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Hi all,
Just as a heads up.
Last night I posted photos for this build in the same way I have for years, linked from my hosting provider to the forum.
Later last night I went to the forum and found that every build photo, of any of my builds, had disappeared.
Not only from this forum but also from others I post in.
I could see everyone else's photo, just not mine.
A couple of various forum members have experienced this problem over the past couple of weeks.

When I checked on my android mobile and Apple IPad devices, I found my Ipad showed the photos, but my mobile did not.
I then tried Microsoft Edge as the browser on my PC and the photos showed.
Judging by comments made by forum members after I'd posted the photos', they obviously could see them, even though I could not.

The only common factor stopping my photos from showing was Google Chrome, my default browser on my PC and mobile.
I've checked all of the known problem settings, but still no joy.
Therefore I've switched browsers to Edge and everything is OK now.

Just thought I'd mention this in case others run into the same problem,

Mike

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Mike, I'm going to take an educated guess that Chrome is blocking the images because they're hosted on a server that doesn't use SSL, as all your image links begin with http rather than https. Google has been threatening to do this sort of thing for some time now, and other browsers will eventually follow suit. It's in your best long-term interests to either get an SSL certificate installed on your server if you can, or relocated your content to a host that uses one.

 

Kev

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Hi all,
The windscreen has been fitted using the kit supplied photo-etch frame and template cut out acetate transparency.
The upper wing has also been fitted.
I had the usual tricky problem of locating all of the struts and at the same time making sure the wings are correctly positioned and aligned.
So now it's onto final rigging for the wings,

 

Mike

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Mike, I'm going to take an educated guess that Chrome is blocking the images because they're hosted on a server that doesn't use SSL, as all your image links begin with http rather than https. Google has been threatening to do this sort of thing for some time now, and other browsers will eventually follow suit. It's in your best long-term interests to either get an SSL certificate installed on your server if you can, or relocated your content to a host that uses one.

 

Kev

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the heads up on SSL and https://

I have a host/domain that I use with Filezilla (FTP) to link to my posted photos etc, but as you say it's just http:// at the moment. 

I've now purchased an SSL certificate which is being processed against my domain.

Once that's complete I guess I'll need to install it to the Filezilla FTP server and see what else is needed to ensure Chrome (and other browsers) show my photos,

 

Mike

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Hi all,
The rigging for the wings has been done, apart from weathering and sealing.
Rigging line is 0.12 mm diameter mono-filament with 0.5 mm diameter tubing.
The crossed bracing wires from the top of the front cabane struts to the top of the fuselage are not shown correctly in the kit instructions.
In reality, the two lines crossed through an 'acorn', similar to that for the Sopwith Camel.
The acorn was made from plastic rod and drilled through with a 0.3 mm diameter hole.

 

Next is to fit and rig the main floats and after that, fit and rig the ailerons,

 

Mike

 

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Hi all,
I've now completed the bracing wires for the main floats.
Now I'm finishing off the ailerons and their control cables.
The cable pulleys for the upper wing are resin and I don't think are strong enough to take the tension on the rigging line.
Therefore I disregarded them and instead made pulleys from 0.2 mm thick plastic card and 0.8 mm brass rod.

 

Once the ailerons are sorted I only have a few items to do, such as the pitot tubes, pilots step, float keel etc.
Also I'm waiting for the display case and propeller to be delivered, so I can complete this model.

 

This will be the last update for this model.
I'll post photographs of the complete build once it's done.

 

Thanks for everyone's comments and support during this build - much appreciated,

 

Mike   

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