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Discussion in 'Warbirds / Warbird Replicas' started by PTAirco, Jan 7, 2008.
This one is quite new to me:
And me! Bloody nice, though!
As we would say here in Australia, "Bugger, I was going to do that!"
Now I'll have to find something else to design, to be different.
How about a half scale Rotec powered Bearcat?
You think of it and some other buggers done it before.
Bearcat sounds good, what about FW190 with Rotec?
I like it, except the rotex...
I shall watch that one with interest
very sweet apart from the noise.
If anyone is interested I've posted pictures to the Hurricane replica goup.
Here's the link hwich I hope works.
I want to build a 50% Hawker Hurricane with a home built V12. Use the old Gram Lee -11 building method.
I'm currently working on one of Gram Lee N11. Robert is working on a Camel with steel fuselage and with reat of the process the same. I'd be worried about the stress on the wings. They would have to be beefed you considerably.
The wing will take some work to design. I've been looking at what Hawker did with their design to take the loads. They wrapped the spar tubes with sheet to get enough strength, something like that will be called for.
If you go to hurricanerestorations web site there are pictures of the center section which was quite complicated.
? Hurricanes used built up spars, made from rolled, corrugated sections of high strength steel, all riveted, bolted together with many complex joints and with gussets. The spar boom sections varied and some had internal liners. The early versions used a Warren girder bracing between the spars with fabric covering for most of the wing, the later ones had all metal covering.
All very sturdy and from people I have talked to who flew them, the whole airplane was pretty much indestructible in flight. Pilots were much more careful with Spitfire wings.
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