Chilton DW-1 build in NZ

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  1. Oct 14, 2019 #61

    Tony Spezio

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    I have a sister in Houston, she was flooded from the one before but water just up to the gutters on the road this time.
     
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    Hi there VP1
    I will in the next couple of days try and find some early construction pics.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2019 #63

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    will try and find some early construction pics for you over the next couple of days
     
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    I will post again my message seems to go into page two
     
  5. Oct 14, 2019 #65

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    Why is it that such an overall simple design like the Chilton is just so drop dead gorgeous? Sometimes all the little things just come together to make a whole that is better than any single detail. The little wrapped gear covers are so period and every so nice and the rest of the lines just belong together. The opposite is something like the A10: it has all the right details and it is extra homely as a result. Course its mother probably loves it anyway :)
     
  6. Oct 15, 2019 #66

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    The Chilton was designed by two young Brits who were recent graduates of the DeHavilland Technical School in the late 1930’s. With that in mind, it’s not entirely surprising that some of DeHavilland’s classic lines would be ingrained in their design style.

    I think back then they relied a lot more on ‘looks right, flys right’ and there is definitely something to be argued for that design philosophy. I will say though, it is a time consuming but enjoyable build!
     
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    Please note DH type windscreen to allow me to grab hold of to get in and out. The original had just a curved perspex one.
    This old fella is no longer flexible enough to hop in and out like a jack rabbit
     
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