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Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 10 Dec 2019, 05:46
by norm
Making the Wing-Body Fairing
Taking same process with the nose cowl, I made the wing-body FRP fairing. This is much easier than the cowl because of its simple shape.

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 11 Dec 2019, 03:05
by norm
Cliff, sorry I made a misunderstanding. The article is titled "Unknown story of The 96 Attacker Unit" so I had regarded it does not deal with any glider. The article deals with former Japanese Navy's 96 attacker and states that the military transport glider Ku8-2 was towed by her. Although total pages are 8, only first half 4 pages deal with the glider, I scann and send 4 pages.
If you have any question or need my help, don't hesitate to ask me.

Following sites also deal with the Ku8-2.
http://military.sakura.ne.jp/ac/ku8.htm
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%9B%9B ... 1%E6%A9%9F
http://www.topsid.com/index.php?war=jap ... saiku-8-ii
http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/K/u/Ku-8_Gander.htm

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 11 Dec 2019, 04:10
by norm
Making the instruments panel
The instruments panel was made of 1.6mm thick plywood and the instruments cases are milled from aluminum bar. Instrument faces are drawn by CAD and printed on a photo quality paper.

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 13 Dec 2019, 02:10
by norm
Making the wing tips
The Mita has wing tips with a small wheel each side. I made them with various thickness balsa sheets and miniature wheels.

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 14 Dec 2019, 12:07
by norm
Canopy frame
The Mita's canopy is composed from two parts, front canopy and rear canopy. I made its frames with powlonia bar and plywood plate. The model canopy front frame has two hinges for openning/closing, a side bar and a lock mechanism. These are simulated those the real Mita has.

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 11:22
by norm
Electrical Equipments Installation
Electrical equipments such as motor, ESC, receiver and its battery, S/W and power line were installed. I payed maximum attention they are not seen from outside but the power line could not be hidden.

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 14:50
by StephenB
Cliff Evans wrote:
16 Dec 2019, 11:24
Very nice Norm. How did you make the belt buckles?
Yes, I was wondering that too .............

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 17:33
by RobbieB
Could they be little nylon snap catches that you have on haversacks and the like?

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 17 Dec 2019, 00:38
by norm
Cliff, StephenB and RobbieB, The belt buckles were bought from a handicraft shop. Yes, they are little plastic snaps you may find on harversacks as RobbieB guess. I have been asked about them by StephenB and answered on 06 Dec 2019, 09:39 on page 6. Sorry my english is not good and could not explain well. Norm

Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

Posted: 17 Dec 2019, 10:16
by RobbieB
norm wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 00:38
........'I have been asked about them by StephenB and answered on 06 Dec 2019, 09:39 on page 6......'
We all need to pay a bit more attention me thinks :lol: