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corsaircorp

Some Deck mates for the perfect ladies !! sorry !

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26 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

Hello Dear,

Knowing that you know a lot about the firebox, can you show a pic with the Navigator hatch open.

I remember that I saw a think that open like an early mustang, but not quite sure and I did'nt remember where exactly in this greenhouse...

I thank you beforehand !

Sincerely;

CC

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7 hours ago, NAVY870 said:

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Hi Steve,

 

I assume it's the same on the right side is it?  I have not found a picture of the right side open only the left and top.  Interestingly I took a still from a film of Fireflys Operation from HMS Indefatigable in April '45 and one of the Fireflys as it catches the arrester wire appears to have the top panel open.

 

Thanks for this image.  I have already cut my canopy with a razor saw (It was a bit long anyway) and it will be posed with the left side and top open.  There is obviously some furniture to be scratched up on the canopy..

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9 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Well, the nav lights can be called done !

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Then I also worked on the rocket launchers reinforcement plates, I suppose that the pic will show more precisely what I mean !

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Now the green house...

I read that the original AZ one did'nt fit, so I tested Aaaand !!

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If there is a problem, please inform me, that just look almost right !

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As the pilot station will be open… As usual with me….

I will also open the Navigator desk too ..

No jealous then … And I will use my Barracuda transparencies….🤔

Have a nice Sunday !!

Full of styrene and whatever you want or need !!

Sincerely.

CC

Not sure how nerdy you want to get but you see out on the wing by the Nav lights there is round ended rectangle engraved into the plastic.  I think that is a hand hold.  I have drilled mine through, I'm not sure if there is a cover over them but I have seen picture where you can see through..

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Hi CC

Great work so far on the Firefly and some very useful information too for my future builds so will add to my favourites for future reference.

Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

All the best

Chris

 

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3 hours ago, Grey Beema said:

Hi Steve,

 

I assume it's the same on the right side is it?  I have not found a picture of the right side open only the left and top.  Interestingly I took a still from a film of Fireflys Operation from HMS Indefatigable in April '45 and one of the Fireflys as it catches the arrester wire appears to have the top panel open.

 

Thanks for this image.  I have already cut my canopy with a razor saw (It was a bit long anyway) and it will be posed with the left side and top open.  There is obviously some furniture to be scratched up on the canopy..

The starboard (or right hand side to you land lubbers) isn't hinged but is jettisonable by pulling a handle when its time to get out and walk.

It would only ever be removed for maintenance purposes.

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Hello Dears,

I checked and yes it look like handles… Now given the weight of the firebox, you better do not try to handle her with one hand….

And for God sake do not jam your hand on it !!!

So I drilled it

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And worked on the landing light !

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Also wowked on the wockets… I must stop the Monty pythons !!!

Have a great modelling time !!

Sincewely.

CC

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Great stuff CC. I will have to cut my landing lights on my T2 , I wish I had noticed they weren't there before I joined the wings and fuselage together, Doh !!! 

Keep up the good work

All the best

Chris

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Nice progress CC! :clap:

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Looking lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Now say after me and repeat 20 times: “Not Navigator, Observer...”]

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11 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Hello Dears,

I checked and yes it look like handles… Now given the weight of the firebox, you better do not try to handle her with one hand….

And for God sake do not jam your hand on it !!!

So I drilled it

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Its not a handle, its where the hook on the wing fold A frame connects.

These things had mandraulic wing fold so instead of the more civilized moving a lever these were folded

using the A frame, grunting and cuss words.

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2 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Looking lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Now say after me and repeat 20 times: “Not Navigator, Observer...”]

Hoooops , Sorry Crisp

Observer, Observer, Observer, Observer, Observer

Observer, Observer, Observer, Observer, Observer

Observer, Observer, Observer, Observer, Observer

Observer, Observer, Observer, Observer, Observer

 

So no RIO, Or GiB ??

Thanks for the kind words

Sincerely.

CC

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11 hours ago, NAVY870 said:

Its not a handle, its where the hook on the wing fold A frame connects.

These things had mandraulic wing fold so instead of the more civilized moving a lever these were folded

using the A frame, grunting and cuss words.

Steve, is your pet/private Firebox a Mk.4/5, or a 1?  At what point did they introduce hydraulic fold?

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Hello Dears,

I read in some critics (books and web) that The transparencies are very hard to fit on the Firefly Mk I

So I bought replacement ones, and now See…..

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 WHERE IS THE 🤬🤬🤬 PROBLEM ????

So, I will use a part of it at least for the opening of the Nav… Hooops For the observer ! :doh:

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I primed the Barracuda spinner and propeller !

Because the one of GP/AZ effectively wrong, I will show it tomorrow if I thinh about !

Now gents, When the beast is looking that way…..

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it mean that the paint booth is not too far apart...

The poor Starfire will once again be overpassed by a sailor's bird !!

Oh the guns, did I have the replacement ones 🤔

Once this one is finished, I'll pay some attention to the Barracuda...

Because my Tungsten Corsair is jealous !!!

Have a great modelling time.

And happy valentine day to all the lovers...and loved ones … And the observers too :rofl2:

Sincerely.

CC

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12 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Steve, is your pet/private Firebox a Mk.4/5, or a 1?  At what point did they introduce hydraulic fold?

Ours started life as an FR.5 and retired as a TT.5

Power folding wings was introduced mid production of the Mark 4's.

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Well, Well, Well, You just can't tell….

Spooky scary squeleton….

Time to cut the transparencies !!!

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It's Always FFFRRRRIIIIGGGGGHHHHTening

But, Mission acomplished !!

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:yahoo::yahoo:

Time now for a good Westmaale !! :beer:

See you later !!

Sincerely.

CC

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On ‎13‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 00:17, corsaircorp said:

Also wowked on the wockets… I must stop the Monty pythons !!!

 

CC, you weally are a won man wabble of woudy webels.

 

Pontius Martian 👽

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12 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

CC, you weally are a won man wabble of woudy webels.

 

Pontius Martian 👽

And I alsho have a fwiend in Wome wisshh ish named Bigush Dickush !!

Do you know the name of hish wife ??

errr No in fact, I can't ...

Sorry about that !!

CC

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Smart and sharp work on the transparency cutting CC!

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How did you cut the top line accurately on that canopy? Was it just scored?

 

Ian

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4 minutes ago, limeypilot said:

How did you cut the top line accurately on that canopy? Was it just scored?

 

Ian

Hello Ian

With the razor airwaves saw, I started in the middle with the rounded nosed one

Pass after passes 'til I get through the plastic, then I finished with the saw visible on the pic.

A bit of cleaning with the Flex i files and that's done.

Now, as I have a vac formed replacement canopy, I cut a little bit in the part that will be parted.

I did'nt take no risks.

Sincerely.

CC

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Nice cutting CC, should look great in place. 

Keep up the good work.

All the best

Chris

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Hello Dears,

Hooray !! I found back my tailhook !!

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But it came from an aircraft that I just saw once aboard a carrier… And thers was no photoshop at the time !! :rofl2:

It was for trials that did'nt last long :rofl2:

Transparencies glued and masked !!

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Have a great modelling time.

Sincerely

Still when I spell it, still it' Bodelling tibe !!

🤧

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Hello CC - I'll  join the list of admirers of your smart and neat canopy cutting

CJP

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