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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2021, 10:09:36 PM »
Nice progress Richard, and I like the trestles too!

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Yes, I made them because they look better than balancing the 'plane on paint pots! I have a selection, including one for the bar through the tail of an ME109

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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2021, 11:18:29 PM »
Excellent progress and impressive work Richard!
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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2021, 12:00:30 AM »
This is progressing nicely, Richard.
I can see the advantages of the cabanes being part of the fuselage structure.

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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2021, 07:19:25 PM »
Thank you Ken, I'm in awe of your 504

I got the tailplane and elevators made last night:



This is about the third different way of doing this I have tried - this is a 0.010"/0.020"/0.010" sandwich, the thin sheets being scribed

If I'd thought about it (or made a plan!) I'd have spotted the fuselage is different to a Pup. The upper longerons on a Pup run right to the sternpost, the tailplane sits on top and there is a sort of streamlined fairing on top of the fuselage. The Tabloid doesn't seem to have this fairing, so the top of the tailplane must be level with the top of the longeron, there being a step in the fuselage. The Pup longerons are easier to make and stronger.

As a result, I had to cut a vee out of two of the layers of the sandwich leaving just an 0.010" piece to hold the tailplane together:



The struts under the tailplane are going to have to do their job properly on this one!

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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2021, 10:53:48 PM »
It wouldn't have been easier to notch the top of the fuselage and add reinforcements?

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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2021, 01:42:33 AM »
Nice work on the tail planes Richard  :)

For the struts are you planning on using some type of metal of added strength ?


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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2021, 02:36:48 AM »
Nice work on the tail planes Richard  :)

For the struts are you planning on using some type of metal of added strength ?


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And also because they're easier to make that using styrene, yes

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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2021, 06:47:54 AM »
This is coming on quickly. I know the problem of finding that it would have been easier to make something a different way if I had planned ahead....but I never seem to learn!

Using a sandwich of plastic card is a good idea - I have used it for wings on occasions - I must remember to keep it in mind for future projects. The trestles look really good - another idea I might have to try out.

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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2021, 07:10:40 PM »
Very nice start and building techmiques, looks promising.
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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2021, 08:49:45 PM »


This in an area where 1214 differs from a standard Tabloid. The cockpit is a different shape and sits further back. There is also a headrest with a fairing and a panel behind the cockpit. A Tabloid is much simpler here

On the other hand, the panel over the fuel tank is simpler than the Tabloid being a simple arc. The top of the arc stands higher than the Tabloid, so I suspect the racer was equipped with a larger fuel tank. The difference can be seen in the rear three quarter view in the Tabloid datafile

I bought a seat rather than try to make one. I was temped to have a go but fortunately thought better of it. And the Barracuda one is lovely

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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2021, 10:19:01 PM »
Nice work on construction the cockpit opening and decking  :)


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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2021, 10:50:05 PM »
Your results to date are terrific Richard. You make this look easy but I know it takes skill!
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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2021, 04:31:06 AM »
Your results to date are terrific Richard. You make this look easy but I know it takes skill!
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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2021, 05:48:53 AM »
That looks super. Your decision to use a Barracuda seat was a good one - they are indeed excellent and that has saved you a lot of frustration I am sure.

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Re: Gordon Bennett! RNAS Sopwith Tabloid 1214
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2021, 07:33:48 AM »


Two front cowls, because the white one was wrong - it didn't match the panel over the fuel tank. I shall cut these up, use the black one to make the top of the engine cowling and the white one to make the bottom

This is going to need a lot of fiddling around to get to fit, it's a good starting point

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