Weird Aircraft (How to order the DVD)

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A-12 Avenger II

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General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas used the name of an earlier Avenger for their proposed stealth replacement for the A-6 Intruder all-weather attack bomber. Intended to use more sophisticated stealth techniques than the F-117A Nighthawk, the A-12 has a trapezoidal shape with smooth surfaces for scattering radar beams. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$5.95

Aerocar

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Taylor recognized that the detachable wings of Fulton’s design would be better replaced by folding wings. His prototype Aerocar utilized folding wings that allowed the road vehicle to be convertible into flight mode in five minutes by one person. Yahoo-5 2/11/2012
$5.50

Aeronca-C3

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The Aeronca C-3s, nicknamed the "Flying bathtub", were manufactured from 1931 to 1937. With room for two adults the C-3 proved itself as being a low cost reliable airplane. This Aeronca C-3 was originally owned and flown by the Hughes Flying Service.
$4.95

Air-Truk

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Anyone who saw Beyond Thunderdome, the third Mad Max movie, will recognize the Airtruk. This Australian produced aircraft was a multi-role aircraft for cargo, passenger, air ambulance, and aerial survey tasks. Over 100 were built, but only a few remain on the active register.
$4.95

Ames-Dryden-AD1

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This Ames-Dryden AD-1 scissor wing research airplane had a wing that could be pivoted fore and aft to form oblique angles up to 60 degrees.
$8.50

Bachem-Natter

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The Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder) was a World War II era German experimental point-defense rocket-powered interceptor aircraft which was to be used in a very similar way as unmanned surface-to-air missiles. After vertical takeoff which eliminated the need for airfields, the majority of the flight to the bombers was radio controlled from the ground. Including the Fantasy Dragon Slayer, NINE versions as of 8/09 !!
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Blohm & Voss BV 141

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One of aviation's true oddities the BV 141 performed surprisingly well, but never saw operational service. Three prototypes of the BV 141 were made, before it went into limited production. Only a total of 23 were built. The similar fuselage, but more conventional twin-engined layout of the Focke-Wulf Fw 189 won out in the end. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$6.95

Bowers Fly Baby

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Over 500 Fly Babies have been completed to date, with scores still flying worldwide and an active network of builders and owners. It is built from plans, and was designed to be able to be constructed in a garage using only basic tools by a person of average skill. This is another model by our Belgium designing pal, Guido Van Roy. His Fly Baby is easy to build just like the real one. Adorable. Comes in SEVEN different versions and now includes the Biplane type.
$4.95

Convair Pogo

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The Convair XFY Pogo tailsitter was an experiment in vertical takeoff and landing. The Pogo had delta wings and three-bladed contra-rotating propellers powered by a 5,500 hp Allison YT40-A-16 turboprop engine.
$5.95

Convair Sea Dart

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The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It only flew as a prototype, and never entered production, but it is still the only seaplane to exceed the speed of sound.
$5.95

Dornier-Arrow

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The most unconventional piston engine fighter developed in Germany during the war, the Arrow had two engines driving 'push-pull' air screws. Two seater night-fighter versions were being produced alongside the single-seat fighter-bomber.
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Douglas X-3 Stiletto

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The primary purpose of the X-3 was to test the aerodynamics that were to be incorporated in the design of a radical new interceptor conceived by Lockheed in 1951, at a time when the lessons of the Korean War were bringing about profound changes in the design of combat aircraft. That aircraft, the F-104 Starfighter, eventually flew in February 1954, only 11 months after a contract had been placed for two XF-104 prototypes. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$4.95

F-85 Goblin

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McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was a tiny, short fuselage fitted with low/mid-set foldable swept wings, of 21 ft 1.5 in (6.44 m) span. It was powered by a Westinghouse J34-WE-7 turbojet, of 3,000 lb. (1,361 kg) thrust. The fighter was intended to return to the parent aircraft and dock with a trapeze, by means of a retracting hook.
$6.95

Flying Flea

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Mignet had failed to be accepted as a military pilot and decided to build his own plane. Between 1931 and 1933 he built prototypes in Paris and tested them in a large field northeast of the city. He successfully flew the first successful model, HM-14, in September 10, 1933.
$5.50

Flying Jeep

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One of the many experiments undertaken in World War II to increase battlefield mobility by the provision of rotary wings for men and vehicles, the Hafner Rotabuggy was intended as a stepping-stone to a flying Valentine tank.
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Flying Saucer

