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"Double or nothing" - Wagner TWIN Piper - Revell Pa-18 x 2

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Seriously???  Never heard of this one before, following with interest.

 

The props look too close together, how did they propel the aircraft without clashing, physically and/or aerodynamically?

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Fascinating indeed.

 

if you're an "oddball" like MYSELF and watch obscure documentaries then you do know about this one weird Oddball aircraft..

 

Harold Wagner experimented but none of his "creations " became commercial successes!

I am looking forward to your build.

 

I want to see how a model of it will look like ....

 

:popTwinNavion.com

http://www.twinnavion.com/oddballs.htm

 

 

if scroll down the link Mr WAGNER creations are shown..photos .

 

good luck Aeropoxy with your choice. a interesting one at that.

 

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I wondered the same, then closer examination of the pics and upper-view drawing showed that the left one had an elongated axle, making it rotate in a different plane than the right one.

 

Hubert

 

Makes sense: but I would have thought the turbulence created where the blades overlap - one going "up" and one going "down" - would create a bit of an airflow issue. 

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I'm pretty sure it's not two PA22-108 Colts, as the Colts didn't have the teardrop window. Looks like two Tripacer from the window arrangement.

Never knew about this combo

Peter

Yeah, Tri-Pacer , always confused with recognising these two versions.

I'm more fond of  taildraggers .

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I use to own a Colt for many years and just love 'em.

Toughest part of flying a Colt - finding the starter button.

Peter

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Its time to finish this 18 months story.  Main reason for delay is that i want to take good build shots for possible digital or printed publication, with brief history of Wagner TWIN Cub, tech data, history photos,  scale drawings, paint schemes and details how to convert and build this Piper Bomber in 1/32 scale from two Revell Piper Super Cub kits. 

 

So, lets show the rest of build process, downgrading PA 18 Revell 1/32 scale kits to PA11 standard (port  fuselage) and J-3 Cub

shape ( starboard  fuselage), initially tested with original Continental A-65 engine , but later upgraded to PA-11 85 HP engine and cowling.

 

 

Engines assembled ,ready for paintwork.

 

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Pilot seats modified, to J-3 cub and PA 11 shapes, later sanded and painted, 

 

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Wing insert , coupling two fuselages, measured, 

 

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Sawn-off

 

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and glued

 

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Another pair of wings completed , 

 

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To be continued...

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Paintwork started,

 

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Cockpits assembled, painted, use combined decal seat belts from some Revell 1/32 sailplanes.

 

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Fuselage assembly, in progress, 

 

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Testing fuselage wing insert and horizontal stab assembly, from two halves of kit stab's,

 

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Main parts prior the paintwork, 

 

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Canopy glazing masked  with Oramask foil, 

 

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Airbrushing  ...

 

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Do some airbrushing mask for blue painted markings and PA-11 style paintwork, 

 

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and print  decals on my home laser , and clear decal film, 

 

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and after painting and decaling, fuselage "coupling" tubular structure was made , from rounded styrene profiles.

 

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and Wagner Twin Piper , or Piper Bomber, is finished, 

 

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more photos  , RFI here:

 

https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=75401

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