August 28, 2008 - Z-21B
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.Lynn
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!Lynn
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.Chips
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.Lynn
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