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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Lockheed Vega Floatplane amt 1:48
RYSZARD
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC
Pretty old and primitive model, but still interesting, that's why I decided to use it. without modifications and corrections. The only part of which is the passenger compartment]








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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC
Nicely done. I like your base, too.

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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 04:42 AM UTC
Yes, but could you please explain the thinking on this base?

Is this some sort of beaching ramp subject to tidal movements? So part of the day the ramp is high and dry where as later the plane can be floated off????

I am getting into float planes these days and am wondering about interesting ways to build correct display bases.
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 01:58 PM UTC

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Yes, but could you please explain the thinking on this base?

Is this some sort of beaching ramp subject to tidal movements? So part of the day the ramp is high and dry where as later the plane can be floated off????

I am getting into float planes these days and am wondering about interesting ways to build correct display bases.



It looks like a regular beaching ramp. In the bad old days, float planes had trailers much like today's boat trailer. Of course, sometimes things went wrong;


But nowadays the beaching gear is self-powered: