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Danny Fenton31/10/2018 15:38:03
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For those that are puzzling over servo placement, a typical position is shown in Dicks RCSI article, he placed the servos in easy reach under the cockpit, easy access when the lower wing is removed.

dicks servo placement.jpg

Cheers

Danny

Jose L. G.31/10/2018 18:52:14
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Hi.

I have a pair of three views on PDF that shows the flat spot in the zone of the windscreen. I`ve send by mail to Danny.

Following.

José L.

Martian31/10/2018 19:44:32
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Thanks Jose ..

here is the blueprint .com file in jpeg format

hawker fury (1).jpg

Danny Fenton01/11/2018 08:48:15
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Scale docs is an interesting subject. I think the research done on the Fury especially has shown just how different drawings can be. What may look like a beautifully drawn piece of art may actually be quite innacurate. However you must always have a subject to photograph and measure if you want to produce a scale model.

You may recall we spent some time overlaying a few of the "supposedly" best three views out there, on top of some good profile pictures of the Duxford Fury, only to find even the Westburg had some areas that were a little weak. But by far closer than any of the others.

So if you want to build a scale model, take photographs and draw your own plan

That said, I am sure if we build the Fury as Dennis intended, as indeed Richard has, we will have a model this is unmistably a Fury and that will fly really well. So, onward and upward

Cheers

Danny

McG 696901/11/2018 10:02:07
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Hi Danny,

Did you decide already if you're going to keep the 'flat topped' F6 or using your 'new' rounded top one?

Cheers

Chris

Ernie01/11/2018 10:18:46
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Hi all, It might be worth considering the base of the windscreen frames in the brass sheets. I based them on the plan which shows a wee flat bit

Also, I have reinforced the wing TE with a 1mm carbon rod. It makes it much more rigid, and gives a nice sharp edge

ernie

Martyn K01/11/2018 10:33:57
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Another error on the plan.

The aileron horn and linkage is shown too far out (by 2 bays). According to the Duxford Fury, it should be in the same bay as the struts and rigging points

Martyn

Danny Fenton01/11/2018 10:54:45
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Hi Martyn, yes you are right, a point for you an easy modfication for those that want to alter that detail. I reckon the horn is on the hinge point.

Chris, I think I am going to go with my new version of F6, being flat topped is not really the issue it is the bulged sides at around 10'Oclock and 2 O'clock. I will post a PDF to the group via E-Mail. I am still musing over what to make it from, ply or balsa

Cheers

Danny

McG 696901/11/2018 11:22:24
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Thanks, Danny.

If you keep on musing regarding the wood choice for F6, why not having a lamination of both. Say a sandwich of 2x 0,8mm ply with a 1,5mm balsa bit in between. question

Yes, I know, but can't help it. I just love laminations... heart

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton01/11/2018 11:30:29
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So do I Chris, so do I. But I dont think ply is really needed?

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Danny

McG 696901/11/2018 11:47:46
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No idea if ply is 'needed', Danny.

You're The Master, ain't it? wink

Being at the front of the cockpit bay, maybe the thin ply would be 'easier' to build up the cockpit/instrument details??? Dunno, really. indecision

Cheers

Chris

Silver Wolf01/11/2018 14:59:38
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As regards to the fidelity of any scale documentation just a few thoughts.

When this model was designed there would be no easy access to photos or drawings that we have today and nobody would have been using CAD.

Today with a few clicks of the mouse we can be inundated with information. Thus if we really want an accurate scale model then the only way is to design it from scratch.

Somtimes its hard to take a step back from all the information and be content with a model that is not 100% scale fidelity, especialy from the surface detail that modern digital cameras provide.

At least with all the information we have a choice on how much or little we add, although not sure if its a bleesing or a curse.

Just like to say thanks to the guys you have taken the time to download the photos from their vist.

Regards

SW

McG 696901/11/2018 16:18:34
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Thanks a lot for the .pdf of the formers drawings, Chief. beer

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton01/11/2018 16:39:01
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You are quite right SW, it is very easy for us to pick fault, but with the information to hand in 1975 Dennis did an excellent job.

We are just too fussy aren't we

Tony Bennett01/11/2018 16:41:09
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some of us are yes. wink

i would be happy if it just looked like a fury.

Tony B

Daithi O Buitigh01/11/2018 17:07:48
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Don't overlook the fact that the photos are of 'restored' aircraft and there are discrepancies. Look at any photo from the '30s and at the current example - where did the tailwheel come from? The originals had a skid. It's like the restored 'Blenheim' - that's a Mk IV Canadian Bolingbroke with a Mk I nose. The Ju53/rm was originally a 3Mw (floatplane) and the only original bit is one wing. The Shuttleworth 'Pup' is actually a 'Dove' (with one cockpit faired over). The list goes on, so I wouldn't be too fussed as to 'accuracy' - even the full size ones aren't accurate. wink

Danny Fenton02/11/2018 10:41:02
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I collated the Flickr pics into one post to make it easier to find.

David Whitworths Fury I K5674 Duxford

Martyns Fury 1 K5674 Duxford 2018

Dannys Pics Duxford October 2018
Fury I
Nimrod I
Nimrod II

Tony also has some pics but he hasn't uploaded them yet.

If anybody has more that should be added then let me know

Cheers

Danny

Tony Bennett02/11/2018 13:23:20
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**LINK**

Here are mine.

Tony B

Danny Fenton02/11/2018 14:02:02
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Thanks Tony that is brilliant.

I bet there is still a shot we missed

Martian02/11/2018 20:56:17
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Well I wanted a challenge but this takes the biscuit i,m all for studying a comp!ex plan but when the formers don't match the formers match the plan but don't match the build ah well just keep trying

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