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Arado Ar 234 B-2 - Fernaufklärer (Finished)

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3 hours ago, Thomas Lund said:

Impressive work - as always :-)

 

And congrats on the Catalina win at AROS. Unfortunately I was in China, so I couldn't attend

 

Thank you Thomas, you were missed at AROS...

 

Cheers: Kent

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So, finally time for an update. The last week I've been working on the engines...

 

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Fly front with hatches opened, Trumpeter engine assembled and some scratched parts for the opened left engine.

 

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Fitting the engine to the nacelle.

 

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So this is were all the time went: Plumbing of the Jumo 004 engines.

I have been trying to follow the wonderful 'Plumbing Guide' made by Chris Wimmer (thanks Chris)

https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=2336

 

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Still some tubes to connect and some wiring, but it's getting there...

 

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So far, so good...

 

Cheers: Kent

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Outstanding work Kent, just wanted to ask if the Jumo 004 turbine engines used on the Arado 234s had the Riedel starters too like the Me-262? If so, have you added the exhaust stubs at the sides of the front bullet fairings that covers the Riedel starters?

Cheers

Alan

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10 hours ago, alaninaustria said:

Outstanding work Kent, just wanted to ask if the Jumo 004 turbine engines used on the Arado 234s had the Riedel starters too like the Me-262? If so, have you added the exhaust stubs at the sides of the front bullet fairings that covers the Riedel starters?

Cheers

Alan

 

I really don't know Alan, maybe someone could help here?

 

Cheers: Kent

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Hi Kent, I had a look at my photos from the Udvar Hazy Museum - the Jumos have the two holes and short stubby (two-stroke) exhausts for the Riedel Starter motors in each engine (located at the very front of the air intake bullet fairing). The pull-handles are also there - for the manual hand starting of the Riedel starter motors. If you’ve come this far with such beautiful detailing of the engines, it wouldn’t be too much more work to add the exhausts for the Riedels? 

Beautiful work as always mate!

Cheers

Alan

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Hi, again, while doing the last detailing of the engines I came across the only difference I've noticed on the Jumo 004 installation of the Arado 234 vs Me 262.

 

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In these photos (the only ones I've seen of an Arado Jumo) The exhaust/air intake from what I believe is the generator (Chris Wimmer) is different...

 

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A corresponding picture of the outside cowling of the Arado, I think this intake is for the generator.

 

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The kit has this intake on top of the cowling, so I made a new tube from the generator to fit h´the intake...

 

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Cheers: Kent

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