|Feb 05, 2011, 03:47 AM|
B-25 Mitchell "TONDELAYO": The Landing Gear & Robart Goodyears
I did a major modification to the B-25 TONDELAYO landing gear.
I didn't like the looks of those big bulky bay doors hanging down when the landing gear was deployed, so I adapted the mod I did with the bay doors on my "Auntie Samantha" P-51, and made them disappear.
Once again, I utilized the Microgear sequencer to get them to do what I needed. Like the P-51, I got the doors to close after the Landing Gear deployed. First thou, I needed to figure a way for the doors to clear the struts in the closed position. The solution was quite simple, I just cut slots in the doors so they would clearance the legs.
Once I figured out what I needed to do with the doors, I sat out to replace the wheels with something more scale. For the nose wheel I chose the DuBro 1 3/4" spoked wheel. For the main gear I first tried a 2 1/4" wheel, but there wasn't enough clearance to close the doors completely, so I settled on a set of Robart 2" diamond tread Goodyears.
With the Microgear controlling the LG/Bay doors, and those Goodyears, the TONDELAYO is looking Goooood!
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|Oct 18, 2011, 12:14 AM|