Detailing the Pilot’s office
Tex T & Pho Tos By LyLe VaSSer
Rule number one of scale model aircraft: Whoever brings a scale aircraft to the field shall not bare an empty hole of visible
pushrods, servo wires, and raw balsa where a scale
cockpit should be! That’s right—it’s the law! There is
nothing more disappointing for an aviation aficionado
than to view a fabulous scale model aircraft, look
into the cockpit and see…nothing. If you have a scale
aircraft, you simply must detail that cockpit.
Let’s face it: The main focal point for any scale airplane is
the cockpit. It is your duty as a scale modeler to add detail
to surround your pilot figure.
Scale cockpit interiors, especially with open-cockpit planes like this
Ryan, must be addressed for the model to look complete.