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
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