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Old 12-23-2022, 07:57 PM
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There is a little goof up on my part in which the frame behind the cockpit left side has pushed into the skin. Crap.


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Old 12-24-2022, 07:11 AM
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The fuselage looks really nice. I can't see the problem on the skin. Nice work.

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Old 12-25-2022, 10:18 PM
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Exclamation Wing roots

Since this build will have a landing gear, there is a need to modify the fuselage to wing spars. The reason for that is that the original model has those spars penetrate the location of the main wing landing gear bays.

Specifically, need to relocate them ( actually completely modify the shape ) front and back of the landing gear bay cut out.

Here are the spars. Notice, I re enforced them with wood sticks for support.
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7875.jpgMeteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7876.jpgMeteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7877.jpg



The inner wing cut out is shown prior to assembly
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7878.jpgMeteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7879.jpg


Inner wing is in place on one side.
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7881.jpgMeteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7882.jpg
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7883.jpgMeteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7884.jpg


but......
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7885.jpg

The door opening next to the fuselage the way it is designed in the original, will penetrate the fuselage. That is not the case for the real aircraft, as the bay is 100% inside the wing and no portion penetrates the fuselage.


Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7886.jpg

however, that mistake was discovered only after the first wing was mounted and I decided to just cut the other side shorter as to fit within the wing as shown in my marked photo.
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7886-modified.jpg

Reference pic of the main landing gear bay:

Notice the inner wall is within the wing root .
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-main-gear-bay.jpg



More details soon.


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Old 12-26-2022, 05:33 AM
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Always an interesting process working out how to cut into sections that were designed as a solid skin. I guess real aircraft designers had to work out this sort of thing as well once retractable landing gear, internal guns and multiplefuel tanks became standard.
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Old 12-27-2022, 12:22 PM
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Always an interesting process working out how to cut into sections that were designed as a solid skin. I guess real aircraft designers had to work out this sort of thing as well once retractable landing gear, internal guns and multiplefuel tanks became standard.
Up until the advent of an electronic 3D mockup, they used wood or other material to build a full scale mockup and by trial and error added and removed components and re routed them.

Many years ago ( in 1985 ) at work ( jet engines ), I proposed the use of computer models for that purpose only to be poo pooed by an old timer engineer that managed to disparage its use and convinced the management not to do it. Now there is no complex design unless done on the computer.

Anyhow, back to our build.


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Exclamation Wing landing gear bay

Since I no longer do any computer design or rendering on my computer, I rely on existing designs to fill the gap. This Meteor does not have a landing gear as discussed. It was designed to be built in a flying position.

I decided to use the main gear bays from another Meteor Mk 1 kit ( 1/33 scale ). It is very simple and plain, but will do the job if you don't want to fuss too much. I enlarged it for best fit ( not 100% since the shape is not the same ).


Here is the part
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7887.jpg


built
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Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7889.jpg

glue in place
Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7901.jpg


I added a strip of Balsa wood to support the gear struts.
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Old 12-27-2022, 12:51 PM
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Cool Wing to fuselage fillets

The upper wing fillets in place. Nice and big.

Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7897.jpg

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Old 12-27-2022, 12:52 PM
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Here is the entire project so far

Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7899.jpgMeteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7900.jpg

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The wing roots look great. Very nice work installing them, Isaac. Looking forward to your addition of the landing gear.

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Smile Outer wings

The meteor engines are located mid wing and thus separate the wings into inner and outer sections. Before we get to the engine nacelles, here are the outer wings


There is a cardboard insert to stiffen the wing when the spar is inserted


here it is all

Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7893.jpgMeteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7894.jpg

Meteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7895.jpgMeteor F8-Yoav design in 1/30 Take 2-img_7896.jpg


Assembly will be done when the engine nacelles are install.


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