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Build Thread, Page :  1   2   3   4  [ 5 ]  6   7   8   9   10   11   >>  (339 posts, 20 posts per page, 17 pages in total) [ < Prev ] [ Next > ]
John M Oshust, Image # 3824004 Apr 17 11:41

With a weathering patina applied, this chapter of the build is closed.
John M Oshust, Image # 3823904 Apr 17 11:38

The Scarff ring model within the model is completeted. Tomorrow we start addressing the fabrication of tandem Lewis Guns.
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3823504 Apr 17 09:25
Do you know what the purpose was of having the gauges in the rear instrument panel?
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3823604 Apr 17 07:17
I meant the chair - were they really attached to the scarf ring and spun with the scarf ring with the gun always in front of the chair ?
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3823603 Apr 17 23:27
Well the Lewis could pivot up and down on the gun ring. The Scraff ring moved the gun left and right. To shoot down the gunner had to rotate the ring left or right then point the gun down while lowering the gun mounting ring. Like I said... Dancing with a machine gun!! The up shot is easy the down has limits imposed by the fuselage.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3823603 Apr 17 22:33
John - those gunners had to stand up to shoot downwards, and crouch down to shoot upwards, and spin around that scarf ring with a machine gun on it - how did that seat (stool?) work?
rayl, Comment for image # 3823603 Apr 17 19:41
Rather spartan accommodations I say. If I were Joe Bloggs I would not be too chuffed to occupy that seat.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3822403 Apr 17 18:28
The Scarff ring was muscle powered. Your leg muscles traversed it left of right. Like dancing with a Lewis gun?
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3822403 Apr 17 18:19
John, please tell Gumby to wire it for A/C current. All the gun turrets on the B17 were A/C motors.
John M Oshust, Image # 3823603 Apr 17 16:54

The Scarff ring with gunner 's seat .
John M Oshust, Image # 3823503 Apr 17 16:52

The Scarff ring can transverse clockwise and counterclockwise. The gunner has some leather for Spartan comfort.
John M Oshust, Image # 3823303 Apr 17 16:47

Getting there with baby steps.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3822401 Apr 17 17:53
First make a cardboard silhouette of the Lewis gun in a scale to match the plane. Then build the mounting mechanism to match the size of the gun. I have been working bass ackwards.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3822401 Apr 17 17:47
John - what do you intend to do, to improve on your design ? ...
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3822401 Apr 17 15:48
Looking at this attempt we are not pleased. I shall tear this apart tomorrow and try again. We have never attempted a gunnery pit before, as such, we are in midst of a learning process.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3822401 Apr 17 15:19
Looking more realistic all the time, John!
John M Oshust, Image # 3822401 Apr 17 15:04

Gunnery pit progress. Lewis gun mount nears completion.
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3821431 Mar 17 07:10
Clever!
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3821430 Mar 17 19:40
Hopefully, yes, and yes. Gumby has his claymation fingers crossed!
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3821430 Mar 17 19:31
Now THAT'S a Gunner's pit - will it swivel 360 degrees and will the gun angle up and down too?
Build Thread, Page :  1   2   3   4  [ 5 ]  6   7   8   9   10   11   >>  (339 posts, 20 posts per page, 17 pages in total) [ < Prev ] [ Next > ]