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Old 06-14-2018, 06:21 AM
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This is looking so beautiful.
A truly magnificent model.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:38 AM
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That pesky gas tank...

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The photos & plans show a "benzin" tank under the pilot.

Not a plane that I would want to fly.
@Zakopious, if you crash in one of these, it honestly isn't going to make much difference whether the fuel tank is in front of you, behind you, or under you. You’re in serious difficulties in any scenario.

And your likelihood of crashing might be compounded by the controls. If I remember correctly (don’t trust my memory completely on this please!) these had the confusing original Nieuport reversed controls, where the stick was for elevator and rudder, and the pedals were for roll control by wing-warping, since that required the strength of the pilot’s legs.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:57 AM
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@Zakopious, if you crash in one of these, it honestly isn't going to make much difference whether the fuel tank is in front of you, behind you, or under you. You’re in serious difficulties in any scenario.

And your likelihood of crashing might be compounded by the controls. If I remember correctly (don’t trust my memory completely on this please!) these had the confusing original Nieuport reversed controls, where the stick was for elevator and rudder, and the pedals were for roll control by wing-warping, since that required the strength of the pilot’s legs.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:08 AM
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I was thinking more like having the gas tank being ignited by enemy fire will still in the air.
Either scenario is terrifying.
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