I decided to deviate from the construction as the kit would normally be made
as strictly my choice, no reflection on the kit whatsoever.
There is very very little info available for the details for this aircraft.
A lot of the interior comes from reviewing whatever info is available on it,
info on other aircraft of that period etc.
The interior framing, flooring, bulkheads are all made from styrene. The rigging
in the frame is functional and I used "invisible thread", which I
will not use again for this type of rigging. There are 162 holes drilled in
the frame for the rigging to pass thru.
The seats are made from .003 thou. aluminum with the cushions made from styrene
which has been sanded to show wear, covered with masking tape to simulate leather.
The seat belts are Eduard.
The control column is styrene with the kit PE wheel covered with thick paint
to simulate the wood rim.
Rudder bar is styrene with wire stirrups.
The control column pulleys and all other pulleys are all made from .003 thou
aluminum using a Waldron micro punch set. All of the pulley brackets are made
from .003 thou aluminum. The control cables are all .004 thou monofiliment that
will run from the controls to the rudder, ailerons, elevators, etc.
The turnbuckles are made from HO guage lift rings, styrene and CA gel.
The throttle is made from styrene, wire and thick paint for the wood. The "wobble
pump" is made from brass tubing, brass wire and styrene with aluminum brackets
The "skin" is the kit parts thinned considerably on the inside removing
all detail and re-cut to follow the "lace lines", simply for the ease
of painting and building the plane in sections.