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Dave Winfield

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Re: P-47 Razorback "Lucky"
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2015, 11:30:49 PM »
Gerardo...I tried to assemble the "Lucky" engine cowl this evening
and it did not go well.
You are correct...the center section is too long (of the three sections that make up the cowl).

I checked the shape and size against my files...its the same on all my latest P47s (second generation).
Which is very odd, since I have already assembled two complete Thunderbolts and another two cowlings, all with no problems.

When I checked the cowling parts against the first generation P47 models, that center section is different.
A little larger (about 1% overall) and slightly distorted (flattened).

I don't know why or how or when this has happened...
but I am making an adjustment...I have already tested it by assembling the "Lucky" cowling (see the photo below)...
and I will have to update all of my latest (second generation) P47s.




Gerardo, I will send you the updated parts in a few hours.
If you have the opportunity to try another cowling, it would be most appreciated.

I will be making a full report on this, in my P47 thread
along with a short tutorial on how to assemble the cowling.
And I will be updating all the kits in store...watch for details.
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Re: P-47 Razorback "Lucky"
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2015, 04:17:55 PM »
Like the great Andrew "Bicentennial Man" Martin used to say: Is good to be of service.

Continuing with the landing gear. First, the tail wheel.  I had to go back to Dave's thread on "Let's build a P-47" for the photos of the tail wheel, and my own P-47. But nothing major.




Then the main landing gear. All the pieces for the wheels.



Sorry for not taking photos of the process of the wheels, but Dave's thread on buidling the P-47 are better.

Dave: here's another enhancement needed.
The landing gear doors, the ones used for the landing gear down, don't have the line that marks where to cut these. In other words, parts 71 L & 71 R (just besides the words "NO STEP"). I had to use the marks on the doors included on the wings.



And here's the jug so far.









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Re: P-47 Razorback "Lucky"
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2015, 01:31:09 PM »
After checking with Dave about the front canopy window, I received a new one.

It happens that the P-47 had sometimes a slider window, in which the pilot could
get things from the outside - or handle things from the inside - without the
need to open the whole canopy. I remember that cars used to have a little
window-let that you can open to allow air to flow to the inside of the car (like
the VolksWagen bettle on yerdaryear).

So I glued the canopy frames to plastic. The plastic is the one that comes
with the cell-phone screen protectors. Once the protector is applied to the
cell-phone, that plastic is what remains.

Lessons learned:
1. First glue part 58 to part 59.
2. Glue the two parts of 60.
3. Glue the 58/59 set to completed part 60.

Otherwise, there is going to be a gap between the 58/59 set and part 60.













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Re: P-47 Razorback "Lucky"
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2015, 01:45:20 PM »
very nice indeed.

are we posting this build thread over at pm.com?
if not, we should be.
would you like to do it yourself? or would you like me to copy over the posts?
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Re: P-47 Razorback "Lucky"
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2015, 01:54:08 PM »
Thanks, Dave. Yes, I will open the thread in pm.com.

For now, this comes to...

The end.

































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Re: P-47 Razorback "Lucky"
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2015, 03:28:25 PM »
Another beautiful build.  Thanks for letting us tag along
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Re: P-47 Razorback "Lucky"
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2015, 05:14:48 PM »
Thank you, Vermin!

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Re: P-47 Razorback "Lucky"
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2015, 09:33:39 AM »
The Razorback made it to the Picture of the Week in the Spanish Forum (hosted in Spain).

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