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« Reply #425 on: October 04, 2018, 08:54:45 AM »
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Ha ha, will do that when I build a 1/3 scale
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« Reply #426 on: October 11, 2018, 09:12:43 PM »
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Some more pictures of details that have been added.
1. General arrangement of fuel pipe, fuel cock, fuel cock operating bellcrank, rear view mirror, and the connection pipe between the front and rear section of the overhead tank
2. Close up of the fuel cock
3. Magneto switch and the plate.
4. Wing slats
 

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« Reply #427 on: October 11, 2018, 09:20:39 PM »
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Some more
1 Slat mechanism covers
2. Two views of the wing walkways

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« Reply #428 on: October 21, 2018, 09:45:13 PM »
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Some more pictures of details that have been added.
1. General arrangement of fuel pipe, fuel cock, fuel cock operating bellcrank, rear view mirror, and the connection pipe between the front and rear section of the overhead tank
2. Close up of the fuel cock
3. Magneto switch and the plate.
4. Wing slats
 
[hey there flyingboxcar, your latest updates are looking great. What size feul line (copper pipe) did you use? I have got 4 different photos and the scale goes from 3 to 3.8 mm but i dont want to get it wrong.]
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« Reply #429 on: October 21, 2018, 09:47:21 PM »
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Spot on, those look like the real thing. I bet you are well pleased and so you should be  Hats Off
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« Reply #430 on: October 21, 2018, 10:04:16 PM »
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Captain, the level of detail you’re working at is just awesome...
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« Reply #431 on: October 21, 2018, 11:49:52 PM »
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I have used 1/8 brass for the fuel pipe
 In hind sight should have used copper.
Hope that helps
Some more pictures of details that have been added.
1. General arrangement of fuel pipe, fuel cock, fuel cock operating bellcrank, rear view mirror, and the connection pipe between the front and rear section of the overhead tank
2. Close up of the fuel cock
3. Magneto switch and the plate.
4. Wing slats
 
[hey there flyingboxcar, your latest updates are looking great. What size feul line (copper pipe) did you use? I have got 4 different photos and the scale goes from 3 to 3.8 mm but i dont want to get it wrong.]
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« Reply #432 on: October 22, 2018, 02:02:06 PM »
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Spike
I have used 1/8 brass for the fuel pipe
 In hind sight should have used copper.
Hope that helps
Some more pictures of details that have been added.
1. General arrangement of fuel pipe, fuel cock, fuel cock operating bellcrank, rear view mirror, and the connection pipe between the front and rear section of the overhead tank
2. Close up of the fuel cock
3. Magneto switch and the plate.
4. Wing slats
 
[hey there flyingboxcar, your latest updates are looking great. What size feul line (copper pipe) did you use? I have got 4 different photos and the scale goes from 3 to 3.8 mm but i dont want to get it wrong.]

It certainly does. I will get some today, but i think i might make it from solid rather than tube as bending tube that thin is going to be a devils own game. Many thanks flyingboxcar
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« Reply #433 on: October 22, 2018, 05:44:28 PM »
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Bending the 1/8 tube should not be an issue. The solid one will add weight. If you have spring benders it can be done or else just anneal the tube then it can be shaped with bare hands.
And get more than one so that you don't run out if the first one does not turn out as desired.
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« Reply #434 on: October 23, 2018, 01:59:58 PM »
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Spike,
Another tip regarding bending tubes, that I learnt on RC Scalebuilder forum.
Insert a piece of soft solder wire that is slip fit in your choosen tube. Bend to desired shape and pull out the wire. If the solder wire breaks or snag, heat the tube and the solder will flow out.   
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« Reply #435 on: October 23, 2018, 06:35:45 PM »
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Some more details have been since made and added on to the model
1. The head rest former's for the two cockpits. These were measured and cut in paper first and when satisfied with accuracy was transferred to 1/64 ply with appropriate cutouts etc. These were then clad in thin genuine leather.
2. For the front cockpit, handholds were formed out of lithoplate and fixed. Here both pieces can be seen together
3. Fixing attachments for the Sutton harness were made out of thin Ali sheet. Bolted on using M2 hardware with 5mm  brass pulley riding on the anchor cables that had been added much earlier in the build. Pulleys allow the fittings to ride freely over the anchor cables
4. Closeup of the attachments. Next job would be to sit the pilot and size the Sutton harness.
      

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« Reply #436 on: October 23, 2018, 09:38:54 PM »
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Wow, the level of detail is superb, well done. Thanks for sharing your excellent modelling skills and model
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« Reply #437 on: October 24, 2018, 06:28:12 AM »
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Really appreciate the build, and attention to detail, Captain  Salute
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Thank you folks. I have been trying but I must confess the workmanship leaves much to be desired when compared to many other master craftsmen who I admire and follow.
I think I will be satisfied if it looks the part from 6 feet Smiley
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« Reply #439 on: November 08, 2018, 01:45:18 PM »
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One more box ticked off.
The tail wheel assembly is complete.
The wheel yoke is 3D metal printed, that is silver soldered on to piano wire that goes through the undercarriage bracket and rest of the bits and bobs are soldered and bolted together to make it look something like the full scale.
All that remains is a lick of appropriate paint on the bare metal parts to blend it all in and then fill the undercarriage bracket tube with some grease to lube as well as prevent rust between the tube and piano wire that is enclosed

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