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1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

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

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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.
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Fairing DWG
Fairing DWG
Fairing wooden form
Fairing wooden form
Plaster mold
Plaster mold
Painting mold release agent
Painting mold release agent
Glass cloth lay up
Glass cloth lay up
Release from the mold
Release from the mold
Fit check
Fit check
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Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

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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
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WW2 Japanese Military Glider001.jpg
WW2 Japanese Military Glider002.jpg
WW2 Japanese Military Glider003.jpg
WW2 Japanese Military Glider004.jpg
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norm
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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.
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Instrument Panel DWG
Instrument Panel DWG
Instruments Panel Plan.png (10.36 KiB) Viewed 666 times
Instrument Cases
Instrument Cases
Instruments Faces DWG
Instruments Faces DWG
FWD Panel completed
FWD Panel completed
Panels installed
Panels installed
FWD panel detail
FWD panel detail
AFT panel detail
AFT panel detail
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norm
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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.
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tip parts
tip parts
Parts assembled & sanded
Parts assembled & sanded
Wing tips completed
Wing tips completed
Tip DWG
Tip DWG
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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.
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Canopy DWG
Canopy DWG
Front frame DWG
Front frame DWG
AFT canopy Plan.png
Rear frame DWG
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Frame parts
Frame parts
Front frame assembling
Front frame assembling
Rear frame assembling with a jig
Rear frame assembling with a jig
Frame fit check
Frame fit check
Frame with hinges, side bar and lock mechanism
Frame with hinges, side bar and lock mechanism
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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.
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Motor & battery
Motor & battery
ESC
ESC
Receiver
Receiver
Main S/W & power line
Main S/W & power line
Installation completed
Installation completed
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Re: 1/3 scale Japanese vintage glider Mita type 3

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

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

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Could they be little nylon snap catches that you have on haversacks and the like?

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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
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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:

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