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Robin-42

Spitfire-retractable tailwheel well photo

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Any of you experts have a photo of the interior of the retractable tailwheel well? I have some drawings in my references but they are unclear as to how far the “mudguard” section goes foward. There has to be some open area for the strut to retract. Most of the kits seem to jusy have a solid well. 

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Don't know if this helps but, it looks like the forward end (rounded) ends just in front of where the wheel would pivot up. Mudguard #5

 

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I have the same diagram, the way the cutaway goes through two seperate cutaways makes it hard to follow. It appears to me that there is just enough opening to allow the leg to swing through it’s arc, but a picture would be worth a thousand words!

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There are a couple of photos in the SAM Publications Modellers Datafile on the Griffon-engined Spitfires which might help. I can email them to you if you let me have an address by PM, or maybe somebody can post them on here - I can't.

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A couple of pictures, taken by me a long time ago, partly showing the tailwheel well on the Spit XIV displayed in Brussels.

 

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HTH,

 

Laurent

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4 hours ago, silberpferd said:

A couple of pictures, taken by me a long time ago, partly showing the tailwheel well on the Spit XIV displayed in Brussels.

Perfect! Just what I needed, thanks so much! A picture only a modeler would take....

 

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You know what this means: IPMS judges will get the mirrors out looking for that 1/72 list of tyre pressures!

 

J

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On 10/5/2019 at 3:07 PM, Bedders said:

You know what this means: IPMS judges will get the mirrors out looking for that 1/72 list of tyre pressures!

 

J

I am safe, I never enter contests!

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It's actually a modification incorporation label, not a tyre pressure table 😉

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Here are a couple from my own website, This first one is from a XIV, although a little grainy owing to the shitty gear I had at the time:

 

http://warbirdswalkaround.wixsite.com/warbirds/nh799?lightbox=dataItem-ioi8eliq

 

This one is the tail section of an F.21 undergoing restoration, taken with a 35mm film camera, so not great quality.

 

http://warbirdswalkaround.wixsite.com/warbirds/la198?lightbox=dataItem-ighlu0mo1

 

 

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Thanks, just goes to show how complex something seemingly simple can be!

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On 10/8/2019 at 12:45 PM, Bell209 said:

It's actually a modification incorporation label, not a tyre pressure table 😉

An indicator of the quality of my eyesight, or of my knowledge. Or both.

 

J

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