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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2020, 03:26:23 pm »
The rear half of the cockpit is well under construction now. I've filed (and filed and filed.....) the canopy so that it fits and looks right, and that determines the profile of the rear of the canopy support, and you can see that under construction here.



It'll surely need a small amount of PSR once I've finished, but not too much I hope. I'm working on the other prop as well, that's SO fiddly!  :-\
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #76 on: April 06, 2020, 02:11:29 pm »
I found the dregs of a can of grey primer so was able to go a bit further with the Pancake today. The understructure of the canopy is done, and after LOTS of PSR it's looking pretty much as I intended it to. It needed a fair amount of filing and PSR at the front end too, but it's pretty much there now.



Here's the structure before spraying, so you can see how many little bits and pieces there are in there.




And here it is all sprayed up. It may need a tad more PSR once I've looked at it in the morning, otherwise the extended fins go on next.




I've also finished the other prop. They take ages to do as the hub end of the blades are so thin that ordinary cement just isn't strong enough to hold them in position, so they need supergluing individually while being jigged in position. Thank goodness it didn't have contra-props!
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2020, 03:38:46 pm »
This is looking great! I'm excited to see it with the canopy on  :thumbsup:

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2020, 04:05:59 am »
I'd make the fairing behind the canopy longer with a less steep angle.  Something about airflow - Hawkers had similar problems with the Hunter T-bird.

It's also an ideal place to get more fuel in or various electronic gubbins.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2020, 05:35:05 am »

I'd make the fairing behind the canopy longer with a less steep angle.  Something about airflow - Hawkers had similar problems with the Hunter T-bird.

It's also an ideal place to get more fuel in or various electronic gubbins.


In a perfect world I might have done, but I don't have access to the right bits for the rear fairing of the canopy.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #80 on: April 10, 2020, 06:21:44 am »
The final PSR session has been done, together with the final coat of primer, if only because I really HAVE run out of the stuff now! Fingers crossed that Halfords come up with my order on Tuesday.

The cockpit and wheel bays have been painted, and this morning I was trying to glue on the resin ejector seat handles....  :banghead:

Total failure! They're so small and brittle that they were just not strong enough to stay in one piece when I cut them off the resin blocks, so I came up with a Plan B, 5 amp fuse wire.  :thumbsup:

It's exactly the right size and much stronger, but still just as fiddly to bend and attach. So the rear seat's done, but the pupil's seat will have to wait while my eyes refocus!

Oh yes, I've sorted out the planned colour scheme  and the required decals and they're already to be printed. The colour scheme's a ZINGER, none of that Midnite Blue business, oh NO!  ;D
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #81 on: April 10, 2020, 03:56:51 pm »
Things have ground to a halt again as I've not brought any fine brushes with me, so I can't finish off the cockpit until I can get some more. As there's not a hobby shop in the land that's open I'm having to wait for Amazon to deliver me a set, together with some more paint.

Ho Hum.... :(
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #82 on: April 10, 2020, 05:45:15 pm »
Hnag in there, Kit.  Would you like a care package sent from Downunder?   :thumbsup:
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #83 on: April 11, 2020, 04:20:36 am »
At Amazon's current delivery rate, a care package from down under may arrive here first!
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #84 on: April 11, 2020, 05:03:56 am »
Jeez, they must be really slow.

Current advice provided to us in the Post Office is that parcels from Australia to the UK are subject to two to three week delays on top of the quoted delivery time.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #85 on: April 11, 2020, 05:14:41 am »
I know it's the Easter long weekend but a delivery from Melbourne is, currently, 3 (actual) business days late & the tracking site now simply states "Delayed", without any ETA.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #86 on: April 11, 2020, 05:20:37 am »
Can't say i like the look of that thing but that is very nice work done on the canopy fairing.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #87 on: April 11, 2020, 05:52:43 am »
I know it's the Easter long weekend but a delivery from Melbourne is, currently, 3 (actual) business days late & the tracking site now simply states "Delayed", without any ETA.

Did it leave here before it got delayed?
There are delays interstate because of the lack of aircraft to put the post in (a lot usually travels in passenger aircraft).  Also the sheer volume of chocolate being sent out by Grandparents who are not able to get to see the little shits darlings in person.  Seriously, we ran out of boxes last week and they were mostly being filled with brown gold.

I haven't received anything coming the other way either.   :-\

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #88 on: April 12, 2020, 02:32:47 am »
I know it's the Easter long weekend but a delivery from Melbourne is, currently, 3 (actual) business days late & the tracking site now simply states "Delayed", without any ETA.

Did it leave here before it got delayed?
There are delays interstate because of the lack of aircraft to put the post in (a lot usually travels in passenger aircraft).  Also the sheer volume of chocolate being sent out by Grandparents who are not able to get to see the little shits darlings in person.  Seriously, we ran out of boxes last week and they were mostly being filled with brown gold.

I haven't received anything coming the other way either.   :-\

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #89 on: April 12, 2020, 04:54:45 am »
I know it's the Easter long weekend but a delivery from Melbourne is, currently, 3 (actual) business days late & the tracking site now simply states "Delayed", without any ETA.

Did it leave here before it got delayed?
There are delays interstate because of the lack of aircraft to put the post in (a lot usually travels in passenger aircraft).  Also the sheer volume of chocolate being sent out by Grandparents who are not able to get to see the little shits darlings in person.  Seriously, we ran out of boxes last week and they were mostly being filled with brown gold.

I haven't received anything coming the other way either.   :-\

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I don't mind, it's not as if I can post anything else before my new brushes get here in a weeks time.
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