A Hybrid

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  1. gera

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    Hi Guys and Girls:

    Lately I have consentrated my modelling energies in finishing before the end of the year my Italian collection. I have finished a few nights ago one of my "Hybrids"....let me share it with you.

    IMAM ROMEO RO-1..... Ethiopian Campaign 1936

    Scale: 1:48 +_
    Scartchbuilt out of:
    Wood fuselage and wings.
    Card: Struts, Oleo Shocks, Elevator and rudder, Machine gun harness and Observers Machine Gun.
    Paper: Inspection hatches
    Epoxi: Radial Engine
    Card + metal thread: Spoke Wheels.
    Tyres: O-ring
  2. gera

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    Hi Guys and Girls:

    Lately I have consentrated my modelling energies in finishing before the end of the year my Italian collection. I have finished a few nights ago one of my "Hybrids"....let me share it with you.

    IMAM ROMEO RO-1..... Ethiopian Campaign 1936

    Scale: 1:48 +_
    Scartchbuilt out of:
    Wood fuselage and wings.
    Card: Struts, Oleo Shocks, Elevator and rudder, Machine gun harness and Observers Machine Gun.
    Paper: Inspection hatches
    Epoxi: Radial Engine
    Card + metal thread: Spoke Wheels.
    Tyres: O-ring
  3. Bowdenja

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    Neat! I've been wondering what you were up to.............Now I know!

    Hope things are going well for you! Missed seeing your threads.

    The model looks very nice, how did you do the spoked wheels? Metal thread?

    Is the fuselage carved from solid wood, or is it built up like the balsa models of old?

    john
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    Neat! I've been wondering what you were up to.............Now I know!

    Hope things are going well for you! Missed seeing your threads.

    The model looks very nice, how did you do the spoked wheels? Metal thread?

    Is the fuselage carved from solid wood, or is it built up like the balsa models of old?

    john
  5. gera

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    Hi Bow:

    I knew you would post me something!! :D :D :D

    The fuselage is built up, since it was easier than carve it, ....you are right on the spoke wheels; metal thread and card rings, the rubber tyre an old "O-ring"..............

    I am thinking in starting a card " SU-46 Locomotive" by Answer which I got from Joseph a few weeks ago....that would be my first railroad engine.....Strange!!!!!!.....BUT I am also starting a Caproni 111 for the collection....... in the surge I had minor surgery, my gallbladder is gone with a Golf size stone in it!!!!!!!!!......OH boy!!!! :shock: :shock:


    See You Buddy.

    Gerardo
  6. gera

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    Hi Bow:

    I knew you would post me something!! :D :D :D

    The fuselage is built up, since it was easier than carve it, ....you are right on the spoke wheels; metal thread and card rings, the rubber tyre an old "O-ring"..............

    I am thinking in starting a card " SU-46 Locomotive" by Answer which I got from Joseph a few weeks ago....that would be my first railroad engine.....Strange!!!!!!.....BUT I am also starting a Caproni 111 for the collection....... in the surge I had minor surgery, my gallbladder is gone with a Golf size stone in it!!!!!!!!!......OH boy!!!! :shock: :shock:


    See You Buddy.

    Gerardo
  7. Bowdenja

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    Sorry about the surgery..........but very glad everything is ok!

    A Caproni 111.........wow that's pretty big plane. Love the struts!

    Here's a link with some pictures.

    http://www.italie1935-45.chez.tiscali.fr/ca111.htm

    Cain't wait..........will it be a Hybrid too?

    Take care!

    john
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    Sorry about the surgery..........but very glad everything is ok!

    A Caproni 111.........wow that's pretty big plane. Love the struts!

    Here's a link with some pictures.

    http://www.italie1935-45.chez.tiscali.fr/ca111.htm

    Cain't wait..........will it be a Hybrid too?

    Take care!

    john
  9. Maurice

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    Gera

    I also like your models of these less well known Italian aircraft.
    Perhaps one day they will be worth a lot and be mis-labelled like this one. :D
    http://www.anticoantico.com/default.asp?pass=true&ID=4246
    (in fact it is a Ca 102)

    But there is also
    http://www.ams.vr.it/Progetto_Caproni/Caproni_Plane/Ca-111/Ca-111.htm


    and working backwards from that link, the following have a lot of stuff that some folks will find interesting
    http://www.ams.vr.it/Progetto_Caproni/Progetto_Caproni.htm
    http://www.ams.vr.it/dat/entry_eng/document_eng.htm
    http://www.ams.vr.it/dat/entry_eng/entry_eng.htm

    Better health

    Cheers
    Maurice

    (edited to put the links in the right order :D )
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    Gera

    I also like your models of these less well known Italian aircraft.
    Perhaps one day they will be worth a lot and be mis-labelled like this one. :D
    http://www.anticoantico.com/default.asp?pass=true&ID=4246
    (in fact it is a Ca 102)

