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woofiedog
03-23-2007, 07:19 AM
Is this a Bird of Prey from Star Trac? Or a real prototype?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/ImNot.jpg

RxMan
03-23-2007, 07:30 AM
Maybe during transport on a flatbed rail car it overnighted in Brooklyn

whiteladder
03-23-2007, 07:59 AM
Its a Kalinin K-12

Full description here

http://www.unrealaircraft.com/wings/kallnin_k12.php

woofiedog
03-23-2007, 08:08 AM
whiteladder... You win the Cigar and the Doll behind it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://havanajournal.com/images/uploads/big_cuban_cigar_woman.jpg

whiteladder
03-23-2007, 08:13 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

fuzzychickens
03-23-2007, 09:06 AM
I'd tap that...........if I were blind, had no sense of smell, and after about 8 beers.

leitmotiv
03-23-2007, 11:50 AM
Make that a case of beer and a couple stiff scotches.

GreyFox5
03-23-2007, 11:53 AM
No no no! Your better off passing out!

WWSpinDry
03-23-2007, 11:53 AM
The designer had it rough. A prototype of another bomber he was working on crashed:

"The crash of K-7 was neither forgotten nor forgiven, and in 1938 Konstantin Kalinin was arrested, accused of espionage and sabotage, and executed by NKVD."

Welcome to Stalin's Soviet Union!

Quote taken from http://www.ksamc.com/eng/history/

woofiedog
03-23-2007, 01:19 PM
WWSpinDry... Excellent article. Thank's

GreyFox5,leitmotiv, fuzzychickens... I believe that the correct answer for that question would be... *D* There is not enough Beer in the World! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

ViktorViktor
03-23-2007, 01:44 PM
WWSpinDry wrote

The designer had it rough. A prototype of another bomber he was working on crashed:

"The crash of K-7 was neither forgotten nor forgiven, and in 1938 Konstantin Kalinin was arrested, accused of espionage and sabotage, and executed by NKVD."

Welcome to Stalin's Soviet Union!



Sounds like the idea behind an upcoming game title: "Design or DIE !!!"
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

woofiedog
03-23-2007, 01:57 PM
Airplane-Giant K-7

http://english.pravda.ru/img/idb/photo/2-95.jpg

http://english.pravda.ru/img/idb/photo/1-94.jpg

Links:
http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/ram/k7giant.html
http://www.pilotfriend.com/photo_albums/potty/8.htm

ViktorViktor
03-23-2007, 02:12 PM
Looks like one of those restaurants which hang over the highway.

woofiedog
03-23-2007, 02:22 PM
It is a bit Scary looking... something from one of those Steven King book's.

Fasten your Safty Belts... Please! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Badsight-
03-23-2007, 03:14 PM
there was a russian wing prototype that was intended to carry two 40mm cannon

been searching my plane & model pics for its name but no success

woofiedog
03-23-2007, 07:04 PM
Could this be the Bird...

http://www.paolopizzi.com/paolopizzi/articles/bad_ideas/05.jpg

Mother Russia has a long tradition of insane aviation ideas. Sometimes I can't help wondering why some of these "mad scientists" were never stopped or even prevented from carrying out what every person with a little gray matter in his skull can clearly see as something that could never work. One of my personal favorites is the Grigorovich I-Z, a secret project of the early thirties for a monoplane fighter armed with... two 3-inch (76.2-mm) guns mounted under the wings!! Powered by a puny 480-hp engine (the same used in the Polikarpov I-5), the first prototype went into an uncontrollable spin and crashed as it fired the starboard gun. From then on it was suggested that both guns be fired at the same time to avoid the problem, but on the second attempt the aircraft went into an unrecoverable stall and dived into the ground right after simultaneously firing the two weapons. The big irony is that those were supposed to be "recoil-less" guns...

Also...

Link: http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/8217/fgun/fgun-bi.html

M2morris
03-23-2007, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
It is a bit Scary looking... something from one of those Steven King book's.

Fasten your Safty Belts... Please! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Yeah, the chick with the cigar! Holly sheee-it man I wouldn't tap that if we were alone on a Rod Serling outer limits T-zone planet and she was IT and only IT. Gooooaaawd.

woofiedog
03-23-2007, 07:53 PM
M2morris... Come on now... it's not like she's going to ask Yah to marry her! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

JSG72
03-23-2007, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
Is this a Bird of Prey from Star Trac? Or a real prototype?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/ImNot.jpg

Must have took longer to paint than build http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Anyone got any pics of those cellophane/invisible airplanes?

Birth of Stealth. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

woofiedog
03-24-2007, 02:52 AM
Flying robots made from cellophane?

They took cellophane, a lightweight paper made of cellulose, and deposited a very thin layer of gold on each side. The gold layers were connected to a voltage and acted as electrodes, with one side of the paper positive and the other negative.
When the voltage was turned on, the cellophane curved toward the positive side; when the voltage was switched, the paper bent to the other side. If switched rapidly, the paper could "flap" like a wing. Wires aren't necessary, because the cellulose is sensitive enough to be controlled by microwaves (an antenna converts them into dc current).

Link: http://www.primidi.com/2006/07/02.html

major_setback
03-24-2007, 05:21 AM
It reminded me of this:

http://www.rob.com/pic/oops/3557Eagle_Hind_2.jpg

http://www.rob.com/pic/oops/03sg.jpg



From this very interesting site:

http://w1.rob.com/pix/oops?page=10

From that site - what is this??
http://www.rob.com/pic/album33/1_G.jpg ... and this:
http://www.rob.com/pic/album33/2_G.jpg

from -

http://w1.rob.com/pix/album33/3_G

woofiedog
03-25-2007, 07:06 AM
Great looking paint job on that Chopper! Wicked

Some of the Polish Mig's and Italian F-104's have quite the strking paint schemes also.

Here are a couple of the Italian F-104's.

http://us.airliners.net/photos/middle/3/9/9/0988993.jpg

http://us.airliners.net/photos/middle/8/4/6/0785648.jpg