany, and influenced other WWI aircraft designs like the Fokker E.III and Swedish Thulin model K (the KA model had ailerons and a conventional elevator).
Send it! I like the shape. Seems a bit stringy though.
 
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