Chilton DW-1 build in NZ

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  1. Oct 12, 2010 #1

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    Here are a few pictures of the Chilton build at the local airfield. (The first one is an idea of the finished product:gig:)

    The build progress is going ahead at a great rate of knots so I will try to get more pictures as things progress. As soon as John (the builder, not Bob) gets the wheels it might get rolled out of the hanger for more photos.

    Cameo by Bernie.

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    Oh fantastic! I LOVE the Chilton! I have at least 3 or 4 single seat monoplanes zooming around in my head and they're all inspired by the Chilton. If it were metal, it would be perfect (unless you like wood more, then it is perfect).

    Are those white spacers under the wing fitting plates corian or something?
     
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    These really are nice little aeroplanes; I was lucky enough to see two flying at Old Warden, at the Shuttleworth collection a couple of weekends ago. The red one was powered by the original Carden Ford conversion, the blue one had twice the horsepower from a Walter Mikron (65 hp, 4 cyl., inline). The Carden powered version did climb a little slow but seemed to have a fairly brisk top speed.

    Pity about the blurred shots - something about panning a digital camera with image stabilization I don't know about?
     

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    They are nylon, I think the original used Phenolic spacers or something. There is some substitution going on as materials have advanced somewhat since the 1930's;)

    I will aim to get more pictures as work progresses.

    Shannon.
     
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    Wow! These kind of pictures are what we need more of. They inspire me to keep up progress on my build. Picture two in post three changed my mind about what I thought about the DW-1. Thanks for the cool pictures guys!
     
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    A couple more pictures. Almost ready to be able to roll it around on the wheels.

    John is in the first picture. I have other pictures of him but he was concentrating hard building his plane so they might be a bit less than flattering. He has been keen on flying for a long time and was in the UK at the airshow when the Vulcan bomber did a roll. He also doesn't want anyone to know his phone number so here it is 0800 83 83....:gig::gig:

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    Very cool! Can you tell me what wheels John has on his project? I tried calling him, he didn't answer.
     
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    Actually the number is part of the local pizza hut service...:gig:

    The wheels are from a local wheel company, plastic wheels similar to what is used on wheel barrows with ball bearings in the center. I will have to get some pictures.

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    Oh, thanks. I was looking to replace the wheel barrow wheels that are on my plane now. I can't find any aluminum wheel borrow wheels.
     
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    Here is a picture of one of the wheels, these are really lightweight for the size. I am sure I have seen similar ones on other planes around the airfield but I haven't been paying much attention to the wheels:gig:

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    Hey MadRocketScientist!

    How's the build going on? :)
    I'm about to start my own project and am very interested in how you're doing.

    Best regards,
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    Does it have brake rotors bolted to those wheels? or is this old school?
     
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    That is a very nice air racing bird. I am just curious about the Airfoil NACA used in the Chilton DW.1 (1937)
    It seems be used an Semi-symmetrical, something like Clark-Y or similar, once is an British airplane probably any RAF semi-symmetrical airfoil makes sense. If so, which one is used?
    Thanks for help!
     
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    Shuttleworth is a wonderful place.

     
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    There has been a bit more progress on the Chilton build, I hadn't been out there for ages so not a lot of updates.

    The outer wing panel are also made and can be fitted but they were not on site.

    Shannon.
     

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    I "liked" that post.....all except for the engine under the plastic that I assume is for it.
     
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    I think the engine will look a lot better by the time it goes into the Chilton!
     
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    :lick: If a guy had a Chilton, he could be happy all day long.
     
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    Too bad he doesnt have a inline 4. Cowl Cheeks will not be pretty on this bird....
     
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    I tend to agree with you there, I will ask them about it next time I am out at the hanger!
     

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