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#1 Derek B

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:15 PM

Hello All,

 

I have nothing to show other than an empty model table at present as there is no 1/32 kit of the 0-1 available. When I have enough reference, I intend to scratch build  an 0-1E. I had sort of finalised on a 19th TASS ship and I was looking at the shark mouth one when Tony T brought my attention to this scheme:

 

cessna-o-1-bird-dog-.jpg

 

So I thought about it and said to myself 'Hmmm, I gotta have me one of those Dawgs with its tongue hanging out!'. So, this will be my 'Dawg':

 

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I am looking for some images of the original aircraft (Iain is trying to help me here). I need all the reference and assistance I can to get this baby built, but it should be fun ;)

 

Derek

 

PS Just for fun with this GB, and to get into the spirit of things, I wonder if we should all have individual call signs? Anyone want allocate one to me? :D


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:23 PM

Derek, I have NO idea on a callsign for you...but you better start laying out some rough shapes or something or were gonna call ya.. " bluff " :rofl:  

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:48 PM

Derek, I have NO idea on a callsign for you...but you better start laying out some rough shapes or something or were gonna call ya.. " bluff " :rofl:  

 Paul

 

lol :) (Too close to 'Buff' for my liking - I'm not that large! lol).

 

Working on the reference materials but have nothing like enough at present to get in the detail that will be all too obvious on a cabin model like this with acres of transparency. The size is manageable though at OAL of 245.268mm and a span of 349.900mm.

 

Derek


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:50 PM

I got a suspicious feeling you're going to come out ok on this one young man!  :) 

 Your friend,

 Paul 


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:33 PM

Hello Derek

I'll follow this with a greatest interest !

The "Bird Dog" is one of my favorite as you know...

All the best :)

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:13 PM

Thank you Raphael - I am right-clicking, saving as and printing like a mad man (or an idiot depending upon your viewpoint  :D).

 

Cheers

 

Derek 


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:03 PM

:hmmm: Hmmm, hadn't realised until now that there were actually at least two Dawgs that were painted identically with dog's teeth and tongue! :o

 

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:43 AM

Dang, look at that dog slobbering all over the side of that plane.... ;) Somebody put a leash that mutt.  :rofl:

 

Nice project buddy, I can't wait to see what you will do with this. I'm hopping someone will produce this kit in our scale because I want 2  :coolio:

 

 


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

Dang, look at that dog slobbering all over the side of that plane.... ;) Somebody put a leash that mutt.  :rofl:

 

Nice project buddy, I can't wait to see what you will do with this. I'm hopping someone will produce this kit in our scale because I want 2  :coolio:

 

Thanks Mike. Well, depending upon how this one works out, you never know... ;)

 

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:17 PM

Count me in ... sure would love to own one. Yup, hoping and praying as the song goes.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:03 PM

Does anyone out there have a copy of the four drawings sheets of the 0-1E Bird Dog drawn by L G Hall from the August 1969 Model Airplane News (MAN) magazine that they can scan or copy for me please?

 

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This is the plan I will used to make my Dawg if I can get all four sheets in a decent resolution (they are perfect for my GB project). I am gathering other useful references and I have the loan of a 1/48 kit and Squadron Signal book for the aircraft (thanks Barry) on its way to me.

 

Any assistance would really help me.

 

Many thanks

 

Derek


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:14 AM

Hello Derek

I bought a copy of these drawings from the IBDA website.

http://www.ibdaweb.com/shop-ibda.html

They are in PDF format, and not in high definition, but very good.

You can try to contact them for other definition/resolution/dimension.

 

or If I can help you, do not hesitate to let me know.

 

raf


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:24 AM

Hi Derek,

 

In fact, this was one of my projects as well...!

 

I've nearly 300 files of TM detailed views, walkaround pictures and RC plans I gathered year after year... I'll send them to you by batches...! This should fill most if not all holes!

 

HTH

 

BR

 

Thierry


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

If you haven't got it already, you'll probably find this link useful as well.

 

http://www.avialogs....f-and-o-1g.html

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:43 AM

  Being that TM 55-1510-202-10 was government printed, it has no copyright for US citizens and has been posted online before without having to pay an access fee:

http://73rdaviationc...0-202-10web.pdf

 

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Saúl García





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