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Help with UH-34D Landing Gear Measurements

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Help with UH-34D Landing Gear Measurements
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:17 PM

I am planning on converting the 1/32 Fly Model Wessex to a USMC UH-34D.  The Wessex landing gear is different, basically a J model, single horizontal strut on each side that goes into the side of the fuselage.  The D model used wishbone-style horizontal struts that mounted under the fuselage.  

What I need is the measurements of the wishbone strut in either the Italeri, Revell, or Gallery Models 1/48 UH-34D kits.  

Below is from the Gallery Model kit and shows what I am talking about. I have circled the wishbone horizontal strut.  I have also labeled the measurements I need:  A - one side horizontal strut, B - other side horizontal strut, C - horizontal cross brace, and D - vertical strut.  Any help will be appreciated and thanks in advance.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:13 PM

I only have a couple of the Italeri 1/72 UH-34s. I also have a couple of books that might have drawings.

Would that be of any help?

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:46 PM

Thanks.  If the books/drawings have measurements, then yes.  I could probably translate the measurements from 1/72 if I had to as well.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:17 PM

Hello Gino,

 

Here's an update.

My kits are a HobbyBoss UH-34A and a Italeri UH-34D. Both have the bent leg single lower strut.

Reading through Lundh "H-34 An Illustrated History", the V leg came in at about airframe number 148###. There were D's with either/ or.

So I suppose if you know the aircraft you are modeling, that would help.

 

Bill

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:15 PM

I have the Revell 1/48 UH-34D kit. The lower strut measurements are as follows:

A:26mm, not counting attachment stubs or wheel axle

B:26mm, not counting attachment stubs or wheel axle

C:15mm, inner edge to inner edge

D:40.5mm

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:19 AM

Thanks Stik.  That is exactly what I need.

 

GMorrison

Reading through Lundh "H-34 An Illustrated History", the V leg came in at about airframe number 148###. There were D's with either/ or.

So I suppose if you know the aircraft you are modeling, that would help.

Thanks Bill.  Yup, the one I plan on modeling is YN19, airframe 150570, so it has the V leg struts.  It is the one on display at the USMC Museum at Quantico.

It has a long history of service and was saved from the chopping block as well.  You can read its story here: https://www.freedomsflyingmemorial.org/AircraftHistory.htm

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:51 AM

You’re welcome. I look forward to this project of yours.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:54 PM

Thanks, but it will be a while before I get to this one.  

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