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Geschirrspülmaschine19

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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2018, 09:09:38 PM »

How comes the Airacuda? I have enjoyed watching the progress and I am very excited for this unique plane!
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2018, 08:11:17 AM »


This aircraft is looking awesome! CONGRATS!
 A very futuristic design for its time.
I´m also looking forward to fly in it.

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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2018, 10:37:06 AM »

Things are moving along. Slowly, but moving. There are many details in this aircraft to work out.
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2018, 01:54:35 PM »


Take your time in building it Zflyer48,
its looking excellent! I like the details you have done to it.

It just goes to show that even the Allied Air Forces had some crazy & wild ideas for airplanes too, not
just the Luftwaffe and their "Luft-46" projects  ;D  but this Aircuda dates back to the mid-1930s!

Imagine if they were available in large numbers at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December day?!
The Japanese attacking force would not stand a chance against those two 37mm M4 cannons ! AND 4 other machine-guns!  :o
It´s a flying mobile anti-aircraft platform!
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2018, 10:35:01 PM »

This aircraft looks like taken from a 30s pulp novel... :D

but here's a thing were there's a question about intended realism here. The plane was extremely unstable, prone to overheating and could not be controlled with one engine failing. You don't have to recreate these features necessarily :P
 
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2018, 09:14:12 AM »

Looks Amazing Zflyer!!!
Thank you!!!
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2018, 10:17:27 PM »

This aircraft looks like taken from a 30s pulp novel... :D

but here's a thing were there's a question about intended realism here. The plane was extremely unstable, prone to overheating and could not be controlled with one engine failing. You don't have to recreate these features necessarily :P

  The gunners also had worries about bailing out with the props behind them.  If you thought the tangleChute code was bad enough...
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2018, 05:14:03 PM »

Keep up the great work Zflyer!!! I sure haven't forgotten about this monstrosity.
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2019, 09:19:25 AM »

Starting back on an old project. Not following the addage "Back up! Back up!" I had to re-start from my 3d files.
But, things did come back together pretty fast.
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2019, 09:22:38 AM »

Holy cow, how cool is this?
Lovely plane, no matter how much it sucked in real life, the concept is fascinating!

]cheers[
Mike
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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2019, 09:37:36 AM »

What a strange looking plane, thing...never saw or heard about it before
Seems cute but double 37mm are not to joke about. Nice 3D zflyer :)

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Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2019, 10:53:23 AM »

Very happy to see that this plane is still alive ; I'll definitely start to work on possible single missions for it !  :o
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