Author Topic: Arrrgghhh Help please !  (Read 2572 times)

Offline ChrisF

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Arrrgghhh Help please !
« on: June 20, 2012, 07:32:38 AM »
What on earth do i do with a badly mishapen Hurricane Radiator !? Im building the Legato Hurricane IIc so i cant easily just email them for spare parts either !! :/


Offline Acree

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Re: Arrrgghhh Help please !
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 08:32:59 AM »
Leave it off and build the Speed Hurricane with experimental evaporative cooling?

Offline deathjester

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Re: Arrrgghhh Help please !
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 08:38:40 AM »
Hmm...subtle whiff - substitute a Spitfire radiator?

Make a new one from modelling foam or putty?

Leading edge radiators?

Experimental Ramjet?

Offline AGRA

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Re: Arrrgghhh Help please !
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 09:52:03 AM »
How about building an annular radiator like those fitted to the Merlins on Lincoln bombers. Would look cool and save weight thanks to shorter coolant plumbing.


Offline ChrisF

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Re: Arrrgghhh Help please !
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 06:30:18 AM »
While all awesome replies unfortunately this is a real world build for a magazine :(



The missing part is not a slipped cut on my part... It was moulded like that :(

Any ideas !?

:(

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Arrrgghhh Help please !
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 08:27:51 AM »
Evergreen make a number of different sized styrene strip and bars, one in particular that I got is 5mm x 3mm in section and they come 300mm long.  It looks like you could glue a small length of it in the gap, then file and sand it to match the shape that's already there.