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    Hi,

    I nearly forgot this one:

    The Kaydet; Stearman (Boeing) PT-17. Pre WW2 trainer.


    <kuid2:74222:12634:1> Stearman PT-17 US Navy 337 Startup

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    Hi Pascal, great to see another biplane, only found one other so this will be very useful, for me anyway, thanks.

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    This will be the next aircraft, one very similar to the Stearman, the Naval Aircraft Factory N3N. There will be a crop duster version.



    Ian

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    Ian

    Your modelling was always great, but seems to be getting better and better with the years.

    Looking at this old biplane, I realise how most aircraft right up to the 1970’s always pointed upwards at quite severe angles when stationary. More recently they have been designed to stand horizontally or even pointing slightly nose-down. And those latest Russian fighters, like the Sukhoi 35, with their drooping noses, can’t seem to decide which way they are pointing.

    Do you know the reason for all the changes?

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    Well that's easy. Original planes up to 1940 were tail draggers, then they which to tricycle undercarriages which leaves them level and ensures the nose and propellers don't get too close to the ground, and avoid tip overs!

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    Yes, but why were they tail-draggers in the first place? Could they not have had tricycle undercarriage from the beginning?

    Edit: After doing a bit of research, I'm almost sorry I asked the question. This forum of aircraft buffs discussed the issue for a good 47 posts and still didn't come to an answer that all agreed on.


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    Hi Deane, must be a good question if there is no definitive answer!

    Perhaps tail-draggers were a follow on from the Wright brothers efforts, later a nose wheel would certainly help turning on the ground, and perhaps different weight distributions and wing location needed or favoured a tricycle undercarriage. At least you have a better view forwards than when the tail is on the ground.

    I was looking at my emails recently and noticed that we talked about my using your Twin Otter model back in 2010, how time flies.

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    Hello,

    Next of my A350-900 reskins, this one for China Eastern:



    <kuid2:74222:12640:1> Airbus A350-900 China Eastern Startup

    Pascal

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    "That's funny... That plane's dusting crops where there ain't no crops"

    Last edited by CaseyBerg; September 28th, 2019 at 01:18 PM.

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    Absolutely great movie!

    Cool screen shot.

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    Good one Casey. As you see the N3N and the crop duster version of the N3N are now on the DLS. This is the flying aircraft that was used in the film North By North West, I understand that the one used for the crash into the tanker was a Stearman. Sorry, this one does not have a machine gun.




    The N3N has a 9 cylinder engine and the crop duster has a 7 cylinder one.

    The floatplane version will be uploaded shortly:



    The Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star is the military version of the Constellation, with radar domes top and bottom, now available:



    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich505 View Post
    Absolutely great movie!
    Cool screen shot.
    I really like those airplanes !

    Kind of reminds me of the movie North by Northwest
    Last edited by MP242; October 22nd, 2019 at 03:03 AM.
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    Cheers!
    That N3N from the movie is still flying.
    https://youtu.be/wAsf3RClRrU

    Casey
    Last edited by CaseyBerg; September 29th, 2019 at 04:16 PM.

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    Hi,

    Nice model, this N3N! You can get all versions and have choice between 2 engines.
    This one is a N3N-3 with a 7 cylinders engine, colours of the U.S.Coast Guard.




    <kuid2:74222:12639:1> Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 US Coast Guard Startup

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    Hello,

    Other Airbus A350-900 reskins:
    Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines. They belong to the same group, so the liveries are the same.



    <kuid2:74222:12642:1> Airbus A350-900 Hong Kong Airlines Startup
    <kuid2:74222:12641:1> Airbus A350-900 Hainan Airlines Startup

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