Bristol 170 Superfreighter

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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by austerdriver » 18 Nov 2009, 22:06

Hi Garry

Excellent video. I like the sound of the engines and the wing views look good

Heres a link to the Kiwi based Bristol

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... entry=true

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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by Garry Russell » 18 Nov 2009, 23:10

Cheers Auster Driver

Tha NZ Bristol is a different type, the Superfreighter has been extinct since 1975 :((

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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by austerdriver » 18 Nov 2009, 23:37

Good work anyway Garry. WIll be looking forward to flying this beast.

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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by Metalmaster » 05 Sep 2010, 14:28

Beautiful piece of work, Garry !!!This particular nose must be tricky to design !?
I also love the little details, like...the ramp and the little stairs!!! :welldone:
Gorgeous model indeed !!!! you guys are talented thats for sure !
Congratulations !

This is the best I can come up with, a photo from a lovely Western Models Bristol :)

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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by Garry Russell » 05 Sep 2010, 14:45

Cheers Rui

There is a lot of polys on in the nose as it needs to be smooth inside and out.

I don't think anyone has noticed the little door opening handle turning on the starboard side in front of the ladder

Also the windscreen wipers work on the inside only..that's Fraser's work

And the door handle on the pax door operates too.

The Western model I've only see for real once....in London, as they don't sell them locally...they've gone anyway now :'(

The one I saw was in Channel Air Bridge livery

Shame that they were rather expensive as there was some nice subjects.
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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by trewinb » 13 Nov 2010, 16:26

Looks great!! Can't wait. I'll have mine in Trans Canada Airlines livery please. :welldone:

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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by Garry Russell » 13 Nov 2010, 17:19

The Superfreighter is in our file library as a WIP release :)

TCA were Bristol Freighter Mk.31, not Superfreighters :lol:
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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by trewinb » 17 Nov 2010, 09:57

The Freighter is looking great Gary. Have you seen the virtual cockpit of the Canadian Bristol Freighter in Winnipeg?

http://www.wcam.mb.ca/VRgateway.html?qt ... index.html

http://www.leespage.ca/h/tra/ca/m/w.html

I remember seeing them lumbering into Montreal as a kid. TCA bought three for the New York run while waiting for the Vanguard to be rolled out. My Dad was with maintenance central for TCA from 1946 until very recently (he retired eventually at the age of 86!!)

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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by Garry Russell » 17 Nov 2010, 10:54

Thanks for that :)

The cockpit won't play for me :'(

As mention above that is a different type of aeroplane to the one modelled :lol:
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Re: Bristol 170 Superfreighter

Post by trewinb » 19 Nov 2010, 12:32

Sorry. Being a newby I replied to an earlier thread without noting that there were 21 pages already posted, including a reply to my post. I will be more careful in future.

The virtual cockpit is not exactly a video. It plays on Quicktime. The link still works for me and gives a good 360 view (zoomable) look around the cockpit. It may take time to load on older computers?

Great aircraft though. I was always dissapointed with Stone's Freighter as it did not have operable doors nor a VC.

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