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Old 11-14-2020, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My AF fleet is pleased to welcome a new member.

Six engines, able to fly direct to New York, its first flight took place a few weeks before WWII.
Of course, tests and developments were stopped by the war.

More in the custom made models section, check AF Latécoère 522.

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Old 11-14-2020, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Beautiful and very special (unique positions of the engines)...

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Jean Pierre, you’ve created another masterpiece.
It’s time to go to the Custom section and see more photos!
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Beautiful Jean Pierre, true craftsmanship!
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What a beauty! Another chef-d'oeuvre indeed JP! What a coincidence by way of flying boats, I just finished a 1/200 fantasy TWA Spruce Goose from a kit. Not a beautiful airplance compared to the beautiful Latécoère 522. Judging from the 2 Euro coin, is the Latécoère 522 about the size of a 737-9 in legbth?
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Very impressive! I must pop over to the Custom section now.
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I absolutely love it!!!! congratulations!
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congrats very nice!! Thx for sharing
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Many thanks to those who have liked this model and for your kind comments.

I have a few other projects, among them a Junkers G 38, I have started working on it.

At Douglas DC 5 request, the length of the Laté 522 is 31,7 m, the B 737 MAX 9 is 42,1 m long.
Could we have a picture of your Spruce Goose ?

A quite interesting aircraft that Howard Hugues managed to take off and fly in ground effect a few feet above water ?
The model is quite interesting too.

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Many thanks to those who have liked this model and for your kind comments.

I have a few other projects, among them a Junkers G 38, I have started working on it.

At Douglas DC 5 request, the length of the Laté 522 is 31,7 m, the B 737 MAX 9 is 42,1 m long.
Could we have a picture of your Spruce Goose ?

A quite interesting aircraft that Howard Hugues managed to take off and fly in ground effect a few feet above water ?
The model is quite interesting too.

Jean Pierre.
With a sad heart, frustration, and disappointment, I over-sprayed the right rudder with clear laquer and it damaged the decal. I really don't know what to do with it except display it on one side and forget the other side even exists. Again sorry for the really bad photos.
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With a sad heart, frustration, and disappointment, I over-sprayed the right rudder with clear laquer and it damaged the decal. I really don't know what to do with it except display it on one side and forget the other side even exists. Again sorry for the really bad photos.
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Pretend it is weathering. BTW, I know the Goose only flew that one time. But could it actually get fully airborne?
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Pretend it is weathering. BTW, I know the Goose only flew that one time. But could it actually get fully airborne?
I doubt it. It only appeared to fly by ground effect and let’s not forget it was empty. If it was capable, I’m sure Mr Hughes would have given it a proper test flight if only to quiet his critics in Congress.
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Pretend it is weathering. BTW, I know the Goose only flew that one time. But could it actually get fully airborne?
Not sure and that's a good question.

An aircraft benefits from the ground effect as long as its height above the ground / water is inferior to its wingspan.
It is more important a few feet above the ground than higher.

This has always been known but 50 years ago, it was not properly explained, it was thought to be "a cushion of air".

In fact when the aircraft is in ground effect, its induced drag due to the wingtip vortices is reduced and so is its global drag.

An aircraft approaching for landing will "float" above the runway.
During its take off the aircraft will benefit from the ground effect and it will become airborne "more easily".

If the pilot manages to be airborne with an underpowered aircraft, the aircraft will stay a few feet above the ground at very low speed.
The speed will not build up because of the lack of power.
If he tries to gain a few feet, the drag will increase, he will be unable to maintain his speed and the aircraft will stall.

The same is true when at the end of the take off run the rotation is made too early, the aircraft is airborne but its attitude is excessive, the speed is very low and because of the attitude, the drag is very important.
If the pilot wants to climb a bit more, the ground effect is reduced, the drag is becoming more important and the aircraft stalls.

That's what happened to a pilot I kew very well, his aircraft was destroyed.

In both cases, the aircraft cannot really fly, it is just a "ground effect vehicle".

To make the story short, the aircraft is airborne but its speed cannot increase and it cannot climb.
The aircraft is prisoner of the ground effect.

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My AF fleet is pleased to welcome a new member.

Six engines, able to fly direct to New York, its first flight took place a few weeks before WWII.
Of course, tests and developments were stopped by the war.

More in the custom made models section, check AF Latécoère 522.

Jean Pierre.

I already commented in the custom section last week about JP's beautiful subject here. I love the whole idea of flying sea boats, everyone of them. JP the toughest ones turn out the best! Love your work
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