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Dora Wings
« on: September 10, 2017, 04:30:28 AM »
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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 04:32:49 AM »
Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker coming in both 1/72 and 1/48:





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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 03:59:59 AM »
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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 04:19:44 AM »
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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 11:51:11 AM »
Forget that nonsense, it's the range of Percival Gulls and Proctors I'm excited about!
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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 02:51:57 AM »
I was just looking at the TP-63E and thinking:  what if you removed the front cockpit and smoothed it over and added some additional exhaust stubs so as to give it a second engine?  Maybe turn it into a twin engined race plane?
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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 03:18:50 AM »
I was just looking at the TP-63E and thinking:  what if you removed the front cockpit and smoother it over and added some additional exhaust stubs so as to give it a second engine?  Maybe turn it into a twin engined race plane?
Either need contra-props or a combining gearbox and one big honking prop (six-or seven- bladed one?) and you would definitely need to add more cooling capacity (I'd argue for either an under-fuselage radiator/oil cooler installation (steering clear of the exhaust flow from the existing cooling system) or go with large leading edge radiator and oil cooler installations for both engines that would also replace the existing cooling system.  Or go with both (smaller) leading edge and under-fuselage systems and remove the existing cooling system.  This last is what I'm considering for a Ki-64-II with a combining gearbox driving one large propeller.

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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 07:20:53 AM »
A quickie twin-engined racer. Other than substituting another engine for the front cockpit, the nose has been shortened for contraprops and a P-51D belly radiator bath has been added (for the second engine). That radiator bath adds a little side area to help counter the effects of that second set of propeller blades. The fin and rudder have also been enlarged (although this aircraft would need even larger tailplanes ... but you can get away with madness when it's a racer).

Minor stuff was lowering the canopy (to make it more racer-ish), deleting the TP-63E's belly fuel tank, and moving the radio mast aft.

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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 08:05:12 AM »
Forget that nonsense, it's the range of Percival Gulls and Proctors I'm excited about!

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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 03:00:05 AM »
A quickie twin-engined racer. Other than substituting another engine for the front cockpit, the nose has been shortened for contraprops and a P-51D belly radiator bath has been added (for the second engine). That radiator bath adds a little side area to help counter the effects of that second set of propeller blades. The fin and rudder have also been enlarged (although this aircraft would need even larger tailplanes ... but you can get away with madness when it's a racer).

Minor stuff was lowering the canopy (to make it more racer-ish), deleting the TP-63E's belly fuel tank, and moving the radio mast aft.

BTW: Another rear-cockpit Kingcobra whif: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=7275.msg127718#msg127718


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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 08:08:29 PM »
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I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2018, 01:59:26 AM »
You beat me to it.
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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 11:22:06 AM »
You beat me to it.
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I found it on my 1/72 kit page.  Maybe there is hope for reconciliation between the two scales. 
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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2018, 02:28:11 AM »
I found it on my 1/72 kit page.  Maybe there is hope for reconciliation between the two scales.

Nope.  In fact, you finding it there just shows the popularity with 1/48 making steady inroads into 1/72 territory... ;)
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Re: Dora Wings
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2018, 03:45:20 AM »
Forget that nonsense, it's the range of Percival Gulls and Proctors I'm excited about!

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