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1/48th Eduard SE.5A bare build
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:19 AM UTC
Hi Andy

Serious thanks for the heads-up on removing the mounts for the exhausts early. I obviously hadn't looked ahead in the instructions closely enough, but that's really not something you want to do at the stage Eduard show it.

I must admit I've strayed away from the sequence in the instructions a fair bit on the interior too. So far... my route seems to be working, but there's always the chance that it'll come back to bite me later...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
Hi Andy, I'm learning along the way, you are doing a fine job.

From what I can tell concerning Burden's aircraft, it looks Eduard has it correct for both prop and engine. The exterior though should have the Hisso cowl, along with both fore and aft fairings included on the sides.

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Should mention too, the narrow chord elevators was something typical to 56 squadron, of which Burden flew for.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:19 PM UTC

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Right, where was I .
Once the cockpit assembly is built, you then have to install a few parts into the lower wing/fuselage combo.
I found that its easier to install the long cross shaped thingy (no idea what it is, sorry)into the cockpit tub before placing the tub onto the lower wing/fuselage. . .




The "cross shaped thingy" is the lube tube for the sychronizing gear. Its placed ahead of the control column, but short of the rudder bar snd attsches to the upper longerons. You twist the top and a worm drive pushes grease to the gun gear.
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 03:45 PM UTC
Sorry Andy a small correction.

The "cross shaped thingy" is the lube tube for the sychronizing gear. Its placed ahead of the control column, and the base goes ahead of the rudder bar and attaches to the upper longerons. You twist the top and a worm drive pushes grease to the gun gear.
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 04:46 PM UTC

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Sorry Andy a small correction.

The "cross shaped thingy" is the lube tube for the sychronizing gear. Its placed ahead of the control column, and the base goes ahead of the rudder bar and attaches to the upper longerons. You twist the top and a worm drive pushes grease to the gun gear.


Thanks for that Stephen, I thought it would be a "lube tube" of some sort, but didn't know what for.
Anyway the last parts.
The undercarriage legs are different for Marking "B", so make sure you add the correct part.
The undercarriage legs are pretty sturdy, and are only made up of 5 parts including the one piece wheels.


The last of the photo etch goes over the triangular holes in the wings and tail planes. Care will definitely be needed as the "holes" have clear parts underneath, so be careful of fogging them when attaching with superglue.

Also the over wing gun gets a couple or three of P.E upgrades. Mines not glued on quite right BTW .

Last up for those going with the "B" version is the inclusion of a bomb rack? Multiple folds are needed but this is pretty easy.
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Ok this is all done now, so finished pics will follow.
Andy