Author Topic: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)  (Read 788 times)

Offline The Big Gimper

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Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:58:24 AM »
A late entry from Grumman for the Texaco Tiptank Transcontinental race.

Will provide additonal details when completed.

IMG_5765 by Carl Wimmi, on Flickr

IMG_5766 by Carl Wimmi, on Flickr
« Last Edit: August 17, 2017, 03:04:21 AM by The Big Gimper »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 05:38:28 AM »
Looking forward to it, Mr Gimper!

I'm probably not the only one thinking that bird is such a natural for racing.

Heck it looks fast sitting still to me.

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Re: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 06:15:10 AM »
Interesting Carl ----  :smiley:

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Re: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 12:10:06 AM »
As a racer, perhaps delete the tip tanks, clip the wings a tad and add wingtip end fences (like modern winglets, but simple vertical plates.) to provide drag and handling benefits?

Just a thought.

Paul

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Re: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 02:51:33 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 05:56:39 AM »
As a racer, perhaps delete the tip tanks, clip the wings a tad and add wingtip end fences (like modern winglets, but simple vertical plates.) to provide drag and handling benefits?

Just a thought.

Paul

He's doing it as a cross-country racer, like the Bendix Trophy, which ran from 1931 to 1962..

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Re: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 02:53:02 AM »
As a racer, perhaps delete the tip tanks, clip the wings a tad and add wingtip end fences (like modern winglets, but simple vertical plates.) to provide drag and handling benefits?

He's doing it as a cross-country racer, like the Bendix Trophy, which ran from 1931 to 1962..
Ah! Never mind then. You'll need the tanks to get any range at all.  ;D

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Re: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 11:04:09 AM »
Even better, do one up as Gulfhawk V  whif.  If I could only find some decent 1/72 Gulfhawk decals.

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Re: Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Civilian Special Mods)
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 11:07:25 PM »
Looking good so far.