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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #52 - Aug 6th, 2018 at 11:06am
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Mike,
Given the numbers of people lining up for that ride, looks like we'll be taking a number off the ticket machine..... Smiley
  
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #51 - Aug 6th, 2018 at 8:58am
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Oh my, what great work. I'm in line for a ride as well but probably way back there given how may people are watching this build. Color soon?
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #50 - Aug 5th, 2018 at 3:31pm
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Very, very nicely done!!  Beautifully done upholstery.  I'm after BigGrip for the flight.

Thank you.  I was just lucky to be at Oshkosh at the right time and place.  I've always referred my journey to Oshkosh as making my "Pilgrimage to the Great Mecca of Aviation."  If you've never been there, it's gotta be on your bucket list.  The first time, I had about four dozen rolls of film.  Upon arrival, I said to myself "I'm gonna need 100 rolls!"  I was right.  Went there three more times, each time with no less than 100 rolls.  This was long before digital photography.  One hundred degrees and 100 percent humidity makes for extreme perseverance to enjoy that show no matter what.  Got some ice cream on a cone for my son who was about 200 feet away in the crowds.  By the time I gave it to him, it was already melting over my hands.
  
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #49 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 7:05pm
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One question: when do I get to fly in it?

WOW!
  

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Reply #48 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 6:30pm
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Reply #47 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 4:56pm
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Thanks again, Skye! If you hadn’t been toting your camera at Oshkosh, I’d be wandering in the wilderness!

Here’s a shot through the doorway before the right seat goes in. It must have taken a gymnast to crawl into this beast!
  

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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #46 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 9:54am
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Craig,

Your approach to the model interior is fantastic.  Very good thinking to use laminated woods for curvature and the seats.  Lots of patience here.  Great work!  I was wondering how you were going to approach the seats. 

BTW: I noticed in the close up photo of the airframe itself, your infilling is incredible.  You have very close tolerances that are superior to mine.  My Mustang is my first attempt at infilling and it's been a learning experience.
  
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #45 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 5:39am
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Managed to get a couple hours in- making tiny pieces. Got the exterior door  handle built from a piece of 3/32” aluminum pop-rivet shank hammered flat and filed to shape, and got a good start on the seats. The backrest is made of 4 laminations of 1/32” balsa shaped around a bottle and cured overnight , the base a flat piece of 1/8", the side bolsters applied with a little more 1/32. All Skye's pics show the back, and they're shaped a lot like British buckets, so I'm making Austin Healey BN-4 seats- I can do those full size in my sleep Smiley. Baby steps...
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #44 - Aug 2nd, 2018 at 6:46pm
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Thanks, Skye- I guess I made a typo- the instrument faces are by J'Tec. An internet search should turn up multiple suppliers- I have had these for a while, but I think I found them on Amazon. These were from the 1/12 scale sheet, but they were a good fit for this 1/16 scale panel. BTW, there were two sizes on the sheet and I used the large ones.

I'm still up in the air on covering. As much as I love a Cleveland wing, to be scale it'll be sheeted with balsa. For the fabric parts, I'm leaning towards vellum. I've been wanting to try it.

The real world has been murderous of late- I hope to get back on my builds in a few days. I'm sure enjoying watching everyone else!
  
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #43 - Aug 1st, 2018 at 2:06pm
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Craig,

Fantastic job on the instrument panel.  Where can I obtain J-Tec?  That alone should save me a ton of work on my instrument panel to the Guillow's Mustang project.  You've truly done a great justice to the interior and it shows your (again) level of attention to detail.  Very impressive.   For this level of detail and workmanship to approach the artistic level, it was an honor to help out.  Jut curious too, what type of covering you going to use?  Thank you!
  
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #42 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 10:19am
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I'll bet, between us, we have enough balsa!

I would say we probably do. Here's mine.
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Reply #41 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 8:10am
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Thanks! My dad, who is a pilot, was questioning me and I winged a guess at prop. I'm reminded of a story (apocryphal, I'm sure) about Captain Cook presenting the emperor of Japan with a pair of pistols, and being gifted in return with 100 exact copies, but no ball or powder because they didn't know what they actually were Smiley I love this forum- so much collective knowledge and experience. We really should all get together, rent a hanger, and build a full-scale De Havilland Hornet or something. I'll bet, between us, we have enough balsa!
  
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #40 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 6:08am
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Throttle, Prop, Mixture. Carb heat is a separate control. I was lucky to fly a DGA15. Love that 985!
  
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #39 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 3:40am
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Throttle, mixture and carb heat.
  

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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #38 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 12:30am
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Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen! Stoopid question- single engine airplane- why three levers on the throttle quadrant?
  

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