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SimonC

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Bleriot XI - finished
« on: June 13, 2019, 12:10:42 PM »
Finally got round to finish this off for the weekend!


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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 12:24:14 PM »
Very nice, Simon! I look forward to seeing it in the flesh on Saturday.

Did you get to the bottom of your earlier superglue / plastic / paint reaction woes?

SimonC

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 12:30:02 PM »
this plane painted up fine. The Taube is still drying !  ... same order , same supplier. Just a radically different result

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 06:39:49 PM »
A good looking plane. I presume the model is quite light, easier to put on a stand.

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 07:53:14 AM »
as a feather !

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 05:10:10 PM »
Great looking plane, this was the one you used print on demand to supply.

Who did you go to in the end, and what scale to you ask the print to be made at?

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 08:09:46 PM »
yes - direct from Shapeways - 1/144

I'm middling about the results. This one is OK - the others less so

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 11:21:22 AM »
Nice Bleriot!
This is a real one...oldest aircraft still flying in the world! Hopefully its compressed enough to fit....the video wouldnt fit sadly

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2019, 09:33:06 AM »
Excellent looking model, and the real thing!

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 09:03:12 PM »
Ten years Ive been going to Shuttleworth hoping to see that Bleriot fly and finally manged to see here in the air earlier this year....quite a sight to see an aircraft over a century old (110 this year and still going).

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 08:00:10 AM »
That's amazing that the still fly it, at that age. Still, with a timber frame, they're probably not at risk of metal fatigue.

On a related but different note, we saw a Dakota flying low overhead in yesterday's sunshine: that was a fine sight that caught the attention of all.

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 12:44:45 PM »
Last  Sunday ago a Lancaster bomber flew over us really low - a magnificent sight.

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2019, 01:40:44 PM »
That's amazing that the still fly it, at that age.
It doesnt come out very often, the windspeed has to be less than 3-4knots and she goes up about six feet for the length of the runway.
Not because the aircraft cannot do more but the thing is irreplaceable and so if things did go wrong so much history would be lost.
They have a few others of nearly that age - the Deperdussin and a Blackburn IIRC and they fly more and they also have some replicas made for "Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines" that get a lot of airtime and much bigger flights.

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 01:42:14 PM »
Last  Sunday ago a Lancaster bomber flew over us really low - a magnificent sight.

I got lucky and saw both the BBMF Lancaster and the Canadian one at an airshow a few years back when thhe Canadian one wa touring Europe. One Merlin sounds good enough, four makes you smile and eight together on just two airframes is astounding.

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Re: Bleriot XI - finished
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2019, 01:59:36 PM »
I got lucky and saw both the BBMF Lancaster and the Canadian one at an airshow a few years back when thhe Canadian one wa touring Europe. One Merlin sounds good enough, four makes you smile and eight together on just two airframes is astounding.

I saw them both too - they did a couple of laps of an old WW2 runway in the West Country - impressive!