Whirlwind Fighter Project

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Beermat
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Whirlwind strip-tease!

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Prizes for the correct identification of the wing in the picture...;)

April 18, 2013 at 8:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mr BlueSky
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:)

She's a luvely Mister Gunnar & so does everybody say... ;)

April 19, 2013 at 2:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Bob
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Hats off ...a remarkable achievement.....keep up the good work Gunnar it is much appreciated.


April 20, 2013 at 3:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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At this point, we thought that she needed a proper propeller... So, as a diversion from the fuselage/wings and everything, we dug up all the information we had on the DeHavilland propeller blades. The result ? A proper propeller for our lady...


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Gunnar

April 23, 2013 at 2:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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After a couple of quiet weeks, new features are added to the whirliebird. Changed the exhaust cover - and to get the cannon openings correct, she needs cannons !


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Gunnar

May 8, 2013 at 9:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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Just couldn't help it. She's such a lovely, good looking aeroplane.... :D



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Gunnar

May 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Petrex
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Very nice Gunnar! But when do you sleep?
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Petrex

May 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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Sleeping is for wimps... You can sleep when you retires  ;)

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Gunnar

May 31, 2013 at 6:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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Just got the Rolls Royce Peregrine model from Renè (Petrex), had to put it into the assembly to see how it fits. Looks good if you ask me. This will help when recreating the engine bearers and nacelle structures. This time a screendump from SoldWorks to show how it looks like when we're working on the CAD model.

Looks like this can be a nice 3 view drawing when finished. Good for modellers to have proper documentation when building a Whirlwind...

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Gunnar

June 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mr Merry
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Some serious work and hours have been put into this CAD work, hats off you you all.

BTW, I'm one of the Northern Monkeys who's itching to get started on building it.

Dave.

June 12, 2013 at 1:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Petrex
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Nice to see it's fits perfectly. And again you haven't seen your bed last night?
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Petrex

June 12, 2013 at 6:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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Parts wanted...

Using tracings from actual parts, we're able to reproduce the parts accurately. With the kind help from different donors, we have tracings of the two armour plates in the front fuselage among others. Thank you to all involved, it is highly appreciated.


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Gunnar

June 16, 2013 at 4:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

hairyspin
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Great to see this coming together, I'll have to alter my FS model already...

June 16, 2013 at 4:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chris Hayward
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Looks good Gunnar.


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Forwarned is Forarmed

June 17, 2013 at 3:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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Just to show off her new tail feathers.

After a long research, we have concluded with the following Data for the tail.

Horizontal tailplane is made with an RAF30 symmetrical profile 16% thick at center, tapering to 12% at tip.

The Vertical tail uses the same RAF30 profile, 20% thickness at top of fuselage tapering to 17% at the datum plane for the horizontal tailplane. The profile is modified on the rudder, hollowed out due to aerodynamic issues.

This image can be downloaded in 1920x1080 resolution here 

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Gunnar

July 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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More details are emerging, bit by bit. After borrowing and tracing another crash site part, we now have a very accurate cam following track for the rear cooling flap on the wings. Thanks to all involved !


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Gunnar

July 12, 2013 at 9:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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Another Whirlwind strip-tease. :D


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Gunnar

August 8, 2013 at 6:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Spitty
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Niiice,:D

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August 13, 2013 at 7:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gunnar Olsen
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Finally, drawings are emerging for the rear fuselage. Still some details that needs attention, but most of it are now ready for drawing creation. It really looks like we can cut some metal during October, and get the jig for the rear fuselage ready.



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Gunnar

October 1, 2013 at 3:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Spitty
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Details,details..A WIP of my first bit.

[IMG]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/Austiger/Hydaccumalator.jpg[/IMG]

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October 1, 2013 at 5:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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