Curtiss P-40 tech

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  1. Hunter Hawk

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    Hi there I'm currently working on building a large scale curtiss fighter, possibly an E series P-40, If anyone has technical drawings or anything related to this particular fighter let me know!! Hoping to have it RNZAF markings, namly "Wairarapa Wildcat II" NZ3072, Geoff Fiskens mount!! Has a special meaning to me as one of Geoff Fiskens aircraft a P-40E Nz3009 is based locally and is still airworthy, those that know of the Old stick and Rudder Company from New Zealand will know this Warbird, was once owned by the OFMC. I'm aiming for an exact replica, right down to the cockpit and engine, looking to build from cardboard as it is easy to aqquire and shape so any help would be greatly needed!!!!
     
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    Hey man sounds awesome.What scale are you doing it?

    Il try and chuck some pics up later
     
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    Sounds like a great project.....I think I have a P40-E Cutaway drawing.....will check it out, may be of use?
     
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    We all would like to see some pic's as the construction progresses....

    Charles
     
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    Does this help you Hunter?
     

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    You bet me to it Wayne! hopefully Hunter will be back soon
     
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    Sounds really interesting mate! :)

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    Great link TT!:D
     
  11. Hunter Hawk

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    Thanks guys just moved house so only just had phone and net hooked back up!!! Not sure in the scale as I'm not good at working things out with numbers but its being built to seat my 4 year old nephew who keeps telling people on the street he's going to fly a Kittyhawk!!!
     
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    Er....it's going to be kind of big then!!
    Can't wait to see it mate!
     
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    Sounds Awesome

    So I take it wood is going to be the primary material?

    I was thinking about it a while ago to make a corsair (RNZAF of course) with pedals that turned the properller ,never got started though

    Besure to post pics!
     
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    When I was a kid (about the same time Moses was a Lance Corporal!) I would have loved something like that. It would have had to have been a Spit or Hurricane of course. Fantastic idea, and I really hope you can get it done. The possibilities are endless; engine sounds, gunfire noise and flashes, etc.
    Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  15. Hunter Hawk

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    actually I was considering making it out of good old cardboard, yeah laugh but its cheap to get... well free actually easy to work with, lightweight and if you mess something up, just cut some more parts!!! Yeah I'm gonna mount a small motor to crank the prop and have all control surfaces work and hopefully an accurate cokpit too, would love to have some BB guns mounted for the extra kick!!!!
    Oh and yeah would love to do a spit..... the Queen of the skies!!!
     
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    Thats it Hunter

    you've convinced me to do my corsair

    Be done in a year

    I'm gona make mine for my 3 year old sister (she'l love it if not its mine lol)

    proberly won't have bb guns to be on the safe side but will have pedals that turn the wheels and also the prop
     
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    Now you've all started me off! Think I might try to build a car in the shape of a P51C, or maybe a Me109. What a hoot!
    Look out high street, here come Herman!!!
     
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    There you go a challenge, who can build the most accurate and convincing, winner can be voted on who-ever wins gets bragging rights, how bout it??
     
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    Done be ages though I can't work In my Garage for a while to much stuff but in about fortnight Il get started

    Should be Fun!
     
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    If you'll do that, I'll build myself a Tiger or a Panther...!8)
     
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