The upcoming release of new FlightLine 1600mm F4U-1A and 1D Corsair PNP RC models have been announced.
The models, which are officially licensed by Northrop Grumman, are approximately 1/8 scale, with a 1600mm wingspan and 1300mm length. They are reportedly molded from EPO foam with a multi-material wing and feature “lots of plastic parts to enhance its scale fidelity and user friendliness.” Each will reportedly be offered wearing a “period-accurate factory paint scheme” and come with “appropriate decals.”
Power is provided by a a 5055-390KV brushless outrunner motor, 80A ESC and a scale three-blade propeller which are said to “help power the Corsair through acrobatic maneuvers with ease while retaining a reasonable scale appearance.”
The Corsair models are currently available for pre-order with an expected release sometime in late January. Click below to learn more.
Modelcollect has released their new tool B-52H model kit in 1/72 scale.
The kit (UA72200) is touted as offering two detailed engine parts, four detailed flaps, detailed tail, 12 AGM-129 missiles and full interior details. It also includes one livery option for B-52H “SAC TIME” of 93 Bomb Squadron, 917 Wing (Product Page: US $98.99).
The company has also announced that their new 1/72 B-52G (early type) model kit will be released “in few weeks.” The offering (UA72207) is described as “Broken Arrow 1966, with B-28 Nuclear bomb,” although additional details are scarce. However, box art and a series of renderings have been released and can be seen below.
Flight simulation developer Aeroplane Heaven has released new screenshots of their upcoming Heinkel He 111 P2 in P3DV4.4 “with full PBR materials.”
As previously reported, the aircraft is being developed for FSX/SE, P3DV3+ and P3DV4+ and is said to offer a high fidelity model with “an enormous amount of authentic detail.” Additioanl features reportedly include a fully animated complex control systems for rudder, aileron and elevator, “secret” modern navigation suite fitted to the cockpit for IFR navigation, highly realistic, animated pilot, bomb-aimer and mid/upper gunner, detailed Daimler Benz V12 engine under removable nacelle panels and authentic stereo sound pack with the signature “out of sync” engine throb at full throttle.
Six authentic marking options will be included as well, each reportedly created using P3D v4.4’s new “PBR Workflow” techniques to provide “a new level of realism to your flight simulation experience.” The newly released images capture the results, which include metal and corrosion effects, paint chips and staining. The developer states “All Heinkels will be released for 4.4 with PBR incorporated.”
A final release date has not yet been announced. Click below to see more.
A 1944 Douglas A-26B Invader (S/N 44-34778 C-GWLT) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
This Douglas Invader was delivered to the U.S. Navy and designated as a JD-1D. Its first civilian owner was Raytheon who used them for radar and missile systems testing. In 1974 it was sold to Airspray in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada who operated it as Tanker 98. In 2006 it was sold to its current owner.
The airframe has reportedly amassed 4438.2 hrs TTSN while the two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engines have 0 SMOH and 1059.5 SMOH. The machine is located in Manitoba, Canada and is currently being offered for $350,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Top Image: TSRL [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
AFV Club has published new test build images of their upcoming U-2A Dragon Lady model kit (AR48112) in 1/48 scale.
Few details are currently available, although the series of images does provide some information regarding kit contents and livery options. ETA has been reported as January 2019.
Click below to check out additional pics.
An F-94A Starfire fuselage has hit the market.
Details are scarce, although the machine is identified as a 1948 model number 2 prototype and is listed as a parts aircraft. It is located in West Islip, New York and is currently available for $20,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
David Bremner has detailed the recreation of his grandfather’s Bristol Scout in his new book Bristol Scout 1264: Rebuilding Granddad’s Aircraft:
In 1916, Flt Sub Lt F. D. H. Bremner RNAS flew Bristol Scouts for No. 2 Wing in the eastern Mediterranean. In 1983, his grandson David discovered three aircraft parts from Scout no. 1264 in his late grandfather’s workshop and twenty years later he, together with his friend Theo Willford, researched the possibility of rebuilding her from these three parts.
The new book reportedly interweaves the previously unpublished early life of the Scout’s designer Frank Barnwell and his brother Harold, the operational and technical history of the aircraft, Bremner’s flying career, and the challenges faced by Theo together with David and his brother Rick in recreating 1264 and getting her back in the air.
For additional information on the Bremner Scout, check out The Flying Machine #3.
Product Page: (£7.80-£25.00, or about $10-$32)
HK Models has released their highly anticipated Avro Lancaster model kit in 1/32 scale.
The limited release kit (HKM-01E010) reportedly spans 972mm and measures 664mm in length. It features over 824 parts and includes a one piece molded top and bottom wing section, photo etched details and Cartograf decals for three machines, including W4783 of 460 Squadron and two incarnations of R5868 “S-Sugar” of 83 and 467 Squadron RAAF, which became the first bomber to complete 100 missions.
An example of the extremely popular Pietenpol Air Camper, a homebuilt aircraft originally introduced in 1928, has hit the market as a project/parts machine. The listing states (in part):
Damaged 2015 Pietenpol Air Camper with 92hrs TT; engine, propeller, and the engine mount are not included. Skin removed from the lower portions of the wings and portion of the fuselage for inspection. To my best knowledge the damages are limited to: lower cowling, landing gear legs, landing gear bracket, left wing – minor damage to the 1 rib (during aircraft transport), right wing – 2 ribs, 1 wing strut – slightly bent.
The Pietenpol is currently available for US $2,590, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A “superb” Honda V6 powered Titan T-51 Mustang “B” model (G-CIFD) has hit the market. The listing states:
Currently a single seater with removable long range ferry tank. Based Shobdon. TTSN 125 hours; a fully sorted aircraft. 35-40 l/hr at moderate rpm and 165 – 170 mph cruise. Great air display machine with highly impressive ROC. Endurance 4.5 hrs. Whirlwind C/S prop, authentic look and feel including cockpit area. Easy flight and ground handling characteristics. Featured in Pilot Magazine and LAA magazine. Winner of two Commendations at LAA Rally. Located at Shobdon, always flown by builder/owner and hangared. Permit till August 2019.
The machine, which is said to be “approximately 75% scale of P-51” is currently being offered for £120,000. Click here to check out the full listing.