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Micro-winged P-38s
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:16:54 pm »
I will try to draw twin-boom Lightnings matching the principle of this GB. I am not sure yet what this will come. I think a tiltwing in 1940 would be unconventional, but PR19_Kit said no wing except if very small, so I will have to think over and over again... :-\ ;D
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 10:26:00 pm »
My first ideas are: a triplex-rotor P-38, a flapping-wing butterfly P-38, a jet-powered rotor in 1940 on P-38 basis.
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 11:34:09 pm »
Tiltwings would be fine Tophe, no problems.

The primary rule is that the conventional type wing should not be the PRIME means of providing the aircraft's lift.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2019, 06:52:26 am »
Thanks!Well, not a micro wing but a micro fixed lifting area...

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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 07:43:37 am »
When the wing tilts back horizontal, it is rather big, but this cruise flight view shows it was useful to use twin booms:
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 08:56:10 am »
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 10:42:41 am »
a jet-powered rotor in 1940 on P-38 basis.
With the fixed axis, there is no torque on this helicopter:
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2019, 01:48:26 am »
a jet-powered rotor in 1940 on P-38 basis.
With the fixed axis, there is no torque on this helicopter:


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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 02:03:50 am »
You are right from a British point of view... ;D
I was thinking of the (French) mass produced Djinn  ;)
see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip_jet
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 09:54:09 am »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2019, 10:59:25 am »
Thanks!
But... more serious now: the Comet Moth Lightning (P-38CM) was both stealthy and silent, with its flapping wings:

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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2019, 02:48:46 am »
Thanks!
But... more serious now: the Comet Moth Lightning (P-38CM) was both stealthy and silent, with its flapping wings:



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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2019, 09:20:33 pm »
Thanks!

Lightnodyne...
Uh, here are Lightning helicopters like the asymmetric Fairey Gyrodyne:
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2019, 02:33:32 am »

Lightnodyne...
Uh, here are Lightning helicopters like the asymmetric Fairey Gyrodyne:



What a cracking idea!  ;D

If I wasn't up to my ears in building RW model cars I'd give one of those a try in styrene, probably the right hand asymmetric one!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2019, 05:33:27 am »
What marvelous words... thanks! ;)
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