And yes, the magneto which allows ignition when starting the engine on large aircraft is not yet reproduced on the dashboard. It is located on the far left; the number 1 on the photo below and you can see that it is missing on my reproduction. below is an enlarged photo of the instrument of… Continuer de lire Ignition, the magneto
The dashboard is not yet finished. It lacks a lot of details and in particular the rivets fixing instrument and those allowing to fix the board on the chassis in the cockpit. So I started laying the rivets with a drop of white glue diluted slightly in water. Here is the result below as soon… Continuer de lire How I reproduced the rivets on the dashboard
I used the rare photos of the full-size aircraft from 1935 to model the locations of the instruments in the dashboard. Subsequently, my friend Alban Dury from the Angers GPPA helped me a lot by identifying the instruments. Here is his verdict. 1: Magneto contact graduated in 0, 1, 2 1 + 2 meaning Off,… Continuer de lire Dashboard instruments
Let’s start equipping the cockpit with the dashboard structure. I am inspired by the 2 rare photos of it. I used layer to trace the shape of the table before to cut it in 2 mm (05⁄64 In) balsa. Once the shape determined and cut, I added sticks of hardwood and a wood piece, which… Continuer de lire The aircraft dashboard
Any scale airplane model must have its cockpit reproduced. The problem with the Potez 58 is that the full-size aircraft no longer exists and that documentation is scarce. However, thanks to the Paris Air and Space Museum and our friends from the Angers GPPA thanks to whom I still had some documents. Below, the appearance… Continuer de lire The cockpit
Yes, finally, I see it. After almost 10 years of imagining it, I can finally see it. A provisional cross, but which allows me to imagine the final version. I still have a lot of work, but finally I see it. Really excited and happy Quelques photos de l’avion seul.
And yes, the paint is not yet dry, but I can’t resist the pleasure of presenting you the fuselage with these beautiful colors. I am very proud of it. It really takes shape. I still have a lot of work left, the registration, the masts, the landing gear, the fake engine, the radiator and the… Continuer de lire Painting of the fuselage completed