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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
The straw that broke the Camel's back?
TedMamere
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006 - 10:33 AM UTC
Hi Stephen!

I'm very happy for all these good things happening in your life! And here's one more for all the good things to come!

Jean-Luc
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006 - 01:21 AM UTC
Hey Lars, I am officially on vacation.

This month I am submitting two invoices for published articles in Model Aircraft Monthly on the Nieu. 11 & 17.

Have just been notified that two articles of mine are in this issue of Cross & Cockade Intl. Issoudon and Field Five at Issoudon.

Last night did work on four Camel kits ( this one the two Naval birds and an extra I wound up with in an estate sale.) Just a little on each.

Have one article to get out to C&C Intl by tomorrow.

Have a large manuscript to drop off (older one) to be typed into computer text format for submission to publish in my first book.

Have been asked to provide images for consideration by a hobby magazine publisher to do a monograph on my builds.

The website is doing well and I am selling more kit reviews everyday.

Just rec'd two Planet Models Rumpler C.IV types (Resin) and one has already been commissioned to build for someone else. Deposit in the bank.

Have submitted at their request an article to publish in Windsock magazine.

I have just been notified of the impending birth of my #3 grandchild...(7.5 months.)

I have two weeks to build models and do research.

I am a very bless man. Sorry to blow my own horn I just feel so good. Its great to be alive.
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2006 - 11:46 PM UTC
Hi Stephen
You’re busy my friend. Do you have bad weather, or is it just a bad catch of the old gluingfever? :-)


Give me a week or two more in the Swedish sun, and my tan will be looking good under the bench lamps

The news is that Rodens 23-scale Albatros DIII will be released in Sweden in Septembe

Lars
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2006 - 10:44 PM UTC
Rigging begins today. Will probably do it at an hour at a time. It gives it a chance to cure before handling too much.
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2006 - 12:16 PM UTC
Greetings all; Have had an inquiry about the small insignia on scheme B. The Sopwith Camel F.1 B7296 was crashed by 2/Lt. G. S. Hodson of B flight of 73 Sqdn RFC in France 2 February 1918 (Not 1917.) ...

On a green square you see what amounts to a dog looking in a cupboard all surmounted on a large Letter "C".

This is the unit badge of No. 73 Sqdn RFC in France during 1918. Commanded by Major T.O.B. Hubbard and known affectionately as "Mother" Hubbard and then flying the Sopwith F.1 "Camels, the unit's badge stemmed from the nursery rhyme and the Surrounding letter "C" for the Camels they flew.
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 06:31 PM UTC
Greetings all; No worries here just swamped with work. I am unfortunately working a sick and annual post and I get moved from day to day and my modeling time is a bit restricted. Though I have made some progress. My vacation begins this weekend and we will see if this build can be completed.
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 02:00 AM UTC
Greetings all; I was asked about the particulars concerning Captain Oliver Colin "Boots" Le Boutillier of Naval 9 (later 209 RAF.) He was one of the pilots involved in the combat of 21 April 1918 when the Red Baron was KIA. In reference to profile "F." Sopwith Camel F.1 D3332 was flown by Flt. Cmdr O.C. “Boots” Le Boutillier of 9N up-til 24 March 1918 when it was crashed. Repaired it was sent to 204 RAF until 2 August 1918 where it was sent to 210 RAF where after several pilots it was assigned to Captain A. W. Carter. The white dumbbell seen on the profile was not adopted by 210 RAF as a unit marking until November 1918.

His particulars are;
Country of origin: United States
Service: Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.
Units: 9N (RNAS) 209 (RAF)
Victories: 10
Born: 24 May 1894
Died: 12 May 1983
Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada

Dr. J.J. Parks at left and "Boots" at right.
Lucky13
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 10:12 AM UTC
Looking super Stephen.....excellent!
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 04:37 AM UTC
I had a question concerning the Camel build.

Dan McMullen asked me. "Hey Stephen the cowling on your Camel looks rippled? Whats up with that?..."

