finished my dash today, but have more to do in the cab befor I mount it
here is a pic of my dash
here's what I did last nite and to day
back again put two more servos in one for carb one for choke one left to do for kill switch that will be 12 total, cut the doors in and made the back seat going to have fun with the cab here are some pics.
got up and finished the skins here are some pics; next cut in doors,and start cabin & dash.
here is what I did today
I hooked up pull pull system to the rudder and push rods to elevator to day blended in stab and fin now I can skin the cab. I think a willams bros. 1/6 scale dummy engine will fit TF's cowl w/mod's,here are pics of todays progress
does any body know if a willams bros. 1/5 scale dummy wasp engine will fit in top flite's SR-9 cowling ?
I bought TF's cockpit kit but it's a bit bland here's one of there bucket seats be side mine more picts as I go.
here are more pics;I see I'am getting alot of hits on my doors; but no coments? oh well see'ya next time.
helo again I started to work on the doors and I got TF inteor kit the kit it's not the best but with mod's I think it will work at least I have scale sizes . when I started to build this kit I knew it was going to be costly so I thought I would use all the parts that came with the kit insted of buying after market like cowls landing gear that saves $250 right off the bat. But I can see why the others chose to go that way I'am not working with a big budget but I know it has coast $700 so far and I do'nt have a engine yet or any covering mat. or paint so if you are thinking about building a SR-9 take that in to consideration.when I get to the end of this build I will list all expences the one thing I will most likly up grade later is my recever.If you build the cowl you want app tips and a second par of hands if posable I did mine 3AM so I did not have help but it would have been nice so far this kit has been fun but been thankful for build logs esp.twinwarbird he did a good job and posted alot of picts that all for now.
here are more picts.
back again I atached wings and added some more lights and started to build the cowl more picts soon.
here are more photos
I did some more work in the baggage compt. here are some photos
hello again finished the fire wall & saddle then temporarily fit fin,rudder,stab & elv.not going to glue them just yet this bird is going to get big fast.I mounted the landing gear but not TOP FLITE'S way Idid not spend the extra 50$ and buy a one piece unit.what I did was added 1/4 x 3/4 bass wood to each side of former #3 at bott w/epoxie inlayed 9 3/4"x 2"x 1/8" thick piece of aluminum screw it to the bass wood w/3/8" counter sunk screws; replaced the 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 6" balsa w/ply and mounted it w/6 3/4" cap head screws drilling through the aluminum then epoxie the landing gear rails in drill and tap 8x32x3/4"cap head screws through 1/8" aluminum. TOP FLITE does not! reccomend doing it this way, but there system is made to break away in a hard landing. I would rather have this part strong. I will do as mutch to the fus as I can before mounting the fin&stab so next is joiner box for the wing then the rest of the nose ribs ,skin, cowl, int & windshield. latest pic's shown tried to do vidieo but the type of file could not be up loaded. still hoping for some kind response from anyone out there who has any opion about any of this project...
did some more work on the fuse pics of front and baggage comparment servoes and my TF 60 scale spitfire more later.
started on the fus yesterday and it is fairley simple, but again the directions are vage at best I read another blog and the guy was asking about page 29 step6 were it says to put a straight edge on formers9-5 and to sand the high spots and shim the low. Well I did not have to shim any thing but former 6 has to be noched about 1/4 to 3/16 formers 7&8 about 1/8 inch to acheave a straight line from former 9 to 5 I think this verys on each model because my right was a bit differnt than the left so that's the reson the directions say sand but I used a dremal w/80grit sand drum and made quick work of it.Idon't know if any body that's reading this is building a sr9 also but I would like to hear any input because this is my first giant scale and first w/ fabric&gas. I am trying to find out what is better easer to use for covering solartex,or coverite
Back again been waiting for parts and building flaps & ailerons. If you are building this model even though you have had the wing pinned down to your board on the plans, make sure you put a straight edge on the TE spar at aileron location befor you glue wing you could get a bow as I did. I was able to sand it out it only happend to one side.The directions with this kit do not tell you everything so be sharp and think ahead.I built a module for rudder & elevator servos pic included,you are able to remove entire unit or just one servo, since I used 1/4 scale servos I wanted something stronger for a mount.I also installed retracting landing lights that activate with flaps in down position,and navigation lights w/strobe in wing tips.I dont know if this is correct for scale but I think it looks good.I got the nav&landing lights from Ram,there pretty mutch pluge & play but because of the size of this modle I added longer wires to make life easier.waiting on aileron servos so time to start fuselage I'll be posting my progress as I go