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Brad Hagen
Re: Trumpeter P-40B corrections
Fri Jul 20, 2007 21:02
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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 drawings of the B, but the each one of them had some shape differences compared to the other and on all of them there were size differences, if I would measure the wing to scale then the fuselage would be off, each drawing to a different degree, but none were overly close. I now have factory drawings, but it is really only for of the later variants although the tail is still the same and I believe the basic wing outline and major components on it are the same, although I think the landing gear might be a little longer?

Iím very interested in your findings as I havenít heard that from any builder before, including from a couple friends that really pored over the thing. I have some pretty bad allergies to resin, so I donít do much with aftermarket but if itís the right price, Iím sure there are people that would snap it up. Iím also sure a lot of people would like to see what is entailed in fixing it themselves, I would love to put the information for correcting it here on this site when you get it done. Please keep us updated.

  • Trumpeter P-40B correctionssagallacci, Mon Jul 16 17:56
    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... more
    • 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 corrections — Brad Hagen, Fri Jul 20 21:02
      • 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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