18 Jan Avro York by Michael Papadakis
Avro York Landing gear
The Avro York Landing gear was identical to that of the Lancaster bomber. It was decided to use Albion Alloys aluminium 1/8” and 3/32” telescopic tubes for the main gear legs assembly and 3/32” and 1/16” for the retracting jacks.
The main struts were formed to the desired shape with the use of a PROXXON FD 150 modelling lathe. Joints and attachment points were made of brass rods and the whole assembly was put together with CA glue and miniature nuts and bolts. The tyres were 3D printed and the wheel covers comprised of 7 overlapping layers of custom Photo Etched parts. All measurements were based on Lancaster factory drawings and Avro York maintenance documentation.
Avro York Engine mounts
Albion Alloys 1.2mm brass tube and Connecto fittings were used for the main engine mounts and attached on to the fireproof bulkhead with miniature 1mm bolts.