Xp- 54

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  1. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    Here comes the weekend, nice time to start a new build, it 's Noby's XP 54 Swoose Goose..

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    Cool another Nobi build................. I love it!

    This is a neat plane too! Goodie! Goodie! Goodie!:grin:

    john
  3. Billy Leliveld

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    As I always google-up some information about the model I'm building ,I found out that the XP 54 had an interesting feature; it was the first airplane with a ejection-seat, but not at the normal way; The seat could be lowered out of the plane, and the pilot was elevated into the plane, in "Thunderbirds"-style
    and in an emergency it was ejected, to clear the pilot of the push-propellor
    Nobi did not include an interiour, so I'm going to cheat/scratch build a cockpit.
    I scanned the Orlik XP 55 , it is in the same scale, and it's from the same area, and I'll fiddle this one around a bit..

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    OK............... pictures we will need pictures:grin:
  5. Billy Leliveld

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    Oke,Oke..
    Here is the hole I made in the fuelage, it should be alright according the reference I've got

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  6. Billy Leliveld

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    And I'm dry fitting part of the xp-55 cockpit...
    Cheers, Billy

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    Some detail of the cockpit

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    Photo's of the original show there's a lot of space behind the pilot-seat, so I figured it should look like this;

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  9. Billy Leliveld

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    Does anybody know what this is in the back of the cockpit?
    Gunrack? Coathanger? Antenna?

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    Little progress, I've put the coathanger in anyway, still don't know what it is.

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  11. Willja67

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    It looks like the overturn structure in the Super Corsair to keep the pilot from being killed if the plane flipped over on the ground.
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    I wonder if it could be part of the seat hoist mechanism?

    Regards,

    Charlie
  13. Billy Leliveld

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    It must be something like that, I remember seeing it on other planes aswell
    I don't think it's the hoist mechanism, that is some kind of retractable rails,and comes out at the bottom of the fuslage..
    Cheers Billy
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    On this photo the XP 54 has a black propellorcone and the engine-cover has this metallic-colour

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  15. Billy Leliveld

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    So I'm including that in the 'Pimp Nobi's XP-54' build

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    Looking very good.

    The canopy turned out very nice!

    john
  17. Billy Leliveld

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    Here's a close-up of the cockpit

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  18. Billy Leliveld

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    Working on the wings, I glued some black paper on the inside, and open the wingslots, this was where they placed the oil-coolers...
    And I do some 'riveting' with my grandma's sewingwheel..

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    It looks like this on the other side..

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    This is a very unusual and interesting subject. I like the "rivets". I also like your canopy. How did you make it?