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    In the late 60's I was a student apprentice at Ruston's in Lincoln. They were then making a huge range of diesel engines, plus industrial gas turbines.
    In World war One, they were making aircraft, being the biggest subcontractor for the Sopwith range. Their 1,000th aircraft was a Camel, finished on the 4th January 1918, so they celebrated with a special paint job.
    The boss, Colonel Ruston, was a bit of an Egyptologist, hence the rather strange livery.
    Microaces have a range of tiny WW1 aircraft kits, in pre-printed Depron foam, and I bagged probably the last of the Ruston version. Box arrived on Saturday, so pics so far- a very fiddly build. 1:24 scale, 350mm span, 3 channel micro radio; electric powered. The dummy rotary engine even goes round with the prop!

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    I'm aboard for this!

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    need a like button
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Cool! I thought you might be talking about a horse designed by a committee

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    Looks like a fun project and the back story is a plus.

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    Like!
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    Coolness!


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    A Gnome then?

    They sound funny when landing...

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    Fun!

    Here's an old one.


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    I didn't realize they induced so much torque!

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    image.jpeg

    And the matching doghouse?
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    A Gnome then?

    They sound funny when landing...
    A Clerget 9B.
    Ruston's built large numbers of those too.

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    Sopwith tri-plane, my favourite from the era. Clerget rotary.

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    A bit of progress.
    The first two bulkheads were slightly twisted, which meant I had to fiddle the slots for the machine guns to get them pointed ahead.
    Just plucking up courage to fit the two small panels either side of the guns, then the front part of the guns- a tricky bit.

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    Looking good! Takes me back to my Airfix and Matchbox days although none of those had real engines.

    How will it be powered exactly?

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    Oh goody! I love your model building!
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    Getting there- today's effort was the dummy rotary engine, which will go round with the prop.
    Motor and radio gear installations will be fiddly- I will take my time. I would hate to make a hash of it this far down the line.
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    Bump!
    My post today was there, but lurking five pages back- weird.

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    About there- the eagle-eyed will note that the elevator pushrod is not yet fitted.
    I am undecided about a windscreen- I think it should have a small one mounted forward on the guns.

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    Fantastic.

    You do good work!
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    It’s beautiful.
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    I'd love to fly behind a rotary. Haven't managed it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    I'd love to fly behind a rotary. Haven't managed it yet.

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    and watch out for birds. though probably won't make it past the prop...
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Actually, I made a few hashes of bits of the build, and had a job disguising them.
    Thinking of building No.2, now I know what not to do!

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    Ja. It looks awful.

    Send it to me, I'll give it a decent burial.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Makes me go all Biggles.
    I thay Ginger, I'm going in for a look.

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    That turned out way better than I expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    The rigging looks like it's actually functional, not just decorative - I assume the wings a pretty floppy on their own. Either way, it looks really tidy, how is it done?

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    Who was it who said
    A camel is a horsa designed by a committee
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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