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Paul james 823/09/2018 13:14:17
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Posted by J D 8 on 23/09/2018 11:33:34:

Engine rocker box's radiator and fuel filler filler cap add to the look up front.Wind driven pump [ leggo part ] Vickers gun, Aldis gun sight and wind screen under center section. Pilot is my original 1960's Action man.

The upper wing was originaly held on by saddle clamps and 8 screws and took an age to put on,however a couple of years ago modified it with hooks holding the leading edge to the cabain and two wing bolts up through plate at the the rear.

Edited By J D 8 on 23/09/2018 11:34:26

Really handy photos John.

I'm thinking of making a louvred aluminium front panel for mine with some mesh behind it, should allow plenty of air through.

J D 823/09/2018 13:25:08
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Must make a new louvred grill for mine,original fell off and got chewed up.

J D 823/09/2018 14:42:21
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Cymaz, I recon your giant version would look good as a two seater,something like a DH4. Would have no problem taking two action men aloft.smiley

cymaz23/09/2018 15:06:17
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Posted by J D 8 on 23/09/2018 14:42:21:

Cymaz, I recon your giant version would look good as a two seater,something like a DH4. Would have no problem taking two action men aloft.smiley

True but there will be extra struttery and a V12 to model !

reg shaw28/10/2018 20:38:32
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Cymaz, have a butchers at the Martinsyde Elephant for inspiration.

Ian.

cymaz13/04/2019 20:02:19
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Hope I’m not hijacking the thread. Three of us have been hard at work building a Giant Mannock

Myself and the other builders have been busy. Work has continued on the wings and tail surfaces. The engine and it’s reduction gear has been built and tested.

HERE

Chris Freeman 316/04/2019 05:16:05
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I had a Giant for many years until I sold it, had a quadra 32cc that gave it a very realistic performance. Bodo was a true master at model design as his designs are always good flying aircraft and easy to build.

cymaz28/04/2019 07:55:17
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Brian ( builder) has redrawn the front to accommodate the reduction drive. The cowl sides will be working doors to get to the engine, cooling and ducting will be designed.

Needing to spend some money for the Giant Mannock build now. I’ve opted for twin Rxs , batteries and switches. Each Rx will control one half of the plane. It may seem like overkill to some, but the effort Brian is going to I’m not going to skimp on my part. He also found a 1/3 scale Vickers and Foster mount he had kept in a draw or years....great! Still need to get wheels, rigging wire and fixings, cockpit panel, etc.

A work colleague said he would 3D print up a pilot bust.

Does the OP ( Paul )mind if I use this thread to log the build ?

Edited By cymaz on 28/04/2019 07:56:00

cymaz08/05/2019 05:18:24
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More goodies arrived today, added to the rest of the collection gift

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stu knowles08/05/2019 08:11:42
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just a suggestion, change your batteries for the larger 'C' size. Unless you have been extremely creative, the all up weight will not be an issue so the extra weight is insignificant. On a model with a high servo count and long leads don't believe that AA size cells have enough spare capacity.

My Futaba servo tester using just a 1 amp load condemned all of my AA size Eneloop batteries. I thought that it was a duff tester to begin with but now believe that batteries of this type while having a high capacity do not have the ability to liberate power quickly enough under high demand.

J D 808/05/2019 08:47:05
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Looking forward to seeing more on this project.

Paul james 808/05/2019 11:49:09
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Sorry I haven't responded, not got round to sorting mine yet, got so many models now I'm not sure which to get in the air first!! Will be interesting to see what you put on yours!!

cymaz16/06/2019 19:33:09
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First of the fuselage formers are being set. The front one that is an odd shape to use as one of the bearers for the

reduction drive

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cymaz31/07/2019 17:49:30
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Work continues on the engine bay. Brian is a legend in his building prowess. As well as the engine being bolted to the main firewall, two bearers come through from the rest of the front formers and sit on cross rails to take the strain off the engine bolts....

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cymaz04/08/2019 17:58:57
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Front formers near completion

( I’ve no idea why it’s suddenly gone sidewaysblush )

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