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Old 03-18-2010, 11:19 AM
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:17 AM
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Just unpacked the "SWORDFLISH" (that's how EMS spell it!)  Packing was very good and no damage to report. The quality of the airframe is first class-excellent glasswork and covering and painting. The hardware however may not be so good-time will tell.
I cannot find the aileron servo mounting plates. Apparently they should be made from 2 mm ply and presumably finished in silver. Can anyone comment on where they found theirs?

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Old 03-20-2010, 02:38 PM
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Well,
I started the Swordfish cockpit. Here is the basic front so far. Still have a few things to add...Here is a 1/7 scale pilot I have for the plane. It looks about right. A 1/6 is just way too big....

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Old 03-20-2010, 04:28 PM
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Hello Ty,
Love what you have done for the cockpits-please put my name down for cockpits and pilots.

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Old 03-20-2010, 04:46 PM
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Robert,I couldn´t find mine either but for some reason they have found a new place for them,look again in one of the "bags" for the wings,i almost threw my servo doors away..
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:03 PM
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Ty, looks good. I recognise that pilot. He is no longer on the market. Last time I seen him was back in the 90's. Definietly put me on your list of customers. Hopefully you are doing the other 2 cockpits and also the machine gun
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for the comments.

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I have been looking for a supplier of that pilot. I made a mold from it and that is a duplicate you see there...I have been using them in my planes..

I will start work on the back cockpits soon. I have been busy pulling parts for the CMP 109 anf T-28 cockpits too.

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Old 03-20-2010, 08:28 PM
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Bokis, Thanks a million!-as soon as I read your post I rushed out to the workshop and searched through the garbage. Found them!

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Old 03-20-2010, 11:08 PM
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Ty, So glad youare developing the Cockpit for this beauty. Can you do anything to bring the "fish" closer to scale? This should be a sweet one.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:07 PM
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Just in case anyone is curious, the Magnum 400 would be to large physically and power wise. Looking at the setup being used, I wouldn't trust the engine to stay mounted for any length of time and it wont fot the cowl ring. I will have to do some modifying to use the G38. I think Ty has the best idea ....to go with electric. hey Ty when you make your cockpit kits available are you selling those pilots with them?
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Just working on the wing assembly. Any tips from anybody would be greatly appreciated. Ordered a Laser 180 today. I do not understand how ESM can suggest a 50 cc gas engine-I believe that would be way to much for this Swordfish.

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Old 03-24-2010, 08:11 PM
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Hey guys,
Got a little more work done on the cockpit. Here are some pic's of the rear cockpit area. I got the basic layout done. I also have the gun figured out. I just happened to have a 1/6 scale Lewis gun on hand. I contacted Williams Brothers and order some of the Lewis guns to supply with the kit. They did alot better on the gun than I ever could....I still have to work out the seats and other stuff..

The Lewis gun is moveable too!!

Do I need to make a fix for the torpedo fins???

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YES TY!! VERY nice WB's LEWIS gun with your cockpit kit.... need fins??? SURE.... want them torpedo's to hit their target!!!

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Old 03-24-2010, 08:21 PM
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Ty, I love your work of course. Anything you do will be better than what we have. What are you looking at price wise for the complete cockpit includiing pilots and crew? What fins are you talking about on the torpedo?
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:32 PM
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I am not sure about the pilots.. They are comming out too thin. I don't think I can make them. They are good enought for me but like I said it is too thin...
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:18 PM
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dang Ty, maybe the H99 pilots might work. I may need to check with Vailley also. So Are you looking at full bodied pilot figures to fit the cockpits or just busts?
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:24 PM
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Hey guys here is another look at the rear. There is little available documentation on this plane is very little. I have gotten more from looking at the 1/32 Trumpeter Swordfish model.

The way I have the gun set up it moves on both axis and can be repositioned...

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Hey Ram-bro, are you thinking about doing an Assembly [ and Modification ] Thread on the Swordfish? With the Mod's Ty is working on and the creative modlers that have new Mod's of their own. I would love to see that thread. Ty has done some greatly helpfull videos on YouTube and his web site [ TY'S MODELS.COM ].
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I might have to do the cutout for the Vickers stowage.
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I might have to do the cutout for the Vickers stowage.
Neat! What a clever way those Brits thought up to reduce drag!
("There'll always be an England....)
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reduce drag on a swordfish.....your kidding right, I dont know about a build thread but I will answer questions
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Ty, looks excellent
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reduce drag on a swordfish.....your kidding right, I dont know about a build thread but I will answer questions
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Ok Here are the final pic's of the cockpit. I have one more small thing to add but this show 95% of it.Also is a pic of the gun kit that is included... I also have a gun barrel for the fuse....

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Back in the early 1990's there was a Fairey Swordfish being restored to flying conditionin one of the hangarsat the base I was posted to at the time. I went to that hangar at least once a week to see the progress and talk to the old timers restoring the plane. In 1997 it was finished and ready for the maiden flight. I will never forget thepilotthat flew for that maiden flight; he was dressed in the period flying gear, leather coat, leather skull cap with goggles and a white scarf. The old radial engine sounded beautiful as the aircraft lifted of the runway and the crowd that had gathered to watch the maiden flight cheered as she rose into the beautiful evening sky. The pilot made one fly past in front of the crowd and then landed the Swordfish. That wasthe one andonly flight for that restored Swordfish, it is now on display at the base's air museum.

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