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Oct 24, 2014, 04:45 PM
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S.E. 5a


Scale drawings are where you find them!

Was pleasantly surprised to find Charles Bourget's wonderful SE5a scale drawings included on Dave Platt designed Top Flight SE5a kit offering at 1/6 scale, from 1970.

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4249

About two years back, I was able to compare them with Jim Kiger's original R.A.F. drawings compilation. Charles' older work has held up quite well. In their original published format, a small pamphlet, also included many EXCELLENT period photos. Jim's more recent work, approaches "SE5 information overload" , in drawings alone.

Tried to provide link to Wylam SE5 drawings, but the firelight groups 3-views site seems to have expired.
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Oct 25, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Neat Shuttleworth photos here:http://www.werkost.com/SE5.htm

Profile Publications #1 and #103, Cox scale drawings, rigging notes, and German report data available on Hip Pocket Aeronautics "Builder's Gallery".
Oct 26, 2014, 05:32 PM
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thousands of plans here


http://plans.aerofred.com/
Oct 26, 2014, 06:34 PM
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SiGone, (interesting handle. shows some Seoul?)

Thanks for the link, and I will be checking it out. However, you know this is a "scale drawing " site and not a "model plan" site, right? I may have confused everyone and am sorry if I did. I was attempting to point out that a certain set of scale drawings happened to have appeared on an R/C kit plan.

edit: Just checked link. There are some scale drawings, even an S.E. 5a. Decent, but quite generic.
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Oct 28, 2014, 12:17 AM
Respect to the ol-timers!
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3 views/scale drawings?


so how about i post this set i put together for Glasair? The top view is a wee bit off-the fuse should be longer to be scale (the wingspan is 112% x fuse length in real life), and 120% x fuse for the r.c. models i have seen. Im currently using these for my own build of a 27" long fuse/36" span (i believe)
Oct 28, 2014, 01:28 PM
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SiGone,

That is one slick S.E.5! ..and WELCOME.

Suggest you start a new thread dedicated to Glasair. For ease of listing/search of all subjects, it is suggested that a separate thread be started for each aircraft type. Glasair most welcome subject ,from my point of view!

Also, there is a dedicated sticky for the listing of other scale drawings sites and sources. Don't let any of this scare you off. We need new blood AND new/more 3-views!
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Oct 28, 2014, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by SiGone
so how about i post this set i put together for Glasair? The top view is a wee bit off-the fuse should be longer to be scale (the wingspan is 112% x fuse length in real life), and 120% x fuse for the r.c. models i have seen. Im currently using these for my own build of a 27" long fuse/36" span (i believe)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2273903
Oct 28, 2014, 08:00 PM
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Any chance we can keep this an S.E.5 thread?????
Oct 28, 2014, 09:00 PM
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Wylam S.E.5a sheet 1
Note the date .. drawn (finished) 70 years ago this month.
Oct 28, 2014, 09:01 PM
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sheet 2
Oct 28, 2014, 09:02 PM
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sheet 3
Oct 29, 2014, 09:55 AM
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Thank you, md!!!

Wylam seems to have relied heavily on the WWI German data. Note the sloping nose feature.
Oct 29, 2014, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by packardpursuit
Thank you, md!!!

Wylam seems to have relied heavily on the WWI German data. Note the sloping nose feature.
"German data"??
Oct 29, 2014, 07:08 PM
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Better Charlie?
from Windsock Data File

Mike
Oct 29, 2014, 09:12 PM
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Mike

That's an excellent bit of work from Ian Stair. I don't believe he's ever done a "bad" drawing! At least I've never seen one.

German reports, with dimensioned drawings of captured SE5 were published in 1919 Janes, IIRC. These drawings can be seen here:

http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/..._id=72&page=32

You might have to join in order to access the "Builders Plan Gallery", but lot's of good info cataloged there.

Pointy nose (in side view) looks quit a bit like Wylam's, hence my observation.


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