Re: Airco DH9 question

Hirohisa Ozaki (ozaki@miln.mei.co.jp)
Mon, 30 Oct 95 10:23:01 JST

"Matt" == Matt Bittner <wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu> writes:

>> Where do I fit radiator(included kit), water reserve tank and pipes(not
>> included, and I don't know how to make it) at fuserage?
Matt> Although I shouldn't - I'm operating from memory here. Wasn't the
Matt> radiator underneath the nose? About mid-way between the front of the
Matt> fuselage and the forward portion of the undercarriage? Or was it
Matt> directly in line with the undercarriage? Wasn't it "retractable" as
Matt> well - moveable in and out of the fuselage depending on how much
Matt> "radiation" was needed?

Hmmmm... Matt, I did not know that DH9's radiator is moveable.

I got DH9's image from online-archive, but it is sideview too:-(
You said it, I found radiator at underneath the nose.
I thought it is oil-cooler in there. But it is incorrect, it is radiator.
It is written very small in sideview of Bluerider's instruction, so I thought
it is oil-cooler as like Hawker Fury's.

Matt> Pulling up my database, I see the following Windsock references:
Matt> Vol 3 No 3, Vol 3 No 4, Vol 5 No 1, Vol 8 No 2 (which contains the
Matt> actual review as done by Rimmel) and Vol 10 No 4 (which also contains
Matt> a review of the re-release).

Thank you looking for. I will purchase Windsock Vol 8 No 2.

Matt> Scale Models had a few instances of DH9's, but not any dealing
Matt> specific with the Blue Rider conversion. Dec 1989 and - more
Matt> importantly - Oct 1975. The Oct 1975 issue actually has someone
Matt> converting an Airfix DH4 into a DH9, basically from "scratch" (versus
Matt> using a conversion "kit").

I remenber most inportant question.
I read in any books that DH4 and DH9 had window in root of starboard under
wing.
Is there through hole or transparent panel? And what shape is it?

Suggestion?

Regards, Hiro.

--Hirohisa ozaki