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Reply #420 - Jan 26th, 2021 at 5:01pm
 
Looking good Sandy, keep the momentum going!
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Reply #421 - Jan 26th, 2021 at 7:10pm
 
gotta get it going again.....Some ideas I had are dumped, some things I will have to settle for. Time to clean up the wing and glass it..
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Reply #422 - Jan 29th, 2021 at 2:07pm
 
Make sure the laser is level, then level the fuse side to side and front to back, then re-level and check the laser again....Is it level fore and aft....side to side, bubble levels on the fuse don't match the laser lines, which.... Margaree Night Swear Word Naaah Wall Bash Violin Whine This is Good
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Reply #423 - Jan 29th, 2021 at 3:23pm
 
We will definitely be able to pick that out on a fly bye Wink
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Reply #424 - Jan 29th, 2021 at 3:32pm
 
Greg, I believe that I'll be forced to fall back an a very technical process during this next stage. The military called it TLAR, and if memory serves, the back-up to TLAR was FUBAR. I'm already just about at the end of the  SNAFU stage, so stepping down to these final stages is inevitable.
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Reply #425 - Jan 29th, 2021 at 4:32pm
 
I think you are far from the FUBAR stage yet!
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Reply #426 - Feb 5th, 2021 at 1:48pm
 
I think I'm better to put the vertical stab  on first, center it on the fuse lines. Then I can square the horizontal stab up to the rudder, and everything else...

Fin just has to be square to all the reference lines on the fuse. Horizontal Stab has to be level side to side and have 1.5deg + incidence in it, PLUS be square to the fuse.  Wall Bash
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Reply #427 - Feb 6th, 2021 at 1:06pm
 
Fin in place... Smiley   Stab needs the incidence...

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Reply #428 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 11:49am
 
It's difficult to put into words the thrill I get from putting pinking tape on the surfaces.. Wall Bash  No way am I going to put ALL the tape in ALL the places where the original was taped.
As it is, I calculate there are 2413 notches cut into the tape that I have stuck on. Right some fun  Naaah
I did do a test spray and the tape paints nicely - apparent but not overly obvious. If it stands out too much, un-named people like Glen and Mike would look for and find the mistakes..... excited Swear Word
Mostly the tape is there to hide some of my covering seams and buggers.  Fun Bat
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Reply #429 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 5:17pm
 
It is supposed to be a labor of love not a love of labor Sandy😃
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Reply #430 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 11:53pm
 
And I loved every 2413 notch!!!  Margaree Night
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Reply #431 - Mar 29th, 2021 at 1:58pm
 
Got a bit sidetracked on glassing the center section of the wing.  Dusty

Realized I hadn't connected the retract lines yet so THAT had to be done. Then "How am I going to finish the inside of the gear doors" - look at photos then "OK I'll do that". So did "that". Then "Missing something" oh yeah the air line, so did "that". OK, won't be bad once they're weathered a bit...

Then remembered that John would want his box of panel tools back and I hadn't done anything there yet.... Wall Bash So took a good look at my photos and low and behold the Hurricane has huge removable panels held on with Dzuz fasteners, rather than a lot of smaller panels rivetted on...
So, tried enough to make it look like....kinda, screwt.  Margaree Night
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Reply #432 - May 12th, 2021 at 7:25am
 
don't know how much interior there'll be. the cockpit kit doesn't really fit Vaillencourt's interior...Some instruments to come for sure, and switches etc. MikeP thought the sight is a Ferranti MK1 gyroscopic sight, but did some research and it seems to be a standard "Gun Sight Gyroscopic MkII." the Ferranti has a different shape a bit.

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Reply #433 - May 22nd, 2021 at 8:00pm
 
Better view of the dash.

Actually, pretty lucky!  Thanks The holes in the panel are all Imperial, made with my Forstner bits, to copy the ones in the template Glen loaned me. I never liked the dash that came with the cockpit kit I bought years ago so I made a copy of his from 1/8 ply.  The kit had a prepared sheet of instruments all laid out in correct place, for his panel, and laminated between 2 sheets of laminating plastic. Of course this layout didn't match the dash I had. mmm Wall Bash

Fortunately Glen had earlier talked my into getting a set of Hollow Punches, and they are imperial  Thank You Loyal Fans....I backed my dash with a piece of clear plastic.....punched a few 1/8 instruments, put s drop of plastic cement in the holes, laid the instruments in and fiddled them into place!  Wowwza! Repeat for 1/4" and 2 x 1/2".......Bit of black paint on the back of everything to hide the few misses you can see, and, as the French say, Voila!!  Raa Raa
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Reply #434 - May 23rd, 2021 at 6:54am
 
Nice, keep the progress rolling Sandy!
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Reply #435 - Sep 25th, 2021 at 3:21pm
 
Well, whoever had 2021 in the pool, you win!!!

1st coat of colour, Medium Sea Grey, bottom of right outer panel. Entire plane gets this on the bottom, then the green is put on the top surfaces following the proscribed pattern.

When I started this thing 9 years ago, my eyes and hands were better than now, but screwt. Standoff scale it is. Smiley
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Reply #436 - Oct 11th, 2021 at 2:16pm
 
Bottom of wing.........well dah..

flaps and servo covers to be finished and painted
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Bottoms up! End is almost in site  Cool
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Reply #438 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 2:45pm
 
It's been a while since I've visited this site...you are moving right along Sandy; good stuff.

Your gunsight and instrument panel look great; you've obviously invested some time. And the brass tubing inside the cockpit is awesome!  I love that kind of subtle detail.

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Reply #439 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 2:51pm
 
Thank you gents.......the huge question will be just how much weight do those subtle details add........ Wooo Weee Wall Bash

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