Build Spitfire Mk 1A Hachette Project

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
The exhausts on the left are not as even as the ones on the right? (First photo in your last post.)
Yes, but they are where they were engineered to be. They are metal, and the glue spots were very tiny, making it quite hard to get them to stick in place. A ridiculous amount of work is going into what will only be seen of the designed bits of the fusilage (held in place by magnets) are removed, and then, you don't see even half of what has gone into the bloody thing.
 
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Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
There are two bits on that wing so far. The black is the wing itself, and the light brown is under fuselage it attaches to.

Everything you see on the engine, every bit, and in the cockpit, has been put there by me, nothing comes all done.

If you want to see how intricate it all is, start here on You Tube and watch up to Issue 23:

 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho 💉💉
Staff member
Too intricate for clumsy me.

Have a house and a landscape to design (or at least work out parameters to give to a landscape designer.)

Now that I have got rid of the clay clay clay block I can begin to think about non-plant elements: pathways, walks, walls, steps etc. In George Town I would have needed extensive works for paths not to become trip hazards, walls not to crack and lean, etc.

That said, plants are cheaper: hedges instead of walls, short grasses instead of pavers etc. But multilevels add excitement—steps etc to create an effect hard to do on one level.

Of course, dunno where/what/how big the new block will be yet, but will start going through some landscape design books.
 

Jim Lahey

Member
All I can say Aus is lucky its electric and your not trying to fit one of those tiny little nitro engines in there...imagine that for tricky!

Looks good though (y) next thing you will have a little watch makers lathe and tiny milling machine setup haha
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
All I can say Aus is lucky its electric and your not trying to fit one of those tiny little nitro engines in there...imagine that for tricky!

Looks good though (y) next thing you will have a little watch makers lathe and tiny milling machine setup haha
Reading my mind???????
 

Jim Lahey

Member
Still waiting patiently for me to finish concreting the corner of the workshop and fix the big forklift so I can actually move it lol, at 2.75t my little forklift just lifts its tail and laughs haha
 

Jim Lahey

Member
LOL its the first turret lathe ive ever had and I bought 2 at an auction cheap so I gotta learn fast...same as any other old lathe really I suppose.

Obviously we want a video of the maiden test flight haha
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
LOL its the first turret lathe ive ever had and I bought 2 at an auction cheap so I gotta learn fast...same as any other old lathe really I suppose.

Obviously we want a video of the maiden test flight haha

It actually does fly...in a sort of a way. Everything works....every plane function...prop, wheels up/down, flaps, guns, rudder, elevators....with sound......lights.....the whole shebang. It will be supported by a split move tripod coming out of a box underneath. Said box has all sorts of bells and whistles, motors, drives etc. Just you wait 'enry 'iggins, just you wait.
 
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