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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2017, 12:09:54 PM »

The Triplane is now listed on the VMC site. Mine is ordered!
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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2017, 01:37:56 PM »

Could you pass me that piece of paper back, dear... I just need to make a small adjustment to my Christmas list.
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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2017, 04:34:20 PM »

... Mine is ordered!

As is mine. Dunno how I'm going to shoe-horn it into my build schedule, though...

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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2018, 05:41:34 PM »

Nearly finished. Just needs rigging and a pilot. Not sure the Telco will be man enough - it's a big model. 64g
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« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2018, 06:26:44 AM »

Looks super Bill, really good.

A notice For other builders... Both the Triplane and Camel schemes that I chose do not have fuselage roundels, so it leaves those that want to do alternative schemes a little short.  Bill suggested that we provide them on the "additional resources" page on the website.  To this end Bill gave me the suggested sizes and I have drawn up an additional sheet which is free to download. The VMC boys are at a trade show next week, so I suspect that it will be the week after before it appears.

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« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2018, 01:54:29 PM »

I made these neat little wheel covers for my VMC Tripe last night.  The rear side is just 5 thou styrene cut from sheet using a circle cutter and the coned side is vac formed from the same material.  After they are painted you just position them with a bit of Tamiya tape and then wick in a bead of thinned RC56 canopy glue.  These photos don't show it very well but I managed to sand a slight convexity into the mould near the centre where the canvas covering goes over the hub.

If anyone is actively building a VMC Tripe and would like a set of these as an alternative to the usual paper cone lark just send me a PM and I'll be happy to send you a set gratis.
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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2018, 01:59:29 PM »

You may recall that I also made a vac formed cowling front that works better if you're covering the nose section in wood rather than paper (as provided on the plan).  Also happy to flick you one of those
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« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2018, 06:47:33 PM »

Here are a few more progress shots.  Thought I'd include some self-explanatory shots showing how I did the motor.

It's no problem to run off a crankcase gratis for anyone who wants to go this route.  Just let me know.
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« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2018, 07:50:58 PM »

     WOW Mike !!     Shocked Shocked     What a beautifully detailed engine !!    And those details really show up with that silver-aluminum-gray paint scheme.  Those details even show up with the engine recessed into the darkness of the cowl!   And that Tripehound is immaculate too ...  Kudos.

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« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2018, 01:50:59 AM »

Mike, that's very impressive indeed!

How will you factor in down-thrust etc?
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« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2018, 03:11:35 AM »

Brute force and ignorance.   Photos tomorrow
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« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2018, 04:32:22 AM »

Not wishing to apply for a free crankcase, but do you turn them on a lathe or small drill?
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« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2018, 04:43:35 AM »

Wow, that looks superb!

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« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2018, 05:11:39 AM »

Thanks guys.  If you look at the picture of the mould you may be able to tell that it's actually 2 parts.  The crankcase and the front plate.  It was roughed out on my table sander then carved and sanded by hand.  No lathe was harmed in the production of this part!!  By the way it really is no bother if anyone does want one of these to try so don't be shy.
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« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2018, 05:37:58 AM »

Truly amazing. I must attempt to emulate on my P47. All done with sharp blade and sandpaper.Are the studs just pin heads?
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« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2018, 06:06:07 AM »

No the bolt heads are styrene mouldings that come in different sizes on a sheet of plastic.   You get bolts on one side of the sheet and nuts on the other.  Slice 'em off and stick 'em on.  You'll find these anywhere railway modelers and plastic scratch builders are to be found
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« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2018, 06:49:45 AM »

That looks brilliant. I take my hat off to you, sir.

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« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2018, 08:15:01 AM »

Blimey!
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« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2018, 10:55:43 AM »

A very realistic engine, Mike!

That second picture of the model nose is great...
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« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2018, 12:02:09 PM »

Superb...!

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« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2018, 01:54:50 PM »

As promised here is how I will regulate the thrustline. Very simple - just a thin brass plate with 2 slots allowing a latitude of movement up and down and side to side.  The back of the nose plug is reinforced with 1mm ply and there is a small spruce insert for the screws to bed into.  The Peck bearing at the front is glued with RC 56 which just holds it in place but allows it to remain flexible.  As I have previously opined this is a much better sort of thing to spend your nose weight budget on than a heavy prop!
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« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2018, 03:33:49 AM »

Oh, very good
That's one of those ideas which is blindingly obvious to me once someone else has been smart enough to dream it up.
Love the engine, by the way.
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« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2018, 04:10:39 AM »

That's a great idea, and I bet it's easier and quicker to use than the more traditional adjustable nose button.

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« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2018, 06:00:26 AM »

More progress - got the prop done tonight.  Started life as a 180mm Union blue plastic.  Thinned substantially, balanced polished prepared for one of my patent freewheels and painted gaudy colours.  I'm happy with it
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« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2018, 06:06:02 AM »

I also trimmed it back to 6 3/4" as 180mm was a bit much.  just the freewheel, gun, compass and generator to go.  first flights this weekend regardless
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