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  1. 72linerlover

    Douglas DC 7C Revel + corrections

    Ah yeah Jan, you're right! I forgot I had to build up the part sitting on the flap. Age acts as a memory rubber. Eugenio
  2. 72linerlover

    Douglas DC 7C Revel + corrections

    I saw this thread some days ago, so I think I can be of some help, since I built a 1/72 DC-7C back in 2011. (Converted fron two Heller DC-6s and lot of scratchbuilt) Unfortunately due to Photobucket issues I have no more pics on line, but from the back up I upload one photo of the finished model where you can see how the flaps system is. In this link, you find some interesting details. Some further notes: - the fairing you see under the wing are not the actuators: they cover the hinges and the actuators are inside the wing - there is a little flap over and rigidly linked to the main one that disappears into the wing at "zero flap". Here how it works - as you see in the drawing posted by Space Ranger, the flap sections are 4, and those short in the constant-chord-section partially retract under the wing-to body-fairing Something more to note: both in the Alitalia DC-7C and in the Airliners.net photos, is visible that the outer engine nacelle protrudes a litlle over the flap, but it doesn't move with it. It seems that Revell overdid this detail, and in the real thing, this protrusion in far shorter. So that's it. If you need some further information, please ask and I'll rummage in the backup photos. Regards Eugenio PS. Sorry if my technical english is not so correct. Hope you have got the point.
  3. 72linerlover

    Village Photos

    No problems here. I don't find any extension on the URL (https://village.photos/) Trying to post a picture. It seems to work. Regards Eugenio
  4. 72linerlover

    DH Dove - Props

    To find two 3 blades propellers of the proper size, you can look for a Revell (ex Matchbox) 1/72 DO 28 Skyservant. Both propellers are by Hartzell. DOVE: HC-3MVK-2A DO 28: HC-3MVK-2C; no size difference. It sholud easy to find a cheap second (or third) hand DO 28, not really a best seller. Anyway I seem to recall that there is also a full resin Dove Riley kit, perhaps by Magna, but have no idea of its quality. At this point I don't know if our friend Tony is still interested in this topic, since more than two months are gone, but perhaps for general knowledge... Best regards Eugenio
  5. 72linerlover

    DH Dove - Props

    Hi, W.i.P. I'm afraid things are just opposite. Take a look to this pics. Just wanted to prevent possible mistakes. Best regards Converted Dove - Original Dove (don't know why, but you need to right click and open in another window, by me at least) Eugenio
  6. You are Welcome, Giorgio. Perhaps I had to be more specific. The mass balances, fixed to the trim tab, make easier to move the tab itself. The tab movement generate the aerodynamic force that move the aileron, so for example: - the control bar moves the trim tab (say) upwards and the trim tab moves the aileron downwards. The tabs act as servo-actuator for the ailerons. Those tabs are present only on the upper part of the aileron and iirc the Manual says that the airbrake function of the split ailerons is deactivated in “manual reversion”. Bye Eugenio
  7. Great progress there Giorgio. Always following with much interest, even if not much posting. Those mass balances are actually connected with the trim tabs. In the "manual reversion" (hydraulic failure) they are a big help to move the aileron. Bye Eugenio
  8. Great, Giorgio! What can I add to all the good comments you have already got? The quality of your models is not a surprise. If my count is correct in the photo n. 15 there is the signature of an artist: the control bar is slightly deflectet to the left, according with the movable parts position. Happy new modeling year. Eugenio
  9. You are welcome, Giorgio. It's a pleasure to be of any help in this magnificent build and thanks to you for having quoted me. But more than this, as many other, I'm very grateful to you for the nice work you are showing us and for taking time to post it. Bye Euge
  10. Sorry, Giorgio, for having been away for so long - some health and job problems, but it is all sorted now. First of all, my congratulation for the progress on the 205. As regards the ailerons, I'd pin them on the wing, without glueing them. So you'll have the parts in place for painting and at the end you'll assemble the painted parts together. I'll stay tuned, of course. Best regards Eugenio
  11. Giorgio, I run out my Thesaurus to comment your build. I'm experimenting a miniaturized transponder to put on every kit part . The finish you got simply makes justice to the camouflage. Bye Eugenio
  12. 72linerlover

    Viscount V.630 conversion.

