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Triplex-fin TF-51D
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:59:46 am »
from my Mustang drawings site https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=4461.1980
If I build one more Heller P-51D this year (50% probability), it will be probably a Triplex-Fin like this:

Recently, I ordered a P-51D kit, to make the Mustang Flapjack (not finished yet) but today my son wanted to go to the toy store, and I bought (a toy for him and) another P-51D for myself. So this will be, maybe faster than the Mustang Flapjack half-resin difficult build...
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 10:59:07 am »
This looks awesome!
Only thing I would suggest is adding horizontal stabilizers or lean the outer two vertical stabilizers outward for pitch control. Kind of like a split V tail.
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 11:13:06 am »
Good idea! :thumbsup: while, uh… this may be too much serious for me, like "possible", maybe I will add asymmetry, with external fins oblique in the same direction: like top on the port side... :unsure: ;D
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 10:10:41 pm »
Cool, do it!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 02:05:02 am »
Thanks!

Opening the box and taking parts:
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 02:06:43 am »
First drop of glue:
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 02:08:03 am »
Then cutting the tail:
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 03:51:47 pm »
NO Mustang kit is safe around Tophe's workbench!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 12:15:24 am »
 :thumbsup: ;D

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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 12:23:20 pm »
Thanks!

Gluing the fin:
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2019, 12:37:03 pm »
With putty, starting to build the new tail:
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 02:42:32 am »
More putty on the tail (far from finished...) :-\
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #12 on: Today at 10:10:00 am »
Sanding has started. Without its booms yet (as XTF-51D?), this looks like an egg-Mustang...: ;)
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Re: Triplex-fin TF-51D
« Reply #13 on: Today at 11:05:45 am »

a funny shortening of the Mustang  :thumbsup: