[WWI] SE5a Question
fokkereiv at yahoo.ca
Tue Feb 13 20:36:10 EST 2007
John, Chris, thats the starting magneto...
although if your building for one of the mainstream modelling mags,
its really the window winder ;)
--- Christopher Malany <cmm-saj at snet.net> wrote:
> Hi, John:
> Oddly enough, I was going to ask the same question
> myself. Begging the question slightly, it's obviously
> a small hand-cranked generator, and the body of that
> generator is visible on the rear right of the cockpit
> in many interior views. PART even provides PEB bits
> to make up this interior assembly on their 1/48th
> scale SE5a sheets, as I saw in my order from Roll
> Models that arrived today. I don't know what system
> it's connected to, but the exterior hand crank on a
> small teardrop-shaped backing plate does seem to have
> been a standard fitting on most SE5s and SE5as.
> - Chris Malany
> --- John Ratzenberger <JohnRatzenberger at yahoo.com>
> > Looking through photos on the SE5a while working the
> > Roden 1/32 kit, I "discovered" a small crank on the
> > outside of the cockpit,
> > right side, toward the rear. It is best illustrated
> > on the first page of the WS SE5a DF Special. Photos
> > of a restored SE5a
> > show some kind of electric gizmo inside the cockpit
> > about that location. I do not see it on all right
> > side SE5a photos, just
> > some. It is not on the WS 3-views.
> > What is it ?
> > Thanks,
> > John Ratzenberger
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