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Old Jul 21, 2015, 03:34 PM
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Well no they don't. Mine is a DC-6A. And from what I saw some windows were even covered for some reason. So it seems not to depend on the general model DC-6, DC-6A, DC-6B etc. but to the very special s/n.

I looked at different pictures to find mine including the emergency exits. I posted a couple of pics to show that.

BTW on the picture here you can see that the windows are between main STA.

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Old Jul 21, 2015, 04:38 PM
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The doorway on the red bull seems to be about half again as large as the other one. That could have been a customer spec. when ordered.
Or could be the difference of A to B.
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Old Jul 22, 2015, 01:17 AM
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It is indeed a difference between DC-6A (G-APSA) and DC-6B (Red Bull). The DC-6B was the passenger version and did not have the huge cargo doors. The DC-6A was merely a cargo plane when Douglas started it but soon they started using it for both passenger and cargo.

Mine is the DC-6A

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Old Jul 25, 2015, 10:47 AM
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I did three things today on my DC-6 (since we have more than 50km/h wind gusts):

1) I finished the V-Stab. The Beacon on top of it was still not mounted and the covers for the Tab actuating servo weren't in place.

2) I then built the fairing for the cables of the Trim Tab. I used 0.2mm Aluminum and prepared a little rig to do the shape. Took a dowel and sanded it a bit conical and then forced the material between two wooden pieces. First they were parallel but that did not work out. Plus I applied too much power and destroyed the thin material. But already the second approach worked out. Smooth and nicely the fairings were brought to shape. Extremely satisfied.

3) I marked the position of the red stripe using my Bosch cross line laser. Now Covering can start.

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Old Jul 26, 2015, 05:08 AM
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Next is the preparation of plating, i.e. covering.

I am lucky to have the original plating diagram which is of some help. When I started the project I had the idea to do the covering exactly the way the plating was done. But I have to realize that this will need much more work and effort. I am committed to bring her in the air. So I need come compromise here. But I still will look at the main lines so that the overall appearance resembles the original plating quite a bit.

The origin of my measures are the dividing line of the fuselage.

I prepared a sheet of paper in 1:10 scale in regards to the model to get measures from the paper and apply it directly to my covering. We will see later how this will look.

Most important is: get her done!

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Old Jul 26, 2015, 06:23 AM
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It so great to see you active again on the DC-6, Alexander. :-)
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