model planes anyone?


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Nice. Gets me in the mood for a visual on a working 1:1 example at 14:45 today (see my posting yesterday on the Obituaries thread).


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One thing that occurs, but I don't claim sufficient knowledge to chalk it up as an error.

Shirley if it's an early Mark 1 (see comments wrt flat, not bubble, canopy) it would have a two-bladed propellor?

I must be wrong?
Early Mk1's were retro-fitted with a three-prop Rotol.

It looks incomplete to me without a mirror on top of the windscreen.

..and there is no clear vision panel on the canopy , mind you, it would be a b*stard to mould.
The rear view mirror was initially a local fit at squadron level and was incorporated into later Mk1s and Mk11s in production.

It is however unlikely that a flat canopy aircraft would have flown with a 3 blade dowty prop. The malcom hood came befroe the Dowty IIRC.
Absolutley amazing that, the cockpit layout is fantastic. Looks like he took as long as that guy who found the hurricane in India, whose book ive just finished.

He deserves all the praise for making that, beats my old airfix spits, whose wings usually fell off
Magnificent. A true work of art. Might well go over to Hendon to have a look at it.

That must have involved a few hours in the potting shed and no family/social life...

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