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#16 kkarlsen

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:31 PM

Thanks, Yes I'm aware of the fabric covered control surfaces on some of the Lancasters.

Well I just did a little 'digging' on the elevators.

I was puzzled at first, because in several photos the elevators didn't look like fabric to me?

This is a photo of PA474, it was built by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd at its Broughton factory near Chester in 1945,

 

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Then I came upon another link on youtube Called 'Lancaster Elevator Skin Removal'

https://www.youtube....h?v=ERUGMqvCF8s

 

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That did definitely not look like fabric to me....

 

Finally a clou in the description of the elevators in Haynes, Owners Workshop Manual...

 

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I haven't gone any further into the research at this point, it has to be established when exactly 'early production' ends, but I'm guessing, that at least some of the 430 Lancaster Mk X produced in Canada had aluminum covered elevators?

 

Maybe you can help me here Cees?

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:20 PM

The Nanton Lancaster FM159 is a late production MkX delivered right at the end of the war and it has fabric covered Elevators. 

 

 


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:28 PM

Here is a pic I took last summer

 

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:23 PM

'Long time no see'. Time to get this one off the ground, before the 1/32 Lancaster arrives... 

 

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Work commences with the camouflage, not my favourite discipline...


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

Great to see this one resurrected Kent, I'll be following!  Sadly mine's no further on than when you started your build, it needs a complete re-spray which I might just do now that I've got a new airbrush for larger surfaces. :)

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:35 PM

Kent looking fabulous as ever, still want to do a Lanc, will it be 1/32 not sure thinking about the lack of bench time, still may have to 48th also our parent has just put our company up for sale so who knows the future........
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:25 PM

Good to see a big bird on the build.  But in 1/32?? 


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:03 PM

Terrific work Kent!

 

What did you use to cover the outside? Is it just normal kitchen foil or something else? Looks great!

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:39 AM

Terrific work Kent!

 

What did you use to cover the outside? Is it just normal kitchen foil or something else? Looks great!

 

Craig

 

Thanks Craig. This project is most of all a test to see if it is possible to get some life into the large surfaces of the Lanc.I decided to use heavy embossing aluminum foil for this. It can be shaped and even stretched to fit some of the curves. It doesn't wrinkle. And the rivets have been 'embossed' from the inside. 

 

I still don't know how this will turn out, if it was worth the effort. Hopefully I will be able to show the result in the next post?

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:48 AM

Late to this party.  Apologies.  I am surprised to see that this aircraft didn't have a co-pilot.  I like the strong diagonal of the scheme.  Any follow-up on the PBY?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:20 AM

That was my surprise as well dodgem. I was convinced there was  a co-pilot. 


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:34 AM



That was my surprise as well dodgem. I was convinced there was  a co-pilot. 

 

The Flight Engineer, sitting slightly behind and to the pilot's right controlled the throttles and flaps on take-off and usually had some basic form of instruction on flying the plane once airborne in case of emergencies though landing was a different matter altogether.  Later in the war years when there was a surfeit of pilots available, some re-trained as F/Es which must have been comforting to the other crew members!  Here is one such:

 

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Flight Sergeant Max Venton, F/E ME453 (POL-L) of 467 sqdn RAAF.

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:18 PM

Bomb doors getting the aluminium treatment...

 

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The last parts getting salt weathered...

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:26 PM

Late to this party.  Apologies.  I am surprised to see that this aircraft didn't have a co-pilot.  I like the strong diagonal of the scheme.  Any follow-up on the PBY?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

 

Well Mark, I hate to have too many loose ends, so I'm trying to tie some of them up before getting started on new adventures ;-)

Regarding the PBY - I've still not decided 100 % which plane to make, although I have gotten a new very strong candidate...

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

This is the plane I've decided to do:

 

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Text from IWM:  Avro Lancaster B Mark I, PD337 'JO-V', of No. 463 Squadron RAAF, preparing for take off from Waddington, Lincolnshire, on a daylight operation. PD337 was specially converted for filming Bomber Command operations, being fitted with a number of camera positions and used by cameramen of the Royal Air Force Film and Photographic Unit. It was later transferred to No. 5 Group Film Unit.

 

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Text AWM: Lincolnshire, England. 1945-03-16. 424082 Pilot Officer Robert Arthur Buckland, RAAF, with his movie camera at a cut-away hatchway of one of the specially adapted Lancaster aircraft of No. 463 Squadron RAAF, based at RAF Station Waddington, used both for bombing and cinematography. Buckland is one of eight who fly from English bases in Australian Lancaster aircraft of RAF Bomber Command to make film records of heavy bomber attacks for the RAF Film Production Unit. The film Buckland and his fellow cameramen produce is seen in newsreels exhibited throughout the world.

 

This Lancaster (PD337/JO-V) was later used by the No 5 Group Film Unit, and it filmed many of No 617
Sqn’s operations in late 1944 and early 1945, including the attacks on the Tirpitz
(No 617 'Dambuster' Sqd - Osprey  Aviation Elite Units)

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