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De Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide (OY-DIN) Lukgraph HELP!

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17 hours ago, cosmosman said:

There seems to be two access doors to cockpit

 

I really have no idea why this is, I haven't been able to find this feature with other DH.89's.

 

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If I had to guess, it would be a feature of a very early DH.89 - This is a cutaway drawing of DH.84 with the two openings.

 

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This is the typical cockpit arrangement of the DH.89.

 

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The reinforcement  'bar' of the fuselage seems to be the reason for the odd door opening.

 

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The photo on the left shows the wall between the cockpit and the cabin is removed (the reinforcement 'bar' is the only thing left).

 

Kent

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If you look closely at the windows shapes, you will see that not only the perimeter of the last one has a different shape than the kit one but the other windows also have more rounded sides on some planes than what you can see on some other ones (including the Dominie one posted above). So, it looks there was some variation regarding the windows or was it linked to the restorations?

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Posted (edited)

Work continues fitting the glass/openings to each other.

 

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A tideous fiddly work, working one opening slowly getting the fit right. Micro Kristal Klear is used to glue them in place.

 

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The Aircraft Special on the Dragon Rapide arrived today, looking forward to studying it...

 

Cheers: Kent

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Superb work so far and what a wealth of reference photos! :clap2:

I'm definitely doing the Scillonia Airways Dragon Rapide.

Have fallen in love with the paint scheme!

If anyone's looking for reference photos of this particular aircraft check this out:

 

https://spotters.blog/2015/09/

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1 hour ago, scvrobeson said:

Is that sheet how the windows were provided

 

Yes this is how the windows are supplied with the kit, well see how the frames are fitting now...

 

Kent

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5 hours ago, spyrosjzmichos said:

Superb work so far and what a wealth of reference photos! :clap2:

I'm definitely doing the Scillonia Airways Dragon Rapide.

Have fallen in love with the paint scheme!

If anyone's looking for reference photos of this particular aircraft check this out:

 

https://spotters.blog/2015/09/

That's a great reference find.  I agree the scheme on this one is lovely - thinking I will do my Heller 1:72 Dragon Rapide as this plane...

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