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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2019, 01:38:33 am »
Looks good, Mr. Zenrat!  :)

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I've always wondered when some enterprizing sprog will produce a range of laser-cut thin plexiglass/perspex tri- and quatre-foils in the popular scales ...

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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2019, 10:43:22 am »

Very nice Mu-2  :thumbsup:  This enterprising sprog has tried unsuccessfully on the company laser engraver to produce such an item.  All attempts thus far look like unloved dimestore gimmicks  :unsure:  Perhaps someday.

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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2019, 07:19:34 am »
Nice neat scheme mate  :thumbsup:

I'd always assumed Zenrat Industries were The Law ?  ;)
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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2019, 05:49:18 am »
small z, small i Chris.  Trivial, but important to me.

zenrat industries are a perfectly ordinary, boring, completely un-interesting, law abiding business with absolutely no secret connections to successive governments of the People's Democratic etc.  They certainly do not have their hands on the levers of power.  I challenge you to find anyone willing to publicly say otherwise...  :mellow:
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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2019, 06:26:17 am »


You know, I could see this with a Hansa-like SFW.



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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2019, 07:39:07 am »

You know, I could see this with a Hansa-like SFW.




So do it!  ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2019, 02:59:08 pm »

You know, I could see this with a Hansa-like SFW.




So do it!  ;D :thumbsup:

Now I'm thinking about clearance for the props from the leading edge...
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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2019, 06:31:24 pm »
Ahhh, swept forward wings.  Took me a moment.  I was thinking "why does that plane have one wing longer than the other?".
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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2019, 08:19:48 pm »
Ahhh, swept forward wings.  Took me a moment.  I was thinking "why does that plane have one wing longer than the other?".

Swept forward and assymetric! Surely a Germany design, then?
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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2019, 11:00:49 pm »
I agree it looks better with the new prop discs. :thumbsup:

The point of the FSW on the Hansa, IIRC, was to have the main wing spar passing through the fuselage behind the passenger cabin, so that there wasn't a step in the floor. Since the Mu-2 has it's wing in a bulge above the cabin, it's hard to see how FSW would be relevent to it, unless you radically changed the design.




Looks good, Mr. Zenrat!  :)

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I've always wondered when some enterprizing sprog will produce a range of laser-cut thin plexiglass/perspex tri- and quatre-foils in the popular scales ...

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Somebody did, back in the day. Can't remember the manufacturer's name but I have seen clear prop discs, with etched prop blurs on them, in boxes of old bits at shows.

Tutorials on various different ways of making them:

https://oikofuge.com/how-to-model-rotating-propeller-discs/
http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/SMF/index.php?topic=753.0
http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/lt-alex-scribe-armatas-cona-f-18s/page/35/ (scroll down)
http://fillnsand.blogspot.com/2011/06/prop-blur-discs.html

Fiddler's Green downloadable PDF of prop disc patterns: http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/other/For-Designers/Props.htm
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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2019, 11:05:46 pm »

Since the Mu-2 has it's wing in a bulge above the cabin, it's hard to see how FSW would be relevent to it, unless you radically changed the design.


Relevance has nowt to do with it, forward swept wings just look cool.  ;D ;D ;) ;)

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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2019, 03:46:20 am »

Since the Mu-2 has it's wing in a bulge above the cabin, it's hard to see how FSW would be relevent to it, unless you radically changed the design.


Relevance has nowt to do with it, forward swept wings just look cool.  ;D ;D ;) ;)

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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2019, 03:59:20 am »

Since the Mu-2 has it's wing in a bulge above the cabin, it's hard to see how FSW would be relevent to it, unless you radically changed the design.


Relevance has nowt to do with it, forward swept wings just look cool.  ;D ;D ;) ;)

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Re: Mitsubishi Mu-2S - zenrat industries
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2019, 07:26:56 am »
Another fun fact about the MU-2 is that it is used as a stand-in for F-15's and other fighters at the US Air Force Air Battle Manager School

Maybe all those "accidents" are actually shoot-downs?!  :-\