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Old 05-16-2015, 08:24 PM   #371
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Second side panel done. Getting close to completion.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:11 PM   #372
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Just about done the engine cowl. This was a huge worry, it's not easy convincing plywood to bend around compound curves, but, it's possible. Involves running the grain just right, gentle coaxing, and lots of patience. Normally, I'd build a structure, then sheet it. Can't go that route with the bottom of the cowl, I had to do the opposite. Started at the bottom, least curves, attached the sheet on the flat sides, and then worked the sheet until I had the desired shape. Once that was tacked into place, I then marked and cut the sheet to fit. The former was then cut to fit the cowl shape, and attached, not before cutting additional formers, for the opposite side, and the base of the next sheet, in the middle. Same process essentially, for the three sheets, and voila, lower left cowl, all done. Managed to get the first of three sheets attached on the right side of the cowl. Each section was fully fitted, and then held with screws, until the next panel was completed, and then one section at a time, all the screws were removed, the panel was glued, and then re-attached. Slow, but ensures a good fit all around, and the cowl doesn't get warped by removing too many panels for gluing. Tomorrow, I'll finish the last two pieces. Soon, we'll get the cowl mounted to the fuselage, ready for painting.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:05 PM   #373
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Looking so good! Great work, great skill!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:35 PM   #374
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The Horizontal Stab got it's last coat of aluminum primer today, think the vertical stab did as well. Elevators are next, followed soon by the rudder! Finished the panels on the cowl, and we've started removing the screws from glued sections, and doing the filling/sanding to prep it for sanding sealer, and paint. Have the last 6 inches of the cowl to go, leading up to the spinner. Should have that all done by the weekend. We also progressed the right wing fillet, but ran out of foam block. I'll pick up some more this week. Hopefully, fuselage will be on time for being ready to paint, by the end of the month.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:15 PM   #375
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Not sure if I've mentioned, but this fall is of course, the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. No 1 Sqn, who were in Shearwater for a time, were the only Canadian Squadron in the mix. So it's a mad rush to get the Hurricane ready for a bit of a road show late summer/early fall. Hey, anyone got leads on a replica 11 foot diameter 3 blade prop, and maybe some main landing gear wheels?
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:10 AM   #376
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A few months ago someone in Sackville NB had an Avenger prop listed on Kijiji.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:33 PM   #377
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Nice, but way too heavy. We're either going to try and find a lightweight replica, or resort to building our own, from clear pine. We have to remove the prop for shipping the plane, for it's road show, and we'll then be hanging it from the rafters of the museum, so weight is a big issue.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:23 PM   #378
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Take a lesson from the boys that rebuilt the Halifax Bomber - Clear Pine paddles and bucket of black paint works wonders and IF anyone notices - it is easily forgiven...
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:17 PM   #379
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Cool, let me know when you've got them done! lol
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Cool, let me know when you've got them done! lol
The Boys in ATESS finished them several years ago - as you well know...

They have been showing in the National Air Force Museum (Trenton) for quite some time.
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