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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2020, 02:04:05 am »
Thanks Womby.

Time to bite the bullet next and scratch build a cockpit into that glazed nose cone.
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2020, 05:48:55 am »
Wings!
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2020, 11:31:36 am »
Looking good Fred :thumbsup:
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2020, 01:14:20 pm »
Hmmm. The offspring of Arado 234 fornication with a B-25 ???
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2020, 02:13:05 am »
The vertical tails are unmodified Mitchell.  I left them that way as a nod to the original concept.
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2020, 06:07:38 am »
Hmmm. The offspring of Arado 234 fornication with a B-25 ???

Beat me to it, my thoughts exactly  ;)


Time to bite the bullet next and scratch build a cockpit into that glazed nose cone.


You could go down the prone pilot route ? Might make the task a little simpler ?
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2020, 12:14:28 am »
Hmmm. The offspring of Arado 234 fornication with a B-25 ???

Beat me to it, my thoughts exactly  ;)


Time to bite the bullet next and scratch build a cockpit into that glazed nose cone.


You could go down the prone pilot route ? Might make the task a little simpler ?

I'm hoping to fit in a seated pilot and a prone bombardier.  Doesn't matter if they are a bit cramped.  I don't think crew comfort was too high up the list of IJN design requirements.
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2020, 03:09:51 am »
Started work on the cockpit today.  I have managed to fit a seated pilot with space alongside him for a prone bombardier.  But it is tight.
PSR is almost complete on the rest of the airframe.  I have sanded off all the raised detail.
Tests have shown that, despite relocating the main UC legs to the back of the nacelles, more nose weight is needed.
Highspeed Bomber WIP 15-03-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2020, 07:10:08 am »
You feeling o.k. Fred ? You tested it, before sealing it ?  ;)
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2020, 07:41:08 am »

You feeling o.k. Fred ? You tested it, before sealing it ?  ;)


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2020, 01:50:11 am »
You feeling o.k. Fred ? You tested it, before sealing it ?  ;)

Don't be daft.  I sealed it up first and then put fishing weights coated with PVA in through the hole where that stick is (access way from cockpit to rest of plane).  I couldn't test it until I got the wings on and didn't poke enough in through the hole.
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2020, 02:07:53 am »
You feeling o.k. Fred ? You tested it, before sealing it ?  ;)

Don't be daft.  I sealed it up first and then put fishing weights coated with PVA in through the hole where that stick is (access way from cockpit to rest of plane).  I couldn't test it until I got the wings on and didn't poke enough in through the hole.

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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2020, 07:03:55 am »
You feeling o.k. Fred ? You tested it, before sealing it ?  ;)

Don't be daft.  I sealed it up first and then put fishing weights coated with PVA in through the hole where that stick is (access way from cockpit to rest of plane).  I couldn't test it until I got the wings on and didn't poke enough in through the hole.

Phewww, thank the appropriate deity for that  :angel:, I thought you were sick or something  ;D
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2020, 04:26:59 am »
I finished building the cockpit today.
Into a Mitchell glazed nose I have fitted a pilot, seat, controls, control panel, bomb aimers pad and bombsight.  It's a tight fit and the bombardier will either have to be a child, leg amputee or lay with his legs inside the rest of the aircraft.
No room for a co-pilot.
But by this stage of the war the IJN was running short of qualified aircrew.
I would have taken a picture but I left my phone in the house.

Having sanded the airframe smooth I have to remember to scribe a crew access door and bomb doors.
I also have to decide on paint.  Overall orange is tempting but towards the end of the war they stopped painting protoypes that way and just gave them operational schemes.
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Re: Yokosuka P2Y Tenousei High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2020, 05:08:29 am »
Overall orange is tempting but towards the end of the war they stopped painting protoypes that way and just gave them operational schemes.

And, if I recall correctly, "operational" schemes had become green splotches on bare metal (though I can't remember if it was to reduce weight & improve performance, or because they were running out of paint, or both).
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