CR-42 help

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  1. Joseph

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    Hi,
    please, someone knows how the engine cowling of a Fiat CR-42 Falco was opened for engine maintenance? Did they take away the entire cowling + propeller or were there some access doors?
    Thx in advance,
  2. GEEDUBBYA

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    Howdy Joseph,

    Well, I searched google images for the falco and although I was unable to find any photos with the cowling removed, I did find something. I found two photos of crashed falcos. In one, all of the "skin" is missing or "burnt off, including the engine cowling main parts, but.......the Cowling "ring" right behind the Prop is still intact, so I would assume that at the very least, that ring was a "permanent" part that could only be removed with the prop off. Therefore I would assume that just behind that "ring" would be access panels to the engine.(It would about have to be that way since they couldnt very well take off the prop to remove the cowling each time they had to service the engine). Anyway, here are the two photos, you can clearly see the ring is a "more or less" permanent part unless the prop is removed.

    http://members.tripod.com/Roberto_Lionello/nino/crash2.jpg
    and this one:
    http://members.tripod.com/Roberto_Lionello/nino/crash1.jpg

    I know this isnt a whole lot of help, but maybe it is of some help to you. should you want to see these and other photos, try this link: http://members.tripod.com/Roberto_Lionello/nino/three.htm Or you may try the search I did at google and click this link for even more photos: http://images.google.com/images?q=Fiat+CR-42+Falco+&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&filter=0

    Have a good day,

    Greg aka GW


    EDIT: WELL i SEE THE FIRST TWO LINKS DONT WORK, TRY THE FIRST LINK IN LAST PARAGRAPH. SORRY BOUT THAT.
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  4. Joseph

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    Thanks Greg,
    I've found other pictures and it looks you're right (sorry the pics are too big to post). Now I only have to model that motor :-?
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    Cool theres that "ring" I mentioned right behind the Prop.



    greg aka GW
  6. Joseph

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    Great! great! Thank you Lauren and Greg too :wink:
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  8. Joseph

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    Thank you Tim :smile: But I think it will be a looong time before I'll need detailed pictures. For now I'm struggling with that bulge on top of the fuselage, unable to give it the right shape. I'll have to buy a pl*stic kit and cut it into pieces to make my own 3-views...

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    here's another good view

    http://www.gavs.it/Speciali/CR_42_Vigna/CR42_vigna_di_Valle.htm

    you can even make out the locking mechanism of the engin covers.

    i'm quite facinated by this plane as interestingly Belgium oppertated a few in ww2
    here are some pictures:
    http://www.baha.be/Webpages/Navigator/Photos/MilltaryPics/interbellum/fiatCR42.htm
    and a sideview

    http://www.baha.be/Webpages/Navigator/Aviation_art_&_profiles/fiat_cr42.htm


    while naybe not the most detailed pics in the last one of the crashed plane you can see that the bulge on the nose seems to be an integral shape with the heardest. yet while there is a clear demarcation between the headrest and the fuselage, the nose bulge seems to be more faired in with the front fuselage. if i was modeling this plane i'd considder making the nose bulge/front fuselage one part. anyway, just a sugestion, as i've been thinking of modeling this plane too, but never got past the collecting info part
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  12. Joseph

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    Thanks Roman, but that's the plans I'm using :grin:
    With all the help I'm receiving here, I feel obliged to go on with this project. I hope I'll be able to show some pictures soon. Thank you all!
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    That's what I've done now. It looks nice, but the demarcation line is not too sharp, and in the process I had to add several new fuselage sections. At least it will be a complicated kit :grin:

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    Pics too bog to post?

    up load your big pics here www.flickr.com and link them in your post
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    Too bog?

    Obviously I meant too big, and the edit button is missing, no doubt my fat fnigers and thmub will get in the way trying to edit anyhow :-D
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  18. Joseph

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    Here is the testbuild (very dirty, I'm not a great modeler) of the cockpit interior.
    Due to the lack of references, the seat is probably incorrect, I'll have to redesign it...

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    Nice. That metre-long cigerette is impressive!

    Tim P
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    Joseph, your work looks fantastic!