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Beaufighter 252 Squadron 1942

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Bill

Brilliant progress . beautiful work

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Now to the part I've been dreading... the exhaust system. My AM engines came with cast collector rings (upper left in photo).

 

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The length of the exhaust system is a royal pain to measure; I'm inclined to build in a little adjustment. This will require drilling hole for the exhaust runners in the collector rings. Fourteen holes in each ring means a little measurement, a little math, and my precision drill press. I produced this jig.

 

 

 

It's got a slight taper on the underside.

 

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I used this to make marks for drilling on the rings.

 

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Next step is to make a fixture to drill at angles...

 

In the mean time, I've begun to bend brass rod...

 

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Patience, my friend...

 

Patience???

 

Bill, that's one great looking Beaufighter! Can't wait for the finished product! Been fun watching this!

 

 

Indeed.

 

Bill's on a mission to make everyone look bad. :)

 

I waited another month.

 

This is like the best TV show, but there's just one episode per month. :)

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