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Trumpeter P-40B corrections
Mon Jul 16, 2007 17:56
67.171.16.113 (XFF: 69.19.167.9)

Only rescently getting the Trumpeter 1/32 P-40 kit, I compared it to available data and immediately noted the fiercely bad wing to fuselage/radiator exhaust bug in the kit. Basically, the leading edge of the wing is too high in relation to the fuselage/radiator exhaust area badly distorted/wing fillet just way wrong. (the kit review shockingly missed it)
I'll be doing a serious correction build, and may do either do cast copies or at least a comprehensive how-to to redo the problem.

    • more P-40 bugsstevegallacci, Wed Aug 1 18:56
      Just dug up some copies of original Curtis drawings and found even more problems with the wing. The wing chord at the tip is approximately 5 scale inches (about 3/16in or 5mm) too narrow, throwing... more
    • Re: Trumpeter P-40B correctionsBrad Hagen, Fri Jul 20 21:02
      When I did my review (which seems so long ago now!) I was just doing it out of the box, in fact I still havenít had an opportunity to do much building on it. Also, when I did my review I had a couple ... more
      • detailssagallacci, Sat Jul 21 10:13
        The issue with the kit is that the leading edge of the wing is set too close to the centerline of the fuselage. The three major results are that the upper wing fillet is compressed/reduced rather... more
        • Re: detailsVince M, Sat Aug 18 20:40
          I agree completely with the radiator exit fillet under the wing. It should be pretty much straight and taper inwards a little. Besides the wing chord taper isn't it straight even inboard of the... more
        • Re: detailsBrad Hagen, Sat Jul 21 20:24
          I never do trust drawings. A lot of the drawings that are on the site I didnít have when I did the review. Also, when I was doing a review I centered on some other areas I saw right away like the... more
          • detailssagallacci, Sun Jul 22 11:12
            The correction I have in mind would include the cockpit floor/upper wing surface. If the other cockpit set was correct, it should fit right in. I don't recall exactly the tail plane issue, but I... more
    • Notify LSP PleaseStephen Auslender, Tue Jul 17 09:41
      It would be appreciated if you would relate this message to the guys at the LSP forum (Large Scale Planes) at http://forum.largescaleplanes.com
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