Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby Pondskater » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:54 pm

No problem. I'll get them on their way to you this afternoon.

The scans are from this page - as you can see, good drawings but perhaps not as much detail as the others above. Probably worth working from both

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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby TASSE » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:34 pm

This might help.

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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby JMSmith » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:40 pm

ya post this now,

after ya sent the other :o
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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby TASSE » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:06 am

Hi John
Send it to yah tuesday.

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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby JMSmith » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:38 pm

hi guys,

technical question, i asume the bottom of the float and fuselage planing bottom are coated with anti fowling paint, it would appear to be black in some of the images, is this correct.
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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby TASSE » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:18 pm

John. As far as i can see yes.

But did you know that Short Bros issued all their workers with chewing gum so as to seal all the panelling joints and make them waterproof. How will you deal with that ?

Huh! Long live Wrigley.

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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby Pondskater » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:31 pm

JMSmith wrote:i asume the bottom of the float and fuselage planing bottom are coated with anti fowling paint


It is for keeping the ducks away :)

Yes, they would have used an antifouling paint but I would be very suprised it it was intended to be black. Especially if the rest fo the aircraft was silver/aluminium. Could it just be an effect of the photo or that the coating is reacting in some way to make it look like that??

Tasse, I've heard a chewing gum story about a canopy being sealed but it was very unofficial. The chargehands/foremen I spoke to only ever talked about improving rivetting skills and using jointing compound to seal hulls, so I think this might be a bit of a tall tale from whoever told you!

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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby TASSE » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:43 am

AllanK. I read that thing about chewing gum somewhere in Putnams book on Shorts Aircraft.

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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby JMSmith » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:10 pm

HELP!

need a close up of a port hole window, close enough to see the detail of the two hinges :lol:
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Re: Short Singapore - questions & help needed....!

Postby TASSE » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:28 pm

Its a poor photo but its the best that i can do.

Note, There are 5 opening port holes here.

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