[WWI] Early Spad XIII Wings
dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar
Fri Apr 13 07:29:50 EDT 2007
> According to Doug Carrick's notes in the DF, the very early SPAD XIII
> wings had
> 10 rib stations between the struts rather than the 8 on most aircraft. he
> mentions that S.504 has these.
I had read this, long ago, when I made all new ribs for my Academy Spad. I
chose the 8 option, since i was modeling a late Spad. Or because I was being
lazy. Pictures of the ugly surgery off list on request.
> Do we thing S.498 or S.505 would have these wings?
If those airplanes were from the same manufacturers or the same batch,
probably yes. Picking them out from a picture would be very difficult, since
most of the time the ribs itselves are almost indistibnguishable except on
close-ups. So good was the wing design of the sturdy Spad.
> Am I being just TOO picky?
> Would anyone notice in 1/72?
No. Unless it's Neil, or me.
> And do I REALLY want to
> rescribe 160 rib locations?
Hey, there's people who put piercings in their genitalia, everyone's got his
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