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« on: September 16, 2010, 11:57:32 PM »
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Here is something interesting that I saw at the Heritage motor centre.

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 12:06:04 AM »
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Here is a pic of an early rubber powered model. Can be easily constructed with coro. I bet with a decent vertical fin it would fly better.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 12:19:35 AM »
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What do you mean by "early rubber power model" ? Was it antique or something?
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Yes. It is antique stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 12:21:46 PM »
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Ismail,
Those three pictures at the begining? What type of proulsion are those on? Is the whole fuse compressed to start and then ....
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These are just for static display. I posted these to show how simple static models could be made out of old sparkplugs. They look really cool.
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Oh! Silly me
I thought these are made of some plastic material where the fuse could be compressed and then released to provide some sort of propulsion.
Are these Spark Plugs from some old full size warbirds? 
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I think not. This is one is the motor museum. So, I guess it could be from one of those old cars. I will post some aircraft engine pics to drool over..
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 04:00:12 PM »
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If I am not mistaken, these look like models that were used to denote Allied or Axis squadrons on a map during WW2. They were mounted on sticks and used to show the plotted positions of approaching swarms and the position of the defenders. Also used in the RAF Training squadrons for teaching combat situations to Trainee Pilots. I could have an over imaginative mind though! Huh? Grin
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VC these are not those. For that task a simple wodden model of Axis/Allied aircrafts or appropriate colour wodden blocks (on map table) were used, which were moved around the table (read map) using long poles as the table was huge and it was difficult to reach to these by just leaning over 
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You are right. But this seems to be an art by itself, I've been searching ever since I wrote that. See what I found. Grin

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The Heritage Motor Centre was built where the RAF Gaydon station (Warwickshire) stood once upon a time. It was used to train Bomber Crews before and after the war. For a brief period it was used as a Glider training base.

These exhibits photographed by Izmile is probably the museums tribute to the RAF.
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You are right. But this seems to be an art by itself, I've been searching ever since I wrote that. See what I found. Grin
wow, i have to make one now. The first one is just awesome.
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I did not see aircraft engines here.. but it houses the very first automobile till the latest James Bond cars (yes, the real car used for the movie shoot). There was a jet engine powered car.. which showed the engine sliced in half.. very cool exhibit.

Will add more pics later on.

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Making models to be used at war room in metal was out of question for war time Britain. That was the time where households were donating thier Al saucepans to be melted and turned into alloys for aircraft production lines
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Making models to be used at war room in metal was out of question for war time Britain. That was the time where households were donating thier Al saucepans to be melted and turned into alloys for aircraft production lines

Very true.. Its was difficult times where everything was rationed. Women were going to factories and offices while most men were at the frontlines.
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The Heritage Motor Centre was built where the RAF Gaydon station (Warwickshire) stood once upon a time. It was used to train Bomber Crews before and after the war. For a brief period it was used as a Glider training base.

Training... thats what It could have been used for!! The models are used to teach Dogfights techniques and maneuvers ..
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