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Old 08-07-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Eight engines … the Bristol Brabazon 1

A few pictures of the model.

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great kit model JP! might get round to getting one myself sometime. defo unique model. I used to have the Farnborough classics diecast version. so quite a heft!



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The plane looks very unique. Thanks for sharing!
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And for those less financially challenged - SC103 | Sky Classics 1:200 | Bristol Brabazon RAF VX206 (overall metal scheme) - Aviation Retail Direct
http://www.helmet-aircraft-200.co.uk...%22660015/1%22

Makes me kick myself for not buying yours RJ

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So nice, Jean Pierre. Well done. Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you my friends, I appreciate your comments.

I have something more exotic in the pipeline, but this time with ten (10) engines.
Guess what ?

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... the Convair B-36 Peacemaker?

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SAUNDERS ROE PRINCESS?? I think they call it that? now that IS a beast!!!

http://fly.historicwings.com/2012/08...-roe-princess/


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WOW, these USED to be £199.99!!! when they first did them!!! and they have not got the nose probe!! I think the kits are about £80 gbp/ish???

You can get the 'ready built' brabazon kit model for £195 gbp. and the princess roe. they do some great little, and big, aircraft models!


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The B 36 was certainly something very interesting to fly …
In fact, it is a flying boat and Robert is right, it is the Saunders Roe Princess.

These models are not so expensive, £ 78 in kit form, you just need time, patience, the bare aluminum livery is not a problem and you have on internet all the photos, videos you need to make an accurate model.
All finished, you can get these models from Helmet 200 for £ 195.

Difficult to understand why other models made by other manufacturers are so expensive.

That's what I thought when I published pictures of my SNCASE Armagnac a few months ago.
I spent $ 65 for its resin casting and the same model all finished was sold £ 399 by a British manufacturer.

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The B 36 was certainly something very interesting to fly …
In fact, it is a flying boat and Robert is right, it is the Saunders Roe Princess.

These models are not so expensive, £ 78 in kit form, you just need time, patience, the bare aluminum livery is not a problem and you have on internet all the photos, videos you need to make an accurate model.
All finished, you can get these models from Helmet 200 for £ 195.

Difficult to understand why other models made by other manufacturers are so expensive.

That's what I thought when I published pictures of my SNCASE Armagnac a few months ago.
I spent $ 65 for its resin casting and the same model all finished was sold £ 399 by a British manufacturer.

Jean Pierre.

welcome to......................RIP OFF BRITAIN!!!!::sad :
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WOW, these USED to be £199.99!!! when they first did them!!! and they have not got the nose probe
Beautiful job on a rather infamous plane, congratulations Capt Cottu!

I also had a question about the nose probe that perhaps Jean Pierre could answer. Was the probe designed to be on the operational aircraft, or was that just installed for the testing phase?
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Usually this kind of probe is limited to flight testing.

It is used to collect the stagnation pressure and the static pressure which are necessary to evaluate the dynamic pressure.
The dynamic pressure is representative of the indicated airspeed of the aircraft.
To have an accurate speed, these parameters have to be as correct as possible.

Measuring the stagnation pressure is never a problem.
But a lot of care is required for the static pressure, the static port position, usually on the fuselage, will depend on the field pressure around the fuselage.
The best position will be found during tests in wind tunnel.

To save time and make things more simple, a long probe can be used for the early tests and an accurate static pressure can be measured along the probe.

Later, the probe will be removed, too dangerous during ground operations.

Many photos and videos of the Brabazon are available, the aircraft is shown with and without this probe.

I hope my explanation was clear.

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I am actually 90% of the way through building the Shed (Helmet) version of the brabazon, I will post pictures soon. I have omitted the nose probe by the way!

Looking at the Sky Classics version, I can already see quite a few inaccuracies.. (not enough engine exhausts, 'F' pitot tube should only be on one side, the nose wheel is back to front, it's missing an antenna)
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Classic! Nice to see some models from this era on the DAC! Cheers! T7
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Nice pictures of one funky aircraft.
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Thank you my friends, I appreciate your comments.

I have something more exotic in the pipeline, but this time with ten (10) engines.
Guess what ?

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A B-36 -that had 10 engines.
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That really is quite an impressive build, Jean Pierre, of an aircraft I've always been rather fond of. This has got me thinking now.

One question; Are weights required to prevent this model from becoming a 'tail-sitter'?

Yes -- VERY impressive!
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Thank you my friends.
Yes Christopher, you need some weight but you have everything you need in the box, you just have to put it in the nose cone with "5 minute epoxy".

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Dear Jean Pierre,

Please excuse my late response. That is a very special aircraft! It is one of those types you never see as a model but who is very worthwhile. Nice and clean build. Compliments!

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Very nice model JP and thank you for bringing this amazing aircraft to the forefront
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