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I think we need a new superlative when dealing with Peter's threads. I suggest "Pffffffffff!", because words often fail me. :worthy: Maybe you should consider purchasing the domain lithomodeller.com? :lol:

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Superb !! :thumbsup:

I'm running out of superlatives to.

Guy

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I think we need a new superlative when dealing with Peter's threads. I suggest "Pffffffffff!", because words often fail me. :worthy: Maybe you should consider purchasing the domain lithomodeller.com? :lol:

I think we need some sort of super-human smiley!

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evening folks :)

thanks for your kind words

Peter,

Thank you for the more detailed (blow-by-blow) photos of this sub-assembly. One question though, how are you realizing the placards and stencils? Are these decals you've produced? Curious on how you create those...

PR

Thanks PR - all the placards are from my own airscale range - available here - even I get impressed when I blow up pictures and can read them - a testament to Ray at Fantasy Printshop..

another little bit of the story - this time rudder pedals..

..here is one - I wish I had included it on the PE I did a while back as it has a neat little Grumman logo which would have been nice to include. As it is, I can see it is ribbed, has some sort of horn off out to a piston and actually in cross section is curved..

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.. I started by laminating four bits of plastic card, drilling a hole so I could pin them and keep alignment while I shaped them..

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..to get the ribbed effect I tried scoring a bit of litho with different blades and onto different surfaces - I settled for scoring from the back with a blunt compass on to a cutting mat...

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..made up the parts to start assembly..

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..again, using a pin to help with alignment, the assembly starts...

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..soon had two rudder pedals... the ribbing is a bit agricultural in close-up but I can live with it..

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..I shaped some scrap sprue to represent the horns seen on each pedal and added a bolt to each the will fit to the piston..

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..and primered with a pair of size 10 flying boots...

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..got a bit more to do on the whole assembly and pistons etc - then I have to figure out how to fit it into the cockpit..

TTFN
Peter

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The ribbing is a bit agricultural? I don't know how to describe my efforts at building plastic kits if that is 'agricultural'!

Cracking work again Peter, & done so amazingly quickly!

Keith

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Another great instalment great skills Peter.

Guy

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evening folks :)

time for another little updatette..

..I finished the rudder assembly - the bits needed were the frames seen either side of the pedal and the actuator piston. The pics below show the frame is a folded sheet pressing with some fittings and an adjustment lever on the outboard frame only..

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..I started by working out what the shape would be if I 'unfolded' the frame and then laminated some sheet so I could get them all the same shape, size and get the holes in the same place on all - here I have finished working them and have peeled off the top sheet..

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..and after folding them up into the frames..

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..added the parts needed to detail them..

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..and assembled with the rudder pedals - an axle links all the parts together...

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..the pistons were made with brass and ali tube, drilled to take some lead wire with scale hardware nuts...

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..I added a wire loop at the top to mount the pistons to the frames - this won't be seen when they are fitted in the cockpit..

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..painted & chipped - the parts are pretty much done..

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..and roughly where they will sit in the cockpit...

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..thats it for today - again a good few hours for some tiny little bits no-one will ever see...

TTFN
Peter

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I like that

You forgot to show us the piston seals, I hope you remembered to put them pressure side to 'out'

I 'spect you will need a hand to bleed them, I'll help if you need somebody

23/10

immaculate...

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Nice work on the pedal assemblies at least you know they are in there (and us lot !).

Guy

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