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1:24 Sutton Harness
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 09:27 PM UTC
Andrew Moore reviews RB Productions' superbly detailed Sutton QK harness.

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JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 11:07 AM UTC
Which British aircraft are these applicable to?
lordderfel
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 08:03 AM UTC

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Which British aircraft are these applicable to?


The Sutton harness was fairly standard to most RAF fighters and some bombers. The set comes with 3 types of fittings to allow fitting into Spitfires,Hurricanes and Mosquitoes. Just remember that as there were so many versions of the Spitfire, the later ones did change their fitting slightly so make sure you do your research and get the right fitting where the top of the harness joins the airframe.
EdgarBrooks
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 08:18 PM UTC
So far, the only aircraft, that I've found, that didn't have them, were the IX/XVI/XIV with cutdown fuselages, and extra fuselage fuel tanks, in 1945, and the Tempest.
Edgar
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Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 08:00 AM UTC
Further to my review, I have realised I did not add a tip gleaned from having built 2 of these harnesses: do not add the small brass gromits to the holes in the straps until you have assembled the buckles etc. as the buckles can pull them off the straps during assembly.
Many of the parts are extremely small and a good set of pointed tweezers are indispensable s is a good magnifying glass. I also found a set of dental probes on ebay for under a tenner and these proved excellent in holding the gromits through the hole in the middle.
Hope this helps anyone considering purchasing these amazing harnesses; by the way, there are several other harnesses of similar construction from RB in other scales; modern and historical aircraft included.
Andy