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Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Billy Leliveld, Mar 10, 2007.
Here comes the weekend, nice time to start a new build, it 's Noby's XP 54 Swoose Goose..
Cool another Nobi build................. I love it!
This is a neat plane too! Goodie! Goodie! Goodie!:grin:
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..
OK............... pictures we will need pictures:grin:
Here is the hole I made in the fuelage, it should be alright according the reference I've got
And I'm dry fitting part of the xp-55 cockpit...
Some detail of the cockpit
Photo's of the original show there's a lot of space behind the pilot-seat, so I figured it should look like this;
Does anybody know what this is in the back of the cockpit?
Gunrack? Coathanger? Antenna?
Little progress, I've put the coathanger in anyway, still don't know what it is.
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.
I wonder if it could be part of the seat hoist mechanism?
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..
On this photo the XP 54 has a black propellorcone and the engine-cover has this metallic-colour
So I'm including that in the 'Pimp Nobi's XP-54' build
Looking very good.
The canopy turned out very nice!
Here's a close-up of the cockpit
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..
It looks like this on the other side..
This is a very unusual and interesting subject. I like the "rivets". I also like your canopy. How did you make it?