Hey Dan, No worries mostly it is the reaction of the glue to the laquer paint. Its not rippled just discoloured. When I scrap the effected area and apply the final coating that will disappear. I never get that when I use enamels or acrylics.
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 03:03 PM UTC
Though these are for another project I thought these might be of interest.
At left is the standard Eduard Clerget 9B 130hp (on a Blue Max 2F.1) fuselage. At right is a JGMT resin rotary attached to an Eduard Camel fuselage to be completed as a Bentley BR.1 150hp.
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 02:56 PM UTC
Of special note let me aknowlege the return of a suddenly very tanned Jean-Luc! Fresh from his whirlwind tour of the French Riviera and command engagement under the sunny skies of Tuscany before his blushing princess bride.

Also let me take this time to thank our own Jean-Luc for framing the images seen here as he did in the Royal Fokker D.VII thread.

Merci beaucoup Jean-Luc!

Here is a shot from the otherside.
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 02:43 PM UTC
These are the most recent images with the final versions of the resin Vickers machine guns. Note the pilot holes for the brass pinning for the struts and rigging ends. Also there will be small sections of sprue that I will add to the Vickers breeches for the expelled ammo links.

JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 02:37 PM UTC
Here is the addition of the photoetch for the forward cowling. The Vickers were temporary additions for the photo until I finished my detailed versions.
Removed by original poster on 02/18/07 - 21:31:25 (GMT).
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JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 07:00 AM UTC
From the other side.

JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 06:59 AM UTC
Here is some progress.
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2006 - 04:21 AM UTC
Greetings all; Fuselage is closed up and lower wings added. Photo shoot today images soon. Next top wing and rigging.
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 07:30 AM UTC
Hey Lars, Yes I am doing a bit of research on the subject.
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 11:00 PM UTC

Quoted Text

The average rigging time for me is 4 hours.

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to fast and furios for me, i´ve used almost 3 weeks an my DH-2, but where is the contest??
kindly
Lars

Do you got my mail?
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 03:54 PM UTC
Greetings all;
Here is bit of fun...mathmatics.
The bi- wing area of the Sopwith F. 1 Camel has 58 locations for the ends of rigging to be anchored. The tail unit has 28 locations. For a grand total of. . . 86 location points. Thats forty three strands of rigging, outside of the cockpit. The average rigging time for me is 4 hours.

Thats two sessions of 1.5 hours doing the wings. One side at a time. and one hour for the tail. That does not include drilling the holes in the first place.
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 02:47 PM UTC
Greetings all;
On the subject of plumbing in the Camel cockpit I have been asked a couple of questions. The answers might benefit here. Usually I will use a fine solder cut in sections to represent most plumbing.

What Eduard does not tell you in any set of their instructions is;

The small half round section on the pilot's left side of the cradle / support frame ( B 5) for the seat & fuel tank, is the fuel tank feed selector housing and switch. It is butt up against the front support rail for the seat. The Datafile #26 has a nice scrap view sketch of this area on page 19.

Forward of this selector is the throttle quadrant for fuel air mix. Behind this should also be a fuel filter with plumbing leading to the selector switch as well. The feed selector switch simply chooses between the main or auxilary tanks.

The fuel feed to the engine is located in the plumbing leading forward to the engine itself but right below the quadrant levers.
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 04:30 PM UTC
Greetings all;
Just a quick reference here must get back to the build. On the subject of the Camel's reserve / emergency tank.

Step 5.) Is the emergency / auxiliary fuel tank (PP B 10 & PE 9 ) application to the cockpit turtle deck and gun cowling ( PP C 2 or 7.) In reality we should not see the emergency tank. There was a short bulkhead (with a padded headrest?) You will note it in the previously posted images of the restored 2F.1and in other images I will post on the F.1 a little later.
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 04:19 PM UTC
Greetings all;
I was asked to provide further identification to the Eduard gauges by their position. The instrument panel ( PP C 11) is detailed well and references can be found in the Sopwith Camel Datafile #26 on page 20 to their identities.

They are;
top center, manufacturer’s nameplate,
middle center , compass and inclinometer,
center left rev counter (tachometer),
right center speedometer,
far left bottom leading magneto,
next to that is the trailing magneto,
center bottom is the altimeter,
then at right is the watch,
and at far right on the bottom is air pressure gauge and relief valve.

The only thing you might want to add is the pulsometer at the panel’s far lower left corner. Hope this helps.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 02:30 AM UTC
For everyone's benefit;
The Bentley was not longer than the Clerget but its radius was larger. There is a slight bulge in the Bentley rotary cowling.