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    Replica Military planes built from Reycyled materials

    Now this is how to decorate a large lawn -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV4IRFfH-LQ
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    Now that really is cool.
    Measure twice, cut once...
    scratch head, shrug, shim to fit.

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    Amazing craftsmanship. And it turns what would otherwise be landfill trash into full-size aviation art. Pretty neat that he starts with a plastic model and scales up the dimensions. Not unlike a certain Mr. Bally with B-17 model plans.
    Last edited by CHICAGORANDY; 05-05-2020 at 05:01 AM.
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    THAT, is NEAT! Thanks for sharing that link.

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    Wow oh wow!!! the guy is amazing... I wish he were my neighbor...

    Historically speaking Claude Dornier's brilliant center line thrust not only
    produced the war's fastest piston power propeller fighter but also
    the fastest twin engine aircraft of the war out pacing Lockheed's
    P38 and DeHavilland's Mosquito 415 mph at 28,000 ft

    Dornier Do.335-B4 380mph at Sea Level and 478mph at 36,000

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    That guy lives just over an hour from me. Bowmanville is on the east side of Toronto. What a collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doering View Post
    That guy lives just over an hour from me. Bowmanville is on the east side of Toronto. What a collection!
    Can you imagine NOT knowing about him...and flying over his yard, one day? That'd be one heck of a discovery....

    Found it on Google Earth, search for "Model A Acres Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada" Taken in 2018; Mosquito construction has just started.

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    How did that plane rotate for takeoff without its tail hitting the ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougbush View Post
    How did that plane rotate for takeoff without its tail hitting the ground?
    It was a big airplane with a very tall gear. One could easily walk under the wing with a couple feet to spare. The bottom of the ventral fin was still several feet about the ground. I’m sure someone could abuse the takeoff or landing and get a tail strike. Operational that was probably the least of their problems.
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    A tail strike would protect the aft prop.

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