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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2016, 04:38:43 am »
Turn the belly bulge into extra fuel tankage & 2 x 30mm Aden cannon in the nose. :thumbsup:
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2016, 04:45:39 am »
That's kind of what I was thinking. Keep at least 2 cannon targets of opportunity.

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2016, 05:39:40 am »
How about a huge recoilless rifle? AFAIK the RAF considered such a weapon at some point. Had a huge caliber, IIRC, maybe 5".

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2016, 10:16:14 am »
4 30mm Aden!
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2016, 02:31:29 pm »
4 in the nose ? 6 with the nose and the belly ?

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2016, 04:58:46 pm »
Don't over-gun it, Cap! :o

You've got those big wings, so better lift but a lot more weight on take-off; the plane, also, probably can't climb as steeply as a standard Lightning therefore taking longer to get to altitude; the longer wings imply longer loiter times & greater manoeuvreability at altitude. All these things use fuel, fuel & more fuel. You need the extra tankage!

Your guns are your 2ndary armament, not primary, don't lose range & payload by using too much space & weight with excessive numbers of guns & associated ammo.


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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2016, 04:11:08 am »
Defo been some progress ! I`ve also decided to go with a pair of cannon in the belly pack, and that`s it. Makes more sense, as the pack can be exchanged for bomb or recce variants  :thumbsup:

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2016, 06:23:05 pm »
Started attaching the wings and added a pointy nose



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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2016, 12:36:41 am »
OMG, THAT looks massive! Looking forward to the landing gear...  :rolleyes:

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2016, 01:21:19 am »
I'm thinking (stop reading now Kit) that it actually looks pretty good in that first pic without the ends of the wings attached.
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2016, 04:59:34 am »
I'm thinking (stop reading now Kit) that it actually looks pretty good in that first pic without the ends of the wings attached.


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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2016, 05:17:23 am »
lol thanks guys !

I think it looks better without the extra wings as well...somat to think about for a future build eh ? As for the landing gear, she's going to be a flyer. A: It's easier, B : I want to fly it around after she's done  :thumbsup:
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2016, 06:13:51 am »
You've got a big wing, big tail plane -- what's the plan for the fin Todd ?
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2016, 08:36:46 am »
I LIKE it with the larger wings, but then I would say that, wouldn't I?  ;D :lol:
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2016, 01:53:35 pm »
I still think the cut i suggested would look a bit better... :rolleyes: But this looks good enough for me anyway!
And it also looks like a really cool one to fly around the house... ;D :thumbsup:
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