Week 73  This week we get the carb supports and foot rests

The bits we received

And what we did with them

I fitted the foot slides first.  No great problems, but I needed to move the holes on one side to get then square.  A few minutes work with a round file did the trick

The carb supports are painted the same colour as the fire wall.

Finally, glue them in position with Araldite.

I also decided to glue the carb in place while the fire wall was loose.  It looked easier to clamp in place now than it would be after the fire wall had been glued to the fuselage.

Hot tip of the week

I find that 24 hr Araldite is the best choice of glue for gluing the castings to wood.

Items not yet competed

Week 47 : Tail Skid support

Week 51 : Fix the cockpit bulkhead

Week 53 : Fix the seat support brackets

Week 56 : Wing tip skids

Week 57 : Tail skid

Week 68 :  Cross bar above tank

Week 69 : Add ammo box fittings

How many hours does it take to build the model ??

This week :

3 hrs

Running total :

184 hrs

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Take me to week 74