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Old 09-07-2018, 04:53 PM
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Gulfhawk II by der Kampfflieger in 1/100

Grumman G-22 "Gulfhawk 11"

During the 1930’s, several major oil companies in the United States retained the services of well-known pilots and purchased special aircraft to help promote their sales. This was notably the case of the Gulf Oil Company which in 1936 bought the sole Design 22 for its demonstration pilot Al Williams. Powered by a 940hp Wright GR-1820-GI, the G-22 was a hybrid using the wings of the F2F, the fuselage and powerplant installation of the XF3F-2, and the enlarged vertical tail surfaces of the F3F-2s but without the increase in fin area below the tailplane. Bearing c/n 355, registrated NR 1050, and named "Gulfhawk 11", this aircraft first flew on December 6, 1936. Twelve years later, it was donated to the National Air and Space Museum.


Roman V's Grumman F3F converted to the Gulfhawk II


Typical Roman. Needs a little pre engineering but so far goes together nicely.
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Not too fast with the next plane, Michael? You've just finished your SPAD!
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Interesting bird, good start.
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Not too fast with the next plane, Michael? You've just finished your SPAD!
Yeah slow down. You're making the rest of us look like slugs! (Actually don't slow down: I enjoy admiring your models.)
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When I built that one I ended up with the interplane struts too far outboard. I don't know if it was me or the model (probably me) just be careful when you get to that point.
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Bet all those little bumps on the cowl are gonna be fun They're fiddly enough in 1/48th. Watching this one with interest.






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As the kids say "Kewl!". I guess this is some sort of flight sim?
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I've had this one printed off for I don't know how long. Glad to see a master build it.
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In the world of aircraft manufacturers there are 2 basic types, evolutionary and revolutionary. Revolutionary, think North American, Northrup / Douglas (really Ed Heinemann), Lockheed. Evolutionary think Republic, Curtiss and my favorite Grumman.

This was really the first of Leroy Grumman's successful designs. His FF-1 and F2F preceded this but they were really just good enough to keep the company hanging on until Leroy got a lot of the bugs worked out of his designs and his factory.

This is the first of the "Iron Works" planes. Well named because of their strength and special capability for aircraft carrier handling.

Did quite a bit on Roman V's Gulfhawk II over the weekend. This little jewel really clicks together nicely. I have finally convinced myself that these Europeans do know what they are doing with just gluing things together end to end. Once you get the shape right as the old Brylcreem commercials used to say "A little dab'll do ya".


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