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The Gallaudet Seaplane Project, Pt. 4

by Allan Flowers

FUSELAGE DETAILS:

The cockpit shroud was formed from aluminum sheet over a wooden form, annealed and bullied into shape with a dowel. It’s not perfect (first attempt was a failure) but the cockpit combing will hide the worst of it .

The rear aluminum panels around the power unit were easier and made from roof flashing from ACE hardware.

 

An important feature is the housing for the speed control which needs some airflow, provided by louvers in the access panel.

 

The first preliminary showing was at the Otay float fly. Curtis has agreed to be my test pilot.