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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 2.1.2021 Tail skid
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2021, 07:33:16 AM »
It's a real one, just dramatically smaller. Fabulous!
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 2.1.2021 Tail skid
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2021, 07:51:42 AM »
Fabulous Frank,

I wouldn’t dream of detailing to your level - hats off to you.

Guy

I would "Dream" but that is as far as it would go  :o Brilliant as always Frank!
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 2.1.2021 Tail skid
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2021, 10:15:29 AM »
Looking forward on seeing how you tackle the tail skid  ;)


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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 2.1.2021 Tail skid
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2021, 09:11:11 PM »
Thank you Guy, Giuseppe, Rick and Alexis!

It's a real one, just dramatically smaller.
Mission accomplished, motto of signature fulfilled. ;D


Looking forward on seeing how you tackle the tail skid  ;)
But I did ... :o ... It took me a moment to understand your joke ;D ;D ;D

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Frank

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 2.1.2021 Tail skid
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2021, 05:05:06 AM »
Really Frank, you put the rest of us to shame with your fabulous details.

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 2.1.2021 Tail skid
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2021, 04:30:37 AM »
Great tailskid Frank. You say you used nickel-silver. Do you solder this with tin of with silver?

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Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; on hold
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2021, 06:54:32 AM »
Thank you Stephen and Fvdm!

Nickel silver (in german "Neusilber" meaning new silver) is a cheap replacement of silver. It is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc, so it can be soldered with normal solder.
I like it because of the more metallic look compared to brass and it is harder. There are also some PE sets in this alloy available.

I had some discussion with Giuseppe about the struts and gear, about wood or metal. He told me it was metal, but I still think it was wood for the following reasons:


Ok, now the bad news.
There are so many things to be changed on this project, where I don't have solutions yet. To avoid that it kills my mojo I put it to the shelf for now.

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Frank

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2021, 08:03:38 AM »
Sorry to hear you lost your Mojo on this one Frank. I am sure when you go back it will continue to be amazing!
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2021, 08:31:54 AM »
I think we have all had this happen to us during a build and it gets put aside until the info we need comes .

I tend to agree with you on that the struts are made of wood . very evindent in your last photo on the landing gear with the chipped paint .


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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2021, 05:37:44 PM »
Thanks for the clear answer Frank.

I think in time the solutions come to your mind so you can always pick this one from the shelf.

About the struts, the chipped paint on the landing gear shows a brown color. In my eyes this could easily be rust. The fine structure you see could be cast metal. I'm not sure what the struts are made of but maybe it doesn't matter, it's gonna be painted anyway.

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2021, 05:54:22 PM »
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2021, 05:59:57 PM »
Frank, I hope not to be misleading. Having a further look at the SVA monography I still believe the struts were metallic. I hope not to infringe any copyright while posting some pictures.
As you can notice in the wrecked planes, struts are bent, not broken, nor burned and in my opinion this can be evidence of metal stuff, not wooden. As a matter of facts, Ansaldo main business was  shipbuilding, so probably they found easier to source metals then aviation industries of the time. Just my opinion.
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2021, 06:00:44 PM »
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2021, 06:06:39 PM »
As a last speculation: maybe contractors, field maintenance shops and restorers, specially if restoring not airworthy planes made use of wooden struts for saving money, time and tools. But I'm not a deep expert so this, again counts just as an opinion. All the best.
Giuseppe