No, this came to me from Richard who can't find it. I am waiting to hear from Chris Davey. This was published in a British
newsprint aviation periodical...Aviation News
, September 1980...as a front and back centerfold.
Someone asked why I am looking for this drawing...at this late stage of this project, I would not normally consider that,
but in this case...it turned out to be the best of the eight multiple view drawings I already had. Plus its 1/72nd scale in
In competitive flying scale modeling you should never stop reconciling
documentation, even after entering in competition.
What little differential I would expect anyone to recognize between this new and my pervious choice would jump out at
a judge as they compare this to the model. This thanks to Richard Reynold's and Sam Collin's measurements of the 1:1 @
8 different B-47's on display.
This drawing's detail strength represents the single most accurate drawing in my documentation.
Consequence of finding
an error or ommission can be huge. You have seen me abandon my documentation on two previous occassions since this
Richard Reynolds and Mike Wilson's discovery of the virtual flat on the forward fuselage sides led me to a complete redo of
my model design after it was 90+% complete. The virtual flat is a result of an overlap between the upper and lower ellipse
of the Boeing's fuselage design. Below you see flat area which when laminated with Flite-Metal will reflect differently than
surrounding areas, making it clearly visible.
This virtual flat occurs between Sta. 861.0 and Sta. 742.00 and was discovered during Richards physical measurement
of multiple B-47's and confirmed during Richard's and Mike's review of microfische at Nat'l Air & Space Museum archive
in Wanshington, D.C.
You might ask what difference this makes...
A break in reflected light will be seen along side of B-47 as it sits at its 6 degree rake during static judging. Reflected light
from flat area will appear as if it were a wide pin stripe along side of fuse. There is too great a chance judges will observe
the flat in my photo-docs. Using Davey's multiple view drawing was my only way to be sure I did not get called out on this
when I redesigned my fuselage shape to include it.
Remember you must provide a multiple view drawing, photos, and other 1:1 details in your static judging resource binder(s)
to provide matching points of perspective to judge your model the same way you constructed it. All multiple view drawings
must be from a published source.
Chris Davey replied to my emails and sold me his copy of the September 1980 Aviation News containing 1/72 multiple view
drawings on front and back of the centerfold section. Plus, Chris sold me the original ink on vellum 1/46th drawings of same.
Unfortuately, someone had cut each drawing perspective from its original 36" vellum...yes, quite disappointing indeed. I am
remounting to 36" wide plotter bond for scanning and copying after every perspective is remounted to permit achieving this.
There were considerable issues as consequece of someone cutting images from original vellum...however, these should not
be an issue with scanning...we shall see this next week.