Ignition, the magneto

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

How I reproduced the rivets on the dashboard

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

Dashboard instruments

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

The aircraft dashboard

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

The cockpit

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

Finally, I see it, excited and happy

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.

Painting of the fuselage completed

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