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Reply #36 - Dec 10th, 2017 at 6:51pm

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Thank you for your observations Mr. Webster.  Had no idea about some of the details on the Sparrowhawk.  Glad it generated some interests.  You're probably right about the landing gears being sprung loaded off of a Curtiss P-6E and the hash marks were definitely for the rib stitching.  Hope to hear more.  It's a very interesting airplane with specialized designs and construction for a very specific purpose.  Skye
 
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Reply #35 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 4:47am

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Thank you very much! As a longtime Sparrowhawk fan I was delighted to see details I had wondered about.

I believe the "hash marks" on the leading edge were recesses for the rib stitching.

I suspect the "tube" was a tubular rear spar which also served as a conduit for the wires to the navigation lights. On the lower wing pics the attach brackets inboard of the root rib are visible.

I believe picture 101 is of the Sparrowhawk that was fitted with P-6E style single leg landing gear with full envelope wheel pants. This version was flown without the airship trapeze and was painted blue with yellow wings.
 

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Reply #34 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 5:38pm

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Gary,
You've out done yourself with these pictures!!! I'm definitely gonna have to build a Sparrowhawk...but a few partial builds to finish first!
Here's a link to Mike's flying scale models site and his personal plan for the F9C Sparrowhawk: Click Here
Tom
 

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Reply #33 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:39pm

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Reply #32 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:37pm

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Reply #31 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:33pm

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Reply #30 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:30pm

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Reply #29 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:27pm

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Reply #28 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:22pm

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Reply #27 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:19pm

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Reply #26 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:16pm

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Reply #25 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:14pm

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Reply #24 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:09pm

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F9C:  Photo # 77 is the pilot's headrest.  The dark leather tends to blend with the background.  Photo # 78 is the top view of the rear decking behind the pilot's headrest.
 

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Reply #23 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 2:06pm

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Reply #22 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 1:59pm

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F9C:  Photo #'s 190 & 191 are lower wing as viewed from the rear.  Photo # 195 is viewed from the front leading edge of the lower wing.
 

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