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Posted by Tom Hunt | Mar 26, 2016 @ 05:45 PM | 34,728 Views
Hey guys and gals,

Decided to bash a Dynam Tempest into a bit of a better looking model.

Things that are wrong with the original
  • Color scheme
  • Nose too long
  • Aft fuselage too short
  • Landing gear does not have enough fwd rake for grass fields
  • canopy to far fwd
  • Exhaust stacks not very scale.
  • 3 blade prop not scale
  • decals
  • no radiator in cowl inlet
  • NO WW2 warbird had right thrust!
  • chin inlet wrong shape!

What I will fix:
  • Color scheme (will use proper Dark Green / Ocean Grey / Medium Sea Grey scheme of all post 1941 British Aircraft
  • Nose too long (Shorten 1")
  • Aft fuselage too short (move tail back 1.25")
  • Landing gear does not have enough fwd rake for grass fields
    (replace crummy retracts with FMS 1400mm versions and rake fwd a bit)
  • canopy to far fwd (move aft .5")
  • Exhaust stacks not very scale. (3d Print new exhausts)
  • replace prop with 3d printed near scale 15 x 10 CCW rotating (viewed from the cockpit) 4 blade prop and spinner
  • Decals (probably make my own or get Callie to do them)
  • no radiator in cowl inlet (3D print representative radiator)
  • NO WW2 warbird had right thrust! (remove right thrust (3deg) and mount motor straight ahead)
  • chin inlet wrong shape! (fix, of course!)

Let's get started.

Tom