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At the time, Frost was particularly interested in jet engine design and ways to improve the efficiency of the compressor without sacrificing the simplicity of the turbine engine. This led him to design a new type of engine layout with the flame cans lying directly outside the outer rim of the centrifugal compressor.
$6.95

Flying-Barrel

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A lasting tribute to Luigi Stipa and his quest for aeronautical knowledge. Designed by Aaron Murphy, cartooned by Derek Carter, and bashed into the dreaded FG format by Dave and Chip, this simple little model came in as one of the more expensive models to design and publish on the internet.
$7.50

Flying-Humvee

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The US Military has come up with more than 50,000,000 exploratory bucks for this Humvee Transformer (TX) program calling for a ‘robust ground vehicle’ that can quickly transform into a vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL. It'll have a 1,000 pound payload and a flying range of 300 miles. Yeah right !! When pigs fly.. The FG Flying Humvee is easy to build and with moving parts like a proper transformer. Large and regular versions PLUS the BumbleVee fun version- Sorry, no BW version for this model due to budget cutback.
$9.95

Flying-Tank-A40

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Built around the lightweight T-60 Soviet Tank, the Antonov A-40 KT barely got off the ground....If there would have been a powerful enough tow plane it may have been successful. The development of large gliders and transports put an end to the Antonov A-40 KT. Kit includes both version of the T-60 tank. With a little ballast in the nose of the tank, this beauty actually FLIES !!
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Goodyear Inflatoplane

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As well as their famous blimps, the Goodyear Company built military aircraft under licence, such as versions of the Vought Corsair. Of course, what they really wanted to do was build rubber aeroplanes and they got their chance in the 1950s. The US Army was particularly open to new ideas and sponsored development of the Inflatoplane (sometimes called the Inflatibird). Goodyear claimed it was 'suitable for all types of Army field operations, particularly reconnaissance'. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$7.50

Gossamer-Albatross

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The Gossamer Albatross aircraft was designed to fly long distances with a human as the only power source. On June 12, 1979, the Albatross, powered and guided by pilot Bryan Allen, made an historic flight across the English Channel. The flight covered a distance of 22.25 statute miles in 2 hours and 49 minutes. Two sizes included in the folder with the large having a span of 36" !! We've included the parts and suggestions on how to build this model using clear Saran Wrap..
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Gwinn Flying Car

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Power could be supplied to the wheels when the vehicle was used on the road. This required disconnecting the propeller gear box, and hooking up the hydranlic system that supplied power to the wheels. Perhaps it was a cumbersome way to make the change, but for its time it was a remarkable achievement. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$9.95

Herring-Gull-Glider

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Offered in black and white (like the gull really is :), and in two sizes. There's also a goofy gull version that will smile away your recession blues. Its part of the Fiddlers Green Glider and Sailplane and Weird Aircraft Collection. There's a very unique Sea Gull Flying Boat model. Look for it in the Aircraft or Weird Aircraft Collection.
$5.50

Horten HO 229

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The German government was funding glider clubs at the time because production of military aircraft was forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. The flying wing layout removes any "unneeded" surfaces and, in theory at least, leads to the lowest possible drag. The H0-229 evolved from the Ho-IX and is just one a whole series of Fiddlersgreen flying wings. Easy model to build and great hanging from your ceiling !!! B&W version not avail
$5.95

Lippisch P-13a

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As conventional fuels were in extremely short supply by late 1944, Lippisch proposed that the P.13a be powered by coal. Initially, it was proposed that a wire-mesh basket holding coal be mounted behind a nose air intake, protruding slightly into the airflow and ignited by a gas burner.
$5.50

Lippisch-DM1

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The Lippisch DM-1 was an unpowered glider designed to test the low speed handling of the to be developed Lippisch P.13a. The glider itself was externally similar to the P.13a, with a large delta wing and half delta vertical stabilizer, which housed the cockpit.
$4.95

Lockheed Salmon

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The American Lockheed XFV (sometimes referred to as the Salmon) was an experimental tailsitter prototype built by Lockheed to demonstrate the operation of a vertical takeoff and landing fighter for protecting convoys.
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Lockheed SR-71

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The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is the most spectacular performer ever to leave the ground under its own power and spread wings. Thirty years after entering service, the Blackbird is aloft again after a premature retirement. lt is still the world's fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. MODEL BEING WORKED ON NOW
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Messerschmitt-P1109

