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Build Thread, Page :  1   2  [ 3 ]  4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  (232 posts, 20 posts per page, 12 pages in total) [ < Prev ] [ Next > ]
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863420 May 17 21:48
After building the -Z- I got interested in the period. I had not been in the library for years, but I looked up the Thompson, Bendix and Schneider cup races and found some books of interest. There are dozens of really amazing one off planes of fame from the period. BtW Dave - those were the very first words I said to my wife of 33 years - good times
heywooood, Image # 3863720 May 17 21:22

my rigging diagram lol - wish I had seen this photo before the build - now I might just have to build another
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863020 May 17 21:21
FWIW the Dumas GeeBee Z kit had no bracing wire diagrams either...I have been communicating with them since the last build. They are considering creating a website and fan forum. I suggested adding a vacu-form pilot and dummy engine for these Golden Age racers since they all used variations of the Wasp or Wasp Jr. Also suggested rigging diagrams so we'll see
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863020 May 17 21:17
None LWM - nothing - but I have the internets and found a suitable handful of photo's. The only oddity is that some pictures indicate an -X- bracing on the landing gear, in addition to the single horizontal wire - and others do not. I have an early reference book from the period that omits the -X- bracing wires so I think I'll trust that. not certain yet
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3863020 May 17 20:04
Heywood - are there any diagrams or instructions for rigging wires in this Dumas Laird kit ?
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863020 May 17 16:48
Thank you - yes the decals are really nice and look good against this paint scheme. Once the flying wires are installed I'll post the final pictures. These Dumas kits are terrific..and there are more in this 400 series of theirs.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3863020 May 17 15:04
Those Skyways flamingos are very cool. Great micro engineering on the sliding canopy and clam shell doors. Congratulations - I really enjoyed your build. Super looking Bipe !!
David Duckett, Comment for image # 3863420 May 17 13:47
That's a great looking pair!
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863420 May 17 13:33
I have to go back and look at my notes but I believe this race was the first time that fuel boost with ethanol was used to get to 100 octane..
heywooood, Comment for image # 3861720 May 17 13:29
Thanks guys - I share your enthusiasm. This model went together fairly well. I was concerned that I had bitten off a little too much with the cockpit scratchup and the clamshell doors but I have to say I am happy with the outcome.
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863020 May 17 12:45
the Skyways insignia is very cool -
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863120 May 17 12:44
pilot is tucked in and the canopy is in the closed position. It slides a little too tightly so I will have to do more sanding on the slotted track but that's ok. All in all I am please with the cockpit doors and canopy arrangement as I was able to piece it together. Dunno how that happened but I'll take it and run
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863220 May 17 12:42
wrong time of day for pictures here, the morning sunlight is wreaking havoc on my Iphone lens -
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863320 May 17 12:41
the wheel spats match pretty closely - note: again Dumas provides a peel and stick sheet of markings. They are printed as one solid sheet. The builder must cut them out for application to the model. On wood they can be repositioned easily but if this were a stick and tissue build I think the silk span or similar would tear...FYI
heywooood, Comment for image # 3863420 May 17 12:38
an old rivalry revisited
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