The Saro Duchess

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The Saro Duchess

Postby Stealer » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:10 pm

There aren't any posts in this new forum, so I thought I'd get it going with the most famous flying boat proposal - the Saunders-Roe Duchess:

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Re: The Saro Duchess

Postby dogsbody » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:20 pm

Nice. Thanks for posting.

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and something to shoot at?"
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Re: The Saro Duchess

Postby BillG » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:12 pm

Oh no, that's temping. Not another Saro A1/Comet 4 type build. :D
Built light, with 6 30mm fans it may be possible. Beautiful subject there. I love the British planes with wing integral turbines. Absolutely beautiful. Merge the two below and I'd almost be there.

The one-offs and proposals are favorites. I have the Dornier Gs and Loening XSL2 on the rc model forum here. Always love the unusual subjects.

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