Super Constellation

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paul smith
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby paul smith » September 9th, 2014, 4:25 pm

What can i say WOW!! i mean WOW!!! lol :o

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Re: Super Constellation

Postby andy johnson » September 9th, 2014, 11:54 pm

I wish I had a Peter , it's looking fantastic .
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » September 11th, 2014, 7:54 am

...... you'll have to get in the queue, Andy........!
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » September 16th, 2014, 8:55 pm

There's just no stopping Peter on this project - he's now fabricating dummy cylinders.........
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Richard scarbrough » September 24th, 2014, 8:17 pm

That is fantastic, look forward to seeing her fly. Well done. Good to here the engine comments, I have just bought one for my 1/4 scale P47 Razorback.
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » September 26th, 2014, 3:17 pm

Richard scarbrough wrote:That is fantastic, look forward to seeing her fly. Well done. Good to here the engine comments, I have just bought one for my 1/4 scale P47 Razorback.
Richard

You won't be disappointed, Richard. Match it up to a Biela 28x10 and you'll have the perfect combo'......
Incidentally, we took the Connie down to Phil at Clacton yesterday for the finishing job (a knackering 650 mile round trip!). We're hoping to pick it up the Sat. of Gaydon weekend - fingers crossed!
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Tony Nijhuis 2280 » October 1st, 2014, 1:25 pm

looking great Keith......Did you mod the retracts at all. i seem to remember i made them using some old Len Gardner wheels. Dubro now do a giant size selection of their lightweight range which I think are a better wheel.

Might be resurrecting the Conni plan and down-size to produce a 72" version... i think your model will certainly generate interest once on the show circuit...

Hope to see you at Gaydon.....

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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » October 1st, 2014, 8:30 pm

Tony Nijhuis 2280 wrote:looking great Keith......Did you mod the retracts at all. i seem to remember i made them using some old Len Gardner wheels. Dubro now do a giant size selection of their lightweight range which I think are a better wheel.

Might be resurrecting the Conni plan and down-size to produce a 72" version... i think your model will certainly generate interest once on the show circuit...

Hope to see you at Gaydon.....

Yes, Tony, the legs are to be remade in SS and the wheels have been replaced with Sullivan Skylites with Ali' hubs.
Hopefully, the paint job will be finished for Gaydon.
K.

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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Dave Parry » October 23rd, 2014, 9:05 pm

Hi Keith your Super Constellation has gone viral on our FaceBook page 113,728 people have liked it from all over the world in one day. WoW!!!
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » October 24th, 2014, 8:12 am

Dave Parry wrote:Hi Keith your Super Constellation has gone viral on our FaceBook page 113,728 people have liked it from all over the world in one day. WoW!!!


That's nice, Dave. I may not feel like that at 4am tomorrow when we start the 500 mile round trip to Gaydon ...... via....... Clacton, of course!!

Now for a little taster.......
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » October 24th, 2014, 6:09 pm

The masking's off! Beautiful.........
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby andy johnson » October 24th, 2014, 9:56 pm

looking fantastic keith cann't wait to see it in the flesh .
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby MalcolmDouglasPorter » October 25th, 2014, 11:37 am

Can you tell me what the weight is please?

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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » October 25th, 2014, 5:18 pm

MalcolmDouglasPorter wrote:Can you tell me what the weight is please?

At the moment an estimate; 180 - 200lb....

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Re: Super Constellation

Postby MalcolmDouglasPorter » October 25th, 2014, 6:16 pm

Over 14 stone? Seems very heavy???????

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Re: Super Constellation

Postby david clarke » October 25th, 2014, 7:20 pm

I wish I was only 14 stone............. :lol:

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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » October 26th, 2014, 7:30 am

Betcha wish you could fly too, Its a big model this one, 14 stone is spread out well, looking forward to seeing her at Gaydon today

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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » October 30th, 2014, 10:46 am

I've made it an abiding principle in writing articles, columns and in public commentary - as well as life in general - to give credit where it's due.

This fabulous aeroplane would not have been possible without the efforts of two master craftsman and very fine gentleman, Peter Johnson and Phil Noel. I cannot express my gratitude enough.

The pictures say it all.
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » December 16th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Peter's fitted-out an outer panel, engine, ignition unit, tank, etc.. He's also installed his very nice dummy radial engine.

We had a session yesterday connecting-up one of the two radio system distribution boards (my contribution to the project) and adjusting throws on the flap (2 servo's), aileron, carb' and landing/nav' light. All worked first time.

Another one to go, then it's on to the centre section.....
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Re: Super Constellation

Postby Keith Mitchell » March 9th, 2015, 7:47 pm

Now that the centre section engine/tank/servo' installations are completed, Peter's been beavering away for the last fortnight or so fabricating brakes.

The pic's show the fabulous construction/lathe work evident on the drums, hub half-shells, etc..a real work of art - with much sweat and Ali' swarf on the workshop floor!
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