View Full Version : Ki-61 Access Covers

05-16-2005, 07:23 AM
Hi all;

I'm trying my hand at skinning, one part of which is to show the stains from leaks and overfills that might occur.

Referring to the pictures below, can any of you tell me what is behind these various access covers or if they were fluid fill points?






05-16-2005, 10:33 AM
Sorry, I cannot translate Japanese, but those are some really fine technical drawings of my favorite plane.



05-16-2005, 10:44 AM
hehe...now your favorite plane....what was it last month http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif....I love it too, 109E4 my favorite from the 109 series by far, this much better....

However, back to the point...Common sense says a lot. Large door behind the cockpit I believe is oxygen.....Obviously over the guns acess for them. In the plan view or top view all I think I would need would be fuel and hydraulic fluid "fill" points.....Bottom view the biggie..

What I want to show are fuel/oil/coolant/hydraulic fliud "seepage"...Oil and coolant easy enouch to guess....Fuel fill on top not.....More so, access to hydraulic lines and actuators. I intend to show seepage and accumulation from things such as Gear (easy and done) but not sure where pumps and resivoirs would be....

Actually if it would not take me 10 years I'd like to translate it....The guy who works for my husband who can simply telling me to "get a life" and quit pestering him....OBVIOUSLY he needs to get his priorities straight http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

05-16-2005, 05:35 PM
This oughta help.

I have tons of this stuff and it took a little time to find it but here it is.


Good luck on the skinning project.


05-16-2005, 05:56 PM
Actually last month it was the Ki61 as well.

The P40 has always been at the top of my list, but the Ki61 was always near the top, long before I ever heard of a thing called a PC. I built a 1/72 scale model of one long ago when I was young. I still have it.

Being able to "fly" one has pushed me over the edge.

We'll see what happens when the Ki100 shows it's cooling fins...


05-16-2005, 06:10 PM
We'll see what happens when the Ki100 shows it's cooling fins...

lets hope its not a victim of its own success.

we ALL know it cant POSSIBLY be better than the big allied three...

I can hear the Royal Whineharmonic Orchestra tuning up as we post...


05-16-2005, 09:49 PM
Actually the most strident whining seems to be done by the Amerihaters who, judging from their actions/statements have rather large chips on their shoulders. Guys who make prepubescent like remarks like, (and I quote)

"I fly the Ki84 as a rule whenever its on a map.

And i derive great, great joy at jamming that plane up the **** of anyone on the map that would complain about it."

Guys like like you EnGaurde http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

05-16-2005, 11:19 PM
Thanks Waldo, still though it's leaving me high and dry as I'd like to see the wing tanks, also hydraulics, and even fill tubes to confirm.

Want to show seepage where it would be, also shine where dirt would have been rubbed off from consistant access...

Guess I'll keep looking but a great pic I'll hold onto http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

05-17-2005, 05:32 AM
All your Amerihaters are belong to us!

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05-17-2005, 09:34 AM
C'mon you experts!! Chime in!....

05-17-2005, 11:38 AM
I was going to suggest J-aircraft.com, but it appears you have already posted. Anyone have the Maru mechanic for the Tony?

Good Luck!

05-17-2005, 06:51 PM
LEBillfish check PM's please.

05-17-2005, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
LEBillfish check PM's please.

Responded......Thanks bunches hon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

05-18-2005, 07:32 AM

05-18-2005, 06:05 PM
OT i know lebillfish but your avatar and sig look alike - you the model for both?

05-18-2005, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
All your Amerihaters are belong to us!

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Yup, in my chubby Wildcat I Pwn Zekes!

05-18-2005, 08:12 PM

05-18-2005, 10:11 PM
amazing - simply amazing - didn't think Ghia made 'em that perfect, now to hide the jpgs from the kid... sigh! promise i'll never bring it up again, but thanks for the answer

05-19-2005, 02:48 AM
Yup, in my chubby Wildcat I Pwn Zekes!

There was a bunch of server messages on Z vs W a while ago that went like:

Welcome ZeroSlayer (or some such name)from blah blah.

A few moments later - ZeroSlayer: Time to get me some meatballs!

Two minutes later -

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05-23-2005, 10:36 AM
as far as the drawings and what I know, a venturi would indicate either a backup system for or the absence of a vacum pump to drive the vacum driven insturments.
I dont believe dry pumps were invented at the time.
Wet pumps are known for reliablity so my personal guess is the venturi would not be a backup system and that if they primarily appear on late model tonys the simple design of the venturi was chosen to preserve war materials or simplify manufacture.

a wet pump is engine driven and uses a small amount of engine oil for lubrication. on aircraft without an air/oil seperator (aircraft of this vintage) the oil is not returned to the engine and is simply allowed to leak out of a drain under the fuselage.

06-11-2005, 08:59 AM
Bump.........would really like to get the pictures at top translated as well as a couple others......