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SFS 31 Milan

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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...now the cowl...
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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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and...my bug friend flew in too... ;)
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Just love watching the progress of your Milan Keep sending in photos watching with interest. Andy.

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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Andy, I will!
...a lot of work is needed to make it look like the real Milan cowl...
...but I'm getting there slowly, these things can't be rushed. Each time you look at what you have comparing it with the pictures, you see new things to alter just a bit...in the end all will pay off.
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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The bump in the top of the engine cowl on G-KORE was not present on G-AYRL. What do they have under there ?
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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spike spencer wrote:The bump in the top of the engine cowl on G-KORE was not present on G-AYRL. What do they have under there ?
Sandwiches.................

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Darrell Woodward
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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spike spencer wrote:The bump in the top of the engine cowl on G-KORE was not present on G-AYRL. What do they have under there ?
I'd imagine / guess the bump is for an electric starter, unless the just visible ring gear is part of the prop-feather mech?
In my RF4d research I've found pictures of D-KIRL, who's fuselage looks like a RF4d with G-KORE's cowl and no raising of the rear turtle deck.....

Stunning, inspirational and educational work Noel, I can't wait for the next installment!

PS, hope you don't mind my 'type variations' comments

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Barry,
no sandwiches...could be worse though. ;)
Indeed the starter due to change of engine.
And yes not all have it... On some the cowl was kept as long as the RF4 one with a little bump for the starter, not that good looking.
See a few others...
I had great help from Jed and Susy, the owners of the ( D ) now G-KORE and I will do this one.
It would however be much easier to do a plain cowl...
If you look closely to all variant, not one looks the same in the end...
See also the D-KIRL the former G-YARL with the original cowl and changed one...
Scale is scale however, it could be easier to make a look alike :?
And it could be worse too, looking to the N55...more like pizza oven :D
Noël
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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...see here the D-KORE with the old cowl as the D-KAEK and the starter motor on top of the engine.
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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Hi Noel
Thanks for the extra data. With the exception of the N55 modification, they are all elegant aeroplanes. I like that slitting saw on the Myford. Hadn't seen one of those before.
The D-KAEK photo shows just how little headroom there is under that canopy when a parachute pushes you forward in the seat.

Your Milan is an inspiring model of a much-loved prototype. Watching progress with great interest.
Spike S.

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