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ICM may have saved money on the cockpit to keep the cost down on the kits!  Hoping some one would do a aftermarket cockpit? 
 
     Was there a aftermarket cockpit for the Monogram A-26 ?  
 

John your A-26 is looking great! 

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13 hours ago, Vandy1 VX-4 said:

ICM may have saved money on the cockpit to keep the cost down on the kits!  Hoping some one would do a aftermarket cockpit? 
 
     Was there a aftermarket cockpit for the Monogram A-26 ?  
 

John your A-26 is looking great! 

As far as I know there was no after market cockpit for the Monogram kits. Thanks! I hope to have the interior finished and the fuselage halves joined soon. :)

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Test fitting the cockpit parts. The rear bulkhead and floor are from the Monogram kit. The instrument panel is from the ICM kit. The seat is from my "spares" stash. I re-scaled and printed the seat decal on clear decal paper and attached it to the painted seat. Adds a little to the "look" I think. I had a Eduard cockpit PE set which worked out okay. Still a bit more to do here but I think you get the picture.

 

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23 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Brilliant work on the front office - looking fantastic. What simply blows me away is the throttle quadrant and levers ... well done, so very well done

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thanks Peter! I'm pleased you like it. :)

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20 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

I struggle with the levers in 32nd scale, let alone in 4th scale.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

I have to say Peter they were a royal PITA! High cuss-factor!:):wacko:

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27 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

John, that’s one busy office, congrats on bring all the components together……

Thanks Phil. I figured that the busier the better for this one. :)

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20 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Nice work on preventing a tail sitter.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Fingers crossed Peter. Instructions call for 40 grams of weight but I added about 44 or so. :)

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5 hours ago, JohnB said:

Fingers crossed Peter. Instructions call for 40 grams of weight but I added about 44 or so.

I use a digital kitchen scale for an approximate nose weight. If you slip on the wings and stick in the undercarriage or lay something under the wings, where the struts will be, you can weigh the tail and add a bit extra for security and minor components which will later be added.

Cheers Rob

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John

Finger crossed for sure - a bit extra never hurts. I do love it when kits includes a molded nose weight so not only is the guess work removed but there aren't any surprise fit and where to put the weight issues.

Rob's procedure seems full proof and mine is similar as well: I use plastic rod or toothpicks in place of the gear legs, to test for balance and then add a bit more weight to be on the safe side.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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Over here in the UK they used lead weights to balance car wheels, over the years I’ve collected many of these from the roadside kerbs after they have fallen off.  A good source of weighting tricycle u/c……

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