Author Topic: Longer wings = Longer and broader fuselage ?  (Read 1856 times)

Offline Twiddle

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Longer wings = Longer and broader fuselage ?
« on: March 11, 2019, 01:01:47 AM »
Planning on a "what-if" using the 1/48 Academy Spitfire Mk. XIVe.

The plan is to have longer wings with more ordnance :)

However, a bit of realism has crept into my idea ...

Longer wings on the Spitfire Mk. XIVe (in my uninformed opinion) will result in a longer and broader fuselage?

Sticking with the original powerplant on the Spitfire Mk. XIVe.

Also going with a revised landing gear arrangement.

Thanks for making BtS so great  :smiley:
« Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 01:15:17 AM by Twiddle »
Kit instructions are not acceptable - let the imagination howl forth !

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Longer wings = Longer and broader fuselage ?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 03:02:58 AM »
Longer wings will not necessarily result in a broader fuselage, though weight and balance with full stores might require a longer one.  I would probably go with an inward-retracting main landing gear to improve ground handling.

Offline kerick

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Re: Longer wings = Longer and broader fuselage ?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 06:20:35 AM »
Either a longer fuselage or perhaps a larger vertical stabilizer to control yaw? Just guesstimating.

Offline kim margosein

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Re: Longer wings = Longer and broader fuselage ?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 09:44:34 AM »
Check out "Erryplanes by Pert time" on this site, around page 2.  He hjas some ideas on long wing spits.