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161. Assembly

29/04/2015

Today we had the film camera crew on site while we assembled the whole aircraft, starting with the tanks and building up from there.

It was a lovely sunny day, and things went very smoothly, and at the end we had an aircraft which, while not compete, was a good deal closer than ever before. It was the first time we’d been able to see the military markings applied, and while they aren’t complete yet, they are certainly very impressive.

As expected, the fuselage fabric has gone wrinkly, but we are hoping that it will pull taut over time. It certainly looks a bit better this evening than it was first thing..

The fuselage markings aren’t complete. Theo’s done the white squares preparatory to painting on the Union Jacks. Once they are done we’ll take lots of pictures, and immediately paint over it with white again, before putting roundels on, since this was how it was when Granddad flew it.

The numbers are just paper at the moment, but they’ll be used as templates for the paint version.

Finally we managed to weigh the aircraft, and while it’s added more than I expected since last time, I don’t think we are going to have too much problem in getting it approved, the centre of gravity being pretty much where we wanted it to be.

Here’s a selection of photos from the day.

 

Theo, Rick and David

Theo, Rick and David

 

Nearly there!

Nearly there!

 

 

Theo and Rick

Theo and Rick

 

2015-04-29 Bristol Scout upsun

 

David with his Escapade in the foreground

David with his Escapade in the foreground

Propeller boss markings - the stamps are the original size and font.

Propeller boss markings – the stamps are the original size and font.

Original Bristol logo on the propeller

Original Bristol logo on the propeller

Scout being weighed

Scout being weighed

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One Comment
  1. Xan Berasategui permalink

    Congratulations!
    the second picture is very impressive!

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