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#226 Gazzas

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:22 AM

Beautiful scratch building, Torben.


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#227 Peterpools

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:18 PM

Torben

Fantastic detail work - looking mighty good

Keep 'em comin

Peter


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:35 PM

Thanks Gaz and Peter, always nice to get your feedback - puts a little spring in my step  :)

 

Between work and the fine weather there hasn’t been nearly enough for time for modelling so just a quick step forward...

 

I finally got my head around how the control column all linked up around the knuckle join. Basically my first attempt at the control column assumed that the length below the knuckle point that connects to the elevator rod at its base was a continuous part of the column (Doh!) Using the clearer images of the plans that Malc sent me I realised that this lower section was connected to the main pivot rod so it only moved/rotated fore and aft. The upper section of the column hinges from side to side at the knuckle joint rotating side to side around a small pivot rod that is placed (at 90°) though the main pivotting cross-bar that runs through the support rods which..... clear as mud right!

 

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Fortunately I could repurpose my original column by chopping off the base and then attaching to a knuckle joint made from plastic card. I used some MasterClub hexagonal bolts to make the ends of the pivot bar. 

 

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Below is the work done to the rest of the area. Extra bolts and detail have been added to a few areas including the cross bar. Just visible under this cross bar is the elevator connecting rod. The ugly looking plastic tubes at the front are just to hold the coolant pipes at the right angle. 

 

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An here it is all together with the main column just pinch fitted so I can remove it for painting later.

 

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The only thing still to do in this section is the aileron control attachment points about 1/3rd the way up on the control column - Even though angled down, I’m guessing the wires coming from these must have passed very close underneath the pilots knees - does that sound right anyone?

 

Thanks for looking

 

Torben


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:25 AM

Very inspiring work, Torben!

 

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:36 AM

Torben

Some mighty nice engineering and modeling.

Keep 'em comin

Peter


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:19 AM

Very nice work. Its coming together nicely.

 

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:07 AM

Yes, sounds fine Torben! Well done!

 

Alain






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