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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2019, 12:50:51 am »
Wing span of a Gnome is approx 12' more than that of a standard G.40.

Gloster Gnome WIP 05-11-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2019, 12:52:39 am »

Wing span of a Gnome is approx 12' more than that of a standard G.40.


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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2019, 11:59:56 pm »
That new wing looks fantastic! Top job!
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2019, 01:51:00 am »
Thanks folks.

I'll make up some bollocks to explain the wing fences but in reality they are there to hide the mismatch in profile between the different wings and avoid massive amounts of PSR.
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2019, 04:11:43 am »

I'll make up some bollocks to explain the wing fences but in reality they are there to hide the mismatch in profile between the different wings and avoid massive amounts of PSR.


That's a VERY good idea Fred, and I wish I'd thought of it many years before. It would have saved me loads of filing and PSR work.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2019, 05:40:51 am »
The fence & dog-tooth on the wings of the Cougar are to improve low-speed handling for carrier landings & take-offs; I'd suggest something similar for the Gnome. :thumbsup:
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2019, 03:24:18 am »
The fence & dog-tooth on the wings of the Cougar are to improve low-speed handling for carrier landings & take-offs; I'd suggest something similar for the Gnome. :thumbsup:

Sounds good.  Especially if combined with words like laminar flow, boundary conditions, vortex shedding, low speed stall and angle of attack.  I need to cast my mind back 30 years to Fluid Dynamics lectures...
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2019, 09:33:33 am »
The fence & dog-tooth on the wings of the Cougar are to improve low-speed handling for carrier landings & take-offs; I'd suggest something similar for the Gnome. :thumbsup:

Sounds good.  Especially if combined with words like laminar flow, boundary conditions, vortex shedding, low speed stall and angle of attack.  I need to cast my mind back 30 years to Fluid Dynamics lectures...
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That's an  ideal way to extract yourself from this situation , baffle folks with high level jargon and long technical words.  As the Romans would have said EXCRETA TAURII OMNIA VINCIT
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Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2019, 10:20:17 am »

Steal E.1/44 TX148's cruciform tail off of a Meteor F.8?



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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2019, 10:22:35 am »

Steal E.1/44 TX148's cruciform tail off of a Meteor F.8?



That's actually what I've done for one of my E.1/44's.  Interestingly though, the tail was taken from the E.1/44 and put on the Meteor, at least that's what I've read somewhere (Air-Britain more like)
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2019, 10:38:04 am »

  Interestingly though, the tail was taken from the E.1/44 and put on the Meteor, at least that's what I've read somewhere (Air-Britain more like)


It's true, that's what they did to solve the stability problems on the F8 with the larger engines.
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2019, 12:35:29 am »
Fuselage halves together (with weight - I remembered in time) and wing fences trimmed.
Gloster Gnome WIP 17-11-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2019, 06:33:08 am »
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2019, 12:37:09 am »
I took Jon's suggestion.  But not having anything suitable to use as a donor I made my own revised tail.
Gloster Gnome WIP 18-11-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Gloster Gnome - Operation Musketeer
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2019, 04:10:05 am »
That's looking almost sleek!  :o
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