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  • Bruce
    Independent analyst
    • Jan 2000
    • 10226

    Very nice indeed Rob - where did you get them done?

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    • 12jaguar
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Apr 2007
      • 1644

      Lovely job, Rob
      http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk

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      • TempestV
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Dec 2003
        • 1508

        Originally posted by Wyvernfan View Post
        Got around to picking up the laser cut set of ally instrument panels today for the Wyvern S.4. So now for a little fitting and fettling of the instruments when time permits!


        Rob[ATTACH=CONFIG]235394[/ATTACH]
        Nice work Rob,

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        • Wyvernfan
          wyvernfan@gmail.com
          • Oct 2007
          • 5904

          Thanks John and David .

          Bruce - it was a company called Win Born products, situated in Waterbeach just north of Cambridge.


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          • davidq
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            • Feb 2015
            • 9

            Wyvern wheels

            Hello Rob
            I am building a 1/5 scale flying model of the Wyvern S Mk4. Your picture of the main wheels on page 1 are the best I have come across. Did you by chance take a picture of the other side, i.e. brake side, of these wheels? If you did I would be very grateful if you could post one. I am having to make most things myself and good close up detail photographs are hard to come by, although perhaps not as difficult as finding full size parts by your accounts.

            Dave.

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            • Wyvernfan
              wyvernfan@gmail.com
              • Oct 2007
              • 5904

              Hi Dave, hope this helps. If you need any further assistance then please let me know.

              Good luck with the model, and I'd love to see a photo of it when completed


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              • davidq
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                • Feb 2015
                • 9

                Thanks Rob that answers a few questions I had in my mind. I have been building the model for over two years now with still a way to go. You may be interested in this link http://youtu.be/49Yug8rCwdc hope it works, it is the designers prototype flying.

                Dave.

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                • Wyvernfan
                  wyvernfan@gmail.com
                  • Oct 2007
                  • 5904

                  Yes seen that before Dave, and it's very impressive. The thing that stood out for me was the speed of the undercarriage retracting on that model - its pretty close to the real thing.
                  Also good to see that the undercarriage is fitted the correct way round, as some flying models I've seen of Wyverns for some reason have the main wheels facing inwards instead of outwards!


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                  • davidq
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                    • Feb 2015
                    • 9

                    Yes Dave Wigley made a good job of copying and designing the undercarriage it still has to be made though. Here are a couple of links to my efforts http://youtu.be/2GLBbkP7pr0 and http://youtu.be/Hvb-qddlQcc. The engine modifications are a lot of work too, you probably sussed out only the rear prop is driven, the front just windmills. I can understand your fascination with the Wyvern it is a very unique aeroplane, pity the bureaucrats messed it about.

                    Dave.

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                    • dylan9391
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                      • Mar 2014
                      • 32

                      Rob, are you going to paint the original parts that you have collected, or conserve them and keep them in the condition that you have found them in with original paint (if applicable) etc?

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                      • Wyvernfan
                        wyvernfan@gmail.com
                        • Oct 2007
                        • 5904

                        I'm not really one for painting parts, dylan9321, instead much preferring to leave things original and conserve them 'as is' - whether that's as recovered or taken out of service.

                        Originality is a huge draw for me!


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                        • dylan9391
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                          • Mar 2014
                          • 32

                          I am with you and much prefer to see the original parts as they are found. I have been collecting parts for my latest project and plan on doing exactly the same. Hopefully I can replace more of the newer parts that I have made with the original parts that I acquire along the way.

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                          • Wyvernfan
                            wyvernfan@gmail.com
                            • Oct 2007
                            • 5904

                            Would be interested to know more about your own project. Email me at the address below if you like?!


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                            • Junk Collector
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Aug 2006
                              • 1465

                              Quite right about that, I have seen some original things over restored and they lose their character.

                              I have had an interest in jet age instrument panels and have seen some shocking things done, while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, stripping an original panel to bare metal and respraying it is pretty bad, unless it is badly corroded or so.

                              I had possession of an F4 panel where this had been, blasted back to bare metal and superbly sprayed I concede, to the point it looked like brand new.

                              Panels that I have had, have come out of aircraft, usually grubby, sometimes brush painted, paint peeled or chipped some mods to them, showing they have been there this is what I like on my panels.
                              Officially now a pensioner

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                              • skyskooter
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Oct 2012
                                • 414

                                Originally posted by davidq View Post
                                The engine modifications are a lot of work too, you probably sussed out only the rear prop is driven, the front just windmills.

                                Dave.
                                What is up front? Magnificent work by the way. A member of my model club is a Wyvern nut too. You may know him - Pete Fullard. He has two and flies regularly in Scale contests.

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                                • davidq
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                                  • Feb 2015
                                  • 9

                                  Originally posted by skyskooter View Post
                                  What is up front? Magnificent work by the way. A member of my model club is a Wyvern nut too. You may know him - Pete Fullard. He has two and flies regularly in Scale contests.
                                  Out of respect to Robs thread I wasn't intending adding any more posts of a modeling nature. You can though find anything here http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...TID=18448&PN=1

                                  Dave.

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                                  • Wyvernfan
                                    wyvernfan@gmail.com
                                    • Oct 2007
                                    • 5904

                                    Wyvern

                                    A rare Saturday afternoon off from work gave me the chance to finish fitting out the instrument panels. Very time consuming I can tell you.
                                    And on the subject of which I'm on the look-out for two of these 0 to 6 LB pressure gauges (ignore the homemade metal blank) if anyone has any?


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                                    • ian_
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • May 2007
                                      • 1962

                                      Nice work Rob, must have been a treat fitting the instruments! Far more satisfying than a sticker album.

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                                      • Versuch
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Sep 2010
                                        • 543

                                        Absolute credit to you Rob. Much bigger than I imagined.
                                        Do you know the part number for the gauge?

                                        Kind Regards Mike

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                                        • Wyvernfan
                                          wyvernfan@gmail.com
                                          • Oct 2007
                                          • 5904

                                          Ian - thank you. It was a good feeling, although a little frustrating when things didn't fit as expected - although some of which was my own fault but you live and learn.

                                          Cheers Mike for the kind comment. Not sure of the number as my list has gone awol. Most of the ones I've seen listed are of the 0 - 10 - 20 etc range, but I need the single digit 0 - 1 - 2 through to 6 Hundred type!


                                          Rob
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