Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

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Simon WS
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 06 Nov 2016, 09:03

Does anyone have a scale drawing of the DG800 instrument panel "mushroom" - 3 view preferably. I can find lots of front on views of full size showing the dial arrangement etc but nothing on the overall shape and dimensions. I have also got an official DG panel front view drawing with holes cut for instruments so I could probably scale the front view from that - the widest part of it has 3 instruments in it and if each of them is 80mm diameter I guess the panel itself is about 260-270mm wide? So my third scale one would be about 90mm wide...

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by roo Hawkins » 14 Nov 2016, 11:17

Hi Simon did you find any information or plans yet of the instrument panel and mushroom.? If you do please let me know has I have looked but no luck yet . thanks ROO :D

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Barry_Cole » 15 Nov 2016, 10:48

There you go:-
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by terry white » 15 Nov 2016, 11:11

Hi Roo, Heres more. Hows she coming along? Ter.
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 15 Nov 2016, 11:36

Yes thanks chaps - I have lots of photos I was just hoping to come across an actual 3 view drawing (which I haven't other than a front view). I'm not going to go mad on the scale element though so I will just scale the drawing I have.

http://www.dg-flugzeugbau.de/index.php? ... nt-panel-e

I reckon third scale is about 90mm across the mushroom

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 18 Nov 2016, 14:55

Very slow progress I'm afraid, but I have at least got a fibreglass tub from the mould (which was destroyed in the process unfortunately)

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It's a very much simplified verson of the real thing but to be honest you can't really see most of the full size features when the pilot is sitting in it.

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I've just roughly hot wire cut the main shape of the mushroom binnacle - much too big right now but I will shape it down and then glass and paint it.

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Seems to be taking a long time to make little progress but hey ho!....

Simon

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by terry white » 18 Nov 2016, 15:40

Simon its coming on just great.

I think that its the detailed stuff that takes the time. I take hours in front the telly sticking bits inside the cockpit, dials on the consul, rudder peddles for his feet, canopy release leavers, window in the canopy. etc. etc.I have even made sun glasses out of brass wire and colored plastic. (writing this I have suddenly realised how anal I have become).

Then Rick rings up and says how you doing with it pops.I tell him and he says; Gees dad I could have bagged two sets of wings by now!! :cry: Trouble is he could have done. :x

Ah such is life.

Ter's thoughts:- The better the job the longer it takes. ;) Ter.

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Barry_Cole » 18 Nov 2016, 16:21

Or as CW would say, or sing:-

Perfection is the enemy of Progress.....

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by ditonics » 18 Nov 2016, 18:08

Lovely work Simon
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by terry white » 24 Apr 2017, 22:55

The big question now is:- Is Paul W going to take over this build thread from Simon W now he has acquired his DG 800. Brill if he does.
My 800 has been put on hold for a while but what with Roo's successful maiden with his this weekend and now Paul's new enthusiasm. I suppose I will have to get mine out again and join in. :roll: Ter.

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