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trumpies 1/32 P- 47D landing gear fit?
elvis3006
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 02:13 PM UTC
i am hearing that the landing gear on trumpeters 1/32 P 47D does not seat properly causing the model to sit lower than it should by 2mm,is there any truth to this,if so how can you correct this? thanks
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 08:55 PM UTC

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i am hearing that the landing gear on trumpeters 1/32 P 47D does not seat properly causing the model to sit lower than it should by 2mm,is there any truth to this,if so how can you correct this? thanks



Hi Rob.
I have only heard about this in one build review over on Hyperscale.
HERE
Purely my personal opinion, but I think it now sits a little too high. Tough call though don't you think?



There is one issue with the undercarriage legs on the Trumpeter N kits apparently.
The "T" section on top of the strut will push out the wing skin on the upper wing surface.Some reworking of the strut is advised.

Hope this helps a little.
Nige
elvis3006
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Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 05:08 AM UTC
hi Nige,thank you for the help.have you built this kit,and if so did you adjust the undercarriage? i am wondering if i should just leave it alone and go without modifying.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi Rob.
I havent built it yet, although its only about 3 down the build list so watch this space
As I said, the HS article is the only reference I've seen to the kit sitting low.
Personally I think its a close call but unless you can compare two kits (one modified, one not) against a good photograph of the real thing or scale drawing then I wouldn't like to call it.
I've had a look a quite a few built examples at shows and non of them jumped out at me as sitting low. Just my opinion though, and you know what they say about opinions .
Hopefully someone else will be able to offer some insight into this as well.
Hope this helps,
Nige
elvis3006
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Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 06:11 AM UTC
that helps,thank you.i am just gonna leave it alone lol,i was wondering if you knew the measurements of invasion stripes for 1/32 scale? i plan on making mine a D Day participant.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 06:54 AM UTC

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I was wondering if you knew the measurements of invasion stripes for 1/32 scale? I plan on making mine a D Day participant.



If memory serves me correctly the specified width for the stripes was 18 inches.
A quick look at a conversion table for 1:32nd scale shows that to be 14.2875mm or 0.5625 inches if your working in old money.
I'd check this though to be on the safe side because I was never any good at maths
Nige