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Cessna Skymaster- finished


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Hot on the heels of the Dash 8 I'm going to try doing to this what I did to the Bird dog.

The box top;

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and knowing how soft Rodens plastic is and the nose weight I'll probably need, I decided to try making my own main gear spring (brass stock)

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hopefully a good representation of the main gear, some spare resin wheels from my stash

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Thanks for looking

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3 hours ago, chrish said:

Agreed, those tires are seriously low on pressure!

 

Maybe they were based on the ones seen at the Tillamook Museum... some serious underinflated rubber on the 1947 Bellanca 14-13-2 Cruisair Senior #1438 on display

 

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And there definitely others there...

 

The Nord 1101 Noralpha #175 might have been too low for consideration.

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I spent a bit of time...other than time spent drinking spice rum and eating turkey tinkering on the Cessna. Almost everything (surface wise) needs a sanding, at least for the projected gloss white paint I'm hoping to put on later. I was going to make my own 3 blade props until I realize I had to make 3 more backwards from what I'd done. Forgot one engine is backwards I guess (don't ask how I've managed to live this long) So, back to the original kit parts with 2 blades per engine (I can't imagine how noisy this real thing must be)

Anyway, a bit of progress here;

engines

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My abortive attempt at 3 blade props

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engines with a bit of paint

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And that's it for this update

Thanks for looking

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As of tonight I have fitted the cabin interior (except the I.P.) and engines, so far everything has been a good fit to this point.

I also added seat rails from T stock just for a bit of contrast on the floor, instrument decals are "Airscale"

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all laid out ready to glue up

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and finally, all stuck together

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Thanks for looking

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