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Old 02-19-2018, 10:47 AM
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Wow you guys went nuts last night.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:13 AM
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:11 PM
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Please, if possible, scale landing gear on the Bearcat. Thanks Technoid for all you do.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:20 PM
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Please, if possible, scale landing gear on the Bearcat. Thanks Technoid for all you do.
Are you talking about the placement of the gear, going into the fuselage some, or how the gear struts look?
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:31 PM
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Are you talking about the placement of the gear, going into the fuselage some, or how the gear struts look?
Both please. the bearcat has some unique retracts
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:33 PM
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Both please. the bearcat has some unique retracts
Yes it does but I'm afraid my skill set won't be able to do them justice.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:01 PM
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I just finished searching the web and found a lot of detailed pictures of the F8F landing gear, and it's quite intricate and just plain different. I know some of you really want to see that on the plane I'm modeling but being honest the other day when I said I was gathering up lots of pictures of the F8F that's one of the things I looked at really hard and decided I would cheat on that area the same as I did on the T-28. So after looking at even more detailed pictures I came up with the same conclusion I just don't want to tackle all that craziness. SO.. I'm really sorry but you should expect something decent, but a failure in the eye's of the scale modeler.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:26 PM
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EEsh-Ka-Bibble, I never noticed how complex that gear was....

If they just fold inward, there isnt enough room, the wheels would overlap the fuse....but if they just rotate outward, they'd go past the wing fold..WTF?

Its like some kinda Triple Scissors Jack from Hell, how many pivot/link/fulcrum points are there?

My "scale model" landing gear experience has been:

1) Glue Door to Strut (via two conveniently located male/female index points, courtesy of the injection mold maker),

2) Glue Strut to underside of wing (ditto)

Even then, half the time I got it backwards, and they looked like someone walking with their Palms outboard (doh!)
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:55 PM
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Do them just like the 1100mm Eleven Hobby model ...

Right around the 3:11 second mark.


Don't bust your gut attempting the scale gear ... the stance looks right on this model, the ground handling for a tail dragger is excellent, And time you put up the gear, you can't really tell how scale they went up ... just that they went up ...

but getting the stance close would be nice ...

Of course the FlightlineRC 1200mm F8F-1 plane has the inner gear doors too ...

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Old 02-19-2018, 05:30 PM
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Do them just like the 1100mm Eleven Hobby model ...

Right around the 3:11 second mark.


Don't bust your gut attempting the scale gear ... the stance looks right on this model, the ground handling for a tail dragger is excellent, And time you put up the gear, you can't really tell how scale they went up ... just that they went up ...

but getting the stance close would be nice ...

Of course the FlightlineRC 1200mm F8F-1 plane has the inner gear doors too ...
Thanks for the link. Yes that's exactly the way I was thinking about doing it, barely into the fuselage and straight gear struts. That would give it the proper stance but really lower the work for the gear. I started working on the plans today and did a flip flop again and went back to the F8F-1, the wing by the fuselage is a little bit different and of course the vertical stabilizer is shorter. In the end if I change my mind I can always make the vertical stabilizer taller.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:02 PM
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Technoid,
I was talking about using scale gear from the actual plane, not from a model of the plane. Thanks for your work.
Now that I see the real gear, and how it folds on itself, it is so totally cool.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:04 PM
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I was talking about using scale gear from the actual plane, not from a model of the plane. Thanks for your work.
Now that I see the real gear, and how it folds on itself, it is so totally cool.
Okay thanks!
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:13 PM
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So you're making an F8F 1/2.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:17 PM
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I've always like the look of the F8F and the HUGE amounts of power it had with the R2800. I've seen a video of this and a P-51 taking off, and while the P-51 had to accelerate before climbing, the F8F was able to go up right after takeoff at a pretty steep angle.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK2DGlvrGiQ
Look at the initial climb of the Bearcat!
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:20 PM
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yeah i took all that as joking myself , but it would be easy to take it otherwise , yes we need an up to date F8F Bearcat
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