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#16 MARU5137

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:11 PM

De Havilland DH60 Cirrus Moth pictures and photos
http://www.johnjohn....photo_dh60.html
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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:12 PM

The Honorable Dame Mary Bailey CBE Archives - This Day in Aviation
https://www.thisdayi...ary-bailey-cbe/
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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:16 PM

The Honorable Dame Mary Bailey CBE Archives - This Day in Aviation
https://www.thisdayi...ary-bailey-cbe/

 

 

Now, that's interesting, I wasn't aware of that. It explains this colour scheme:

 

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I'm guessing this 'plane is silver and blue. It's attractive because it has much less lettering. The engine cowling is simpler too

 

Richard


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:12 PM

I say, this is jolly fun!:

 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:50 PM

:) yep!

Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:23 PM

I'm getting frustrated at not being able to model, so I got a local company to sort my hand out

 

I say a company, it's more like one man and his dog. They have a nice A35 van

 

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Richard


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:35 PM

I finally got my hand back  - temporarily - on Wednesday. The physiotherapist is allowing me to take my splint off and use my hand carefully during the day

 

So I have managed to cut and rough out the balsa cores for the wings. Now my hand is tired so I'm not going to sand them to thickness today

 

Pictures tomorrow, perhaps

 

Richard


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:04 AM

Nice to hear the good news about your hand. This project is really interesting and I am happy to see it progressing!

 

Regards,

 

Alain 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:34 AM

Right, this morning I shaped the balsa cores for the wings, and here they are:

 

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When the balsa is thinned to nearly nothing at the edges, they often go ragged like that. As they are sandwiched between the styrene skins, it doesn't matter. They are being sealed with acrylic varnish of some sort as we speak

 

Richard


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

Great to see this one moving on Richard - how’s the hand?

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:01 PM

Great to see this one moving on Richard - how’s the hand?

 

Torben

 

Today, pretty good. The scar is quite tight, that will improve, and it isn't easy to hold my hand flat to use a ruler

 

Otherwise doing stuff is good physiotherapy as long as I'm careful.

 

Richard


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:18 PM

While the balsa hardens off, on with the fuselage:

 

Top is two strips of 0.010" tacked together with a tiny drop of glue each end. Bottom is the drawing I'm using scaled up to 1:32:

 

Fuselage-1.JPG

 

I only need this bit:

 

Fuselage-2.JPG

 

taped to the styrene:

 

Fuselage-3.JPG

 

so I can cut around the edges:

 

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which gives me the two fuselage sides. I was going to take more pictures of the next step, I got carried away

 

The longerons are 0.040" square, the rest are 0.030" square apart from the two blocks:

 

Fuselage-5.JPG

 

There's a stiffener for a step at the front, it's only on the starboard side. I didn't check first, yet somehow I go it right. I'm a bit confused by this, Murphy's law should really have applied here...

 

That's about it for the sides, and that's as much as my hand wants to do for now

 

Richard


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

Geoffrey DeHavilland did a neat job designing this aeroplane. The seats, joysticks and rudder bars all attach to this neat plywood box that sits in the bottom of the fuselage:

 

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Not a great picture, white styrene is hard to photograph

 

I should have listened to myself yesterday. I had a go at fitting the balsa core to the upper wing, got it in the wrong place and destroyed the core trying to remove it. I'll make another. Fortunately I saved the wing skin

 

Richard


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 02:36 AM

Richard

Good news that you are healing and can model during the day.

Enjoying your project and amazed by the skills required to do this type of detsailed work

Keep 'em comin

Peter


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:41 PM

Great work, Richard!  Are you thinking of using anything from the Matchbox Tiger Moth, or will this be 100% scratch?

Alain






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