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I have become a wing-fold aficionado...

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I have become a wing-fold aficionado...
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 7:43 AM

Dunno, just a phase I'm in maybe but I want ever a/c I build (that has that capability) to have its wings folded...and maybe some that don't...

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Posted by MKelley on Friday, February 10, 2012 7:46 AM

kind of like origami for aircraft

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Friday, February 10, 2012 7:47 AM

"Next up on Manny's to-do list: A Me-323 Gigant..... with folded wings."

Hey, what would a flying wing look like, with folded wings? Just fold it in half??

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 7:56 AM

VanceCrozier

Hey, what would a flying wing look like, with folded wings? Just fold it in half??

Well all you have to do is fold your napkin in half...

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Friday, February 10, 2012 7:59 AM

I may have to develop a Version 2.0 - V1.0 is presently deployed to the southern sector.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, February 10, 2012 8:11 AM

Are you now saying you are now a BIG Wing-Fold Aficionado Groupie...?

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 8:29 AM

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, February 10, 2012 8:41 AM

Is that a yes? Whistling

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, February 10, 2012 8:44 AM

Maybe being a BIG Wing-Fold Aficionado Groupie means more room for models ...?

.....the plastic kind.

......just sayin'...............

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 8:46 AM

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If you can't Fold 'em---don't Hold 'em...

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Friday, February 10, 2012 9:07 AM

It is amazing that the wings on high-performace military aircraft can be folded, unfolded, used with no issue. I mean, I know what happens when I try to use a folding lawn chair, it ain't pretty.

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Friday, February 10, 2012 9:11 AM

The smallest wing fold?;

The scariest wing fold?;

 

No doubt about it, wing folding is seriously good stuff, but enjoy it to the maximum, you should seriously consider some "group folding";

 

 The classic group wing fold;

The transitional "Dirty" group wing fold;

The golden age of group wing folding;

The generic group wing fold era;

The ultimate wing fold, with added extra tail fold!;

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Posted by RedCorvette on Friday, February 10, 2012 1:26 PM

Milairjunkie

The ultimate wing fold, with added extra tail fold!;

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5103/clipboard07dd2.jpg

Actually, the nose radome of the Vigilante could also be folded to save space on the hanger deck.

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Posted by oddmanrush on Friday, February 10, 2012 1:41 PM

Whoa, whoa, wait a minute....the Stuka had folding wings?? WTF??

Did I miss that in Axis Planes of WWII in college? Why am I always the last to know everything....

Jon

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 1:44 PM

oddmanrush

Whoa, whoa, wait a minute....the Stuka had folding wings?? WTF??

Did I miss that in Axis Planes of WWII in college? Why am I always the last to know everything....

Actually that was one of a few prototypes of Stukas that were to be part of the air-wing that was never needed after the German's scrapped their carrier plans w/ the Graf Zepplin...

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Friday, February 10, 2012 1:48 PM

RedCorvette

Actually, the nose radome of the Vigilante could also be folded to save space on the hanger deck.

Mark

The Vigilante simply has so much cool going on that I didn't want to get started.............

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Posted by oddmanrush on Friday, February 10, 2012 1:53 PM

Manstein's revenge

 

 oddmanrush:

 

Whoa, whoa, wait a minute....the Stuka had folding wings?? WTF??

Did I miss that in Axis Planes of WWII in college? Why am I always the last to know everything....

 

Actually that was one of a few prototypes of Stukas that were to be part of the air-wing that was never needed after the German's scrapped their carrier plans w/ the Graf Zepplin...

 

No kidding? Neat little factoid there for me...and some people say you never contribute any useful information Wink

Jon

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:04 PM

oddmanrush

 

 Manstein's revenge:

 

 

 oddmanrush:

 

Whoa, whoa, wait a minute....the Stuka had folding wings?? WTF??

Did I miss that in Axis Planes of WWII in college? Why am I always the last to know everything....

 

Actually that was one of a few prototypes of Stukas that were to be part of the air-wing that was never needed after the German's scrapped their carrier plans w/ the Graf Zepplin...

 

 

 

No kidding? Neat little factoid there for me...and some people say you never contribute any useful information Wink

That's a whole other what-if category - Kriegsmarie Air Wing...

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Posted by oddmanrush on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:09 PM

VanceCrozier

 

 oddmanrush:

 

 

 Manstein's revenge:

 

 

 oddmanrush:

 

Whoa, whoa, wait a minute....the Stuka had folding wings?? WTF??

Did I miss that in Axis Planes of WWII in college? Why am I always the last to know everything....

 

Actually that was one of a few prototypes of Stukas that were to be part of the air-wing that was never needed after the German's scrapped their carrier plans w/ the Graf Zepplin...

 

 

 

No kidding? Neat little factoid there for me...and some people say you never contribute any useful information Wink

 

 

That's a whole other what-if category - Kriegsmarie Air Wing...


So, there are "paper panzers" AND "paper sturzkampfflugzeugs"??

My mind just blew up in front of my face!

Jon

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:10 PM

Some other items from the wing fold gallery;

Top fuel wing folding;

 

Apprentice deck hands falling for the old "unfold the plane, not the wing" trick;

 

A Savagely tight fitting wing fold;

 

Another of the scariest wing fold (it looks like a laughing shark);

 

 

 

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Posted by oddmanrush on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:14 PM

Milairjunkie

Some other items from the wing fold gallery;

Top fuel wing folding;

http://webspace.webring.com/people/hu/um_688/wingfold.jpg

 

A wing fold while in flight?? Indifferent

I thought I'd seen it all with the folding wing Stuka....

Jon

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:16 PM

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:17 PM

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:20 PM

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Posted by oddmanrush on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:23 PM

That's hot! Were they ever tested under aircraft carrier type conditions? Or were they strictly "on paper" for the most part?

Imagine having carrier based Stukas....yikes.

Jon

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2012 2:26 PM

oddmanrush

That's hot! Were they ever tested under aircraft carrier type conditions? Or were they strictly "on paper" for the most part?

Imagine having carrier based Stukas....yikes.

Several were acrtually built tested and flownt...those are actual pics earlier in the thread---they can be found on the net...the last couple of pics are scale models...at some point Hasegawa issued that kit...seems to be a rarity now.  Darn, I missed it! 

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