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    Ok

    The reason I ask is that there are both ally and axis planes that use turobosuperchargers and such that would make the air file so much more realistic. Just j hope we can do that and I would love to go back to some of the planes I made and make all that work..... The absence of the turbosupercharger is the main reason I stopped making the P47 N. I have the entire exterior model done, but lost interest since I could not model the airfile correctly.....

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    Looking great Joost, a proper P-47 being so long overdo...
    So, question: what is that box (#7) w/ the 200 to 400 selectable increments and the 'phones' jack?
    (Mostly mentioning it 'cause I thought the paint, prolly 'wrinkle' paint, came out just fine.)
    Of course it'll be bump-mapped...

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    Quote Originally Posted by popsaka View Post
    ... So, question: what is that box (#7) w/ the 200 to 400 selectable increments and the 'phones' jack?
    (Mostly mentioning it 'cause I thought the paint, prolly 'wrinkle' paint, came out just fine.)
    Of course it'll be bump-mapped...
    This one? (See below)
    It's a BC-1206 Detrola beam receiver, a navigation aid. See for example https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/detrol...model_438.html, or https://aeroantique.com/products/bc-...=6452198965278 (model with a different face plate and tuner). Although most often removed for combat flights, it is mentioned in the P-47 manuals. And yes, the model has bump-mapped screws, face plate and wrinkle paint! (Is that what it is called? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by NachtPiloten View Post
    The reason I ask is that there are both ally and axis planes that use turobosuperchargers and such that would make the air file so much more realistic. Just j hope we can do that and I would love to go back to some of the planes I made and make all that work..... The absence of the turbosupercharger is the main reason I stopped making the P47 N. I have the entire exterior model done, but lost interest since I could not model the airfile correctly.....
    I understand!
    But still, a less-than-100%-realistic P-47N model is better than no -N model at all! Look at the developments made in the past years. Maybe someday a very clever person will find a way to model the turbosupercharger. I hope you will reconsider and finish your model.

    Anway, as I promised earlier, when I have finished the VC (modeling, mapping and painting), I'll send it over to you.

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    A little work on the wheelwell and landing gear:
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    Coming along nicely. Thanks for the update on the Jug .

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    Very cool, Joost!
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    Keep it coming!

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    Figuring out the geometry of the flap deployment:
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    This is going to be one hell of a model Joost!
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    Keep it coming!

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    One of the recurring issues we deal with when delivering modern aircraft is re-rigging the flaps to eliminate a rub condition discovered during the acceptance flights. Getting a uniform tight fit between the flap and the wing without making contact when it deploys appears to be more of an art than a science. Unlike our 3D models, real aircraft tend to bend and twist when you fly them for the first time.
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    Looking really good. Keep up the great work !

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    oh my... great detail

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    Great stuff Joost.

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    (Thanks )

    A short question regarding reading blueprints: Does anyone know what the abbreviation "RRL" means?
    It has to do with reference lines, like "JRL" being "Jig Reference Line" and "WL" being "Water Line". So the last two letters probably are "Reference Line" but what could the first "R" possibly stand for? This particular line can be found forward of Spar#3 (but is not Spar#1, the main spar, or Spar#2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    (Thanks )

    A short question regarding reading blueprints: Does anyone know what the abbreviation "RRL" means?
    It has to do with reference lines, like "JRL" being "Jig Reference Line" and "WL" being "Water Line". So the last two letters probably are "Reference Line" but what could the first "R" possibly stand for? This particular line can be found forward of Spar#3 (but is not Spar#1, the main spar, or Spar#2).
    Rudder Reference Line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swpierce View Post
    Rudder Reference Line?
    Thanks, good try!
    But considering the location and orientation of the line (forward of the trailing edge and probably perpendicular to the fuselage) it seems unlikely. The trouble is that the line itself isn't shown on the blueprint. It is referenced to as being x inches forward of a certain point near the trailing edge of the wing... (actually, it's the other way around, of course: the point I am trying to locate is x inches aft the "RRL". But to find and place parts correctly I need to know what "RRL" means). If anyone wants to have a look, I could upload the drawing or PM it...

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    Since it's defined as an offset from a known feature I'd guess Relative Reference Line.

    The other option is a Radius Reference Line related to the trailing edge Ellipse Curve.
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    The only person I can think of who might know is Bomber_12th whose knowledge of blueprints is much better than mine. Drop him a PM.
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    Thanks to both of you, guys!

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