Heller 1/72 Caudron Renault 714

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  • Last reply 9 hours, 8 minutes ago
  • 1/72, 714, Caudron, Heller, Renault
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  • John vd Biggelaar said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    The canopy and gunsight do look great, Spiros @fiveten
    Just a bit of paint for the antenna mast.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    Thanks my friend @johnb!
    Yep, some final touches...

  • George Williams said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    Hi Spiros @fiveten, looks ready for post and packing. Are you sure your friend never looks at iModeler to see what he might get for Christmas?

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    Thanks my friend @chinesegeorge! My friend is possibly unaware at the moment!

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    After some final stuff, the Caudron is

    Done!

    Thanks All followers, it has been a privilege!

  • John vd Biggelaar said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    Excellent result, Spiros @fiveten
    A not so often seen build but an exceptional looking aircraft.
    What a great way to start your day.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    Thanks my friend @johnb! It was a pleasure that you followed my build!

  • Lis said 1 day, 1 hour ago:

    https://www.polot.net/pl/caudron_renault_cr_714_c1_cyclone_2021r

    One survived Cyclone is in Krakow Aviation Museum.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 day ago:

    A true beauty, my friend @lis!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Lis said 21 hours, 26 minutes ago:

    @fiveten The Cyclone was an eminently unsuccessful machine. In France, they were withdrawn and handed over (horror of horrors) to the Poles who, while flying them, despite the fact that the planes were not fit for combat, shot down 12 enemy machines and damaged two. Those that went to Finland were also not used in combat. that it was fun, even the French did not provide spare parts for the planes and operating and maintenance instructions, but only what they got was (horrifyingly) the manufacturer's brochure. the plane had a tragic climb speed, too little engine power, it was inflexible in the ailerons and the landing gear retracted frequently. Polish pilots did not have a choice, unfortunately, saying that they would take each machine, because they were already flying worse (P-11) and were successful.

  • George R Blair Jr said 18 hours, 37 minutes ago:

    Looks great, Spiros (@fiveten). This is one of the oddest planes I have ever seen. It looks like the sort of plane that an engineer would design after drinking 2 or 3 bottles of wine. As Bernard (@lis) shared, it was an eminently unsuccessful plane. How do planes like this make it through the testing phase and into production? It also shows that a determined pilot can be successful with just about any type of plane. Well done on the model.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 14 hours, 31 minutes ago:

    Thanks my friends @lis and @gblair! Indeed, the plane was a failure. The brave Polish pilots took the most out of it (and even some).

  • Lis said 12 hours, 34 minutes ago:

    IT was a sport plane in project in late 30 top speed around 480kph was quite good. Plane was good to takie pary in air railly and as sport plane Jaś fixed main gest. Designers after succesull air rides decided to build fighter plane for French Air Forces. Plane was chrap because ale was made grom wood.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 9 hours, 8 minutes ago:

    Thanks for this additional info, my friend @lis!

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