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Durchstarten
04-02-2008, 04:15 PM
The S.20 seaplane was able to hitch a lift on a modified Empire Class flying boat back in 1938.

Here's my model doing it's stuff:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4yxEENwek6w&feature=user

Wouldn't it be nice to have a flyable Sunderland or Cat in IL2.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/Reibekuchen/MayoPair.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/Reibekuchen/MayoSeparation.jpg

Durchstarten
04-02-2008, 04:15 PM
The S.20 seaplane was able to hitch a lift on a modified Empire Class flying boat back in 1938.

Here's my model doing it's stuff:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4yxEENwek6w&feature=user

Wouldn't it be nice to have a flyable Sunderland or Cat in IL2.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/Reibekuchen/MayoPair.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/Reibekuchen/MayoSeparation.jpg

MB_Avro_UK
04-02-2008, 04:54 PM
Good work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Lubcke
04-02-2008, 07:32 PM
I just cant get it, why some people who's native language english, have that inferiority complex against germans and keep coming up with these, rather stupid things?

M_Gunz
04-02-2008, 08:41 PM
Read up on Russian Zveno trials.
We have perhaps the 2nd simplest Zveno in IL2 and it was used with success in WWII!
How else you get I-16's up with 250kg bombs let alone to distant target?

p1ngu666
04-03-2008, 01:09 AM
think the top plane carried mail to and from america, non stop, quite a achivement in those days http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

napier lion engines ftw http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Patriot_Act
04-03-2008, 01:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
think the top plane carried mail to and from america, non stop, quite a achivement in those days http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

napier lion engines ftw http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The basic concept is as old as the airplane.
Seems to me the Ruskies did it first.

Napier Lion was one of the most advanced engine
designs of it's era.
Maybe THE most advanced for 1917...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Lion

Typically rated at 500HP some racing Lions were rumored
to have developed over 1,400 hp.

P.A.

Durchstarten
04-04-2008, 09:07 AM
1,400 hp !! What was their time between overhauls?

Daiichidoku
04-04-2008, 09:27 AM
AFAIK this was in response to german and french seaplane service to NA and SA, that had been hammering british interests in this field for some time, that had the endurance that england could not match, thus the piggyback stop-gap

Patriot_Act
04-04-2008, 11:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Durchstarten:
1,400 hp !! What was their time between overhauls? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Generaly a racing engine of any sort needs only to last one event/race.

An extreme example is a US Drag racing top fuel car.
They can do a 1/4 mile from a standing start in 4.2 seconds
and reach 330mph.
The 500 CID Hemi V8s develop about 8,000hp.
Engine life under power is about 5 seconds!
Then they are torn down for a complete overhaul.
They frequently tear themselves down the hard way http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

P.A.