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DO NOT overlook opening up those cooling intakes on the upper corners frame 3 Peter!

 

I never succeeded in making them look great in 72 scale, but there should be room in 18 scale,

 

 

 

 

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..also been using printouts of the PE to make sure that it fits the model when it arrives.. I think I might skin it and fill with foam, or maybe balsa & skin not sure yet.. making this up as I go along :)

 

TTFN

Peter

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Peter, if you need some foam....

 

Thanks Tim - I have some alec tiranti stuff but this time have decided to go all old school with formers to give strength :)

 

 

DO NOT overlook opening up those cooling intakes on the upper corners frame 3 Peter!

 

I never succeeded in making them look great in 72 scale, but there should be room in 18 scale,

 

 

HI Chek - no I won't forget - I am making those & the chin intake as part of the form & will modify them later when I have the shapes to hollow them out etc

 

Are we doing cowls open this time?

Ah no, no cowls open - it really would add another 6 months to the build as I know what I am like and would spend at least that on the engine :)

 

TTFN

Peter

 

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Those vents are just the edge of the fairing lifted up! There isn't any ducting or anything, the air just rushes in across the top of the engine. I seem to remember they are to help cool the ignition coils which are mounted up there. We asked about them when we researched the PP Models kit....

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