Thomas Bischoff I'm definitely in - did you add a reinforcement to the wing? I would do so! What version will it be?
9. May 2017, 19:06
Roger Lustenberger Hi Thomas
Nice of you to join in.
Sofar nothing is glued yet, only fixed with tape. I'll keep your advice with the Wing reinforcment in mind. It looks fine though, the way the wing is mounted. The wing is 5 pieces, 3 top and 2 bottom. Version... mmh, most probably the one on the box. Nice and colorfull
Thomas Bischoff I built the original release - which had a very soft plastic and I didn't trust it to be stable.
Regarding the version: why not go for a challenge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File ernt_Balchen%27s_PBY_on_ice,_Greenland_1943_cph.3c35243.jpg
10. May 2017, 20:01
Thomas Bischoff pasting the link did not work - google for Bernt Balchen's PBY on ice, Greenland 1943 cph.3c35243.jpg
10. May 2017, 20:03
Roger Lustenberger Looks intresting, but not my favroit... i'm doing this kit for a quick fun build and mostly OotB, since there are only few parts. Just the size...
10. May 2017, 20:15
Chris Parsons I am in too, (strangely) I like these things. I will vouch for Thomas Bischoff though, it does need a spar of some kind, I epoxied in a couple of long brass rods in the one I built, it also takes a load of lead to sit on it's wheels (if you don't use the prop rod) and then to exacerbate that problem the gear wont hold it up...Scale Aircraft Conversions white metal landing gear to the rescue. Anyway, enjoy the build in spite of this!
10. May 2017, 23:44
Roger Lustenberger Thank all off you sofar for the Heads up.
Ive orderd the metal Landing gear, after reading some building reviews. How much lead will be necessary? The manuel says 50gr, which, as often, is far to less. I wont use the resin tail. Any hints here?
Well, two brass rods have been fixed inside the wing. There should be no further problem with sagging
11. May 2017, 21:46
Chris Parsons Glad to be of help, I used a resin nose on my kit ( I took many pics of my build but never posted them here, (some are on Aircraft Resource Centre) going back through my pictures I have the model sitting on a scale showing 15.15 Ozs (429 Grams) but that's the whole fuselage (no wings) you'd need to know what the fuselage weighs to get a true counterbalance weight. I suggest adding as much weight as you can, another picture in my folder reminds me I also stuck 1/4 Oz. in each nacelle behind the engines. I was silly enough to try the kit landing gear. (which collapsed overnight) It could have been worse but it was the side away from the work bench edge that collapsed. Hope this helps...
Thomas Bischoff I can only recommend to open the cockpit side windows - it's also quite easy to do. You can find some pics in my build.
26. May 2017, 19:23
Roger Lustenberger Ailerons, Rudder and Elevators are cut off to position in a new Angle. Atm sanding the Metal Gears, so i can fix em and test the Weight balance to counter the Tailsitter problem. After that will be the Marriage of the Halfes