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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2020, 06:54:17 am »
Good! :thumbsup:
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2020, 08:37:30 am »
And here's the first prop. There's TEN parts in that assembly!  :o

The blades really need to be jigged up while the glue is drying, but the real thing could have them at all sorts of angles apparently, so maybe it wouldn't matter too much if they weren't all at 90 degrees to each other.


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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2020, 09:16:04 am »
It's a useful JMN-boggling fact!!
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2020, 01:00:13 pm »
Going great guns on the Pancake now, the cockpit's glued in place, and walled in from the underside, and I've just glued the top and bottom halves of the airframe together.  ;D

I've been wanting to do that for ages, but it wasn't possible while I had the cockpit to sort out.



Here's the dual seats, instructor in the rear somewhat higher than the pupil in the front, as in all good trainers.




Here's all the scratchbuilt 40 thou. underframe. It's not that neat but no-one will be able to see it anyway, and it's strong enough to hold everything in place.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2020, 02:08:21 pm »
He11s Donkeys Kit what kind of canopy are you going to fit over that ?
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2020, 02:23:47 pm »
The windscreen from the kit married to the rear from a trainer Jaguar, plus a scratchbuild fairing at the very rear, with LOTS of PSR I suspect.

All mounted at a slant of course.....
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2020, 03:51:47 pm »
Joined the top and bottom halves, added the tailplanes and the engine intake cowlings. Both the last two items are going to need some PSR, they don't fit all that well. :(

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2020, 12:56:27 am »
That's looking interesting - I am curious about the canopy, the rear seat looks quite tall!
I love the concept, though, too sad that the F5U kit is so hard to find (and at sensible prices).

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2020, 04:28:25 am »
It IS tall, the instructor has to be able to see over the pupil's head at the astonishing angles of attack the Pancake could fly at.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2020, 05:04:10 am »
Very cool. I like the way this is turning out !
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2020, 05:09:17 am »
It IS tall, the instructor has to be able to see over the pupil's head at the astonishing angles of attack the Pancake could fly at.

Either that or the instructor has realised that the guy in the front seat is useless, and has decided to eject...

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2020, 05:20:20 am »
It has the added advantage that if the pupil really screws up, the instructor can scoot forwards a bit and kick him in the side of the head... :wacko:
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2020, 05:22:57 am »

It has the added advantage that if the pupil really screws up, the instructor can scoot forwards a bit and kick him in the side of the head... :wacko:


Just like a Jaguar, Tucano or any other modern trainer.  ;D
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #58 on: March 31, 2020, 07:23:42 am »

It has the added advantage that if the pupil really screws up, the instructor can scoot forwards a bit and kick him in the side of the head... :wacko:


Just like a Jaguar, Tucano or any other modern trainer.  ;D

I understand that if the pilot made errors in a Sea Vixen, the navigator in his black hole could bite his ankles!
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2020, 09:46:38 am »
Just like my Mirage F1P, the Pancake is being PSR'd to death right now. The intake cowlings don't fit at all well, and I'm not quite sure how to sand them down as it's such a narrow gap around them and the prop shaft housings. In the meanwhile I'm sanding the taiplane joints, which aren't that wonderful, and the extended fins too.

(See the yet to be published, but already written, backstory for the extended fins.  ;))
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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