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Finished Wight Quadruplane

The best description of the development of this crazy bird can be found here:
https://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Braas/13781.htm
My build shows the final version.

Comments

43 | 15. May, 20:21
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Christoph Schnarr
A really extraordinary model very well implemented. Bravo 👍👍👍
15. May, 21:21
Urban Gardini
She's a show stopper!
15. May, 22:40
James C
You've done it again mate, another gorgeous looking WW1 build 👍
16. May, 03:08
gorby
WOW! You don't see many of those every day. I've never seen it before in fact. Incredible work Frank, that engine is a glorious model in itself!
Now, I'm off to Google to read up about this cutie.
16. May, 06:30
Sy Bar
Great work but how did you get your turned aluminium too look spot on? ?
16. May, 07:17
BAT21
Amazing as always 👍
16. May, 07:31
bughunter
Thank you very much mates!
@gorbygould I have also not seen this one built before. I don't know if you find that article already, but I added a link to the best known article about this aircraft to _this_ album.
@Sy Bar With a rubber stick, see pic 45 of the build log (attached to project).
16. May, 09:30
Erik No
Phantastische Arbeit und das in so kurzer Zeit. 👍
16. May, 11:30
gorby
Thanks Frank. 👍
16. May, 14:36
Daniel Klink
Crazy design and really odd, but you made a real stunning piece of it Frank!!!
The engine 👍👍👍
16. May, 14:45
Skywalker
Congratulations on another great build.
16. May, 16:24
Bernhard Schrock
Alleine wegen der Vielzahl der Verspannungskabel und Tragflächen (alles parallel und rechtwinklig bzw. nicht verzogen) hast du einen Orden verdient! Zumal das auch noch Resin ist!!
16. May, 16:30
Alec K
Inspiring modeling as always. I just bagged the following book while attending my first post-COVID 19 model show: a great overview of triplanes and multiplanes throughout the ages. Book: Triplanes (by Peter M. Bowers, Ernest R. McDowell)

Triplanes (Motorbooks International )
 
17. May, 00:31
Spanjaard
Top notch. Wow
17. May, 01:22
Pierre Vauthier
great build !
17. May, 01:47
Neuling
Excellent!
17. May, 09:02
bughunter
Thank you mates for stopping by and commenting! And all the likes.
@Bernhard Da hilft mir meine Holzstreben-mit-Messing-Pins Methode, da kann man eine Fläche durchaus kräftig in die richtige Position biegen 😉
@Alec I don't know if I should by this book, because I own already "The Fighting Triplanes" by Hadingham. It is a old book, but the planes inside are much older. The Quadruplane is not in.
17. May, 18:25
Urban Gardini
On the other hand, why should the Quadruplane be present in a book about triplanes...! 😉
17. May, 19:01
bughunter
A stifling argument 😉 I mentioned it, because the book Alec shown is called "Triplanes" and has multiplanes in 😎
17. May, 19:13
Alec K
The answer to the riddle is in the book's subtitle 😉. It does contain the Wight quadruplane and pretty much anything that had 3+ wings in any configuration. The book is essentially a summary so don't expect details and drawings (although there are a few). I paid $10 and just saw it on Amazon for around $3. It's from 1993 so it's dated but, again, a nice overview for those interested in the topic 👍
18. May, 11:05
Tom Ballhoff
Well done mate! ?
5. July, 07:18
Lenny Hoffmann
Wow, very nice!
5. July, 07:27
bughunter
Thank you Tom and Lenny!
Not my masterpiece, but nice result for my first complete resin kit. Now it is no more complete resin 😉
5. July, 19:47
Marcel Klemmer
Well done. A very interesting part of aircraft history.
5. July, 20:57
Bruce Huxtable
Superb ? Respect ?
5. July, 21:37
bughunter
Thank you Marcel and Bruce! History yes, but a blind alley.
7. July, 17:04
Rui S
Excellent job 👍
10. July, 11:39
bughunter
Thx Rui! In case you have not seen it you should visit the build thread (attached to the Project).
This will not be my last SPIN kit as it is a good base.
10. July, 20:55
Guy Rump
Beautiful and very unusual aircraft 👍
11. July, 10:46
bughunter
Thank you Guy!
Stay tuned for a posting on Tuesday, which is somehow related to this project!
17. July, 19:22
Urban Gardini
Ooooooh....
17. July, 21:05
bughunter
This is the exclamation of pain of an aerodynamicist I suppose 😉
18. July, 20:53
18. July, 23:44
Clifford Keesler
Agree, very nice. Surly an unusual aircraft.
19. July, 02:12

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1:48
Completed
1:48 Wight Quadruplane (SPIN model 48011)1:48 Clerget 9B/Z (130/110 hp) Engine (Small Stuff 48102)1:48 SE.5a stretchers (Eduard 48915)
 

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