    But there is also
    http://www.ams.vr.it/Progetto_Caproni/Caproni_Plane/Ca-111/Ca-111.htm


    and working backwards from that link, the following have a lot of stuff that some folks will find interesting
    http://www.ams.vr.it/Progetto_Caproni/Progetto_Caproni.htm
    http://www.ams.vr.it/dat/entry_eng/document_eng.htm
    http://www.ams.vr.it/dat/entry_eng/entry_eng.htm

    Better health

    Cheers
    Maurice

    (edited to put the links in the right order :D )
  11. gera

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    Hi Bow and Maurice:

    Thank you for the links guys...... In order to build these "Odd" aircraft I have had to search all over the net and also many of my old books and magazines which, some of them, go back to the 1930's. I beleive that one of the most exciting and interesting phases of this hobby is the research one. Its so much fun going through the old photos and plans that I re-lieve those eras. Then the plans, some of them I have had to make myself (RO-1, CA-111). Luckily there are good photos (as your links) for the CA-111, But the RO-1 was very hard, hardly any info on it in the way of plans, I enlarged a tiny one I found in an old book and worked from there and photos. The history of these aircraft is fascinating, the RO-1, a tactical observer and "bomber", was incredible. Sometimes it flew for 5-7 hours with its three large wing tanks, the wings were"big". There are two great "on of a kind" books on the Ethiopian Campaign with fantastic stories....Italian pilots were very unlucky if they had engine trouble or were shot down over enemy territory!!!!!.....
    The CA-111 was also a unique aircraft, ONE ENGINE!!!! but an incredible payload, it sometimes carried 8-10 troops!!!!!, the secret was in the wings like most cargo planes.,but it was also a bomber!!!! a very versatile plane. I am now working on the fuselage of this. I will use card for the intricate landing gear..................Just a lot of fun.....
    See you guys later and thanks again.............

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    PS: I think the CA-111 would be "easy" as a card model!!!!....

    Maurise: They only built 2 Ca-102, they "chopped" the front engine of the 101....your link ($2,500 for the model!!!!! looks very original) says it was used in the colonies as a postal aircraft....very interesting statement I can't find no reference of it in that theater, but I will continue to search........if it was I will have to include it in my collection!!!!.......to me a very interesting and somewhat "pretty". I have some pics of it flying and looks GREAT!!!! but the darn think was a flop!! totaly underpowered...Thanks....... I build, a few years ago, a card model of the CA-101...it's ok (???) but I think it will be better as a hybrid. Let me take a photo and I'll post it.
  12. gera

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    Hi Bow and Maurice:

    Thank you for the links guys...... In order to build these "Odd" aircraft I have had to search all over the net and also many of my old books and magazines which, some of them, go back to the 1930's. I beleive that one of the most exciting and interesting phases of this hobby is the research one. Its so much fun going through the old photos and plans that I re-lieve those eras. Then the plans, some of them I have had to make myself (RO-1, CA-111). Luckily there are good photos (as your links) for the CA-111, But the RO-1 was very hard, hardly any info on it in the way of plans, I enlarged a tiny one I found in an old book and worked from there and photos. The history of these aircraft is fascinating, the RO-1, a tactical observer and "bomber", was incredible. Sometimes it flew for 5-7 hours with its three large wing tanks, the wings were"big". There are two great "on of a kind" books on the Ethiopian Campaign with fantastic stories....Italian pilots were very unlucky if they had engine trouble or were shot down over enemy territory!!!!!.....
    The CA-111 was also a unique aircraft, ONE ENGINE!!!! but an incredible payload, it sometimes carried 8-10 troops!!!!!, the secret was in the wings like most cargo planes.,but it was also a bomber!!!! a very versatile plane. I am now working on the fuselage of this. I will use card for the intricate landing gear..................Just a lot of fun.....
    See you guys later and thanks again.............

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    PS: I think the CA-111 would be "easy" as a card model!!!!....

    Maurise: They only built 2 Ca-102, they "chopped" the front engine of the 101....your link ($2,500 for the model!!!!! looks very original) says it was used in the colonies as a postal aircraft....very interesting statement I can't find no reference of it in that theater, but I will continue to search........if it was I will have to include it in my collection!!!!.......to me a very interesting and somewhat "pretty". I have some pics of it flying and looks GREAT!!!! but the darn think was a flop!! totaly underpowered...Thanks....... I build, a few years ago, a card model of the CA-101...it's ok (???) but I think it will be better as a hybrid. Let me take a photo and I'll post it.
  13. Bowdenja

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    Yeah I noticed that too Gera. AND it one BIG prop.

    Can't wait for the pictures.

    john
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    Yeah I noticed that too Gera. AND it one BIG prop.

    Can't wait for the pictures.

    john