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heywooood, Image # 3941529 Sep 17 14:55

heywooood, Image # 3941429 Sep 17 14:54

heywooood, Comment for image # 3939225 Sep 17 22:49
Don C. if you mean the dog I have not named him...Still not certain my granddaughter will allow me to put him in the backseat. I suppose we could call him 'Auger' or 'Cavu'
heywooood, Comment for image # 3939225 Sep 17 22:47
Huey - thanks for the clarification on the windscreen...plate glass? not even tempered? No wonder bird strikes were always fatal.
Don C, Comment for image # 3939224 Sep 17 11:37
Looking very nice. Who is Nigel's friend?
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3939024 Sep 17 09:53
I had the same problem, aspirin bottle, I'll keep that in mind. Good job on the model, looking good.
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3939224 Sep 17 08:25
HW, what you are calling supports are actually structural tubes that are part of the fuselage. It's easier to make glass panels that are flat. A molded wind screen is more costly to manufacture. The glass sets on the tubing with a rubber seal. An aluminum frame fits around the perimeter and is attached with #10 screws to brackets. It's 1/4" plate glass not plexiglass too.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3939023 Sep 17 18:57
Aspirin bottle - very clever!
heywooood, Comment for image # 3939323 Sep 17 17:27
working on the tail faring...still lots of work to do.
heywooood, Image # 3939323 Sep 17 17:26

heywooood, Comment for image # 3939223 Sep 17 17:23
Nigel Caruthers is the PIC...on one of the other boards an observer came up with that name and a bit of a back story so - there's Nigel in the pilot seat..
heywooood, Comment for image # 3939223 Sep 17 17:20
I have added the windscreen supports. The SR10 does not have the widows peak windshield that the SR-5 through 8 have. I was going to make changes to this one and model the -8 but changed my mind. There are a number of alterations to the forward fuselage, cowling, and wing that would have had to be made and I got to the point where I just decided to do the -10.
heywooood, Comment for image # 3939123 Sep 17 17:16
these are the Guillows floats I had from a previous kit that I decided to put wheels on instead. They are a tad undersized for this larger scale Stinson so I am going to do a little surgery on them once the infill is complete..I plan to add a one inch thick balsa block at the step and then skin the top and sides with 1/32" thick birch ply
heywooood, Comment for image # 3939023 Sep 17 17:13
so - the cowling. The kit provided formed cowling was just a bit too small in dia. to work with the engine I had decided to work with so I modified things a bit. In this image you can see the cowling I used mounted over the sleeve of plastic sheeting provided with the kit that you are required to cut and fashion into a ring and mount to the forward fuselage. The engine fits neatly into the ring sleeve and then my cowling just fits over the sleeve...my cowling is cut from the bottom of an aspirin bottle that I emptied trying to figure out how to make this work...
heywooood, Image # 3939223 Sep 17 17:06

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heywooood, Image # 3939023 Sep 17 17:06

heywooood, Image # 3938923 Sep 17 17:05

Don C, Comment for image # 3928229 Aug 17 15:35
Good pic. Really shows off the plane.
heywooood, Image # 3928229 Aug 17 11:54

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