Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

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David Cowley

Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:12 pm

Hi All

Well I have now completed the G-ERUP and the next plane, I have always wanted to build since my KielKraft days, is to build a Hawker Hurricane and I am told that the Brian Taylor 70"Hurricane is the ulimate one to build, so here goes.
David junior for my birthday gave me the plans for the Hurrican from Traplet Publications, so I sent for the Lazer cut parts from them, but , these plans came folded and are on paper, therfore I decided to put the internal box section for the fuselage on to CAD, plot full size, so that I can use this and not spoil the original plan, also, to produce an accurate Box.
So here attached are a couple of pics showing what I have done so far to start,
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This pic shows the front Lazer cut parts for the front of the Fuselage Box sides
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This pic shows my CAD drawing of the rear section sides of the Fuselage Box
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I decided to start with the Fuselage first but, will also start other parts, Wings and Fin etc. and as I progress will add to this Blog.

David Cowley

Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:57 pm

Hi all

Had a bit more time at night to do some more work on the fuz, so here is some more pic's and comments.

The last picture shows the joining of the two sides to ensure that they are identical, it is very important that the Fuselage box is square and straight, otherwise if not, will give me build problems later.
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This pic shows both sides built on my CAD drawing
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These two pics shows the complete sides together with some of the former's
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These two pic's show the remaining lazer cut parts for the rest of the formers
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this pic shows me testing the two sides to ensure that they are identical before building the Fuselage box
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David Cowley

Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:03 pm

Hi all
Well with the weather I have been doing a little work, so here are a few more pic's to show you how I am getting along.
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This picture shows the Fuselage box almost finished and ready for the outer formers to be added
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This pic shows most of the outer formers fitted to the inner box
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Having built the Lysander before this, I had a lot of difficuly in getting the Servo's and the control system in, this being a similar type of build
I decided to to fit all the linkages to the Rudder and Elevator before I added all the stringers etc. this means that I had to start building the Tail Parts.
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This pic shows That I have started to work on the Tail parts
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Brian on the plans says 'lighten the Tail parts where possible' so, I made a cutter and did just that, I read in one of the B.M.F.A mags, quote, You cannot take off 1Kg but you can try to take off 1000 grams.
well I may not get that good but I will try.
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This pic shows the Tail parts almost complete and ready to be fitted
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David Cowley

Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:34 pm

Hi all

Its been some time since doing more work on my Hurricane due to holidays etc..
so here are a few more images to show you what I have been doing during the bad weather.
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This image shows the Tail Wheel Assembly which you can see, I have had several attempts to get it right.
Hawker must have redesigned the tail wheel assembly several times during the manufacture of the first original Mk1 Hurricane's.
I looked at several old photo's and this is my best guess, what the first production Mk1 BOB Hurricane Tail wheel assemly looked like.
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This view shows the bottom and top stringers now fitted but not finally sanded to shape, I have not started to fit the side stringers because they would
get in the way in fitting the Snake's for operating the Elevator and Rudder.
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This view shows the place where I will fit the Elevator and Rudder Servo's
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This image shows the first trial build for the Rudder and Elevator to ensure that I can get enough movement on the Elevator before covering.
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This view shows the Elevator assembly and the Stabiliser, covered, but not fitted, I intend to fit the Snake's and then the side stringers first.

David Cowley

Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:47 pm

Hi all
Just a few more images showing my progress
This image shows the engine now mounted to the front, I thought that I had better sort out the linkage to the throttle before starting to cover the Fuselage.
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This is another view of the Fuselage showing all the stringers fitted etc. although I have not finished the cockpit area, I am in two minds whether
to go the whole hog and build a scale replica, may be, I will do this after its maiden flight.
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Having decided to fit lighting to the plane this view shows the rear light on the Rudder. (Blue LED)
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This view shows, that, after fitting the tank, getting a snake to operate the thottle was going to be very very difficult, so after a bit of thought, I came to the
concusion that I needed a linkage system, which would give me far better control.
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This image shows that I have had to make a new Servo mounting Plate, so that I can get a straight link to the Throttle.
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David Cowley

Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:11 pm

Hi all

Well because of the weather and I have not been too well, there has been a delay in me putting my progress on the building of my Hurricane, so just a few more images of my progress.

This image is just to show how I got around the Fuel tank to the throttle on the Engine without using a cable.
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These next images show that I have started to build the Wings, in particular the centre section since, I nead this to fit to the Fusalage to finish it off. ready for the final sanding and covering.
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David Cowley

Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:58 pm

Hi all

A few more images showing my progress.
Having done a little more work on the Centre Section, I decided to work on the Hurrican Wheel retract system, ( I had done a lot of work on my CAD to use a similar system to the original system used on the full size plane), but this was not going to be easy, in fact very difficult because of the structure of the Centre Section, so I orderd two Electric Retracts from Hobby King and started to manufacture the Leg Assemblies, which I had already designed on my CAD.
This image shows the position of the Wheel and Retracts I would use, I took all the necessary measurements and started to make the Legs.
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The next two images show the legs fitted to the retracts before final fixing.
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You cannot see the position of the Wheels on the Legs but, I have set the Wheel axle at 5 degrees to the vertical and I will finally set the 'toe in' on Wheels between 2 and 3 degrees to, keep a staight line for take off.
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This image shows the internal parts of the Legs, yes they are spring assisted and guided, they are also fully adjusted to give 'toe in'.
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David Cowley

Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:58 am

Hi all
Having finished the mower for junction 29 I have done some more work on my Hurricane.

Having now sorted the retract units this image shows that I have now fixed them in position.
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This image shows the wheels attached and the inside painted ready for the outer covering.
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This image shows the covering fitted to the wheel bays and that I have started work on the Flaps.
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This image is just to show you all that I have also been working on the outer wing sections, so that
I can start to think about the controls for both the Flaps and Ailerons
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I have not decided yet whether to use seperate servo units for each Flap and Aileron or use the same
as BT and use control links/bell cranks. its all down to weight.

Next job is to fix the Inner Wing section to the Fusalage, so that I can start work on finishing the front.

David Cowley

Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by David Cowley » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:37 pm

Hi All

Well it's been a long time since I have had time, to add more work which I have done, on the Hurricane due to Holidays,repairs, working on other models and building more planes.(see other build logs).

So just a few more images to show you my progress before I put the Hurricane to one side to do other work.
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This image shows the wing centre section with the wheels fitted and the inside wells painted ready to have the outer skin fitted
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This image shows the bottom skin around the wheel bay now fitted.
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These images shows the progress on the outer wings (note the outer tips are just spot glued, so that they can be easily removed)
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Re: Hawker Hurricane by Brian Taylor

Post by Colin » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:02 pm

Looking good Dave.

BTW - regarding the throttle linkage, I found that the space at the rear of the engine on the Maule was extremely limited, so I mounted a spared servo arm on the front end of the engine mount. The cable goes from the throttle servo to this, and then there is a wire link from the intermediate arm back to the throttle.

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