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#301 Piprm

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:51 AM

Wow!.. that's looking really nice Kev!

I have always had a desire for a 2-seater FW-190. (you think my horde is big enough?)

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:37 PM

Well folks, I'm happy to report that the Dremel has solved my wing fit issue as expected. I'll post some photographic evidence later. I seem to have introduced a slight bend in the forward fuselage somewhere along the line, however, as the front and rear mating sections of the wing no longer line up 100% with the fuselage. Again, photos later, but I think it should be easy enough to compensate for this oddity.

 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:12 AM

Just catching up with this build since you restarted it Kev.

I have vd a couple stalled builds from the '90s still kicking around so I know how it feels. I'm hoping to finish at least one of them this year. Surprisingly they still make AM for it which will help me out.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:35 AM

OK, here are the promised photos of the wing fit solution. Firstly, here's the Dremel damage:

 

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And the resultant fit:

 

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Much better!

 

Here's a slightly blurry photo to show how the wing fit is not square on any more for some reason:

 

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In the photo, the rear end of the wing assembly is nestled against its corresponding fuselage mating surface as it should be; it's a bit gappy, but otherwise fitting normally. The forward end, however, shows a mismatch, with the fuselage appearing to skew to the right. Oddly, when I line the front sections up correctly, and just let the rear section fit where it touches, the entire wing then looks crooked in relation to the fuselage. It's a bit of a head-scratcher, but I'll let the problem percolate for a while and see if a solution presents itself.

 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:16 AM

Kev,

It looks like you've introduced a kick in the forward fuselage when you put the cockpit in.
The engine appears closer to the cowl skin on the starboard side, yet the engine crank seems to line up to the centreline of the aft fuselage.
Can you relieve the glue joint at the engine firewall and perhaps bend the engine cowl into submission?

Goodluck.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

Kev,

It looks like you've introduced a kick in the forward fuselage when you put the cockpit in.
The engine appears closer to the cowl skin on the starboard side, yet the engine crank seems to line up to the centreline of the aft fuselage.
Can you relieve the glue joint at the engine firewall and perhaps bend the engine cowl into submission?

Goodluck.

Kais.

 

 

You could be right, but I can't see any obvious problems, to be honest. I even laid a ruler along the centre line of the fuselage, and it seemed to line up correct along the full length! I didn't expect that. One possible solution is to cut through the join between the two halves at the lower front of the fuselage, and then glue the lower wing into place and align the front sections independently - if that makes sense. We shall see!

 

Kev


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

Always angst when you combine resin, kit bash, etc.  Frankly, the problem solving and engineering solution can be fun. 

 

Good stuff Kev.  Beat this build into submission.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:54 AM

Thanks, Rick. I've just had a play around with mating the two assemblies together and manipulating the front of the fuselage into the correct position, and I think there's enough play there to make it work. I also think it would still be better to cut the fuselage back into halves at that point, so there's less global stress on the area, and mating the parts will be easier. Not sure if I'll try it at this stage, or wait until after I've finished dealing with the fuselage.

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:28 AM

One possible solution is to cut through the join between the two halves at the lower front of the fuselage, and then glue the lower wing into place and align the front sections independently - if that makes sense.

 

It does, which is why I like to leave the lower front fuselage open

til I make sure the wing assembly fits first.

Lookin' good Kevin, nothin' you can't deal with  :thumbsup:


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:37 AM

I remember building one of those about 800 years ago, the wing/fuselage fit was horrible, had issues with the front cowl ring. Enjoy!
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 02:12 AM

Kev

Super progress and the Dremel solution surely did the trick. Just another benefit of a closed cowl and concentrating on the external details.

Looking real good

Keep 'em comin

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