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Help with early Mustang. Drain holes?

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Hi gents,

 

I'm currently working on the Revell P-51D-5NA kit and would need your expertise concerning the following detail.

 

This early version of the P-51D still had fabric-covered elevators and rudder. As far as I know, fabric-covered areas usually had drain holes to evacuate humidity trapped inside the surfaces and prevent them from rotting.

 

My question is: did such drain holes exist on the Mustang? Where were they located?

 

Thank you very much for your help.

 

All the best,

Quang

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There are no grommets in the rudder.  Do you still want the print?

 

So no drain holes in the rudder. Thanks Juggernut  :D

 

 

According to that drawing, the holes were 1/8" diameter, so .003 in 1:32 scale. I'm not sure I'd bother, but that's just me.

 

I asked because I remember putting them on my Fly Hurricane. They could have been overscaled but looked good on the Hurri. I'm not so sure about the Mustang. We'll see.

 

Thanks Kevin for your insight.

 

Cheers,

Quang

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