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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2021, 05:10:44 PM »

Not much progress to report. I got a guitar I've lusted after for ages, so it's been a deafening couple of weeks. Cowl is taking shape. My preferred method for something that needs a lot of shaping and also needs to be symmetrical is get it something like, then dope a layer of black tissue on. Subsequent sanding means that all the high and low spots are easily revealed.

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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2021, 02:06:44 AM »

Following this as I'm currently reading an old book about WW1 Aces and their aircraft.
Off topic: Come on Dan, what's the guitar? I'm guessing 'deafening' means it's not a spruce top box thing...
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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2021, 03:56:09 AM »

The thing is that the Tripehound never really captured my imagination - more a two-wings-good, three-wings-drag man myself - what were they like to fly?

PS Dan, what's the scheme going to be?
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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2021, 04:40:20 AM »

Intrigued about the guitar, maybe Gibson 335?
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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2021, 04:54:27 AM »

Combine your interests, Dan .... build a flying Vee.
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« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2021, 05:06:07 AM »

Respective answers below! The guitar is a BC Rich KK Beast V. Kahler trem, active pickups and, unlike a normal V, it can be played sitting down without it crashing to the floor! Tripe will be in prototype colours. I will usually avoid PC10 if I possibly can...

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« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2021, 05:47:06 AM »

I will usually avoid PC10 if I possibly can...

Many were PC12!
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« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2021, 05:49:45 AM »

Respective answers below! The guitar is a BC Rich KK Beast V. Kahler trem, active pickups and, unlike a normal V, it can be played sitting down without it crashing to the floor!
Looks like it goes up to 11. I can hear the sustain.
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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2021, 05:57:42 AM »

It's a bit Tufnell, I'll grant you!
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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2021, 06:40:44 AM »

Respective answers below! The guitar is a BC Rich KK Beast V. Kahler trem, active pickups and, unlike a normal V, it can be played sitting down without it crashing to the floor!
Looks like it goes up to 11. I can hear the sustain.

How does it play with arm outstretched, pointing at the crowd?
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« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2021, 07:33:28 AM »

It’s a great shape, Dan, although personally I believe guitars went wrong the day the stopped being hollow. Actually, for me, music generally went wrong about then too.
Whatever floats your boat though!
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« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2021, 11:37:27 AM »

It doesn't suggest fingerstyle jazz, does it? For thrash riffing, it's untouchable. Anyway, the cowl is now shaped, so it's just building up a finish with many coats of dope. I've finally found my 1/32" warding file, so I can crack on with the wings. All six of them. Gulp...

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« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2021, 09:05:57 PM »

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- what were they like to fly?

I believe these were the first aircraft capable of sustaining sufficient gs that the pilot would blackout - and live to tell about it. I recall reading the pilots mentioned when they re-gained consciousness found the aircraft had leveled out in a glide.
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« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2021, 05:16:03 AM »

The book I'm reading (Aces High by Alan Clarke) claims Richthofen was on record as saying the 'Tripehound' was the best English fighter of the war. And obviously became a fan of the 3 wing idea as a result!
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« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2021, 09:50:18 AM »

I will usually avoid PC10 if I possibly can...

Many were PC12!

What's the difference?  Any pictures?
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« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2021, 10:02:37 AM »

I will usually avoid PC10 if I possibly can...

Many were PC12!

What's the difference?  Any pictures?
PC12 is more a reddish brown like the soil in Devon. Pictures of the Old Warden Bristol M1C show PC12
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« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2021, 12:31:28 PM »

And PC11?
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« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2021, 12:38:04 PM »

And PC11?

Oh God, there's always one!  Wink
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« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2021, 12:49:35 PM »

And PC11?
That was alternate stripes of 10 and 12 but it didn't catch on.
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« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2021, 04:17:57 AM »

Yeah, nobody could agree on what PC10 looked like...
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« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2021, 05:01:27 AM »

Yeah, nobody could agree on what PC10 looked like...

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