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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2020, 04:24:37 am »
I love the old school Meccano jig.  :thumbsup: :wub:

That's what made me realise it was 1/72.  I had to go back to the fist post and check the box!
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2020, 06:20:56 am »
I to am a fan of your rigging sir, and it does suit the Japanese colours  :thumbsup: Indeed it looks more at home in them than British.

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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2020, 01:25:19 am »
Another update.

So the rigging is done except for the undercarriage.



including the re-alligned tailplane cabling



The rigging was done with very fine florist wire. It would bend if you sneezed on it but it worked very well. Cabling was made with 'knicker elastic' thread ! Yes thread for repairing elasticated waist bands !
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2020, 01:34:39 am »
Next its on to the undercarriage. I cheated here rather than use the kits vacuformed wheel halves which I thought my collapse under the weight, I found a pair of the right size from the spares box.

I made a crossbar/axle even though the kit plans didn't show one. All the photo's I've seen have one and I think it would need one for deck landings.



The tail skid is an Aeroclub after-market part, there wasn't one with kit. So late last night the undercarriage met the kit with a formal introduction.



and that left enough time to marry up the wheels and the final (hooray!) rigging.



Is that an end I see before me ?  Touch up the paint work add the final bells and whistles, some decals - is that all?
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2020, 05:02:31 am »
Congratulations for your masterful build!  :thumbsup: And very well done rigging.
A vacform biplane kit is something I wouldn't dream of approching within 10 yards! :o
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2020, 06:28:18 am »
Impressive rigging sir  :bow:


A vacform biplane kit is something I wouldn't dream of approching within 10 yards! :o

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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2020, 03:02:11 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2020, 11:30:58 am »
Finished !

Nothing to say pictures say it all















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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2020, 10:56:36 pm »
 :bow:

Wonderful.

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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2020, 12:47:08 am »
Absolutely splendid sir  :bow:

It's only when you look at the externally mounted Vickers m.g. that you realise how big the thing is.
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2020, 01:41:35 am »
Whoever designed that thing was on drugs but it's a great build, Bungle! :thumbsup:
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2020, 04:04:43 am »
Thank you for your comments.

I found this on the web ... it flies !!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVZP04EiIPw
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2020, 07:28:30 am »
Yes, that's the one where the pilot has the most incredulous look on his face.

"What? You want me to FLY this thing???"  :-\
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2020, 08:39:58 am »
I did a bit of research on Blackburn, trying - in vain - to find what the Blackburn Blackburn's intended role was.  As I said, I never found that out, but I did find that Mr. Blackburn was an engineer with no particular gift of aesthetics. He built his aircraft to solid engineering principles - strong, simple as possible to create and maintain - and - many aircraft designers shared this naivety - faith that the promised engines would be a) forthcoming & available; and b) would work correctly.

One of his designs, (sorry, don't remember the name of it) was square, seen from the side.  All four longerons were the same length, and there were as few as possible complex curves.  It looked odd - but from an engineering standpoint it was brilliant.
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Re: Long haul OOB builds
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2020, 09:56:11 am »
Well done. Always nice to see a vac form completed. Definitely the place to go for the exotic.