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Old 09-02-2012, 11:45 AM
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The progress is looking good MR!
Great to hear surgery went well and you're on the mend.

Keep the progress pics coming, its great to see your models being built as well as all the advice to overcome problems that are encountered.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:48 AM
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...as well as all the advice to overcome problems that are encountered.
That's what I like about build threads.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:54 AM
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The progress is looking good MR!
Great to hear surgery went well and you're on the mend.

Keep the progress pics coming, its great to see your models being built as well as all the advice to overcome problems that are encountered.
Thanks Jed. What I love about this community is how helpful the various modelers are to each other. I would be absolute square zero without that help.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:04 PM
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What I love about this community is how helpful the various modelers are to each other. I would be absolute square zero without that help.
Hear hear!
I would be even further behind you on that learning curve MR.
I am indebted to to community here for all the help provided in my endeavour to create my first model.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:59 PM
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I have partially reworked the wing as well. Now there is no longer a slight mismatch between the wing and the reworked aileron. Triangles on the wing went down from 326 to 272. I could get more by reworking the wing further, but this is enough for now.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:51 PM
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All wing and aileron cloning has now been completed. Total triangle count is now down to 3278.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:55 PM
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These front wheel struts are a pain because they are cutout to miss the leading edge of the wing. Triangles are at 3542.
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Consider this a good indication of my ignorance, but I see on the 3 view what looks like a miniature prop between the main gear. I've seen this on ag planes to help run their sprayer pumps, but what purpose does it serve on a plane of this style?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:03 PM
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I think is a wind driven magneto or generator.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:05 PM
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Consider this a good indication of my ignorance, but I see on the 3 view what looks like a miniature prop between the main gear. I've seen this on ag planes to help run their sprayer pumps, but what purpose does it serve on a plane of this style?
Air pump to deliver pressure to the fuel system. It is attached to the right side forward landing gear strut. I am basing this on the illustration in the Wingnuts model manual.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:15 PM
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Good to know. I just assumed what that was.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:28 PM
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I guess you have to push the plane until its going fast enough for the fuel pump to kick in?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:33 PM
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I guess you have to push the plane until its going fast enough for the fuel pump to kick in?
Nope. You got to remember these guys had mechanics. They got to kneel in front of the airplane and blow on the prop until the tank was pressurized.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:38 PM
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Studying exactly how the landing gear worked further, I decided to redo it. This is the underlying tubing that the wooden fairings I did earlier are attached to. I need to get rid of the parts that were the equivalent of the tubing in the earlier stuff. Believe it or not, the main axle and wheels are then held onto this tubing with shock cord!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:43 PM
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yup my bristol was like that and so is the spad. I think it was fairly common.
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