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« Reply #125 on: December 25, 2013, 05:04:23 PM »

Cheers Jon! Started cutting wood for the Avro today. Progress so far is limited to the laminated outline for the rudder. By God, that's a tight radius...!

Cheers,

Dan.
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« Reply #126 on: January 19, 2014, 12:20:11 PM »

Okay, time to join the Aerographics WW1 fest!
Less than 12 weeks till Kit Scale 2014 so have started the Albatros. Couple of issues with this kit. Firstly, as mentioned before, only one lower wing is on the plan, so I had to scan it, flip it and then print to the exact same size. Bit of a faff, but not too bad. Also, the leading edges of the wings are described and drawn as 3/32" square stock but there was no strip or even sheet to cut them from that size in the box. Again, not really a problem as I just cut them myself, but still.
 Anyway, here are the wings, now off the board and ready for sanding.
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« Reply #127 on: January 19, 2014, 02:30:32 PM »

Stop with the countdown!  Wink
I seem to go from 'no need to start just yet' to 'too late!' in one easy step  Undecided

Look forward to progress with the Albatros.
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« Reply #128 on: January 19, 2014, 02:43:23 PM »

HI Pete

Hope you are not too miffed at the D-III kit!

Give Walbridge a call at Sams and mention the missing 3/32 sq. strip.
Plenty strips are allowed for on my original BOM.

Also I will send Sams a 2nd bottom wing plan master to address this oversite.

Look forward to your progress on "Bromowski's steed"

Mike Midkiff
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« Reply #129 on: January 19, 2014, 03:22:57 PM »

Hi Mike,
No not really miffed at all- just very minor bugbears. The missing wing plan was the main one as for me the joy of building a kit is not having to think too much!
 It's going to be a lovely little plane though I think, and the design looks great. Thanks!

Russ, don't worry- ages to go yet. Monique would still have time to build a whole squadron.
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« Reply #130 on: January 27, 2014, 06:59:48 AM »

Tail done too. On to the fuselage next. Really enjoying this now and despite my previous ponderings about colour schemes, I'm currently inclined towards a simple  all red Richthofen job. This means I can use the tissue and cross decals provided in the box, and also make some Spandaus.

(I realise the Baron probably never flew an all red Albatros with all the crosses on, but this is Kit Scale and I have a nice C Rupert Moore Aero Modeller cover painting as evidence!)
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« Reply #131 on: January 27, 2014, 03:26:47 PM »

I've somehow missed this thread:  DVII looks great Dan, and looking forward to seeing other AG WW1 types taking shape.

Not sure if I'm still banned from KS.......I wonder......
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« Reply #132 on: January 27, 2014, 03:34:52 PM »

Mmmmmm.....
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« Reply #133 on: January 27, 2014, 03:51:51 PM »

I think the ban is lifted on you two ..... but you can only enter flying genuine Airfix kits
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« Reply #134 on: January 27, 2014, 04:16:26 PM »

Not this year Pete, shall proffer my services as a judge/time keeper again.
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« Reply #135 on: January 27, 2014, 04:19:41 PM »

Right then!

Seriously, I've got my work cut out this year in the Dark Side comp (R/C). Please don't laugh too loudly at my figure 8: it puts me off.    :'(
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« Reply #136 on: January 27, 2014, 04:24:40 PM »

Looks a flyer  Roll Eyes  Smiley

(.... I have actually built one of those .... for my younger brother you understand ...)
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« Reply #137 on: February 02, 2014, 08:33:51 AM »

The Albatros fuselage is going together nicely. I wonder if ironmike anyone (or Mike M himself) can help me with this though:
The plan seems to show the aluminium tube for the rear cabane mounting passing through the fuselage longeron, rather than just under it like the front one. Is this really right? Or am I reading the plan wrong (as is so often the case!)?
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« Reply #138 on: February 02, 2014, 09:01:55 AM »

Pete; through the longeron is probably best from a scale point of view. On bigger models this area is usually reinforced, allowing me to groove the longeron and drop the tube in. On this plan, there also seems to be reinforcement. It's one of those designs where, when everything is in place, it is adequately strong. I have no idea why the front one is below the longeron, but it could be moved if its appearance offends.
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« Reply #139 on: February 02, 2014, 11:17:48 AM »

Thanks, Bill; that makes sense. I was forgetting that the reinforcement means the longeron won't really be broken in practice. Looking at scale drawings I think the front cabane joining point is lower because it is more true to scale that way. On the real plane the struts do fix directly to the longerons but the real DIII fuselage longerons sweep down more towards the nose than does this kit version. I'll just do as plan.
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« Reply #140 on: February 02, 2014, 12:51:00 PM »

Right mates.
It was my attempt to get the cabaine bottom attachments
closer to scale location
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« Reply #141 on: February 02, 2014, 12:59:12 PM »

Thanks Mike. More build pics soon I hope.

(Incidentally, I am aware that ironmike and Mike Midkiff are one and the same- despite my poorly edited comment in reply #137 where it looks like I 'm asking both of them for help!  Embarrassed)
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« Reply #142 on: February 13, 2014, 07:04:41 PM »

Fuselage going together okay. Forward side sheeting next.
Still plenty to do. Are there nine weeks to go, or only eight?

(Sorry, Russ, I just can't help counting down- it keeps me going!  Cheesy)
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« Reply #143 on: February 15, 2014, 02:06:15 PM »

A couple of queries. I'm hoping Mike M himself, or some other kind soul might clarify.

NOSE-BLOCK
The plan and the parts provided for this seem to be at odds, with the number and size of the discs not apparently corresponding (first 2 pics).
Plan: 2 large 1/32 ply discs, 3 smaller 1/8 balsa discs.
Parts in kit: 2 large 1/32  ply discs, 1 large 1/32 balsa disc, 2 smaller 1/8 balsa discs.
It's not really a problem and I can just build as plan of course, but I thought I might be missing something.

WHEELS
The other photo shows the only wheel parts provided. Surely this is only one wheel's worth isn't it, assuming two hub discs stuck together cross grained, and a tyre ring for each side of the hub? Again, maybe it's just me...
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« Reply #144 on: February 15, 2014, 02:31:51 PM »

Pete,
     Just from my observation, the two 1/32 ply disk form the bearing/plug. I would assume
the other 1/32 ply would be for the back of the spinner. Just guessing. It also seems that your
missing a 1/8 balsa disk as the plan calls for 3.

The wheel issue is simply the balsa disk, and the ring that forms the tire glued cross grained.
The back of the wheel is flat. There's a notation on the plans that the cone is made up from
stiff card or similar. Again just a guess. Hope this helps.

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« Reply #145 on: February 15, 2014, 03:23:29 PM »

Thanks- that all makes sense. Yes, I thought I was a 1/8 disk short. Didn't think of the back of the spinner for the other big one.
As for the wheels, I'm sure you're right though it seems a little odd to me not to have a tyre bulge on the inside of the wheel too.  
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