5/8 Sindlinger Hawker Hurricane

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If you were going to build a Hurricane what scale would you build?

Poll closed Nov 19, 2010.
  1. 100%

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. 90%

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. 85%

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. 70%

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. 62.5% 5/8

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. 50%

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. 100%

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  8. 90%

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  9. 85%

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  10. 70%

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  11. 62.5% 5/8

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  12. 50%

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. May 31, 2016 #41

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    When I can't find material to work on I work on the bushings for bolting the parts to the wood. The longer bushing are for the attaching the straps to the spar. These straps hold the three wing sections together.

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    These are spacers to compensate for the straps width where parts attach on top of the straps.

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  2. Jun 19, 2016 #42

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    These are missing the first pictures but I'm almost finished with this set of bell crank brackets.

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    Did the radius with a sander. Still need to drill holes. I know it is a reoccurring theme but I don't want to change the mill yet, I want to do them all at once.
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2016 #43

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    I have moved back to working on wood. I did some fill in and finished up the front C/S spar over the last two nights.

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    Gluing up one of the plywood backers for the rib block.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2016 #44

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    Started on a new page to this project, the landing gear. I finished cutting the upper cylinder sleeves. Tried it two different ways, first cutting excess with a cut off wheel and a grinder. This left to much material and got way to hot. The second was with a hacksaw. This worked really well and I was able to cut it much closer. Finished both pieces off in the mill, I'll need a lathe to do the thicker stock and larger stock. I've also completed some of the tail wheel parts as well.
     
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  5. Sep 7, 2016 #45

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    Half a day working in my friends shop turned out to be very helpful. I got the out 2" 4130 for the tail wheel housing done. The inner were finished early this week. I was able to get several other parts completed. What I really needed to get to was the flat stock. The best part was I got the material back that for the last 2 1/2 years he has told me he would get finished for me. I took me a couple of hours on Sunday to finish the work at my shop at home. I'm almost ready to start assembling the metal parts. They are the following: rudder petals, control stick, flap drive rods, tail wheel. The main gear will be a while before I can start assembling them. Hopefully pictures next time.
     
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  6. Sep 15, 2016 #46

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    These are the end caps and washers for the tail wheel assemble. The washer is welded in place to separate the two spring. The end caps will hold the center tube in place and allow it to turn. I've started cutting the flat stock, the mounting plates are almost complete then I'll have to start the cradle.

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    The outer tube is 2" od and the inner tube is 7/8 od. I'll still have to make the control horn so I'll have tail wheel steering.

    I was able to shoot lots of pictures of what I have complete on the different assembles. lots of up dates to follow.
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2016 #47

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    The main gear legs outer cylinder cut to length.

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    The outer cylinder with the cross member. I still need to drill the hole for the cross member. I would of had two cross members but I cut one a 1/16 short.

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    I was a little worried when I first look at how small the cross member was compared to the outer cylinder. When I got the metal I realized that the thickness on the small tube was more than enough to compensate. I was told that I can borrow the jig that was used to make several sets of this landing gear design so that will help a lot.
     
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  8. Sep 18, 2016 #48

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    Three of the four axles cut. Didn't order enough material for the fourth. PICT0020.JPG
     
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  9. Sep 19, 2016 #49

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    Cutting the aluminum caps for the tail wheel. This is the od which was over by .001. It took only a minute with 400 grit to fit.
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    Cutting the id for the caps. Cleaner than drilling.
     
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  10. Sep 20, 2016 #50

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    All four end caps completed and fitted to the tubes. Two pictured with there matching tubes.
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    Cap fitted in exterior tube.
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    Inner tube with both end caps in place. Still need to drill and tap for set screws. I cut the washers out of the wrong size stock so I'll have to recut them.
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  11. Sep 22, 2016 #51

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    The Control stick tubes are cut and ready. Still need the flat stock and some welding.
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    The mounting brackets and locking collars are done. Still need attaching points welded to tubes.
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  12. Sep 25, 2016 #52

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    I still looking for a source for one of the rod end bearing but all the rest of the control rods for the ailerons and flaps are done.

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  13. Sep 28, 2016 #53

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    These are the flap drive rods. The first three were completed over three years ago along with the arms and retaining collars.
    The last five rods were completed in an evening after I finally got my material back from were it sat in my friends shop all that time.

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    Two more picture
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    This is the start of the rudder petals. The larger tubes mount to floor brackets and allow the petals to move.
    The small tubes are for the toe brakes to pivot on.
     
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    I got a little more shop time. I was able to finish the steel washer that separates the two springs in the tail wheel assembly. It will be welded to the center tube. It will clear the sides without touching. (1.875id to 1.75od on washer)

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    Checking for fit. image.jpg
     
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    It's finally time to get moving in this. Went back to the shop and started on bushings again. Hate these things, the tolerance is + 0.00 -.005

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  18. Jun 21, 2018 #58

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    Been working on the landing gear. Still need to make one more lower cylinder assembly. The upper cylinders are cut but need to be drilled for the trunnions.
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    Lower cylinder with one drilled for the axle.

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    Trunnions the gear legs
     
  19. Jun 26, 2018 #59

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    Work moved along nicely, got almost all the landing gear legs finished. Got the lower legs cut to length, trunnions for the gear finished, and the bar for the rudder petals sized.

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    Upper gear legs with holes drilled and ready for the trunnion which is loosely fitted.

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    Lower gear leg cut to length with the axle fitted

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    Rough fitting of the upper and lower landing gear legs.
     
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    Finally back to making wood parts. Going to work on finishing the spar I started forever ago. Lower cord reinforcement got it taper tonight. Hopefully I can get my shop warm enough to get it glued up tomorrow.

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