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      Post #67270, posted on 05-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Two C-47/DC-3 modifications I have always wanted to build are the Super Gooney in Capital Airlines colors and the DC-3 on floats.
      I have been looking for those two for a long long time.
      Finally the Airmodel kit is available again and I got one.

      http://www.airmodel.de/product_info.php?info=p138_douglas-c-117---r4d-8.html

      I had no idea what I was getting into but I am going to give it a try anyway using an ESCI donor C-47 since
      I have lots of info on the R4D-8/C-117D/Super DC-3 but I can not find any details
      on the windshield modifications.
      Anyone happen to have detail drawing of the windshield?
      Anyone happen to have an 1/72 AMC set of EDO floats for a C-47/DC-3 for sale or trade?

      Thanks in advance!

      Walter
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      Post #67271, posted on 05-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I you're looking for drawings of it (detailed or accurate or otherwise), you're out of luck. One of the least written about airplanes in history..

      http://www.ginterbooks.com/NAVAL/NF95.htm

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      Post #67272, posted on 05-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      No....you're not out of luck

      http://www.michaelprophet.com/News_articles/imagesDC3/DC3.html

      EDO is located here, now owned by Kenmore.

      Tim Bradley
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      Post #67273, posted on 05-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm afraid he's still very much out of luck. None of those (really god-awful) drawings is of a Super Goon. And they're *god-awful* drawings.

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      Post #67274, posted on 05-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I have the Ginter book, highly recommended.
      Weird enough it only has one small 3-view diagram on it.
      I will have to do with what I have for now, needless to say it should be an entertaining
      modification.
      I will post pics in two years when I am done with the kit! ;)

      Thanks guys!

      Walter

      P.S. Still looking for the EDO floats!!!

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      Post #67275, posted on 05-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Walt--I completed the Airmodel Super 3 model not too long ago. I found the nose section, particularly the cockpit windows totally unusable. I was able to graft an Italeri C-47 nose section onto the Airmodel fuse. It made a major difference. The top of the fuselage on the Airmodel is a little too flat. By grafting on the Italeri section I was able to use it as a guide for correcting the fuselage profile. With a little fine tuning it builds into a nice model.

      When sanding the wing halves, be care to match the airfoil thickness of the outboard panels with the center section airfoil. It is easy to oversand the outboard panels causing a mismatch at the attach angles. Don't ask how I know this!

      I learned a lot building that model which I finished as a Navy C-117. I have another Airmodel conversion that I plan to build as a Capitol Airlines Super-3.

      Happy building,
      Randy

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      Post #67276, posted on 05-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      There is a detailed side-view drawing of the R4D-8 in the Air-Britain DC-3 book.

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      Post #67277, posted on 05-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks guys,
      Randy please do post some pictures, they will be inspirational.
      I do plan to use Red Roo nose on the kit with an ESCI fuselage. I will use the
      Airmodel fuselage plug and the wings engines etc.

      Another question for you all.
      The windshield fairing? Is that just for aerodynamics? I am sure is not to cut power lines!!
      I see that they did a two piece windshield modification, the hardest pictures to find are exactly those of the windshield.
      I just don't know what that fairing thing is for.

      I already sanded the wings, and yes, I know all about over-sanding vac parts. I learned the same way as you did but on a BAC 111 that ended up having the wing cord of an F-28

      Walter
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