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Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by bfam4t6, Jan 13, 2005.
Nice, an almost totally rigid framework! Looking forward to following progress on this one. - L.
I've had similar ideas for a "keel", to hold the fuselage formers in allignment, and provide a placeto attach the ends of the individual skin parts.
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Back to the old days of stick and stringers and "Keil Kraft" but it's a good idea and nice looking build again.
Ok call me crazy, but I am contemplating making the gears on this model retractable. However, I can't figure out how they work in real life so that I can apply it ot the model :lol: . Basically I need someone to point out the joints to me. I'm not sure which areas whould be movable and which shouldn't. I took pictures of the gear instructions from the kit. You can see them here....http://photobucket.com/albums/v443/bfam4t6/landing gear/( you'll need the password-cardmodels.net Also, the pictures are in the landing gear album)There is also a picture that I drew with my question on how parts move. Does 24a move like diagram #1 or #2. Also, does 24d need to be able to move at all? I know my picture is rather horrible but if you can follow it and know how this gear works please let me know. Once I know this information then I think I know how I can make it work. To be honest I think the hardest part will be keeping myself focused. Knowing me I'll get sick of it after one gear and start building something else. We shall see I guess. I'll definitely keep everyone updated.[/url]
FW190 D-9 GPM 11/2004
Looks to me like #2 is the correct retraction method. The cylinder would extend toward the wingtip rotating the linkage inward. The linkage does have a pivot where you indicated. For some reasonable photos check here:
Be sure to check out the other detail pictures on the main page:
Hope this helps,
The Fw190 was a bit different than most WW2 fighters - it used an electric
motor driven retraction system rather than the usual hydraulic system.
For a lot of detail on how it worked see:
FW190 D-9 GPM 11/2004
That's a great link you provided My conclusions were based solely on the photos, at least I got it partially right So the cylinder is really a gas spring to help lock the gear when its down. Very cool.
Great! Thank you guys. That is exactly what I needed. I have just started work on the cockpit, so it will be awhile before I start building the wings and the landing gears, but I will start messing around with different ideas very soon. I guess i'll be making a trip to kinkos for lots of extra photocopies of parts :lol:
Progress is going very slowly, but I have managed to do a little. I should hopefully finish up the cockpit in the next few days. So far I have the seat, the rudder pedals, and the joystick in place. I also have the machine gun bay about half done. It still needs the machine guns :lol: I only have two complaints so far. First of all, 14 pieces, most of them being left and right doubles of the other, are printed on the backside of one of the instruction pages. I know most of you guys scan your kits for backups before you build them anyways, but for me, this seems really stupid and annoying. Oh well. I solved the problem by taking several pictures of the instructions so that all hope is not lost when it comes time to cut those pieces out. Also, there is a slight fit problem in with the machine gun bay. It will be explained in the photos. Everyting else is top notch!
P.S. Most of you probably already guessed, but Kinkos would not copy anything becuase of copyright laws. I guess I'll need a scanner after all.
Very nice detailing, Dustin. And what a task to build that landing gear detractable! - L.