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This unorthodox project was designed in July 1944 as an attempt to achieve a great speed possible only with the swept wing and to retain a good landing characteristics of a straight one. 25 years later the US developed and test flew the AD-1 Scissorswing to prove the concept..
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NASA Helios

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As a follow up to the Centurion (and earlier Pathfinder) aircraft, the solar-powered Helios Prototype was the latest and largest example of a slow-flying ultralight flying wing designed for long-duration, high-altitude Earth science or telecommunications relay missions in the stratosphere
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NASA Pathfinder Plus

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NASA’s Pathfinder, designed by the same company that created the Gossamer Albatross, Penguin and Challenger, as well as the Helios. It was originally built in the early 1980’s but sat in storage before a series of test flights in 1993 and 1994. The Pathfinder set a new altitude record for solar aviation in 1995, reaching over 50,000 feet.
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North American P-82 Twin Mustang

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Flying in formation with itself... The immense distances between islands in the Pacific Theater required a fighter type that could fly for hours between islands, yet have its pilot fresh for combat at any time. The North American solution was its P-82 Twin Mustang. Unique concept.
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Northrop XB-35

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The Northrop XB-35 was an experimental heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Forces during and shortly after World War II by the Northrop Corporation. It was the first bomber to use the radical and potentially very efficient flying wing design, in which the tail section and fuselage are eliminated and all payload is carried in a thick wing. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Northrop XP-79 Flying Ram

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Begun as an extremely ambitious project for a rocket-powered gun-armed interceptor, the XP-79B emerged as a jet, intended to ram enemy bombers and survive due to its strong magnesium structure. This idea, worthy of the Nazis or the Japanese with their backs against the wall, was conceived in the US just as the tide was turning for Allied forces, and any need for such desperate measures was waning. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$4.95

Piper TwinCub

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This odd little aircraft was actually built, flown, photographed, raved about, and then returned to it^s original TWO Cub configuration. Makes one want to ask ..why? Have at it!
$4.95

Ryan Vertijet

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The X-13 was designed to investigate vertical takeoff, horizontal flight transition, and return to vertical flight for landing. The X-13 was flown conventionally on December 10, 1955 to test its aerodynamic characteristics.
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Solar Impulse

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Unveiled June 26, 2009 the "Solar Impulse" has been in the planning stages since 1999, spear headed by Bertrand Piccard. Making its first flight November 11, 2009, it taxied down the runway only leaving the ground by a few feet. Still in the testing stage of actual flight, the hope of the round the world trip is still in the future. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$5.95

Triebflugel X-plane

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It had no wings, and all lift and thrust were provided by a rotor/propeller assembly in the middle of the craft. When the plane was sitting on its tail in the vertical position the rotors would have functioned similarly to a helicopter. When flying horizontally they would function more like a giant propeller.
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Vought XF5U Flying Pancake

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It is a great disappointment that the Vought XF5U-1 "Flying Pancake" never flew. When a test prototype, the V-173, took to the air it was unique. The XF5U-1 was based on a wing of circular shape, which was also the 'fuselage'. Designed to be capable of vertical take-off and landing, as well as very high-speed flight. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$6.25

Yokosuka Ohka

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It was a manned flying bomb that was usually carried underneath bombers to within range of its target; on release, the pilot would first glide toward the target and when close enough he would fire the Ohka's rocket engine and guide the missile towards the ship that he intended to destroy. (FYI, 'Ohka' translates to Cherry Blossom)

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Weird Aircraft Collection DVD

Weird and Wonderful Aircraft designs and believe it or not, most actually flew !! Collection safely stored in your Free MyModels folder to collect all the new versions and corrections. THREE months free magic Keys included. Nothing will be shipped
$499.95

Aircraft Collection DVD

Complete Aircraft AND Building Collection Over 2000 models including versions !! Everything immediately gets uploaded to your folder. BEST cardmodeling deal anywhere by far. For this offer only, we'll burn and mail you two very packed DVDs..Post paid and to anywhere.
$69.95

Aircraft Update Collection DVD

The massive Aircraft Model Collection up to date to the day you order and uploaded to your MyModels folder. Nothing will be mailed . IMPORTANT - You'll need to have already bought the entire AC Collection sometime in the past 20 years. Please use PayPal to chipfyn@gmail.com when approved. Question about eligibility? Email to: chipfyn@gmail.com