Hi all, A few more things added: Fuel lines from the underside of the fuel tank to the fuel gallery behind the instrument panel. Grease line from the pilot's 'screw down' pump to the engine mounted water pump. Fuel drain line from the underside of the fuel tank to outside of the fuselage bottom. Oil line from the oil tank (in the fuel tank) to the engine driven oil pump.
Now it's onto the wiring up the magnetos and adding the throttle and spark advance (ignition timing) controls,
Hi all, Tachometer drive added from gun synchronization mechanism. The two carburetor fuel feed pipes from the gallery behind the instrument panel, The two machine gun trigger cables from the control column to the gun synchronization mechanism,
Last Edit: Apr 21, 2019 19:19:36 GMT by sandbagger
Hi all, Throttle control run added from pilot's throttle lever to the linkage on the dual carburettors. Scratch made from 0.1 mm Nickel-Silver rod and 0.3 mm brass tube with the pivot lever created from 'spare' photo-etch,
Hi all, Control cable for the hand operated throttle added. Lead wire 0.2 mm diameter, from hand throttle on the control column, down and under the floor, up side frames and across the throttle quadrant. Then down the other side, under the floor and back up to the hand throttle.
Hi all, Generator lead and seat connector fitted. Generators were not standard fit, but were installed to some aircraft to power heated flying suits later in WW1 and if carried, wireless transmitters. Made from 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver micro-tube and 0.148 mm diameter match line.
Hi all, The front end gas been weathered up a bit to keep it aligned with the associated Fokker D.VII model. It's ready now for cross brace rigging and the fitting of the twp machine guns with their synchronization drive cables,
Hi all, Rigging has started now. Difficult to make out some of the rigging as I had to tie back the flight control lines as they were getting in the way.
So far: Double bracing across the top of the fuel tank. Double bracing across the underside of the cockpit floor (2 sets). Double bracing across the frame bays adjacent to the pilot's seat. Double bracing across the rear of the pilot's seat support frame. Double bracing across each vertical fuselage frame.
Done with 0.08 mm Mono-filament, 0.4 mm Nickel-Silver tube and 1:48th scale turnbuckles ('Gaspatch'). The same needs to done on each of the frame bays on each side of the fuselage as well as those under and on top of the fuselage.
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Jason: Blog updated pop on over to theaveragemodeller.com for a read,
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kfirfae: Joined recently. Been stashing kits for years. Time to start building! A few years ago I purchased several lots/old kits off ebay. Need Instructions for the following 1/72 kits; Heller Alouette III, Airfix Coursair II, Hobbycraft Beaver.
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josef: To kfirfae: Maybe late ... I have tutorials for Beaver HC and Allouette Heller
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