Flitzer Sport Flying Association

Bernard "Chips" Carpenter's Z-21B

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August 28, 2008 - Z-21B

This emphasises the aileron area.

Here's the AeroVee installation. Note the welding rod indicating the deep bullet curve that will give Bernard's aeroplane an authentic 1920s bull-nose.

This shows well the 24" width and the deeper-decked fuselage.

September 3, 2008 - Z-21B Cowl Forming


Here are pictures of von Schmirk's cowl-forming buck. Bernard will shape the aluminium sections using an English wheel and suitable mallets.

I look forward to the results with eager anticipation.



September 8, 2008 - Z-21B Cowl


Here's the first section of English-Wheel/hand-formed bullet cowl made by Chips von Schmirk for his lovely Z-21B Habicht.


Z-21B cowl section, starboard side.

Cowling section showing the buck support.

September 26, 2008 - Von Schmirk's Habicht cowl


This is a dramatic photograph of Von Schmirk's engine cowling which he's been English wheeling. A fine piece of work I'm sure everyone would agree and the result is a handsome and rather aggressive looking front end, with just the suggestion of a sneer on the cooling mouth, nichts wahr, Fabian von Schneer? I wonder how the other Z-1B is progressing!


Side View

Chips' cowling from the lower front viewpoint.

October 8, 2008 - GERTI's Grin

Latest cowling shots.Top cover removed for rivetting. All carb controls connected and working correctly.Test prop mounted,excuses rapidly diminishing. Have to remove wings to extract from garage,to run engine.


November 5, 2008 - Gerti gets cowled

As its so quiet, here is today's progress on gerti. Port side cowling now almost complete. An access for the dipstick is still to be done,then the oil level indicator will be fitted!

von Schmirk

November 14, 2008 - Finished Cowling

Here's a series of new pictures from Chips von Schmirk. Apart from a few jobs like fitting the pitot and making the upper cowl cooling slits, G-ERTI is complete. Engine runs are eagerly awaited. The present (test) propeller is about 6" undersize by the way.

She's looking grand, Chips.


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