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Offline Scotaidh

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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2019, 04:55:59 am »
I didn't think I'd ever come back to this topic, but I wanted to link to it in a recent post, and discovered that none of the links can be seen due to Photoshop's expanded sense of self-worth.  The images have been re-located to Imgur, and I will now re-post them here so my referral will work.


Concept drawing


The wing had to be considerably enlarged to maintain the straight lines of the leading and trailing edges.


The weight of the quadruple tails meant that the nose had to be extended simply to provide room for all the needed counterweight - lead slugs intended for a black powder rifle.


The nacelles also had to become weight-bearing.


Fortunately, it all looked OK in the end.


The USAAF/USAF don't use any specific prototype markings (like the RAF yellow under-surfaces and circled "P" on the tail), so I had to invent one - the 'P' on the tails.


Beauty Shot 1


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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2019, 05:02:10 am »
Thanks for this update! I plan to play with the line drawing again... :thumbsup:
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2019, 06:49:57 am »
That's come out very well  :thumbsup:

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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2019, 07:10:30 am »
Nutty!!! I like it.  :wacko:
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2019, 07:32:28 am »
I plan to play with the line drawing again... :thumbsup:
You may know that I prefer twin-booms than quadruple-booms...
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2019, 07:33:46 am »
Neat!

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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2019, 07:52:27 am »
Those look interesting... Fuels the imagination. How about an illustration where the booms are on the inside (and maybe a bit longer) and then two more engines outside?

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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2019, 08:21:56 am »
How about an illustration where the booms are on the inside (and maybe a bit longer) and then two more engines outside?
Scotaidh, will you draw the Lord_Voyager 6-engined Lightning or should I do that myself? This is your topic... your property... ;)
Here is my 6-engined one: ;D
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2019, 10:22:42 am »
How about an illustration where the booms are on the inside (and maybe a bit longer) and then two more engines outside?
Scotaidh, will you draw the Lord_Voyager 6-engined Lightning or should I do that myself? This is your topic... your property... ;)
Here is my 6-engined one: ;D


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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2019, 10:59:40 am »
Thanks Scotaidh!
So, here is the P-76LV, if I have well understood:
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2019, 11:44:37 am »
Sweeeeeet!
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2019, 12:17:09 pm »
My goodness... The extra tail length puts it into the realm of 'possible'... I must have a couple of the old monogram P-38 kits hanging around... I wonder how hard the process would be.

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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2019, 01:14:42 pm »
My goodness... The extra tail length puts it into the realm of 'possible'... I must have a couple of the old monogram P-38 kits hanging around... I wonder how hard the process would be.

Thanks!

Widening the undercarriage bays to accommodate the two wheels of the mains was a challenge.  Two of the empennages - the inner ones, IIRC - had to be lengthened because the wing sweep meant the outers stuck further out the back in order to keep the tail-plane straight.  Had I know I was going to end up lengthening the nose I'd have made it a two-seater with the radar guy in the back.  If I ws to do it again I'd widen the cockpit to have the two guys side by side, with a rest area behind the seats - port-a-potty, sleeping area, coffee pot - all the stuff you'd need for a round-trip flight to Tokyo from Pearl Harbor. 
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2019, 03:03:16 pm »
That is impressive, it could be a photo recon bird, at high altitude
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2019, 05:48:19 pm »
That's neat ! Big bird eh ?
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