Messerschmitt Me 209 H (or is it the Bf 109 V-55?)

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Joined: May 17th, 2005, 3:19 am

July 10th, 2018, 2:05 am #81

Thank you all for the kind words. Rattle-head, there were actually quite a few german planed with four blade props, including the He 177, Do 217, some prototypes of the FW 190, and the Bf 109 K-14 prototype.
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July 10th, 2018, 2:19 am #82

You make me sick.  LOL  Perfection again.  I love to watch your projects come to life.  Excellent throughout.  Great job.
Floyd
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July 11th, 2018, 3:54 am #83

Thanks, Floyd. Sorry about the sick part...
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July 14th, 2018, 3:04 am #84

"Rube Goldberg, call your office".

I have spent the last few nights making a carrying "apparatus" for the 209. I've done this many times in the past. but this one clearly is different. For most 109 carrying trusses, I make a pedestal of builder's foam, with attaching points in the wheel wells and rear fuselage. This clearly wouldn't work here; there is simply too much stuff in the wheel wells. The further out on the wing you go, the more obstructions you find. The wingtips also won't work since I would be concerned about the wing flexing and snapping. So the fuselage it was, with primary fore and aft supports and wing trailing edge braces just to keep things snug. The entire thing is made from foam core, a remarkably sturdy and inexpensive product that can be found in art & craft stores. The front "remove before flight" item is a tab made up of several bits of foam core. It is designed to slide in after the plane is fitted on the other supports and prevents the model from sliding forward and out of the wing braces. It all actually works. All attachment points are lined with, well let's just call it fluffy paper...

The whole thing fits into a cookie tin (thank you Rot Sutherland). These things are great for transporting models. They are light, nearly indestructible, and invisible to airport X-ray machines. BUT, if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me for a cookie as I walk past I'd be retired by now.


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Again, thanks for following along.

Barry
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July 14th, 2018, 1:24 pm #85

Brilliant.
Floyd
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Joined: May 17th, 2005, 3:19 am

Today, 3:14 am #86

Again thanks, Floyd.
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