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Bowlus Super Albatross

Let us all watch your new project progress.
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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The build is now just about done & ready for painting.
Apart from glassing the fuselage, fin & stabilisers, the wings & control surfaces have been covered with Lightweight Ceconite & sealed with a coat of cellulose dope. (Photos to follow when the weather is a bit brighter for fully rigged shots).

Meanwhile, a couple of pics showing the instrument panel installation using a couple of small magnets mounted in ply lugs fitted to the fuselage former + matching magnets on the rear of the panel.
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Panel in place
Panel in place
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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Took a brief opportunity to take some final build shots before painting.

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Cliff Evans
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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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At last, finished the paint job, just have to balance her

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Thanks to Barry Cole for decals and paint masks
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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Very colourful Cliff 👍
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Cliff Evans
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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So she flies👍
Mike F
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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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Who was going to doubt it! A beautiful build and super paintwork too.

Just splendid!
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Cliff Evans
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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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Some more photos.

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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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Superb!

how does she fly? Any video?

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Re: Bowlus Super Albatross

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She is very easy to fly, just a big floater. Even with 50% aileron differential you need bags of rudder in the turn. But overall, very pleased with the way she handles. Sorry Elliot, no video yet.
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