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Pete M.

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  1. The official name was a snubbing post..some diagrams from the PBY-5 and -5A E&M manual follow: Hope they help. Cheers, Pete M.
  2. I'm lucky to have three sets of the original Belcher Bits castings for these tanks and as usual they are 'small, but perfectly formed'.... Cheers, Pete M.
  3. That photo is my desktop screen background picture...
  4. Works OK here in NZ with a windows desktop...after pushing through the warnings!!! Found much needed info for early radar sets. Be great if you could just download the complete file, but got what I wanted! Muchas gracias to Ewen for the link. Cheers, Pete M.
  5. The CA kits do match very closely with the Aeroclub ones. Still have a couple of problems here and there (dive brakes on the wings that look like bricks!!!) and still not quite correct around the tailfeathers. They even got the fin and fillet correct, and the rudder does look like the real thing bar some rivet lines missing. Cheers, Pete M.
  6. Found your notes and had saved them during my original researching 71 Chally. I do agree regarding making that complete assembly in one piece, would save a lot of time! Cheers, Pete M.
  7. Welcome back Martian after your enenforced absence. While following your build (and Jamie's), I've revisited my stalled T.4 build and have figured a way to overcome my 'blockage' ..involves taking a cunning mould from my Aeroclub B(I)6 kit's upper nose sections and making a resin casting which I can then use to re-instate on the Classic Airframe kit's upper nose previously cut (and of course discarded!!!) to take the Alley Cat resin goldfish bowl. Using the resin cockpit top had made it impossible to mount the T.4's unique front seat mounting assembly as there was no coaming to mount the cross member to without much cursing, swearing and gnashing of teeth! This has also been prompted by receiving a couple of sets of the Phase Hanger tailfeather correction sets in the post today! Just over 1 week from the USA to NZ, pretty good in this current state of things or a very strong tailwind across the Pacific. I have also posted several photos taken of the tailfeathers and rudder assembly of the Canberra in the Canberra resource files (Page 3) that show some further fettling is still required to get this area to match the real thing. These were taken at the Midlands Air Musuem collection during my UK trip last year. Cheers, Pete M.
  8. Hi to all. For both Jamie and Martian's current builds, I've just added some photos to those I'd previously posted to the Canberra files at the resource pages (page 3). I took these of the Canberra tailfeathers at the Midland Air Museum in October 2019. Cheers, Pete M.
  9. And some from my UK trip last year, tailfeather details taken at the Midland's Air Museum. Cheers, Pete M.
  10. Martian..according to the AP, the pupil's and instructor's seats were the same, MB Mk.3CT types. The navigators seat is listed as a Mk.2 CA2. Over the years, these probably changed somewhat, but I'd use a MB Mk.2 in the back and a pair of Mk.3's in the front. The minor differences in fittings would be negligible in 1:48 scale! I have a full set of Aeroclub white metal seats for my somewhat delayed build! They also help get some weight into the nose area..... Cheers, Pete M.
  11. Martian. I had the same problem regarding the nav's floor length..at least if it's slightly too long then it is hidden under the trainee's seat assembly! I modified the CA kit's console as it was also too wide. After having a fresh look at my build, I've decided to go back to the beginning with the upper section of the fuselage and use an Aeroclub 'goldfish bowl'. Of course all the original decking I cut off was consigned to the bin at the time, but I am going to use a casting taken from the Aeroclub front fuselage section. I can then rebuild that 'swing seat' section, finish all the internals there then 'plonk' the canopy on last. Well, that's my cunning plan.... Cheers, Pete M.
  12. I've re-loaded all my T.4 cockpit photos into the Resources 'Canberra' folder (page 3) and added a few more. Hope they help and don't hinder???? Cheers, Pete M.
  13. Canberra T.4 stuff part 2.....usefull diagrams from the Canberra T.4 AP. Firstly, the seat mounting assembly which seems to give modellers and kit manufacturers a problem getting their noggin around! And a special one for Martian... If more is required then I would suggest signing up at https://www.avialogs.com/ and downloading the two T.4 AP manuals and many more! Cheers, Pete M.
  14. E.E. Canberra T.4 cockpit photos and details. This is a re-post of one I did way back in 2010 but since then, PhotoF**it has 'eaten' most of the images! Now re-posted from Imgur. Hi to all. Thanks to Andy Scott (Silverfox) here is a series of cockpit internal photos he took at Aeroventure in Doncaster of XH584. Andy would like to thank Aeroventure for allowing him access to the cockpit. During a vist there last October (2019), I was hoping to get some more photos but unfortunately the nose was locked, and the owner was out of town with the keys! The floor via John Adams. The nose at Doncaster. The student's seat and port side of the cockpit. Note: When these were taken by Andy, there was no instructors seat fitted. A further shot of the port seat area. Lower instrument panel and rudder pedals. Port side controls. Port controls detail. Seat mounting crossmember. Instructor's seat pivots from this. Navigator's seat area. Details of the navigator's port wall. Further detail from the navigator's port wall. Some of the 'gubbins' in front of the nav's postion. The tray and structure at the nav's feet area. Further details of the nav's position and the rear port side of the bulkhead. Rear bulkhead details. The nav's electrical panel and rear bulkhead detail. The nav's electrical panel. Starboard side wall lower fittings in the nav's postion. Starboard side upper details. Starboard side details. Starboard side of IP and instructor's controls. Next post are some hopefully useful diagrams from the Canberra T.4 manual.
  15. Hi Martian. I've been following this thread as I started a T.4 conversion many moons ago (oh dear..2011) using the Classic airframes 1:48 B.2/B.20 kit with the Alley Cat conversion..a fatal 'flaw' as I got most of the internals built then realised there is no way to build the T.4 seat frame assembly correctly using the Alley Cat resin cockpit canopy assembly! Unfortunately you have built the floor wrong. It is flat across from the entry door to the starboard side, with a raised section at the front where the control columns fit. The nav's section is raised! Below are a couple of my early construction photos showing how I did the floor..firstly, the real thing (via John Adams): And my efforts: As for references, I presume you have the T.4 AP's? I had posted a selection of photos of the Doncaster T.4 cockpit nose in the reference section here, but looking at it now, Photofk*it has 'eaten most of them. I'll make a new post there this evening that should help with your build. Cheers, Pete M.
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