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#31 Gazzas

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:53 AM

Quang,

   Some very nice detail work and some great knowledge sharing. 

 

Love it!

 

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:37 AM

Thank you guys. Glad I could help.

The pouch was made from tin foil coming from a wine bottle.
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As for the gizmo on the fuel tank, I don’t know what it is but here’s a photo. Anyway you’ll barely see it once the fuselage’s closed.
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All the best,
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 01:10 AM

Gizmo :   I1ap0ll.jpg


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:15 AM

Nice info, Mike.

 

But I think what Chris had in mind is this:

Txt_Gizmo.png

 

There's a location hole on the kit but no part to fill it.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:04 PM

Ah, arrows always help :)


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:15 PM

That's a vent.  The piping is indicative of a later block P-51D.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:27 PM

That's a vent.  The piping is indicative of a later block P-51D.

 

 

Thank you for the clarification. Does that mean that earlier block P-51D didn't have the piping?


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:35 PM

Gizmo :   I1ap0ll.jpg


Mike, did the pilots time the use of their drop tanks when selected, or did the drop tanks feed fuel into the main tanks? Am unfamiliar with the P-51 system... or, were the drop tanks a direct feed system?
Cheers
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 11:13 PM

Thank you for the clarification. Does that mean that earlier block P-51D didn't have the piping?

No, it means that the piping went only aft.  The forward portion (small diameter tubing) wasn't there in earlier aircraft.  Below is a snip from the P-51D/K IPC. You see the vent pipe (item 33) and the two tubing connections.  The forward tube was added on later block P-51D's (I didn't read far enough to determine the serial number break for early vs. late) but the P-51D-5 would definitely have the early version of the vent.

 

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Edited by Juggernut, 02 May 2018 - 11:22 PM.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

Thank you for the info.

 

It's much easier to reproduce something when you understand what it's for.

This is my take. Too late to go back  :shrug:

 

Txt_my_gizmo.jpg


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:56 PM

Mike, did the pilots time the use of their drop tanks when selected, or did the drop tanks feed fuel into the main tanks? Am unfamiliar with the P-51 system... or, were the drop tanks a direct feed system?
Cheers
Alan

 

Yep, all 5 tanks were independent feed. Earlier a/c (again, no specific

cutoff date) had a fuel vapor return that lead to the left wing tank. Later,

they moved it to the fuselage tank (probably that pipe Juggernaut was

pointing out.) The pilot would find out which by asking his crew chief.

The tank that received the vapor would need to be used first so there

was room in the tank for the vapor overflow.

 

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hth


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 12:20 AM

Thanks for info Mike!
Cheers
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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:18 PM

I'm guessing the vapor overflow vent was moved to the

fuselage tank because pilots liked to use the fuselage tank

first as it affected the balance of the a/c.

 

:shrug: ?


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 10:34 PM

Taken from the P-51D/K, Mustang IV Erection & Maintenance Manual: P-51D fuel system in case anyone's interested. :hmmm:

 

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:30 PM

A single drawing is worth a thousand words. Thanks Juggy!
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