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Jim


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   Hi 

        New to the Forum and hop you Can Help. I'am Currently building the Takom Mk.I Male and would Like to Know where the Attachment Points are For the Sponson Crane Supports. If there is a Drowing showing their location it would be wonderful. I'am not even sure the Takom Supports are Correct. Hope someone can help. 

      Kindest Regards

      Jim 



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James W Lundstrom


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Hi Jim,

I've not seen any detailed drawing for the sponson cranes but think Takom have got it about right. A good measure of how well the have placed them is to see how the cables line up with the lifting hooks on the sponsons.

Sorry I couldn't give you a more definitive answer.

Helen



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    Helen

          Thank you for Your Reply. I will Go with their placement. I also find your Plans for the Mk.I REAL Helpful. A big Thanks for all your work.

           Kindest Regards 

            Jim

 

 



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James W Lundstrom


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Interesting question! I'd always assumed that the sponson trestles simply rested on the hull roof plates without any fixed attachment. However, given that a sponson weighed about a ton, there must have been some way to attach or counter-balance the trestle during lifting. I don't see any bolt holes in the roof plates which lend themselves to this purpose.



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   Rhomboid

          I have seen a picture of Otazel with just the supports standing alone, granted it was after the sponsons where removed. They would have to be bolted down when they put the cranes on, otherwise they would be troublesome to mount without things moving al over the Place.  i was hoping to show just the supports alone on my mode. They probably were not in place when moving around, But they look Cool. Glad to have your ideas to chew on.

           Kindest Regards 

            Jim 



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