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Dwain Dibley.18/06/2020 18:08:28
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I like the way you have done the cockpit interior, because that is how I sometimes do it. It very effective, and looks the part.

A very nice model all round Jim.

Just a note, your earlier pics have disappeared, or the links have changed.....have you deleted or moved them ?

D.D.

G-JIMG18/06/2020 19:00:52
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Hi Dwain,

The earlier pictures are still in my album. I assume that I must have somehow moved them at some point, though I don't know how.

Jim.

Martian18/06/2020 20:56:27
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Looking really good Jim

Chris Walby11/07/2020 05:25:52
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Jim,

Any news on the twin + none of your photos are accessible so the early photos with the corrupted links can't be seen. A bit of a problem if anyone comes along later to pickup on such an interesting thread.

G-JIMG15/07/2020 10:31:32
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Hi Chris,

Dwain asked the same question. All of the pictures are still in my album but for some reason the early photos no longer appear in the thread. Given that I can't edit any of the entries to reattach the pictures, I don't think I can do anything about it.

Jim.

G-JIMG15/07/2020 10:48:32
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It's been a while since I posted anything on the build, life has started getting in the way again!

Fortunately for me the real aircraft has covers over the cabin windows.

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This means I do not have to model the cabin internals, but I did need swmbo to make up some grey 'quilted' cloth.

She did an excellent job, although she now stipulates that it means she made the model!

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I've also spent some time installing the Grilles I made earlier into the nose.

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It looks a bit rough at the moment but a coat of paint will work wonders.

I've also been making the Engine Oil Cooler pods for under the nacelles.

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They were made in the same way as earlier moldings. Balsa male mold > silicon female mold > fibre glass part.

Once the front and backs have been cut out they will be secured under the nacelles over a hole that will provide an additional exit for cooling air entering through the front scoop.

Jim.

Chris Walby15/07/2020 12:21:17
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Jim,

I might be wrong, but my point is that you have not allowed access to your photo album so no one can see the photos there either.

G-JIMG15/07/2020 13:06:31
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Chris,

Thanks, I get it now. Didn't realise you could grant public access to the album.

Jim.

G-JIMG21/07/2020 16:31:01
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No new pictures I'm afraid, I'm still covering the fuselage and installing the T tail.

However, I have weighed the, nearly complete, model and it turns out my pre-build estimate of 14lb was wildly inaccurate. The model will actually come in at under 9lb. A wing loading of around 45 is still high, but manageable for scale flight.

Jim.

G-JIMG24/07/2020 12:53:05
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The vertical tail assembly is now fixed firmly in place, as is the dorsal fin. The horizontal tail assembly is loosely taped in place to ensure everything lines up before I connect the elevator snake and the wiring for the lights.

To give some idea of scale, the ruler is 13" end to end.

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Jim.

Denis Watkins24/07/2020 13:38:50
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Ohhhh Wow Jim

Looks $1M

Dwain Dibley.24/07/2020 17:04:11
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It's looking a treat Jim, one could even say "Cosmic"...... wink

D.D.

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