Week 81  This week we get the rudder pedals

The bits we received

And what we did with them

Test fit the parts first.  The bracket was a little long, so needed filing until it would sit between the shoulders on the rudder pedal bar.  The flange round the recess, where it locates on the vertical shaft was a bit think.  However a few minutes work with a file sorted this out.

Now glue the three parts together as shown.  I used Araldite as usual.  Keep it well clear of the moving parts.

The hole in the top of the vertical bar needed filing out a little.  Best to do this with a file as the hole needs to be oval rather than round.  It only took a few minutes.  The top bar was glued in place with Araldite.

Hot tip of the week

Some parts will need filing to make them fit - especially with cast metal parts.  This is part of the fun of model making.

Items not yet competed

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 :

2 hrs

Running total :

207 hrs

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