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« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2018, 05:09:31 AM »

Great to see that a new cookup ist starting.
I dont think that I will join in, since my building time is quite limited at the moment and there are two or three planes waiting for completition first.
But I will follow this cookup with interest!

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« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2018, 01:03:31 PM »

I'm in the same boat as Roman re. Models in progress .... except more than one of the models requiring finishing are WWI types.

I have a Midkiff/Aerographics Dr.1 that I should build.

Regardless of what I build, I'm going to enjoy this thread Smiley
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« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2018, 05:30:24 AM »

Also following with interest but, like Roman, won't be joining in until my current project (and maybe the next) is finished. I'm looking forward especially to seeing Don's DPC Fokker DVIII come together. I built the slightly larger version (also DPC/Aerowerkes) a few years ago (thread here). I had great support and encouragement from Dave Cowell himself ('Skyraider' on here) and keep meaning to buy another of his excellent WW1 kit range. Trouble is I can't keep up with the increasing VMC WW1 range either!

 And, thanks to Dan, there's now a fourth Fairchild 24 in the mix too! Help!
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« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2018, 01:29:57 PM »

Guys
Started to get serious on laying lumber for the rumpler.
When doing WW1 type fuselages (4 main longerons)
I like to pin a fabricating jig in place using strips of 1/4 x 1/2 balsa
and use pins only where the curves occur.
What she looks like so far.
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« Reply #54 on: January 06, 2018, 06:37:05 PM »

Started cutting out ribs for the FSI Fokker DVIII. Thankfully its nowhere near the 200 ribs and riblets I had to cut for my FSI Bristol F2b. Speaking of which I also did some threading for the stay wire.
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« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2018, 05:49:29 PM »

I'm not sure how the cookup works, but I have been working on a D VII since the first.
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« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2018, 07:12:38 PM »

Started cutting out ribs for the FSI Fokker DVIII. Thankfully its nowhere near the 200 ribs and riblets I had to cut for my FSI Bristol F2b. Speaking of which I also did some threading for the stay wire.
https://i.imgur.com/TgYm6rQ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0iBBoAX.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/oJ0IpwE.jpg

I've looked at that FSI F2B for a long time - would be interested to hear how she flies in due course.
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« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2018, 03:49:07 AM »

I'm not sure how the cookup works, but I have been working on a D VII since the first.


Looks like you're cooking Jim!  Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2018, 09:56:11 AM »

Good morning everyone. There are some nice looking models in this cook up. I would like to join in with a 25" span BE12a that I started some time ago. I was glad to see that I could participate with an unfinished model.
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« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2018, 07:32:43 PM »

Guys
I see that Adams is posting. This guy is good.
So Ive progressed to framing the stab and rudder and fleshing out the fuselage.
Sheeting the decking with soft 1/16 balsa was a chore.
Note the laser cut landing gear struts and the cabaine strut trestle.
These will be mounted into 1/16 OD AL tubes glued in the fuselage.
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« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2018, 01:55:45 PM »

Here's my entry into the cookup a 1/16 scale Nieuport 11, wingspan is about 18-1/2". I have been wanting to try using Spiderwire for the diagonal bracing and it turned out great it added an amazing amount of stiffness to the fuselage with almost no weight, I will use it again and it looks cool  Smiley
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« Reply #61 on: January 09, 2018, 03:53:34 PM »

Spent a little time assembling the cabaine struts
to the fuselage. The rear struts have a 1/32 MW bent and
glued into a laser cut slot. This plugs into an AL tube
glued into the rear decking of the fuselage. The front leg
glues into a slot cut in the fore deck.
Now the cabaine trestles are trued up and
can be easily assembled after covering
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« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2018, 03:41:34 AM »

Wow,  some heavyweights are assembling on this event are they not?  We should see some superb models emerging! 
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« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2018, 08:13:24 AM »

I have been wanting to try using Spiderwire for the diagonal bracing and it turned out great it added an amazing amount of stiffness to the fuselage with almost no weight, I will use it again and it looks cool  Smiley

Good am Collins what is Spiderwire?
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« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2018, 09:02:47 AM »

Getting down and dirty with my Skylake Tripe. Guys who are familiar with this line of well thought out short kits will see my first shot-gun blast to the feet. How I did it is a mystery, still scratching the noodle seems impossible to mess up thankfully all is forgiven as the parts are identical in foot print. Thee Olds Man's mixed up Tripe looks on. It has the marks of several dark wizards in its DNA. I can see Harlan and Clem right off!
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« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2018, 10:59:07 AM »

I have been wanting to try using Spiderwire for the diagonal bracing and it turned out great it added an amazing amount of stiffness to the fuselage with almost no weight, I will use it again and it looks cool  Smiley

Good am Collins what is Spiderwire?

Spiderwire is a spectra fishing line, very small dia. with very little stretch if any at all.
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« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2018, 11:32:40 AM »

Bending wire for cabanes is one of my least favorite tasks on a bipe. I'm building a PT-3 and have been putting it off.

I like the idea of the spiderwire. I struggle to get it to hold a knot for some reason.

Crabby, I'm not familiar with the kit line you are building. Are they stateside?

I managed to convince tissue to stick to balsa on the wings and tail feathers on my build. Upper surfaces are Esaki brown, bottom surfaces and rudder are white. The first shrink on the tissue is done. Apparently, I haven't learned that an upper spar is helpful in preventing the wing from bowing up on these WWI types. I made the same mistake on my Pup. It's not bad, about an 1/8 inch on the upper wing so I may end up with a hint of elliptical dihedral. Hey, as long as it flies...
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« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2018, 01:27:30 PM »

I see Adams is making progress, OK.
So here is latest progress. LG and cabaine struts are complete
and assembly checks out accurate position wise. These can
now be disassembled with the assurance, when final assy takes
place, no tweaking needed.
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« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2018, 03:48:09 PM »

Todays work got the deck and cowl completed and a start on the engine.
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« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2018, 12:33:20 PM »

Nice work being done on the Nieuport and Rumpler.

Put the coverings and some paint on the wheels for the BE12. Pictures show the sequence of operations. I dope on some tissue to the circles first. The insides of the wheels are easy and they are glued straight on the wheels. The wheels are rough turned on a hand drill and then hand sanded to finish shaping. The outer "cones" are first covered. I cut a trial disc to get the sizing right and determine the amount of the sector removed when it's turned into a cone. I divide what's left into 19 sections so that when installed I get 18 spokes. An arbitrary number. I mark the locations and emboss the paper using a rounded flat file against an ash block. On install, I run a bead of diluted Ambroid around the circumference of both parts and then set in place using another bead to set the whole thing in place. If I let OCD kick in, I'll fuss with the finishes until it becomes almost seamless. The result is a lightweight wheel with a semblance of spokes showing through the covering.
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« Reply #70 on: January 12, 2018, 12:48:43 PM »

Fab!  Where can I buy OCD?   Grin
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« Reply #71 on: January 12, 2018, 12:55:32 PM »

If you're a consumate model builder, you already should have it and have been paying for it for years...
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« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2018, 03:07:03 PM »

Excellent reply!
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« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2018, 03:50:22 PM »

If it stands for Obsessive Cider Drinking, I have indeed been paying for years...

Cheers!

Dan.

P.S Not at the moment, though, as I'm currently a coughing, aching and sweating ball of Lurg.
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« Reply #74 on: January 12, 2018, 06:27:15 PM »

Nice wheels Rich!
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