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Swallow seat

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GlynM
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Swallow seat

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Evening all! I’m coming to the end of the building the Tony Slocombe Type 45 swallow -1/4 scale , I’m struggling to find any pics to make the cockpit seat , if anyone can help I’d really appreciate it .
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This is all I have!


n_a-3.jpeg

Swallow T. 45 BGA921 BEY_13.JPG
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Thanks Cliff!
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GlynM
If you need any specific Swallow shots just ask as I will be working on one in the next couple of weeks. Hoping to get it flying for the first time in quite a while.
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Slingsby Swallow CAX.jpg
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GeeW wrote: 20 Oct 2023, 15:50 GlynM
If you need any specific Swallow shots just ask as I will be working on one in the next couple of weeks. Hoping to get it flying for the first time in quite a while.
Regards

Gordon

Slingsby Swallow CAX.jpg
Is that not what was designated the Swift? Different canopy to the earlier Swallows. if memory serves me correctly it was later Swallows that used the Dart canopy and was designated "Swift"


early canopy
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'CAX' is definitely a swallow. The 'Dart' canopy was 'as standard' on later production Swallows and has also been retrofitted to many of the surviving earlier Swallows.
T.45 Swallow flight manual front page.pdf
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Hmm. I thought that when the canopy was changed, they changed the name to Swift.
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Re: Swallow seat

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As on all production aircraft there are lots of details that are changed during the run.
Notably on Swallows
Rudder pedals, early ones are bottom hinged, later changed to top hinged and adjustable
Trim levers ..I have seen three types fitted so far. As in the above image seems common but also sometimes mounted much higher up. I have also seen one example with a K-13 type assembly also mounted higher up.
Trim tabs, most seem to have one but one of the examples at the VGC 50th bash also sported a second tab on the other side set up as an anti-servo tab.
Canopy lock, those that started life with the small bubble canopy have one style where as later (dart canopy) version have a different set up.
Air brake handle either as just about visible in the image a couple of post up from this or as below
Swallow CAX 3.jpg
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Will be hopefully working on the Swallow later this week. If anyone would like any specific images please let me know and I will do my best to oblige?

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Always good to have photos, I would be grateful for any and all you may take. You can email them directly to me if you wish.
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