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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2020, 01:49:06 PM »
Engines now completed, not detailing the post meter as it will be cowled. Also the Undercarriage mechanisms are now ready. Quite a lot of guesswork as to where all the bits go!

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2020, 02:51:58 PM »
Engines now completed, not detailing the post meter as it will be cowled. Also the Undercarriage mechanisms are now ready. Quite a lot of guesswork as to where all the bits go!
What is a post meter?
Sorry for my ignorance.
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2020, 03:20:29 PM »
It should be PORT MOTOR, that’s predictive text for you!!!!

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2020, 03:33:06 PM »
It should be PORT MOTOR, that’s predictive text for you!!!!
That makes a bit more sense, thank you.
But now we know it hasn't got a detailed port engine, it will never fly.
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2020, 04:00:28 PM »
It will, but around in circles!!!!

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2020, 06:48:53 PM »
Looking good. 8)
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2020, 10:08:20 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2020, 06:41:25 PM »
Engines now completed, not detailing the post meter as it will be cowled. Also the Undercarriage mechanisms are now ready. Quite a lot of guesswork as to where all the bits go!
I used to do that on Buccaneers when I was an apprentice

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2020, 05:29:08 PM »
At Last! Progress! As you can see the wing sections are now together, these required a lot of fettling to get them to join up accurately. The fuselage is coming along well but I had to treat the two halves rather like Vacform kit parts, rubbing them down on a flat wet and dry board to get a decent join, well hopefully it will be eventually!

The nacelles are together and, yet again, the U/C structure and oil tanks don't fit within the closed-up nacelle. A bit of careful grinding away of the inner walls helped here.

I'm beginning to wonder if this kit started life as a vac form kit?
 Stand by for the next instalment assembling the fuselage to the wings. Hopefully you won't hear me swearing along the coast!

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2020, 08:39:41 PM »
looking good Bill.

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2020, 05:27:05 PM »
Coming along nicely

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2020, 02:21:47 PM »
Sounds like a hand full but your doing a great job.
Andy.
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2020, 02:47:06 PM »
More Progress.
First, a useful tool if you are going to undertake the building of this kit. A DENTAL BURR!, to remove plastic from inside cowlings fuselage etc.
The more I work on this model, the more I am convinced the design started life as a Vac-form. All the bulkheads are oversize but correct for a very thin walled fuselage etc.
Cockpit is now fitted out and the nacelles attached to the wing. Note the 'Nose Light' fixed into position. The port motor will now fit inside the cowling and the temporary disc attached to the front will ensure it lines up correctly.

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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2020, 03:02:14 PM »
A real labour of love, methinks.
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Re: D H 88 Comet
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2020, 03:53:13 PM »
A real labour of love, methinks.
Proper modelling.