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1/32 Fly Hurricane Mk.IIc


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Hey folks welcome to the Fly Hurricane build.

I picked up a couple of these off eBay, this was one type the other kit being the Sea Hurricane version. Below are some intro pics of the project.

32927863418_cefc413110_b.jpgHurri MkII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

32927863308_8d4527d906_b.jpgHurri MkII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

32927863438_8ed76fdddf_b.jpgHurri MkII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

39838263273_b17683f573_b.jpgHurri MkII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

More pics soon, I'm not much for historical facts or long drawn out reviews. What I can do is let the pics do the talking and share tips and tricks along the way!

Ryan

 

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32 minutes ago, JohnB said:

Be warned! It's a SOB to build. The cockpit framing etc. makes it VERY difficult to install and get the wings on. I built one a couple of years ago but no more! Good luck!!! :)

I can attest to that, mine landed on the shelf of doom for now. I started is as a quick OOB build, but please forget the 'quick' part. The cockpit needs a lot of care and patience to build. But as always it can be done. Do yourself a favor and read through THIS build log on LSP, it will make your life a lot easier (I wish I had before I started mine).

Good luck and please post some updates, maybe i'll take mine back to the bench ;)

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Gentlemen your warnings are well received and I will proceed carefully, Wouter thanks for the link. The comments are actually timely as I did start with the cockpit.

Here are notes at this early stage:

1. The cage structure was carefully assembled level and plumb and some tubular elements were scratched instead of the kit parts.

2. There are no alignment or positive locating points to sit the assembly into the fuselage halves. I punched small discs and attached to the upper structure to allow the unit to be glued to the bottom of the "shelves" on either side of the fuse.

3. The final alignment point was created with strip at the front of the assembly to lock into the firewall.

4. The headrest and firewall fit very well.

Take a look at some pics, so far it seems to be going well. The real test will be to assemble the gear well/ lower wing and offer up to the fuse to check clearance.

32929488608_8bdc1befa5_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

46752693922_25702f2463_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

46752693972_555b64bae4_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

32929488678_21355af204_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

46805408591_47c1c2d306_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

46752693992_d1af24ba0c_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

32929488558_258e11952f_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

Ryan

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Hey builders.

Ok took a look at the lower wing and resin landing gear insert, I'm happy to say everything is working out fine!

Here are the important parts....

1. I took the resin insert to my bench grinder and with respirator in place made short work of the casting plug.

2. The grinder is very dangerous and unforgiving to your parts or fingers so be careful, work slowly checking the amount of light that passes through the resin at each pass.

3. You don't have to be too neat when hogging out material on the insert, but you will need to refine the surface because it will be visible in the pit once installed.

4. Fly have guides at the front and rear of the part, use these when grinding out the ditch for the cockpit to reside in.

5. There is some nice engineering here if all works out, the resin part gently comes into contact with the tubular cockpit and even the rear "legs" are tight to the lower wing surface.

On to the pics.

46090792094_43b6676d9a_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

31874238817_0836a9728c_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

31874237637_df95ba85e5_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

39850605793_0368ea8fc3_b.jpgHurri MII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

It wasn't all roses though, I did manage to break off some parts that were quickly rebuilt with card.

32940055958_7260157dca_b.jpgHurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, the model room is in need of a cleaning so I'm off to do so!

Ryan

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Thanks the fit issue at the wing seems to be OK at this point, Onto another issue, I did try to fit the canopy to the rails and found it did not want to seat right....so will need to sort that out.

Ryan

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