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Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #720 on: July 03, 2016, 11:12:11 PM »
Wonderful! :-*
I plan to draw a slanting view of it... Are the air intakes round or rounded squares?

More rounded squares


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lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #721 on: July 03, 2016, 11:17:55 PM »
Thanks, this seem better, and more distant from the Pelican inspiration (that I discovered thanks to you).

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #722 on: July 04, 2016, 03:16:40 AM »
I suspect the engine pods could be scaled from the booster pods fitted to P2V-7's.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #723 on: July 05, 2016, 10:52:49 AM »
Wonderful! :-*
I plan to draw a slanting view of it...
Here is the slanting view of her (thanks again!):

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #724 on: July 05, 2016, 09:35:57 PM »
Hi Tophe,

Excellent work!

regards
Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #725 on: July 06, 2016, 12:18:46 AM »
Thank YOU, Master Inventor!

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #726 on: October 23, 2016, 11:14:04 PM »
Took me a while but I still had to finish the SB2C-line. After  WWII several E-variants were sold to allied nations. New Zealand bought the SB3C-3E for patrol-duties. here is one from the 4th Squadron :


Several SB3D's were also used in the Korean-war. here is one from VC-12:


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Lauhof
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #727 on: October 24, 2016, 12:35:05 AM »
Interesting new versions, thanks! :-*

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #728 on: June 05, 2017, 04:09:16 AM »
Thank you Tophe. Been away awhile

Bell lost the competition with his Airabonita to the Vought F4U-1. One of the reasons was that the US Navy didn't want liquid-cooled engines, but this appeared to be an unfounded speculation. the Allison engine had only a single-speed supercharger. Consequently, its altitude performance was much inferior to other naval fighters of the period. Lastly, the Airabonita had to compete against the considerably faster and quicker Vought F4U Corsair, the first U.S. Navy fighter to exceed 400 mph (644 km/h) in level flight. But Bell didn't give up and with the war at hand needing more plants to build planes for the Pacific Theatre, they hired engineers from Republic to rebuild the XFL-1 with the R-2600 cyclone engine. It became the F2L-1. They did widen the fuselage and gave the cowling an elliptical shape, same as the P-47. By the tests they had to shorten the fuselage a bit to overcome some balancing-problems. But by then the prototype was fit to do some carrier-operation tests and succeeded. Bell was given the contract for building the F2L. End of 1943 and beginning of 1944 they were delivered to carrier-squadrons in the pacific.
Here are two of them:






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Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #729 on: June 05, 2017, 06:38:54 PM »
That look nice !
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #730 on: June 06, 2017, 12:23:12 AM »
Good!  :-*  Could you show us the in-line source to compare? (centering and all)
The best would be a twin-Airabonita profile: radial front, in-line rear... as an Airabonita Zwilling, asymmetric!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #731 on: June 06, 2017, 03:20:11 AM »

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #732 on: June 06, 2017, 03:21:25 AM »
Good!  :-*  Could you show us the in-line source to compare? (centering and all)
The best would be a twin-Airabonita profile: radial front, in-line rear... as an Airabonita Zwilling, asymmetric!

Hi Tophe,

Something like this: The F3L twin

friendly regards
Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #733 on: June 06, 2017, 05:59:37 AM »
Oooo ... your F2L-1 is really nice  :)  Now I'm wondering about an F3L with the Airacobra's tricycle landing gear ...
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #734 on: June 06, 2017, 10:39:50 AM »
Something like this: The F3L twin
Very lovely, thanks a lot! :-* :-*