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Old Sep 02, 2008, 11:22 PM
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Looks sweet J. The Bf-109 is one of my all time favorites as well. Looks like its going together really nice and easy or are you just that fast?

There's nothing like the sound of a DB 601. Here's a little something for you and HJ.....enjoy!

Messerschmitt BF 109G-6 (Take off/Flight/Landing) (2 min 36 sec)
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Old Sep 02, 2008, 11:37 PM
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the supercharger on that thing sounds wicked! sounds more like a turbo.
Old Sep 02, 2008, 11:49 PM
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Hi J,
Nice build as usual; it's going to end up looking a lot like my Tony. About the same wingspan, and mine ended up at 22 oz. flying weight.
What colors cheme?

Ivor
Thanks Ivor,
Mine will be much heavier than that. Haven't weighed it lately but I'm sure it's around 13 or 14 oz already. But the major components are done. Haven't decided on scheme yet, there are so many to choose from!

DD,
That is a great video. Especially like the first landing where he's crabbing into the crosswind before touchdown.

J
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Old Sep 03, 2008, 02:22 AM
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That first landing was neat. i never realized the main gear was set at such an angle.
Old Sep 03, 2008, 08:42 AM
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That first landing was neat. i never realized the main gear was set at such an angle.
They had alot of accidents with that narrow gear, especially late in the war when more pilots had less training.

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Old Sep 03, 2008, 10:04 AM
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They had alot of accidents with that narrow gear, especially late in the war when more pilots had less training.

J
I think that same aircraft had a landing accident attributed to the narrow gear that rendered it unairworthy. The actual accident footage is on youtube somewhere.
Old Sep 03, 2008, 10:38 AM
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Probably the reason Kurt Tank made the 190's undercarriage inward closing so the struts could be placed extremely far apart.
Old Sep 03, 2008, 12:08 PM
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I think that most fighters of that era used inward-closing LG. There is a penalty when doing this: the wing needs to be stronger so that it supports both the full weight of the plane and the torsion momentum under the fuse.

Placing the struts under the fuse eliminates this issue and allows the plane to be lighter. Maybe they were counting on the pilot's experience to properly land the 109.

I wonder how a cartwheel looked like when landing in severe crosswinds

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Old Sep 03, 2008, 08:09 PM
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I think a cartwheel in an aircraft is pretty ugly no matter what plane it is.

Got the wing done and mounted today so I taped it all together for glide tests. I didn't even run MAC on it. Figured I had done enough of these to get close without it. Placed the CG where I thought it should be and missed it by a full inch! Nose heavy. So much for experience.
Anyway, I have a 34 cm root chord on the middle section and I found a good glide at 10 cm from the LE at the root. I haven't checked yet but I'll bet it's about 22-25% of MAC.
Now that the CG is established I can get along with the finishing. Took 6.5 oz of lead to balance it and glided at 22 oz as she sits. If I come in ~40 oz, I'll be thrilled!

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Old Sep 03, 2008, 09:48 PM
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General Morgan, that looks like a nice bird. A good size also. It's good to see you tackling some warbirds again, you sure do a good job!

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Old Sep 04, 2008, 03:59 PM
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J M & H-J,
Looking good guys!! Now I will have to build one to go alongside my H-J Spit!!!So many planes !! just when I tell myself (and my Mrs) "when I finish this, I won't build another for a while" another great design comes out!! Cest La Vie?!! Great fun though!! I'm watching your progress with great interest. They are going to be great.
Old Sep 04, 2008, 06:06 PM
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Thanks FJ & Adrian,
haven't had much time to work on it. I had started a F4F Wildcat build previous to this but put it on the back burner when I realized I don't have time to finish both before Vegas.
I had a request for a pic of it so here it is. I'm going to redo the wings into a proper airfoil like the Bf. I hurried them and tried to use just spars but as you can see, I was just wasting my time. It would fly on them but they just won't look right.

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Old Sep 07, 2008, 09:42 AM
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Sitting in the motel surfing......doing some research on the 109( as if I don't already have enough material! )
Nice pic of a F Model. And a instrument panel.

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Old Sep 07, 2008, 11:19 AM
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Hi J
Really nice painting of the 109, Do they have any more of WWII planes? Can you post the web page?
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 11:34 AM
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Hi J
Really nice painting of the 109, Do they have any more of WWII planes? Can you post the web page?
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Hi,
Sorry to but in, and maybe a little off topic but check out http://www.gava.org.uk/ (Guild of Aviation Artists). My cousin is a member. Here is one of his paintings.


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