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perdu

Fifty shades .. H-19 beginning to see the light

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36 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

You forgot to do an engine bay. And an engine. Just saying....

Thats actually quite a natural progression from where we are now...... 😁

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Not actually an oversight

 

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Christmas comes but once a year

 

 

 

Easter is a variable feast they say

 

 

Look what I forgot

 

 

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I didnt even need the knife in the foreground...

 

Yummy

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Ahhh, I see now. Gold foil. Heat blanket for the engine bay :poke:

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Needs a coat of semi-matte varnish Bill to tone down the sheen a bit.

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On 4/26/2019 at 10:06 PM, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Are they some kind of Brummie Hinge & Bracket?  Is that what Bill & Tommo get up to at weekends?

Well we have to raise extra cash to fund our stash and tool purchases somehow. But don't get any ideas or all excited you lot, we will be wearing our Brum IPMS attire at Telford!

 

On 5/4/2019 at 7:13 PM, perdu said:

Brutal Steve?

 

Mois?

 

Mais non, zee leetle laydy says she likes the lightening of her burden

 

But since I actcherlley agree to an extent I have been fettling

 

And a whittling

 

And a fingerburningly few recent sessions has given her the much lighter load to carry

 

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This looks as if it will do when given a slight wipe with damp PPP in her crevices  eek

 

There back in the  little recurved section where I may have been overenthusiastic with the Number two SM blade

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Now I can make the interior and finish Martianing the cabin windows...

 

On 5/8/2019 at 3:10 PM, perdu said:

Far too many cats infesting these pages lately and I regret having been an inadvertent channel for some of said infestation

 

No more of the said felines from me I'll be bound

 

Now I could use some assistance

 

To recap:

Quicko build taken a turn for the worse and longer term with new upperworks to be made up


OK I get that


But this?

 

Really

 

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There is no way on this planet in this time zone that this was necessary and certainly not advisable

 

Help me get over this disease

 

My thinking was quite simple like meself milud, make a floor for the upper platform, leave all the lower innards grey or greeny coloured and close it all quickly to pop the new roof on top

 

I must be mad, no-one will ever see enough of  the insides to make this worthwhile

 

Doh...

This is looking brilliant Bill (hope you like my alliteration). That canopy looks fantastic, and interior is coming on a treat too.

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11 hours ago, Tomoshenko said:

we will be wearing our Brum IPMS attire at Telford!

The mind boggles ............. 😱

 

Terry

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Bill, I don't know what impresses me the most, your skills, or your dogged determination to work with the worst kits ever made!

Super stuff, either way.

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Just caught up with this lot Bill...I don't know what the hell's going on but it ain't half an interesting approach to ritualistic, nay institutionalised, sado-masochism....a subject dear to my heart, literally, a riveting read.

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Rivets?

 

Which blithering blitherer ordered blimmin' rivets?

 

 

:(

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It's hard to believe that some people actually enjoy adding them!

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And there are those who like to count them too!

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13 minutes ago, Terry1954 said:

And there are those who like to count them too!

 

Trust me lad, not round yere there bain't

 

 

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Of the scale Bill. Not off scale but off “the” scale. ....🤔

As in good. 

 

You know. 🤣

 

Brilliant new top bit there kid. Muchos impressos.

 

Johnny

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Beginning to build the minimal structure that will hold the (yet to be scratched) main rotor gear box

All glued together now

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I have lost/wasted so much time trying to track down where Win 10 put the uploaded photos* it has left me a bit dispirited

 

But I have in mind a cross brace and two longitudinal braces for the triangulated structures above the cabin roof piece

 

Off to measure up for a gearbox now, presumably similarly tilted forward to impose forward moment to the rotor disc when it is spinning as is the Wessex gearbox since the S55 was said to be the parent model for the S58

 

 

 

 

 

*photos finally tracked down in an unexpected folder , phew

 

maybe we can get back to normal again...

DAMMIT TO BUGGERY LOST A COMPLETE FOLDER IN POSTIMAGE BY CLUMSINESS

 

WORKING ON IT

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On ‎10‎/‎05‎/‎2019 at 15:54, perdu said:

Which blithering blitherer ordered blimmin' rivets?

 

 

:(

The top of my list of suspects, well to be honest the only name on my list of suspects, is @Ex-FAAWAFU and his ideas about crispination.

 

Sherlock Martian 👽

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Thank you Sherlock, that kinda confirms faint glimmering suspicions I may have been harbouring...

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Posted (edited)

Quiet days promote pensive plotting potentially

 

Perhaps

 

And so to the H-19 again, the cockpit rear crossmember is in now and the rear stiffening structures are begun

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This should be OK, the crossmember is there on the real thing and there are paired braces that run back into the upper fuselage to take the load of the gearbox stay struts

 

They look a little different to this but frankly the structure should vanish behind the gearbox sound proofing panels, so I amn't about to worry much

 

These paired I-beams will give stiffness to the aft of cockpit structure

 

 

 

'nuff said  ;)

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LOST PICTURE FILES, MY MISTOOK

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Posted (edited)

Look another update


I'd best slow down before I get a heavy-duty burn out huh?

 

Take a look at this

 

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Always hard to photograph white on light backgrounds anyway but the first attempt at the rotor gearbox

 

I'll have to slow down, this is the end of my 'very suitable white plastic tube' supply which has stood in for many different home brew projects

 

(Nimbus engine front tank/intake area, for example)

 

Here it is the beginning of the project, why did I get this involved?  :(

 

How about a shot off a Google search of the real thing?

 

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Photographed from my monitor screen, you can see the front shaft entry point and the assorted bracketry  and control links

 

NO NO NO

 

My brackets and links will NOT allow for swash plate alterations, this H-19/ Whirlwind will NOT FLY

 

Deliberately

 

Now in place but not even close to being glued

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many/some more gubbins to add and the frames and brackets too but this looks a decent start to me

 

 

 

OK  That is it for now, 21.15hrs

 

I declare the Mess Bar open to residents

 

ciao

 

 

 

 

Edited by perdu
PICTURE CHASING AGAIN

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1 hour ago, perdu said:

I declare the Mess Bar open to residents

Mine's a gallon of Melchett Breweries Old Scrotum please.

 

Martian 👽

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Great stuff here Bill. I love it when a complicated detailed build starts to form, especially when it belongs to someone else!

 

Terry

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13 hours ago, Head in the clouds. said:

That looks like a  complicated item to build Bill, how much of it will actually be seen?

 

 

The swash plate and possibly the top of the gearbox

But as the cabin includes all that and the framework separated only by the sound proofing panels I think it best to give the upper works some real substance

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Posted (edited)

An early start for me today gets me comparing the location for the rotor gear drive box and the hole in the roof of the original 1958 moulding by Airfix

 

I was 11!

And I built it then too

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Let's look at that more closely

 

With light

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Looks purty well bang on to me

 

Time to construct more new stuff

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DOH..

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