Island Models 1/3 scale Ka3

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mick a
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Re: Island Models 1/3 scale Ka3

Post by mick a » 11 Nov 2018, 08:35

here are a couple i found (not mine )

Sean Fitzgibbon
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Re: Island Models 1/3 scale Ka3

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 11 Nov 2018, 09:00

Hi Mick,
I think we've had the same thoughts with the struts!
I've bought ball links with a view to doing similar as you suggest. I think the photos are of a larger scale model, is it the I/2 scale one that someone made by enlarging Fred's plan?
I actually found a full size Ka3 being restored on the Vintage Glider Club site. I messaged with the owner and he very kindly sent me assembly drawings of the struts. They're actually very model like, with a round tube and triangular fairing to the rear creating an aerofoil shape.
So I was able to source some aluminium tube of the correct scale dimension to which I plan to add a spruce fairing. The attachment then might still be some form of ball link, or I may fashion something in aluminium sheet.

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