Short Sunderland Mk.I propeller question....

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Re: Short Sunderland Mk.I propeller question....

Postby seawings » Thu May 18, 2017 6:56 pm

Hi Alan,

From the images of the actual 'boat being modeled, it is not fitted with spinners. If it were, then the Lysander kit hub/spinner assembly would be perfect.

What I'm seeking is a close-up of a non-spinnered hub.

Sorry should have stated that at the start..!
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Re: Short Sunderland Mk.I propeller question....

Postby sunderlandmr5 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:51 pm

seawings wrote:Hi Alan,

From the images of the actual 'boat being modeled, it is not fitted with spinners. If it were, then the Lysander kit hub/spinner assembly would be perfect.

What I'm seeking is a close-up of a non-spinnered hub.

Sorry should have stated that at the start..!


Hi Bryan,

Sorry it's taken so long, had to hunt through all my books on the Sunderland
to find a really good close up. Most photos are at a distance so as to make
it difficult to discern the hub features properly.

I have attached some links, as opposed to putting the photo through the likes
of Photo Bucket and shrinking the image size

I hope these give you the information you need :D

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Yff6 ... sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Yff6 ... sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Yff6 ... sp=sharing

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Re: Short Sunderland Mk.I propeller question....

Postby seawings » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:32 am

Morning Alan,

They are perfect, grateful thanks!

Now all I need are the propller sets.....this is proving quite difficult to source.

But, at least the spinners can be scratchbuilt easily, that's a relief!

Thanks again,
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Re: Short Sunderland Mk.I propeller question....

Postby dogsbody » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:07 pm

I swear I had posted this before, but I guess I didn't. While not a Sunderland it's still a Short flyingboat and the same type of prop.

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Re: Short Sunderland Mk.I propeller question....

Postby Kiwithrottlejockey » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:09 am

I recognise that photograph. It was taken at Dunedin, New Zealand in January 1938.

G-ADUT “Centaurus” arrived at Auckland from Sydney on 27th December 1937 at the end of the long survey flight from Southampton. Already moored at Mechanics Bay, Auckland was Pan American's Sikorsky S-42B NC-16734 “Samoan Clipper” which had arrived the day before.

On 31st December, “Centaurus” flew from Auckland to Wellington, alighting on Evans Bay.

On 3rd January 1938, the flying-boat flew from Wellington to Lyttleton (Christchurch's port).

On 4th January, “Centaurus” flew from Lyttleton to Dunedin, alighting on Otago Harbour.

On 5th January, “Centaurus” flew from Dunedin to Wellington, where it was refuelled at Evans Bay, then took-off again and flew to Mechanics Bay, Auckland.

On 6th January, the flying-boat took invited dignitaries on a joyride flight from Auckland north to Parengarenga harbour (an overflight only with no alighting), then returned to Auckland.

On 10th January 1938, “Centaurus” departed Auckland for Sydney at the start of the long flight back to Southampton.

The photograph is one of a large number available online from the National Library of New Zealand's website.

http://natlib.govt.nz

Just search for Centaurus and you will discover 153 photographs of “Centaurus” in New Zealand between 27th December 1937 and 10th January 1938, with most of those images from Whites Aviation.

If you refine your search, you can even locate some photographs of “Centaurus” and “Samoan Clipper” moored together on the Waitemata Harbour at Mechanics Bay, Auckland.
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Re: Short Sunderland Mk.I propeller question....

Postby dogsbody » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:05 am

Thanks for the info, Kiwithrottlejockey.


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Re: Short Sunderland Mk.I propeller question....

Postby seawings » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:02 pm

Gosh, thanks for that..!

Still having trouble locating 4 x 1/32 scale ones, though......
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