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LOCKHEED P-38J “LIGHTNING”. A giant 1/4 scale scratch built model

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Old 10-06-2018, 07:08 AM
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On the lateral surface of each fuselage, the interior walls of each radiator are formed in a 2 mm balsa sandwich and fiber.glass

These walls will serve to fit the parts of said fairings and glue them permanently.

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Great progress, looking good!
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About the canopy, I opted for an anchoring technique similar to the one I used in my Stuka (
- maiden flight) (
- flying and dropped bomb). It is completely removable and without fixing screws.


Made in a single piece of fiberglass from mold on a carved wooden plug, it is attached to a frame that fits by bayonets in the seat of the nacelle



Assembly of wooden samba parts




Plug carved and sanded



Plug ready to be used

It has two front dowells and a hidden rear bolt that is operated with the handle that maneuvers the ladder of the real plane



Canopy and mold to be made. Note the alu dowells at the front



Frame that fits with four wooden bayonets

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