    Hi Admiral. I tried to investigate the problem of the extended wing on the 700 series Viscounts. If you look to this picture (right klick - open in new tab), you can see that the leading edge (or its ideal prolongement) hits the fuselage approx at the axis of a window and the trailing edge prolongement on the axis of the further fifth window (being the third absent). In this other one (right klick - open in new tab) the prolongements of the leading and trailing edges intersect the fuselage in a way that the 5 windows are widely contained. So my guess is that the 2,5 feet per side are added at the root. The book you reported (that I have) also states that the nacelles were slimmer, the main weehl legs were centered on the nacelle and also some modification was made to the cockpit windows. So, not an easy task, but it could be done. You can also enter in touch with the vickersviscount.net website and get some interesting news. Good luck. Best regards Eugenio
  13. Ummm! Most bookmakers say there is a new kit approaching your workbench. Welcome back, Giorgio. Bye Euge
  14. Sure you can't skip decals for the red alignment arrows near the leading edge of the tailplanes. Don't want to annoy anyone, but your work looks better and better. Have a nice vacation. (We'll miss you) Bye Euge
  15. Yes, Giorgio, it is exactly as you have described. Unfortunately I have no schematics, but from the pics you have shown is quite clear, so you have only to copy, reduce by 1/48 and past on your model. Just a walk for you. Eugenio
  16. Wait a minute, Giorgio. The gear doors are 3 each side. One is hinged to the wing, the other two are those (a single piece of Hasegawa plastic) in your pics. Those two are: the shorter fixed to the upper part of the leg, the larger to the wheel fork (uhm, wheel fork? perhaps they are different called in english). Eugenio edit: Of course, we are speaking about the only doors along the gear leg. Nothing to do with the other one in the center fuselage.
  17. Giorgio, that's the difference between a scale model and a work of art. As regards the landing gear, I'd separate the two parts of the doors that move with the gear leg. Bye Eugenio
  18. Giorgio, great painting! If Caravaggio had had an airbrush in his hands, he wouldn't have been be so clever. Next task tricky? No, very very tricky. So, send your family to Oriocenter with your credit card, switch off your phone and start up your compressor. And good luck2. Eugenio
  19. Hi, Giorgio. Cloudy and rainy weekend there in Bergamo, wasn't it? So no bbq or pool swimming. Just modeling. Nice to see some colours on the 202. Great effect already at this stage. Brillant and brave solution for the antenna cable attachment. Bye Eugenio
  20. Pay attention, Giorgio, the gap on the port side runs even on the air duct fairing. Nice choice of tempera wash. I always use them. When I have to let it run in small gaps or angles, I wet the parts with a mix of water and dish soap (just a drop). This acts as surfactant and allows the paint to run “automatically” wherever you need. Bye Euge
  21. Giorgio, nice to see the wing in place. Now you have to take care of that 13 mm (real) gap right aft the engine cowling. Be easy with the other panel lines: Macchis were quite good built. Bye Euge
  22. It seems that your british and american followers are away for holyday today. So let me be the first to comment this w.e. report. Amazing bits there to dress up the wheel bay, but among the other, the supercharger air duct has a stellar finish. Bye Euge
  23. Nah, don't bother saving a piece of styrene. Find the proper steel or aluminum rod and you are done, also with the colour. Bye Euge
  24. Hi Giorgio, let me jump in for a little while. You don't need to be very precise. You can keep pipe and rod only plugged and glue each part after the gear leg is in place So you can adjust in lengtht; than a drop of chano between the rod an the pipe. I did the same on the model you saw. I'll tell you how much I appreciate this build when we'll meet in Cremona, right? Bye Euge
  25. 72linerlover

    Which Aeroclub props for 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter?

    Hi Ham. I'm working on a Twotter too and facing the same problem. The P010 propellers are the correct pitch (LH) but the tip is too squared. You have to check if the diam. is 36mm, At the moment I can't reach the Hartzell website, but I remember that 36mm was correct. So if you can be sure of the diameter, you only have to round a little the tips and you'r golden. This is the propeller. An other option is to find a 1/72 Airfix Handley Page Jetstream (not that easy at a reasonable price). If I'm not wrong, the Hartzell website lists the same prop for both aircraft even if the blade tips are more squared. I came up with using the Jetsream props (diam 36,5) that a friend gave me, since he modified it in a -31 (a four blade). Good luck. Eugenio