Blackburn Baby (oz11671)
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Blackburn Baby. Peanut scale rubber model biplane floatplane.
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User commentsIt's hard to find a pretty Blackburn type, the man must have been dyspeptic or something of the kind. This is rather a decent design but that slanted snip on the fin/rudder spoils it all.
Miguel - 01/11/2019
The 'Blackburn' Baby was designed as the Sopwith Baby.
Ted Avey - 01/11/2019
Right you are, it was the Sopwith Baby design, some batches built by Blackburns, ca. 200 airframes. The "ugly tail" is not BBurn fault, it appears to be a poetic liberty by Mr Stott as the rudder has a lobate top, not straight, and the fixed fin should have that angle rounded, search for photos "Sopwith Baby Fleet Air Arm Museum".
Whatever the case, Blackburns *are* still ugly :-)
Miguel - 02/11/2019
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