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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 07:36 PM UTC

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Thank you Sir!!!!!!!!

I will show a photo as soon as the model gets to the point where I can pose one but to my mind I feel as you do. Felt that this just did not look right! The air turbulence up thru the air frame would be detrimental.

Now the question is how to properly enclose these? As I say so far the only reference photos I can find show the flaps in the closed position.

Again Thank you



Michael,

The reason for the lack of pictures is that the pilot's manual for the Spit called for the flaps to be up unless actively deploying them on landing. When down they blocked the air flow from the radiators and that could lead to overheating of the engine in a very short time. You might just want to pose them up, which would be more realistic and solve your gap problem.

Michael
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:21 AM UTC
Makes complete sense - but . . . gotta do it anyway.

I'm sure you've seen how great the dive brakes look on a Dauntless when they're open.

Let's say they're doing maintenance on the flaps of the Spit or the plane has just now landed and the flaps have either not yet been reset or the pilot forgot.

Gotta do it - they look just too nice not to.

ILLOGICAL, . . . Illogical, . . . illogical, . . . . .
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:58 AM UTC


Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:19 PM UTC

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Thank you Sir!!!!!!!!

I will show a photo as soon as the model gets to the point where I can pose one but to my mind I feel as you do. Felt that this just did not look right! The air turbulence up thru the air frame would be detrimental.

Now the question is how to properly enclose these? As I say so far the only reference photos I can find show the flaps in the closed position.

Again Thank you



Michael,

The reason for the lack of pictures is that the pilot's manual for the Spit called for the flaps to be up unless actively deploying them on landing. When down they blocked the air flow from the radiators and that could lead to overheating of the engine in a very short time. You might just want to pose them up, which would be more realistic and solve your gap problem.

Michael



Just to add to this, if a pilot was seen taxiing a Spit with the flaps down he would find himself on report.

Iíll get a photo up of my progress tomorrow, oh I changed subject and started before taking photos however I do have an Aeroscale staff member who was present when I started if that counts and Iím building five aircraft.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC
Michael, consider yourself as "On Report".

Yes, Sir! Will do Sir!

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In recent times I have "caught flak" for telling fellow modelers "certain types of RR bridges CANNOT be built on a curve". Or "your bridge would never hold a Tiger Tank" and most recently "your scratch built compression roller has such a short towing tongue the tractor pulling it could never possibly ever make a turn!

So I guess it is only fair that I now receive some "friendly fire" in return for a change.

Not gripe'n just stating fact.
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:56 AM UTC
Michael as you stated, you could always do it under maintenance with an Erk carrying out some adjustment or some such.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 06:50 AM UTC
Here are the two openings under the inboard flaps which I will now find a way to close up. As you can see I already have the port side flaps installed.

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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:45 AM UTC
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Thank you Sir!!!!!!!!

I will show a photo as soon as the model gets to the point where I can pose one but to my mind I feel as you do. Felt that this just did not look right! The air turbulence up thru the air frame would be detrimental.


The reason for the lack of pictures is that the pilot's manual for the Spit called for the flaps to be up unless actively deploying them on landing. When down they blocked the air flow from the radiators and that could lead to overheating of the engine in a very short time. You might just want to pose them up, which would be more realistic and solve your gap problem.

Michael



i would agree. less work to do.

here is my entry: Decided i wanted to do a BOB hurricane ace so i found a techmond sheet at a show/contest last week and will do Witold Urbanowicz's hurricane (middle aircraft on the decal sheet shown below) i believe the leading polish hurricane ace.
looking forward to getting started but have to first remodel/upgrade my work area to make it more user friendly and organized

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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
It seems that I am always choosing the path that involves more work!
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC

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Here are the two openings under the inboard flaps which I will now find a way to close up. As you can see I already have the port side flaps installed.




I wouldn't worry too much about closing it up, looks like it was open and the underside of the wing fuselage fairing was visible

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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 06:09 PM UTC
actually i thought that was what you were talking about, needing to block off the area where the fuselage would be. i wouldn't worry about the underside of the wing being visible.


joe
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 06:41 PM UTC
Hi all,

Here's my entry, Tamiya's 1/48 Spitfire Mk Vb, done as Don Gentile's mount when with the Eagle Squadron. Oh, the flaps will be in the closed position, as it will be sitting.



Keep having fun!

John
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 07:22 PM UTC
Thanks Iain ! ! ! ! !

I can wall off the cockpit area and make this happen. Much appreciated!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 07:44 PM UTC
She is primed, but I have not set the airbrush up yet.
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:11 AM UTC
Some work done on:-



Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:27 AM UTC
Love that ugly airplane, I wondered how it would perform in combat.

Richard, cannot wait to see her finished.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:07 AM UTC
Ok hereís where Iím at:

Five x Hawker Hunters, consisting of 1 x F.Mk.6A, 1 x FGA Mk.9, 2 x FR.Mk.10 and 1 x T7 trainer. No bang seats installed yet as Iím trying to find my little stash of 1/144 pilots to put in them as they will all be on a flying base once complete.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:21 AM UTC
Luciano, nice job you will have your own air force.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 01:06 AM UTC
I guess Fleet Air Arm bird would not qualify for the campaign? I'm tempted to try my Gloster Gladiator.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 01:50 AM UTC
I'm guessing you're correct. Fortunately for me my Buccaneer is an SB2 or whatever and it has RAF markings...
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 03:39 AM UTC
Interior mostly done on my Mk. IX.



Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 03:57 AM UTC
Mike, nice job on the engine also.

Still waiting fro my Fokker TV kit.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 05:38 AM UTC
Hmmmm curly one that ..... Sea Gladiators flew out of Malta under RAF (I believe) control with volunteers at the controls christened Faith Hope and Charity they were the only fighters to fight against the initial Regia Aeronautica onslaught you may be able to find decals for them.

Check out this link
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC

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I guess Fleet Air Arm bird would not qualify for the campaign? I'm tempted to try my Gloster Gladiator.



Sorry, no. RAF only.

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 06:00 PM UTC
That's fine, I still have other British planes in the stash: Mosquito, Spitfire and Hawker Tempest. I won't be signing up yet, I need to finish the Lancaster for the Bomber campaign first.