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  1. #401
    I was tricked by this kit the same way as by the Aeronca. It looks simple/basic until you get into it.
    For a little project it has endless facets and details. I have never done many of these steps, from using solder to weld railings together to shaping basswood and pine blocks etc...
    Im hoping the final outcome, with the flatbed trailer and semi truck, is worth it.
    enter..the Sandman

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  2. #402
    a few images of the USCG utility boat build..




    and with the truck and trailer..


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  3. #403
    Different but very impressive!
    I'd say it is well worth your effort.
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".
    Commodore 64

  4. #404
    Thank you - it was a project inspired by my grandson and a trucking simulator I had been using before my PC melted..
    the little feller just loves trucks and enjoys hanging out in the ol hangar with poppop when Im working.
    so I figured Id do a couple of things just for him.
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  5. #405
    I have a big project ahead..a real Juggernaut
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  6. #406

  7. #407
    The P-47 project will be a Bubble top version. The kit only includes that canopy and I have no equipment or experience in vacu-forming.
    I should be able to post some progress soon
    enter..the Sandman

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  8. #408
    slow start. I had a severe cold last week so I went and got tested. test result was negative for covid - just a 'normal' cold, but at least I know it wasn't
    'the thing'
    Here is what we have so far.





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  9. #409
    still a very long way to go..




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  10. #410

  11. #411
    more fuselage detail - it's "exhausting"



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  12. #412
    working on the R2800 - long long way to go on it

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  13. #413
    some ignition wiring detail..much more to do yet
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  14. #414

  15. #415
    a little more work done..



    still quite a bit to do here but it's looking better -
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  16. #416
    updates? I hear people in the community love updates..

    I have been working on the business end of my P-47 for many days now...


    here you can see the inner-cowling, super charger chin scoop air intake being fabricated and fitted to the air frame


    and here is a look at the R2800 being fitted to the air frame.


    as you can see, the Guillow engineer cut the cowling in half. The firewall should be at the second fuselage former or bulkhead (former #2) and there should be no former #1 - the plastic part of the cowling should
    be about twice as long as it is. This is why my engine is buried in former #1 and why I'll have to work very hard to erase the seam where the plastic meets the balsa at the nose of this juggernaut



    ..hopefully MY updates won't break any of the aircraft models or other modifications you have previously installed..
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  17. #417
    a sliding canopy needs rails..

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  19. #419
    cockpit work...panel, throttle quadrant, LG and flap levers..




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  20. #420

    now for the second act : P-47 Wing

    first the structure is laid up..


    all of the ribs added, dihedral is set..


    then the retractable LG piano wire cores installed..


    next is the infill, sanding and shaping etc..
    enter..the Sandman

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  21. #421
    Comming along nicely

    A merry Christmas and great New year to you stay safe look forward to your new creations in 2021
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  22. #422
    and to you and your friends and family too - dunno about you all, but we here at my house could use a break from 2020. lol

    here's hoping 2021 is at least half as good as we need it to be.

    Work on the P-47 will continue regardless - as to what comes next? Could be something from Grumman
    enter..the Sandman

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  23. #423
    for everyone who has been checking in here recently - I should have something to post on the P-47 project soon.

    It has been the distraction of MSFS and DCS that has taken me off the assembly line. IF you have been looking in on the Heywood Planes channel to
    see if that was being maintained at the expense of this forum you already know this.

    I appreciate all of those who have viewed this thread or commented on the work and to those who have watched a video or two - thank you
    enter..the Sandman

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