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Pastor Rich

1:18 Canadair CT-114A Tutor (Snowbird)

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I'm sure I have an old IPMS RT magazine that featured the Tutor, it included cross sections. If I can find it I will mail it out to you.

 

Last year I attended Oshkosh. The Tutor turned 50 last year. Snowbird 10 entered his jet in the Vintage aircraft category. It was parked in the grass with Stearmans, Waco's, Staggerwings, and other 50 plus year old aircraft. The pilot brought a tent and slept with the other participants.

 

I served with many Snowbirds, past and present. Trust Tony, he is an ex-Snowbird and has an eagle eye fir detail.

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20 hours ago, Scooby said:

I'm sure I have an old IPMS RT magazine that featured the Tutor, it included cross sections. If I can find it I will mail it out to you.

 

Last year I attended Oshkosh. The Tutor turned 50 last year. Snowbird 10 entered his jet in the Vintage aircraft category. It was parked in the grass with Stearmans, Waco's, Staggerwings, and other 50 plus year old aircraft. The pilot brought a tent and slept with the other participants.

 

I served with many Snowbirds, past and present. Trust Tony, he is an ex-Snowbird and has an eagle eye fir detail.

 
 
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Hi Scooby,

 

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for the offer of drawings w/cross sections of the Tutor!  I'm biting at the bit to get cranking on this and am planning my starting point.  I would love to start with the pit but know it better to start with the airframe to make sure I have the measurements just right!  I'd hate to build a detailed IP that DOESN'T fit in the pit! 

 

Great story on the Oshkosh trip.  I haven't been there since 2003 and owe myself an airshow or two.  As a kid, we owned an Aeronca 7AC and a Stinson 108C.  I learned to fly in our Champ and we flew into airshows with the Stinson.  We even slept out under the wing too.  Great fun!  Last time we did that at Evergreen in Washington State we were woke by AT-6's doing run-ups by our beds.  (We were parked at the end of the runway).  No need for an alarm with the Dawn Patrol on duty!

 

Message me off boards if you like for my contacts.

 

With thanks for your support and your service!

 

PR

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Evening All,

 

Well here we are on the eve of the BIG celebration for Canada 150 and I'm stuck in Georgia.  So we'll be marking the day with you from here.  I finally took some time out for myself and started on the artwork for the CT-114.  I thought I might as well post living proof that I'm actually working on this:

 

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I'm starting on the keel that will form the fuselage and build from there.  The core will follow much the same pattern that Peter (Airscale) used in building up his epic F7F Firecat.  This should be easy now that I have both the scale paper model from Dave Winfield as well as these drawings from Chris Bowley. 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

PR

 

 

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Man time flies when you're buried alive by life!  I am finally preparing my next step on the Tutor as I hope to be doing a walk around at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum CL-41A in the morning.  I pray my camera batteries go the distance!

 

 

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Enjoy the trip to the museum...was a definite highlight visiting it a couple of years ago.   And yes...lots of batteries especially if they've got anything out flying.

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I FINALLY MADE IT TO OTTAWA!!!

 

Well gang, it took a while but I finally got up to Ottawa and was able to spend some quality time taking photos and building a detailed study of the Canadair CL-41A and Snowbirds CT-114!  Along the way I snapped a few other pictures.  Hard not too!

 

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The museum trip was an enormous success!  Thanks to their most EXCELLENT staff, I was able to find everything I was looking for, right down to technical documentation in the library.  All I had to do was let them know I was working on a 1/10th scale CL-41A and the librarian was able to provide a stack of resources! 

 

Here's one of the scores of pages that I photographed from the factory documentation they had on file.  This illustration points out the various access points on the Tutor.  I have the call-outs in a separate image.

 

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The museum is excellent on every level and HIGHLY recommended.  I came away with tons of photos and the obligatory "Ottawa, Canada" red and white coffee mug for the Mrs  Once I get the photos processed I will get them online for anyone else who wants to build a Tutor. 

 

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Paid parking tops out at $8 with museum admission at $15.  The guided hangar tour is an additional $7 and is HIGHLY recommended as well.  This is where they have their Beaufighter, Blenheim, Liberator, Catalina, Viscount, Northstar, Sea Fury, Mustang and Mosquito (among others).  It's a veritable big boy toy box!  Plan to make a day of it!  A couple of hours simply won't do.

 

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Now I have all the references and resources needed to build the beast. 

 

Many thanks to all who have contributed thus far!!!

 

PR

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All,

 

Thank you for the gift of sharing your photos and resources this past year.  It has been both a blessing and a privilege to be a part of the creative process with you.  Thank you too for taking interest in this creative endeavour and thanks to BRITMODELLER.COM for maintaining this space that we may meet.   Grace and peace to you this Christmas and throughout the New Year 2018!

 

The CT-114 has a long way to go but 2017 has been very fruitful in gathering steam in collecting photos and original factory data on the Tutor.  Special thanks to the staff of the CANADIAN AVIATION AND SPACE MUSEUM (CASM) for your hospitality and professionalism.  I can't wait for my next visit to you in the New Year 2018.

 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good night,

 

Pastor Rich

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Same to you Pastor and good luck on your project.

All the Best!

Don

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