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#1 A340 Pilot

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:24 PM

Are there any kits of catapults suitable for Kingfisher and Arado 196 kits?

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:27 PM

HpH do one for the Arado?
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:07 PM

HpH do one for the Arado?

Yes, they do -


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:15 PM

There's a guy on Shapeways who does 3d-printed catapults and aircraft cranes in 1/32 - German, Japanese, US. They're not cheap, but boy do they look nice. 


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:17 PM

I must be getting old, or something. 

When I read catapults the image that popped into my mind was a Roman catapult, or even an early medieval one. Finally my mind moved back into the 21th Century and I said, "Oh. Silly me."

Still and all, I believe that the Vulgarian navy used the old Roman catapults on their Mississippi River Boat aircraft carriers they use. There are many lakes and rivers in Vulgaria where they float their boats, but no access to any large body of water like a sea. I have a model of a Vulgarian Aircraft Carrier on the drawing board and when it is launched I'll send photos.  I haven't decided what scale to use, though. I'll have to think about that.  However, they do have a 20th Century naval catapult mounted on a flat car so they can have aerial support for their armoured trains. Yes, the aircraft wings do fold up very nicely. 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:23 PM

Not to worry Stephen. It is just your creative mind habits.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:47 PM

I must be getting old, or something.
When I read catapults the image that popped into my mind was a Roman catapult, or even an early medieval one. Finally my mind moved back into the 21th Century and I said, "Oh. Silly me."
Still and all, I believe that the Vulgarian navy used the old Roman catapults on their Mississippi River Boat aircraft carriers they use. There are many lakes and rivers in Vulgaria where they float their boats, but no access to any large body of water like a sea. I have a model of a Vulgarian Aircraft Carrier on the drawing board and when it is launched I'll send photos. I haven't decided what scale to use, though. I'll have to think about that. However, they do have a 20th Century naval catapult mounted on a flat car so they can have aerial support for their armoured trains. Yes, the aircraft wings do fold up very nicely.
Stephen
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Some of the folks down south don’t need a catapult, add wings and a tail to their aircraft engine powered airboat and suddenly you have a suicidally dangerous airplane that could land on water.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:23 PM

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:47 PM

Nice. A cat that does not want to lay around stoned on cat nip.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:38 AM

Some of the folks down south don’t need a catapult, add wings and a tail to their aircraft engine powered airboat and suddenly you have a suicidally dangerous airplane that could land on water.

Atta Boy! That's the way to live. 

Up north hereabouts they refer to southern inventiveness as "redneck engineering" but such designations are due to northerners anal retentive personalities. Them Yankees just take life too seriously. 

 


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:50 PM

HpH's catapult works with both their Arado kit and Revell's with a little tweaking:

 

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:19 PM

I was watching a film recently I think it was Royal Navy Phantoms and I noticed after every launch something splashed in the water which I presume was the Piston that is shot down the carrier but no evidence of retrieval?
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:32 PM

Probably the strop, or cable used to connect the aircraft to the catapult shuttle.Basically a thick wire cable with loops at each end.

 

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