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Verville-Packard R-1 Raceplane (WIP)

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Hey everyone, I’ve been working on this for a few days and I’m excited to get it into Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. The Verville-Packard R-1 was the winner of the 1920 Pulitzer Prize, the precursor to the National Air Races.


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    What do you guys think - good enough for $10?

    I'm going back to front with the modeling.

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    The reference for the tailplane above is below; the clearest image of the empennage' remains after the crash of the first prototype. I've noticed some key differences between this aircraft and the one that won the first Pulitzer's Cup in the 1920s.

    Below is an image of the remains of the first precursor aircraft prior to the one I am modeling.



    The second one, which was entered in the 1920 Pulitzer's Cup was made from this one. 

    A significant difference I've noticed between this model and the one that won the Pulley-Cup (?) is that the engine fairing goes all the way up to the leading edge of the wing, and it looks like the upper flying surface is attached to the engine mount in such a way as to have the top of its surface is also installed at the midpoint of the pilot's sight line:



    But the images I have of this aircraft and the '20's Pulitzer winner clearly show the wing being separated, slightly above the pilot's sight line.


    The first photo must have been taken before the second, because of the first reference image I posted in this thread.
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    Took about 3-4 hours tonight and built the cowling. Just a few details left, like the additional air intakes on the front and the little clips that hold the cowling onto the rest of the fuselage. Then it's onto the wings, fuselage and finally cockpit. Gonna try to do some UVing next though just to make my life easier later.

    Wireframe renders have a glitch in them it seems, it looks like some parts of the model are clipping through itself but they're not.



    Bonus image of Capt. Corliss Moseley, flying for the United States Army Air Corps in front of the winning machine after his 1920 circuit. The next year it was won by a civilian; Bert Acosta, flying a Curtiss.


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