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oipigface

This is off thread because it has little to do with buying anything apart from wood and wire.


Since I was 10, I’ve wanted to fly a scale model of  the Breguet 901 which won the 1954 World Championships. I started to do some building a couple of weeks ago. It will be to a scale of 500/1732, which gives a finished wing span of 5m. The things that attracted me to this particular plane were the elegant shape of the fuselage, which is after one of the NACA airfoils and was the first to have the canopy fully integrated into the shape of the fus; and the prominent Fowler flap hinges on the wings. The plane is in the Le Bourget museum, which is where I took these photos. The building work I’ve started is aimed at getting the hinges more or less working right before embarking on the rest of the project.

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21 hours ago, Redbird said:

Breguet 905 on ebay at mo, but it is a tiddler and v tail.

... and it is 4 too many! Only the 901 will do for me.

They made 50 905’s in 1958 and sold them all. They all had V-tails. The type was grounded the year after because the tail fell off one of them in flight. I’ve had enough of bits falling off my planes for one year. 

 

 

 

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