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Hi Everyone, For the last few years, I’ve been researching my grandfather’s Cierva C.30a autogiro and I would really like your help to model it accurately. During the time it took to set up my Britmodeller account, I’ve enjoyed reading the forum archives and it seems that @petetasker is a bit of a C.30/Rota expert – so it would be great to get your thoughts. I am full of admiration for @pierre Giustiniani's model of G-ACUU as HM580 – it was fantastic to see. And another incredible find was @Fastcat's story of sneaking into Elmdon hangar to see G-ACUU in the 60s. Wonderf
My first completions of the year - the RS Models 1/72 Avro Rota in Swiss civil markings - the fuselage is a touch over 4 ins long, by the way - and a pair of S&M Models 1/72 Bristol Sycamore, RAF and German Navy versions. These are magazine reviews, so just the single photos and no words....
What I thought were "radar reflectors" on this Avro Rota from 5 RMU are actually supports for a Heath Robinson-like cable set-up. There are tripod structures on the front u/c leg, both tail fins and just below the rotor housing. There is a more elaborate structure on the tail. A cable runs between various points via what look like pulleys. Even though the Flight was called 5 Radio Maintenance Unit I am fairly sure that this was a covert designation for a radar calibration unit. Any ideas welcome........... My build is progressing here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/