The Aerodrome Home Page
Aces of WWI
Aircraft of WWI
Books and Film
The Aerodrome Forum
Sign the Guestbook
Help
Links to Other Sites
Medals and Decorations
The Aerodrome News
Search The Aerodrome
Today in History


Learn how to remove ads

The Aerodrome Forum


Go Back   The Aerodrome Forum > WWI Aviation > Aircraft > Replica Aircraft


Replica Aircraft Topics related to the construction of WWI replica aircraft

Like Tree331Likes

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2 May 2011, 07:38 AM   #971 (permalink)
Forum Ace
 
RobW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Back in Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,835
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick View Post
Also had a bit of luck getting the other type of MkIII switchbox which was the one more commonly used on the Snipe. Will replace the one I have on the panel and also the inclinometer with the light once Ive tidied it up.



Nick
Nick,
What are the dimensions of the Mk III box? Looks like about 9" x 4" x 2".

Thanks for sending the picture of the inclinometer...

Rob
__________________
Great War Aerodrome

In the air, over there...

www.greatwaraerodrome.com



RobW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2 May 2011, 12:46 PM   #972 (permalink)
Forum Ace
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 838
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobW View Post
Nick,
What are the dimensions of the Mk III box? Looks like about 9" x 4" x 2".

Thanks for sending the picture of the inclinometer...

Rob
Hi Rob,
It's smaller than that at 5-1/4" x 3" x 1-3/4"

Cheers, Nick
Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2 May 2011, 12:47 PM   #973 (permalink)
Forum Ace
 
RobW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Back in Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,835
 
thanks... my calibrated eyeball must need recalibration...
__________________
Great War Aerodrome

In the air, over there...

www.greatwaraerodrome.com



RobW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3 May 2011, 02:41 PM   #974 (permalink)
Forum Ace
 
RAF56_Ball's Avatar
Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 1,804
 
Naw, Rob, your ratios were dead on. I think you used the wrong average rate of growth on the wood sample is all <G>
__________________
Glenn 'Chip' Burt
Integrity-DOing the right thing, regardless of me.
Honor-SEEing the right thing in others, regarding them.

in Honor of Albert Ball. A valiant pilot, but a man of God first and last.
RAF56_Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2011, 10:30 PM   #975 (permalink)
Forum Ace
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 838
 
Engine Cowl

Ailerons all finally finished after getting the copper roves and little 1/16 rivets.



Some progress with the engine cowl. Originally they would have been spun out of one piece of metal but these days you cant get a sheet big enough to do that as the Snipe cowl has a 44 diameter and is 17 1/8 deep.



After getting the front part spun I added a 7 inch extension to it. This was done by rolling a joggle for an overlap and then welding. A local young welder did a great job of it.
I then rolled the cable groove in the rear of the cowl using some profile rollers I had made.



Then the truly scary bit, having to cut the bottom section away and roll it around some 5/16 steel tube



Next job is to rivet all the panel locating slots, reinforcement ring, hinges etc




Cheers, Nick
Baracchini likes this.
Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2011, 10:47 PM   #976 (permalink)
Observer
 
C.T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15
 
All I can say is "wow!!!!"
It looks gorgeous nick.
C.T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2011, 10:51 PM   #977 (permalink)
Forum Ace
 
snj5's Avatar
Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 2,426
 
Brilliant brilliant brilliant!
She looks bee's knees and wants to fly!
__________________
www.facebook.com/AerodromeLesNoyers

Also brought to you by Powdermilk Biscuits.
Heavens, they're tasty!
snj5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2011, 02:57 AM   #978 (permalink)
Two-seater Fixer
 
Avro Avian's Avatar
Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Brisneyland
Posts: 290
 
That's turned out very nicely Nick! A good piece of VP (visual progress) to!
Whereabouts did you end up finding the roves and rivets?
Avro Avian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2011, 03:53 AM   #979 (permalink)
Forum Ace
 
tengew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: chicago
Posts: 531
 
nick this is great news . this is looking great
tengew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2011, 05:39 AM   #980 (permalink)
Forum Ace
 
redbaron1917's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Diego, Ca.
Posts: 662
 
Outstanding Nick! Almost a shame to cover it

Best Regards,

Tony Moore
redbaron1917 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright 1997 - 2013 The Aerodrome