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Mar 22, 2012, 07:46 PM
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You guys have done a fantastic job, it looks great.

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Mar 22, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Jeff,, looking really great w.
Mar 26, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Thanks Eric and Walt,

Tonight I cut the other side for the intake duct to fit into the fuse half to see how the ducts lay in with both sodes installed. I also got the gear doors hinges installed.
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Mar 28, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Hi guys just caught this thread and thought you might be interested in the air operated undercarriage I built for an F11F for a guy back in 2004. this was for a large scale turbine model. Can't remember the scale off hand. But it was quite big. I have some jpegs, and mpegs of it all working if your interested. The under carriage operated just like the real one including shrinking the Oleos to get into the fuselage.
Mar 29, 2012, 12:10 AM
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Here is a good useless trivia question; What was the first mass produced aircraft to use shrinking the gear legs to make them fit into a small space on the air frame?
Mar 29, 2012, 03:02 AM
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Don,t know which came first but the Blackburn Bucaneer also shrinks its undercarriage to get in.
Mar 29, 2012, 05:26 AM
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Last edited by windy46; Apr 29, 2015 at 04:45 PM.
Mar 29, 2012, 09:44 AM
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P-47 Thunderbolt was the first, in order to clear the large prop and still fit the gear legs into the airframe they had to shrink as the gear was raised. I believe the Corsair also had to have that feature for the 13'1" diameter prop on that aircraft also.
Mar 30, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Thatís some trick gear Windy. Do you have any picís of the jet they went into?
Mar 30, 2012, 09:02 AM
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hi windy

Originally Posted by windy46
Just a couple of jpegs.
hi windy where did you get this landing gears. they are very nice.
Mar 30, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Sorry guys no I don,t have any pictures of the F11F they went into. Made them for somebody who was having the fibreglass molds made by somebody else so I don't know wether it was actually finished or not. I did another undercariage for him for his own design aircraft then we sort of lost touch.
I do have short mpegs of them operating though and retracting into a mockup of that section of the fuselage.
Apr 09, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Over the weekend I completed the intake ducts and glassed the halves to the splitter. I also got the fan assembled and set in the rails. I want to thank Mike Warren for setting me up with the Schubeler DS-51 fan and motor. When discussing the power requirements with Mike for the Tiger he had exactly what it needed. That is one Bad Ass looking fan. I fit one fuse half in place and the nose gear door looks like it will work. The main gear wheel is right up against its gear door so I might add shims to the bulkheads in those areas to bump it out. Next up I will lock down the intake duct to the bulkheads to tie in as part structure and wing support.
Apr 09, 2012, 09:04 PM
deltas are cool
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oh yeah that looks great ..the Ducts look very nice've come a long way in 3 builds can dream it and make it now
Apr 09, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Nice work guys

Apr 09, 2012, 10:34 PM
deltas are cool
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yeah your last two build are not easy ones ..the shoulder wing with ducts and spare and gear all running into each other is one reason you dont see these types of planes kitted that much.

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