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ManzanoLaser Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12a by John M Oshust
John M OshustThe ailerons are connected together with cable. The crossed silver cables pull the ailerons and their connecting strut up or down. The continuous loop of cable produces the opposite effect on the “Udder” side. The linkage cables for the ailerons are exposed running, almost medially, on the upper and lower air planes. The ‘Jenny” has a similar external aileron system.
JohnG.Excellento, JO...all your detail in always fascinating.
John M OshustThank you very much JG!
meku Beautiful detail !!!
raylExcellent! Hopefully one these bright spring days you will take the Ogre out of dungeon to the sunlight to take some pics.
John M Oshustrayl, I certainly will. I have run into this problem before. Completing a model when the weather is not conducive for "fresh air" photography. Ogre will fly with Nunzio in our garage. Outdoor photos will be in order when he is transported from basement shop to garage.

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Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #29 Hawker Typhoon Mk 1B by David Duckett
David DuckettHero cat credited with preventing house fire
raylAnyone we know?
David DuckettIt's a painting, found on the web:-)
bobgoodI thought it was the port (left) Testicle that hung low!
Don Cbobgood now you're just picking on me. Maybe the negative was reversed?
bobgoodNo Don! I assure you that in my Aeroplane "life before" now, the terminology was always "Port & Starboard" - I find it hard to refer to Left & Right main-planes. Left and Right refers to politicians does it not?
bobgoodHey!!! Are you saying that this a photograph? That "moggy" looks a little strange (suppose that we all would in that position!!!!)
Don CDD says it's a painting, so my idea has to be wrong. On the "port and starboard" thing, in books I get port and starboard, but in conversation it's usually left and right.
David DuckettWhen communicating with the aircraft that did practice bomb runs in the United States and real bomb runs in Viet Nam the terminology was always left and right. Worked for them, works for me. Course, they said aircraft not aeroplane, too. Say what you will, as long as everyone understands what the hell you're trying to say. Those of you who fly, what does ATC say to you? Come port three degrees? Doubt it.
Brian KosteckiMost definitely "left" or "right" in air traffic control parlance. Also, studies have found that the left one hangs low in right-handed men and vice-versa.
David DuckettDid anyone even see the cat?
John M OshustI just wonder what someone's daughter may think. We know that we have daughters that build planes. Not trying to be a prude, just civil! Would she see the cat?
David DuckettIt's spelled prude, not prud.
John M OshustA typo is acceptable on VA we have all done it. Material like this does not have a place here. You must think about all who may view it!
David DuckettYou are neither the arbiter of taste nor the moderator of this site and I don't remember your ever mentioning a daughter. Personally I find references to blowing heads off animals for sport to be far more objectionable.
John M OshustTim does she builds planes and looks at VA. I have a grand daughter who checks VA

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ManzanoLaser Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12a by John M Oshust
John M OshustOne can only imagine what influence this sail like scoop. had on the maneuverability of this aero-plane!
mekuEverything worked out in detail. Laborious great job. Super !!!
John M OshustThank you but I still need an aircrew. I await a supply of wood.

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West Wings Spitfire Mk 22/24 by David Duckett
David DuckettNo comment
mekuSpring?
David DuckettJuly 22, 2007

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David Duckett Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #29 Hawker Typhoon Mk 1BReference 27-Mar-15 18:53
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David Duckett Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #29 Hawker Typhoon Mk 1BReference 27-Mar-15 18:52
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John M Oshust ManzanoLaser Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12aBuild 27-Mar-15 17:10
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The ailerons are connected together with cable. The crossed silver cables pull the ailerons and their connecting strut up or down. The continuous loop of cable produces the opposite effect on the “Udder” side. The linkage cables for the ailerons are exposed running, almost medially, on the upper and lower air planes. The ‘Jenny” has a similar external aileron system.
John M Oshust ManzanoLaser Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12aBuild 27-Mar-15 17:09
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The air scoop for the RAF engine was finalized this day. The third attempt was the charm and the material of choice....Al roof flashing!!! When completed the scoop will be similar to a cap in that it can be removed with ease to show the engine. My research shows that though the “stock RAF aero-plane came equipped with a factory air scoop, the the scoop was either modified or removed in the field.
John M Oshust ManzanoLaser Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12aBuild 27-Mar-15 17:08
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With all of the clutter between the windscreen and the airscrew it is easy to see why adding gun sights for both the Vickers and Lewis guns was a difficult and somewhat superfluous installation. The pilot can never easily align sights, over the guns, from his flight position. I would imagine that without a definite sight picture the nose of the aircraft was used and bullets were sprayed at the target.
John M Oshust ManzanoLaser Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12aBuild 27-Mar-15 17:08
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One can only imagine what influence this sail like scoop. had on the maneuverability of this aero-plane!
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