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Old Jul 20, 2004, 02:25 PM
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Lockheed P-3 Orion

Can any body direct me to 3-view drawings of the Orion and/or different colour schemes.
This model I plan to construct and need the relevent recources.

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Old Jul 20, 2004, 02:56 PM
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Here's something close...

Here's a three view of not the highest resolution of the Canadian version.

http://www.rcaf.com/1997_2010_presen...rora/index.htm

Also http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/p-3.htm has a simple three view.

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Old Jul 21, 2004, 07:53 AM
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ed putman built this plane

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Old Jul 21, 2004, 07:43 PM
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If anybody has plans for a P-3 I would love to purchase a set...

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 09:58 PM
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Stictly for display....8 inch diameter.. Just made the first one tonight..
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 05:44 AM
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Orion build

I`ve finally started the build of the Oroin p3.Pictures to follow this evening

I`ve gone for 4x gws 350-d`s with 10" four bladed props and spinners (the same recomended power train for thier mustang)
Working from the props, the model is-
78" span
84" long
8" diameter fusalage
To be fitted with retracts and flaps.
the target weight is 6-6.5lb.

All foam cores are now cut and fuse cores joined together with expanding polyester foam.
I can`t decide as yet to which type of skin to use on the fuse, the choices are-
glass and epoxy
paper and pva
or a balsa/veneer skin.

The wings will be balsa skinned then glassed.

I`m still looking for colour schemes, the favorite at the moment being the Norweigen blue (sounds like a parrot!!!) can anyone help?
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 01:59 PM
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Jerry - those are some awesome props, but the squared tips look like the C-130, vice the rounded tips of the P-3.

RDV - I believe the Norwegians still paint theirs a kind of tannish grey. The Dutch use a very dark blue grey with a very light grey underside.

I think the most spectacular scheme around today is that of the firefighting P-3s out in the northwest. Beautiful orange-red and white.

Hope this helps!!
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 02:09 PM
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Oooo, this is a cool project! I've been very tempted to build one of these as a sloper... really looking forward to seeing how yours works out! The only bummer about the firefighting P-3 is the dang protruding retardant tank added to the belly...ugly! Love the color scheme though...

Keep us posted!

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Old Sep 29, 2004, 06:14 PM
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Start of build

These are the first of the foam fuse core.
200MM dia- which is a parallel tube with 2xcones at rear and shaped block at the front.
More pix to follow
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Old Sep 30, 2004, 08:40 AM
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Looking good so far! Not exactly "throw in the back of the car" size, but they do fly better when they're bigger...

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Old Oct 11, 2004, 01:57 PM
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 02:05 PM
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The "FAT" chap is Cliff Evans who`s interest has encouraged me to continue.
At the moment it is only 3.25lb in weight, so the target of about 7lb is still within reach
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 02:06 PM
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Good progress! Keep at it, looks like it's coming along nicely...

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Old Oct 11, 2004, 02:08 PM
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