dhorn
Apr 5, 2017

C-49 (DC3 in C-47 markings)

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This build is for the CAF in Tulsa and will represent the plane today, not what she looked like in WWII. First off, it is a C-49 which is a DC3 that was pushed into service by the war department. There are not many differences between a DC3 and C-47. The biggest difference is the DC3 is powered by Wright radial engine (single row 9 cylinder engines) instead of Pratt & Whitney double row, 14 cylinder engine. This requires the engine nacelles to be shortened by factor of one bank of cylinders (0.10" in scale) and removal of the star shot dome on the roof just behind the cockpit. There are a few slight changes but other than that, it is basically a C-47.

 

The real plane

 

The kit, shortened nacelle

 

Interior lacking internal ribs

 

 

Custom decals on

 

 

 

Peter Zalesak
Apr 5, 2017

Lovely. Were the custom decals printed on decal paper on a home printer?

dhorn
Apr 5, 2017

I cant say online who printed them but it was not me....and not locally printed

 

greg.kittinger
Apr 6, 2017

She's looking really good! Love the rib work, and I hope the door stays open so it'll actually be seen! I ended up doing some similar rib work on my SBD since the rear canopy was going to be open, and man, that is tedious! You did a spectacular job.

Paul Wilsford
Apr 14, 2017

That is really good,Dave.

dhorn
Apr 21, 2017Edited: Apr 21, 2017

 

Greg, that is the plan to leave the doors open

 

dhorn
Apr 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

Peter Zalesak
Apr 30, 2017

Which kit is this ... the 1/48 Monogram?

dhorn
Apr 30, 2017

1/48 trumpeter

greg.kittinger
May 1, 2017

Nice work on the engines - did you add the wiring?

dhorn
May 2, 2017

Yes, added wiring, copper wire

dhorn
May 3, 2017

Bringing it to tonight's meeting

dhorn
May 14, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

greg.kittinger
May 15, 2017

Great looking model Dave! Well done.

 

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