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Old Jan 13, 2016, 10:23 PM
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Undercarriage doors

Hi Bruce, thanks for your comment, much appreciated. Love the pictures, its great to be able to things indoors especially when its below freezing outside. !!!! I don't know how you guys can survive, me I would be like an icicle and about as stiff !!!

The hinges I made out of right-angle Aluminum. Brought about a meter for a few dollars. I have finished the hinges for one rear nacelle, split the doors, ready for assembling and started the initial gluing. Will add a resin and cloth as additional support. (I have some very light weight cloth, so not much additional weight).

Photos show the progress

All the best Rod
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Old Jan 13, 2016, 11:54 PM
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Roddie - mock up the nacelle with your retracts. Found my rear hinges interfered with the wheel when the doors closed and I had to move them forward some. Was a pain after gluing them.

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Old Jan 14, 2016, 11:41 PM
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UnderCarriage Doors

Thanks Rob for your warning, I will start that immediately. Had enough of rebuilding stuff.

I had just glued one door, photos show the progress

Will start on my undercarriage mock up, have most parts but not the machined components. I have ordered my wheels, they will arrive later this month. So I have borrowed a wheel (5.5 inch) to show how it fits.

Many thanks Rob great

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Old Jan 15, 2016, 02:20 PM
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Happy New Years all, looks like it's all coming together nicely Roddie and a good tip from Rob!

I've managed to get some building time just not on the mossie, but the Sukhois are coming up nicely.
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Old Jan 15, 2016, 02:47 PM
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Looks.good - the Williams Bros. wheels are the best fit. Haven't found any for mine yet (haven't looked too hard either) using some ESM aluminum ones.

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