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1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild


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Time to throw this back up front.

The top wing is on and rigged.

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Here I put together a part of the aileron control rigging.  The aileron cables are on the outside of the wings.

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Now part of the 'system'.

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Landing gear was next.

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Followed by the 'toothpick'.

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We need some wheels, don't we?  Axle ends are in the foreground.

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Till next time.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Last update for this thread. 

 

Upper wing pulley and rigging detail.

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Pitot tube detail.

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Engine mounted.  Nice Taurus item.

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Tail rigging detail.

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Underside view.  Lots of details.

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Only a couple more details and the prop to do, so it will be posted in the RFI section soon.

Thanks for following along.

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Thanks for posting, Craig and Kevin.  And thanks for following, everyone that reacted.

 

Craig, I really don't use any 'special' lathe tools, but I do grind them myself if needed, usually due to them needing to be small.  In this case, the inside of the cowling was cut with a 1/8" square tool, high speed steel, with a rounded end.  The tool holder set the tool at a 30 deg angle.  The outside of the cowling was done with a hand file and a couple of hours.  I can take pictures if you want, but the tool I used on the inside is a standard shape, just small.

My lathe is one of those Chinese jobs you can find many places.  I got mine at Harbor Freight many years ago.  Minilathe.com is a good reference.  Its where I learned what I needed to get started.

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