P47 access hatch

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P47 access hatch

Postby richard armstrong » March 17th, 2018, 6:22 pm

need advice

the p47 has no top access for internals

my query

is it possible to cut a top hatch that includes the canopy without messing up the fuse integrity

or would it be better to cut a small side hatch for power switches and air fill

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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby Phil Clark » March 17th, 2018, 7:51 pm

Small hatch Richard......a large upper hatch incorporating canopy will cut through the upper main fuselage longerons, so is to be avoided.

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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby richard armstrong » March 17th, 2018, 9:02 pm

Phil Clark wrote:Small hatch Richard......a large upper hatch incorporating canopy will cut through the upper main fuselage longerons, so is to be avoided.

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thanks phil

small side hatch it is
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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 18th, 2018, 10:43 am

Does it need one? There’s a big hole underneath we’re the wing sits?

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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby richard armstrong » March 18th, 2018, 11:18 am

Alan Cantwell 1131 wrote:Does it need one? There’s a big hole underneath we’re the wing sits?


at present all switch are accessed via the wing removal not the best for shutting the aircraft down.

an airframe with clean lines, a recessed hatch is in order as it has to hide the FRS duel redundancy switch, ign light and switch and air fill
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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 18th, 2018, 9:34 pm

Ah, got it, what you need is a hatch,

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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby Charlie Cox » March 19th, 2018, 6:03 pm

Sliding canopy perhaps.

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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby richard armstrong » March 19th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Charlie Cox wrote:Sliding canopy perhaps.

Charlie



ooo thanks for that

a possibility i will see if it possible depends on how well the canopy is glued down,

but the small hatch is number one on leader board for now
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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby Phil Clark » March 22nd, 2018, 8:56 pm

Something as simple as this is all you need Richard.........small hatch just big enough to access what's inside, hinged with small plastic off-set hinges, held shut with neodym magnets.

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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby richard armstrong » March 22nd, 2018, 9:17 pm

Phill that what i had in mind thanks for the photos

best place to put the hatch?

is that thin ali with a backing
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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby Phil Clark » March 23rd, 2018, 9:29 pm

Lithoplate with a section of the models balsa skin bonded on the back.

Location wise.......get yourself a good P-47 3-view set of drawings & find a convenient sized/located hatch on the forward fuselage........if you're going to add a functional hatch, you may as well put one in a scale location.

......you'll find there are several suitable options on the port side of a P-47!!!

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Re: P47 access hatch

Postby richard armstrong » March 23rd, 2018, 10:03 pm

Phil Clark wrote:Lithoplate with a section of the models balsa skin bonded on the back.

Location wise.......get yourself a good P-47 3-view set of drawings & find a convenient sized/located hatch on the forward fuselage........if you're going to add a functional hatch, you may as well put one in a scale location.

......you'll find there are several suitable options on the port side of a P-47!!!

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