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MrBlueSky1960
01-26-2008, 10:01 AM
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Another P9 released into the virtual skies...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BGoldingWhirlwind.jpg

Jagdgeschwader2
01-26-2008, 10:48 AM
Nice! In the world of plastic model kit builders we have also longed for the Whirlwind in 1/32 scale. This guy took matters into his own hands. Thought it might interest you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=6996&hl=whirlwind


http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader245.jpg

leitmotiv
01-26-2008, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by MrBlueSky1960:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Another P9 released into the virtual skies...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BGoldingWhirlwind.jpg

I have X-PLANE---have you tried this?

leitmotiv
01-26-2008, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
Nice! In the world of plastic model kit builders we have also longed for the Whirlwind in 1/32 scale. This guy took matters into his own hands. Thought it might interest you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=6996&hl=whirlwind


http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader245.jpg

That will be an incredible model.

Viper2005_
01-26-2008, 12:44 PM
Very nice.

The L/D with flaps even partially lowered seems scarily low (~2).

I was seeing 1100 bhp per engine in data out, which seems rather a lot.

Props appear not to be handed.

There appears to be no exhaust thrust modelling. This can have a significant impact upon the L/D required to obtain the book level speed performance at the top right hand corner of the envelope, since exhaust thrust for ejectors in lbf was typically around 1/10th of the horsepower generated.

Aerofoils only appear to have been produced for one Reynolds number. Reynolds number effects can be quite significant, so the model would probably benefit from their inclusion. This especially applies to props due to their short chords and wide operating speed range.

leitmotiv
01-26-2008, 01:38 PM
Translation!

major_setback
01-26-2008, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
Nice! In the world of plastic model kit builders we have also longed for the Whirlwind in 1/32 scale. This guy took matters into his own hands. Thought it might interest you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=6996&hl=whirlwind


http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader245.jpg

That will be an incredible model. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Will be? You might have missed that the model is finished on the last page of the thread.

Thanks Jagd...2 for the link to the thread, and it's a nice site too.

leitmotiv
01-26-2008, 03:16 PM
Tasty.

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=6996&hl=whirlwind&st=270

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s261/G6AS/post-562-1191474095.jpg

but even tastier:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s261/G6AS/katewinsletREX_468x759.jpg

leitmotiv
01-26-2008, 03:37 PM
I defer to MrBlueSky's greater expertise---it looks to me like the plastic/balsa modeler made a rum go of the sublime snout of the supremely graceful WW.

http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/england/west_whirlwind.jpg

BillyTheKid_22
01-26-2008, 04:08 PM
Howdy!! leitmotiv, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


http://kits.kitreview.com/images/ca463_cover.jpg

leitmotiv
01-26-2008, 04:32 PM
Howdy, Billy!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6e/Flag_of_Oklahoma.svg/675px-Flag_of_Oklahoma.svg.png

ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-26-2008, 09:57 PM
More info here...

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=4468

bradleygolding
01-29-2008, 01:32 AM
OK, Whirlwind fans, I now have perfect performance at 15000', but have no info about sea level top speed or climb from sea level to.......?

So Stu if you are reading this or anyone else, is this information available?

All the best

Steve

MrBlueSky1960
01-29-2008, 02:49 AM
Originally posted by bradleygolding:
OK, Whirlwind fans, I now have perfect performance at 15000', but have no info about sea level top speed or climb from sea level to.......?

So Stu if you are reading this or anyone else, is this information available?

All the best

Steve

Hi Steve, I will sort it out this evening for you. She looks the part all right, nice and slim with her bumps all in the right places, cunninly carrying underlying hints of tarty'ness under her high tail... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Seriously though, she's a good looking girl... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Stu.

Mercanario
01-29-2008, 03:09 AM
how does xplane compare to fs9 or fsx?

bradleygolding
01-29-2008, 03:10 AM
Thanks Stu.

Steve

bradleygolding
01-29-2008, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Mercanario:
how does xplane compare to fs9 or fsx?

If you want combat, forget it. For the feeling and behavior of really flying then there is nothing better for your home PC, Mac, or Linux box.

X-Plane 9 will go way beyond what MS can offer.

Steve

leitmotiv
01-29-2008, 07:19 AM
Yes, definitely, but the flying is all you get. The only WWII aircraft I found with a reasonably authentic and detailed 3D cockpit was the Wirraway. No denying the flying experience is good. I wouldn't knock the Shockwave FSX models, and their FMs for BOBII. So much in X-PLANE depends on the rigor of the model maker. The X-PLANE Lancaster I tried lifted off the runway in about 200 yards without flaps, ha ha.

leitmotiv
01-29-2008, 03:41 PM
X-PLANE's secret (so true).

http://www.x-plane.com/weapon.html

MrBlueSky1960
01-29-2008, 04:02 PM
There you go Steve, let me know which one you want and I'll get it scanned... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-06.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-07.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-08.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-08a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/AAEE-Trial-Report-08b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/Peregrine-A-P-1761A-00.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/Peregrine-A-P-1761A-01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/Peregrine-A-P-1761A-02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/Peregrine-A-P-1761A-03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/BoB%20Whirlwind%20P9%20Project/Peregrine-A-P-1761A-04.jpg

bradleygolding
01-30-2008, 01:08 AM
Hi Stu,

I think for now the first one would do, 'Basic and Performance Handling Trials' on Whirlwind L6845. Just to get us started.

Thanks

Steve