krow113 Posted January 1, 2014 Share Posted January 1, 2014 Seeing the excellent tutorials going on here I noticed a request for techniques to replicate the high/low voltage magneto wiring on WW 1 aircraft. There are numerous ways to achieve this , very little that is "new" in modelling techniques . The issue for me was a way to replicate the texture of the insulation used during the period in question. Some HV wiring had ceramic discs the wire would go through and keep it away from conductive surfaces, remember those candy necklaces' when you were a kid? More common would be the woven fabric covering with some kind of insulative wrap inside ,around the wire. This is the one I chose for my Biff. Seeing the use of wire to do this I realized that sometimes it just doesnt look right to me. I had purchased some ship rigging rope for another project , I dug that out and chose to use it .The rope has a texture and 'look' , also it has some weight to it that replicates the HV wires a little more realistically. To my eye at least. The rope also measures to a suitable scale size. WNW provides accomodation for the HV wiring on the BIff magneto's: Eyelets are Athabaska Scale Models HO railroad P/E: The eyelets keep things sano while replicating the guides of the real thing . Researching mags will show some other connections , most notably the spark advance control , usually slaved to the throttle , and a Low Voltage wire for instruments etc. After atteching your HV wires to the mag mounting and routing takes place, the eyelets allowed a hole to be drilled and the eyelet mounted: HV wires get routed and pulled through ,gravity and a clothes peg help: continued... 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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