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« on: November 28, 2016, 07:46:12 AM »

Started another project over Thanksgiving. This one is the Diels 18.5" span laser cut kit of the Ki-27. So far, the kit has gone together beautifully, and the kit wood is beautiful.
More as I move along.

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 06:37:25 PM »

I'll be following your build.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 08:57:24 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 07:44:02 AM »

A bit more progress over the weekend. The fuselage is finished and the cowl area is filled with scrap sheet balsa.
Sanding and shaping will be next.

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2016, 10:35:02 AM »

Here's a bit of a photo-essay on how the landing gear is assembled....
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2016, 10:38:43 AM »

part two....

Next will be sanding and shaping. I'm also debating about how to attach the LG to the wing - I'm afraid they will snap off on landing. I'm thinking about using magnets to attach along with a tether line to ensure when you pick up the model after landing, you don't accidentally leave one (or both) of the LG in the field.

Don't ask how I know that..... Embarrassed

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 11:55:56 AM »

Nice one John!  Perhaps you should look into maybe a plug-in
on the LG.  Very clean build as always. Any squadron markings
in mind?

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 12:00:15 PM »

Nice work, John.

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 12:36:58 PM »

Thanks, Guys   Wink

Dave - not sure about color schemes yet, but it will be something extremely simple and easy to replicate with tissue. Maybe similar to what I've shown here.

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 01:00:02 PM »

Now that would be sharp!  Just wondering, if anyone out there knows...
on Japanese aircraft such as the one shown by John, did these aircraft
have variable pitch props?

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2016, 03:31:53 PM »

Looking good John!

I built the same kit in pre-laser printwood form about 7 years ago, and i picked the same colour scheme! Mine was/is electric powered, and the kit went together perfectly.

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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 07:17:39 PM »

Oh my.....Graham, that's beautiful!

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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2016, 07:30:50 PM »

Parts inventory...
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2016, 08:24:28 PM »

Before John gets too far down the track with de-mountable wheel considerations how have you fared with yours Graham?
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2016, 07:55:18 AM »

Before John gets too far down the track with de-mountable wheel considerations how have you fared with yours Graham?

That's a good question. I was thinking of asking that myself  Wink

In the meantime, I've begun covering. I'll be using a combination of grey Easy-Built "Lite" tissue and white Esaki. Typically, I would add cap strips to tail feather surfaces in an effort to reduce possible warping of the rudder and stab. With this model having such a short nose, I'm hesitant to add any additional weight at the rear. So...something I haven't done in years is to apply the frame to be covered directly to a piece of pre-shrunk tissue while the tissue is still attached to the frame I shrunk it on. In theory, this should produce a nice tight covering. Usually, after pre-shrinking, I would cut a piece of tissue and apply it to the stab or rudder, and gently pull and tug until I was happy with the tautness of the tissue. I have a tendency to pull too tight and consequently induce warping into the stab.

We'll see how this turns out.

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2016, 06:37:54 PM »

I think I know how you learned that lesson, John. Kinda remember being there.  Very nice build.  Great plane. Question, are you finishing with Krylon or dope?  Asking because of the warp topic.  I have done a few odd techniques to prevent warps on light tails and even resorted to not finishing the Tishri at all....so I'm interested to see how you do it.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 07:45:49 AM »

I think I know how you learned that lesson, John. Kinda remember being there.  Very nice build.  Great plane. Question, are you finishing with Krylon or dope?  Asking because of the warp topic.  I have done a few odd techniques to prevent warps on light tails and even resorted to not finishing the Tishri at all....so I'm interested to see how you do it.

Hey Kevin - good to hear from you! Thanks for the kudos.  Wink Yes, I believe you were there when I was working with potato chip stabs.

Currently, I use Krylon because of dope fumes in the house. I may consider not 'sealing' the tail feathers at all - depending on the outcome of the tissue covering. Hopefully more progress this weekend.  Wink

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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2016, 04:04:46 PM »

Haha, no I was referring to walking back from a flight at Geneseo and after we made it back to the canopy we realized one of your wheels wasn't attached to the plane.  We were looking around but it was like a needle in a haystack situation. I think it was the Nassise PT 19?  Magnets worked great but no tether.    On topic, this model looks great and I like its lines.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2016, 06:53:47 AM »

Just wondering, if anyone out there knows...
on Japanese aircraft such as the one shown by John, did these aircraft
have variable pitch props?

Yes, variable pitch.
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2016, 09:33:01 AM »

Haha, no I was referring to walking back from a flight at Geneseo and after we made it back to the canopy we realized one of your wheels wasn't attached to the plane.  We were looking around but it was like a needle in a haystack situation. I think it was the Nassise PT 19?  Magnets worked great but no tether.    On topic, this model looks great and I like its lines.

Thanks, Kevin - yes, that's exactly what plane it was. That was pretty embarrassing.  Embarrassed  The tether is an integral part of that system.
Note to self....don't forget to check and make sure BOTH LG parts are with the plane - before you walk half a mile back to your winding stooge  Wink

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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2016, 07:42:51 PM »

So....decided to go with the magnet attachment for the LG. Mooney promised he would remind me to FF the tether after the wing is covered  Wink

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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2016, 09:43:08 AM »

More progress....
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2016, 10:14:42 AM »

Nice work.

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« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2016, 08:56:40 PM »

Thanks, Scott.  Wink

Progress continues. Wing is covered and here's some 'mock-up' photos...
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« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2016, 11:00:40 PM »

John,

What a beautiful planform!  She's fantastic! Well done!
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