Discussion in 'Military Modelling' started by Keith, Dec 17, 2008.
How it all started(Thread should read 1/4 scale. I'm not that ambitious!)
Here's a few pics.
I'll endeavour to dig up my restoration images and scan them for you.
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For the uneducated non plane person, would you please tell me what the gauges are in the cockpit.
Top Row, (left to right)
Airspeed Indicator, Inclinometer (Nose angle up or down), Turn and Slip Indicator, Tachometer (newer style)
Bottom Row, (left to right)
Altimeter, Compass, Oil Pressure Gauge
Hope this helps. Any questions, fire away.
Thank you for the info Owen. What is the big box shape article at the base of the compass ??
Hi again John,
That box is a modern day addition. It holds such things as electrical systems and radios. You can see the circuit breakers on the front with an ammeter just above them.
Are there any pictures of the original DH 1? I could only find modelling ones
DeHavilland D.H.1 biplane. This scale DeHavilland D.H.1 WW1 fighter is made from high quality balsa construction
The thumbnail I posted is a drawing from the History of the De Havilland Aeroplane.
I think I have uploaded a better image!
Download and magnify.
I have never seen a picture, there were only three built, I believe.
the image you posted is not the DH 1, possibly a DH 2.
This was renamed DH(Airco)1, when put into production.
Herewith a copy of the DH 2 particulars.
A useful sites for research are "You Tube"/Great War in the Air/202 De Havilland DH2
Hope this helps.
Ignore my post #7 - a completely different aircraft (I am useless at pre-1930s aircraft).
The Biplane 1 and 2 seem to be very similar and the Biplane 2 seems to have become the FE1. Is the correct?
De Havilland Biplane No. 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pictures of Biplane 1 and 2
Dh 1 & 2
Hi Kyt, you found it
I think the designation of the balsa model should read DH(Airco)1, starting a new series by the army.
Yes, I think that confused me. I was getting the Dehavilland Biplane no.1 and the Airco DH 1 mixed up. The later was introduced several years after the first - the first being a private enterprise by De Havilland.
Your instruments look good, Keith
Now for a few tail feathers
Tail feathers before dressing
It was the Model Kit Manufacturer who got it wrong.
Maybe these will help.
Check out the various Wing Spans.
PS Thanks for your words of encouragement.
Thank you very much for the information, Owen
Nice work, Keith. :clapping:
The Wings, still undressed!
From the start to halfway
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