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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2019, 06:30:39 pm »
I was thinking along similar lines earlier after I considered how much workload I'm piling on this thing. It's a bit much for a single pilot alone.  I like this idea... so.... in order to represent this, i could just add in a couple windows back there or something? 


I'd just scribe a hatch on the lower side and put a small porthole type window over it and call it a day.

Sounds good. I'll use my fine point Sharpie pen to draw an outline of the them, take pictures, then see how it all looks. --I may need some more opinion on the particular way I've done it so adjustments can be made.

This sounds relatively easy to do so I'm on board.  ;D 
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2019, 07:19:15 pm »
Found myself not wanting to bother with a cold start on the video games and decided listen to music and keep working on this instead. It's pretty fun right now and intrigueing because it's a completely new type of build for me so the novelty factor is in full effect.

May as well get this mind wracking interior figured out. I THINK I have found a good place for everything and it seems the seat/pilot are at the correct height, angle, and disance from the pedals and control panel.



Man, this new camera really works well!! You can see there where the fuselage exploded a bit when I was trying to carve out the space for the interior. That stuff is THICK, too. Easily twice as thick as contemporary mouldings I'd wager. Damned brittle stuff, too...   you know, the color, look of the "guts" and how it breaks apart reminds me of magnesium in certain ways.  :unsure:  Fortunately I don't think I'll be having to cut into it any more after this.
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2019, 09:15:29 pm »
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2019, 03:23:24 am »

I think I was thinking about it backward..   I'm learning! The way I had it would mean the tail was heavy because the center of lift was too far forward, correct?


Exactly!  :thumbsup:
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2019, 05:33:48 am »

I think I was thinking about it backward..   I'm learning! The way I had it would mean the tail was heavy because the center of lift was too far forward, correct?


Exactly!  :thumbsup:

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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2019, 07:12:57 am »
We've said it here many times before.  There is no such thing as a silly question!   No matter how  recondite (good word!) the subject, or how apparently simple, someone here will have the answer ; and in a non-threatening form!
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2019, 09:30:04 am »
Roger that, man! Every time I delve into a new realm of this stuff I always run over here to ax my questions.  ;D ;D     I'm a builder, not an engineer, but in order to do things like this properly I'm going to at least need to supply myself with a basic crash course in rudimentary aviation physics and design. I'll likely have some more questions before the end of this one but the good thing is, once I get through it, I'll be much better prepared for the next one. If I miss anything, though, someone do speak up about it. I could have easily missed the issue with the wings because I was thinking about the plane sitting on the ground.... where those wings DO weigh something......  but in flight, all that changes around and I was still thinking about the wings as dead weight which was backwards. (it's so blatantly obvious in hindsight)

Got me a new vocab word!  ;D


No real plans on this today. I'll try to find something to do but I need to get back to work on my quad engine Caravelle first so no telling what and how much of it will be worked on.
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2020, 08:35:41 pm »
I've shelved this in the interim to let my skills increase as I learn and experience new things and also in order to devote time to GB builds, etc. I'm back this evening, however, because the upcoming GB is "In The Navy" and per the rules I have a chance of moving this over there and actually getting started.

Per GB rules all prep work short of paint or glue is allowed with the caveat of the mods considering part started builds to be allowed anyway. Turns out I've only glued one thing, the cockpit tub into the fuselage, and haven't painted anything at all. I'm hoping this will be adequate to allow me to enter this..... "contraption." 



This is a picture of the one thing I've glued in. One other oddball exception to the no glue rule is when I had to glue back together shattered pieces of the fuselage simply to return it to it's former state. There is a picture and description of this earlier in the thread.

SO... what I'm going to do is dump this entire thread in the mods' laps and see what they think.  ;D :thumbsup:         I was happy to let this thing sit for god knows how long as I brushed up on my skills but a GB is just the motivation to make me build it now instead of coming up with excuses not to.  :rolleyes: :mellow:
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2020, 03:18:27 am »
I hope it will be continued :unsure: <_< <_< (because interesting in itself, I am not referring to GB).
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2020, 05:53:03 am »
 ice one ! The box and the artist's impression are pretty cool !
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2020, 09:27:52 am »
Thanks, y'all!!! The mindset on this one was to try my hand at the truest form of scratch building that *I* can achieve. It's not like I can mould my own parts or anything but what I can and did do is drag together spare parts from all corners of the boneyard. Decided to have fun and just make an entire kit out of it all. Honestly that was more fun than anything and when it came time to work on it I ....  just... didn't.  ;D


So anyway... I'm going to try my best. I'll get started on it again sometime in March but until then I'm closing it all up and throwing it back in the stash.
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2020, 06:41:44 am »
Moved as per request  :thumbsup:
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2020, 11:58:02 am »
Cheers, Chris.  :mellow:
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