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#1 Rick K

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

Please help me with feedback on GasPatch turnbuckles.  I’m sure there’s been plenty of discussion.  To my chargrin I have missed any posts on this topic. 
 
I’m planning to plunge into my WNW stash in near future.  
 
I’ve studied GP offerings and I’m kinda clear on turnbuckle selection.  To save me time and angst researching walk around images I’m asking for some feedback. 
 
My questions are for the following a/c: 
 
D7 
Alb 
Dh9 
Snipe
 
I’m aware the turnbuckles on the Camel are concealed.  Does the same go for it’s cousin the Snipe?
 
I see specific Alb turnbuckles. Another question is scale. Are 1:48 turnbuckles better for 1:32 a/c? 
 
Are the guns worth considering?
 
I’m certainly open to scratch building turnbuckles with good coaching or links where to find. 
 
Thanks for your assist.

Edited by Rick K, 23 October 2017 - 05:35 PM.

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#2 wunwinglow

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

The guns are terrific! Hope that helps.....
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

This thread has a discussion on do-it-yourself turnbuckles...

 

http://forum.largesc...ic=70383&page=1



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

I used the G/P turnbuckles and anchor points on my Albie, and DH9a; Radu makes some decent PE turnbuckles which I used on my J.1 I like 'em both.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:32 AM

The guns are superb, I have bought three sets so far. 

The airspeed indicator is a work of art, I have two.

 

Don't know about the turnbuckles - they are more money than I am willing to spend, so just got the Radu PE versions.

 

Gas patch delivery is excellent.

 

I am very impressed with them, overall.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

The anchor points are great.

 

The turnbuckles can look just too big.

 

I'd recommend using the anchor points with bobs buckles. Far cheaper and, to me, looks more realistic.

Bob's  been around over 10 years ,never heard a complaint about his stuff. :thumbsup:


Edited by phantomdriver, 25 October 2017 - 01:36 PM.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:56 PM

Recently purchased a WnW Ships Camel, anyone know which turnbuckles I need and where can I source them in the UK......

Thanks in advance
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:31 PM

Use Bob's Buckles eyelets and tubes: http://www.bobsbuckles.co.uk/

 

You'll need his eyelets anyway, so buy tubes from him and make turnbuckles. Then they will be round, not flat

 

Buy guns from Gaspatch, they are better than the WNW ones

 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:58 PM

While on the subject, can anyone point to what they consider the best way to represent the tensioners/anchor points on RAF flying wires?

 

I thought I had it figured out (attach flat Ezyline to the 'flat tongue' of the Gaspatch part) but was thrown by a similar query on a WWI site which said no, you do it the other way round. Which confused me mightily.

 

Methods/pictures gratefully received. 



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 03:07 AM

I think gaspatch and Bobs Buckles look great, but add a lot of work to a kit. I personally don’t think you NEED them, but if you have the steady hand, patience, and a deep wallet, go for it. On my Snipe, I did not use them. However, I may employ the Bobs Buckes I have in my stash.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 12:48 PM

Thanks guys, I’ll look into to it.........
Phil.

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