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28 minutes ago, elric said:

Thanks guys, had a bit of news my Dragon has arrived at the main hub in UK so should not be long now

my other parcel from Oregon has arrived in the USA,  I'm a bit confused sent from Oregon on 11 May not yet arrived in UK, then to be told its now in the USA???

Does that mean that Oregon is no longer in America???

Bob 

Where or who in Oregon are the masks coming from? I am headed back there next week, if we aren't locked down again!

I had a package from MIG/Ammo in Spain made it all the way to my local post office and was given an out for delivery notice on the tracking app. But instead it went back to Spain. :angry2:

Turned out MIG repeated my name in the address line so no street address, and the local PO does not know me yet. Finally got the package last week after a three month wait.

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On 6/16/2020 at 12:53 PM, Julien D said:

Mine arrived today and it looks gorgeous in the box.

 

Did I hear someone was doing AA Decals for this?

 

Julien

I hope someone does some Civilian decals or even masks..I like everything about the kit,except the markings choice. Sorry if it sounds negative,no disrespect meant.

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On 6/15/2020 at 10:03 PM, thierry laurent said:

Besides the old but good Ian Allan booklet and the Air Britain compendium, is there any good book covering the military use of the Dragon Rapide?

 

Besides the two above-mentioned books I have following references but I'm sure there must be more around. None of them are solely about the military use, but most contain some info.

-The de Havilland Rapide Profile Publications number 114 date unknown

-1/48 3-view (and more) scale plan drawn by G.A.G. COX, reprinted from Aeromodeller, August 1957. Reference 2690

-Scale Models October 1980

-L'encyclopédie illustrée de l'aviation Volume XVI number 205, Editions Atlas 1986 (originally published by Orbis Publishing Ltd. in Great-Britain)

-Scale Aircraft Modelling Volume 14 number 3 December 1991

-Flypast July 1991

-Aeroplane Monthly April 2004

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Thanks David, you’ve been collecting DH89 refs too then? Do any of yours give any detail of the layout of the Dominies used in radio training schools; numbers of seats retained, position of radio sets etc.?

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44 minutes ago, mozart said:

Thanks David, you’ve been collecting DH89 refs too then? Do any of yours give any detail of the layout of the Dominies used in radio training schools; numbers of seats retained, position of radio sets etc.?

 

What's the scheduled start date for your build Max? You know, impatience can ruin one's day.......

Lothar

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54 minutes ago, mozart said:

Thanks David, you’ve been collecting DH89 refs too then? Do any of yours give any detail of the layout of the Dominies used in radio training schools; numbers of seats retained, position of radio sets etc.?

It's one of my favorite planes since long. I'm afraid the closest I have to your question is in the Ian Allan booklet on pages 12-13 and 26, so no big help. I'll keep it in mind though.

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On 6/15/2020 at 12:03 PM, cosmosman said:

Looks good. Only thing I noticed was the front of the undercarriage fairing looks flat at the front instead of curved.

I had the same impression. Luckily this is easy to mend with some filler and sanding.

On top of the nacelles some detail is also missing. Due to the break-up of the parts those are impossible to add by Lukgraph, so no critic. Details concerned are two filler caps, one surely for fuel, the other for fuel or oil and a level gauge for the fuel tank.

The AA plane G-AHKV was the prototype for the DH89A Mk 6 conversion. It had slightly different propellers, a modified engine air intake and most noticable on the G-AHKV a radome on top of the cockpit. Electric equipment was also improved and mounted on the backside of the pilot's bulkhead.

And now I hope to succeed in adding some images (not my credit) to illustrate my writing and maybe help others with this superb model.

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4 hours ago, mozart said:

Thanks David, you’ve been collecting DH89 refs too then? Do any of yours give any detail of the layout of the Dominies used in radio training schools; numbers of seats retained, position of radio sets etc.?

This is typically why I asked regarding other books! I'm also interested in such planes. However, in spite of all my research efforts, I did not find any interior picture. The one you published is the sole one I have ever seen. 

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4 hours ago, David V said:

 

Besides the two above-mentioned books I have following references but I'm sure there must be more around. None of them are solely about the military use, but most contain some info.

-The de Havilland Rapide Profile Publications number 114 date unknown

-1/48 3-view (and more) scale plan drawn by G.A.G. COX, reprinted from Aeromodeller, August 1957. Reference 2690

-Scale Models October 1980

-L'encyclopédie illustrée de l'aviation Volume XVI number 205, Editions Atlas 1986 (originally published by Orbis Publishing Ltd. in Great-Britain)

-Scale Aircraft Modelling Volume 14 number 3 December 1991

-Flypast July 1991

-Aeroplane Monthly April 2004

Thanks for the references. I should at least have the Scale Models and Atlas edition booklets and I just ordered the others! 

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