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Post-war Aviation - The Jet Age => Sukhois => Topic started by: Clare on October 06, 2005, 02:08:30 AM



Title: SU-27 Model
Post by: Clare on October 06, 2005, 02:08:30 AM
I agree with JP on this model.  It is not a project, it is either a career or an obsession!!!  I hope that when if flys, that it doesn't end up like that B-52 a while back.  What a project!!!

Clare


Title: Re: SU-27 Model
Post by: JP on October 06, 2005, 10:20:58 AM
I think it's just for static display.? I sure hope it is.? But even if it were flight-capable, I would definitely not have the guts to risk putting that much painstaking handiwork into the air.

I seem to recall a story from some years back of a gentleman who scratch built a Lancaster bomber with a wingspan of something like 6 feet.? Scratch built everything including the working landing gear.? He spent years and thousands of dollars, not to mention all the time he put in.? It was a beautiful recreation of that famous plane.?

Then he took it to the field to fly it, crashed it on the first flight and it was a total write-off.

No, if I do that kind of work, it gets hung from the ceiling or maybe mounted on a pole near the gate to my driveway.? But first, I would have to be capable of that kind of work! :-\

JP


Title: Re: SU-27 Model
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on October 09, 2005, 12:14:12 AM
Hi,
I had an old friend that was enthusiast of flying models. He preferred reproductions of jet planes with tubed fan. He lost nearly all of them. I was there when his new F-104 crashed at the first flight, possibly due to radio interferences.  :'(
Probably his models were not as sophisticated as the giant Flanker or the Lancaster, but they were beautiful models all the same. Nearly a year of hard work for each plane. :'(

Massimo