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Ok, here's a pic from this evening. iPhone 7+, not iPhone 10 as previously stated.

 

The interior is just fitted into the side. Not secured. I'm working on the fuselage side rigging now. The sides do need a bit more shading, especially up front, so I'll do that a bit more. Seat belts need to be made up from the HGW set and installed, along with the throttle and its linkage. A line from the hand pump really needs to be run as well.

Also, the P.08 with stock needs to find a home and be mounted somewhere. Possibly just laid on the observer's seat for now. Not sure. No holster is provided, so options are limited there.

 

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Maru those pics are awesome, thank you!

 

The rigging on this kite will be similar, but not exact, as the model is based on a prototype built by the Jeannin Company, instead of Etrich.

Jeannin used steel tubing instead of wood for fuselage structure, so the rigging wasn't quite as involved.

But it's daunting nonetheless.

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For the poster who asked, Peter Jackson's Etrich Taube is a German-built replica from around 2000 or so. It flew at a few airshows there but not in NZ.

 

Lovely work so far!

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For the poster who asked, Peter Jackson's Etrich Taube is a German-built replica from around 2000 or so. It flew at a few airshows there but not in NZ.

 

Lovely work so far!

Thanks Zac,

 

I should have some substantial updates in the next day. Just finishing rigging the second fuselage half, then finish the engine and close 'er up. :)

 

Progress will be much quicker after that. Ha!

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Looks nice Ernie. The P. 08 is an artillery luger, or a broomhandle?

 

Well, it looks like an Artillery model with the stock attached.

I would have thought in 1914, a C96 Mauser with stock would have been more appropriate, but hey, maybe the observer was wealthy and with a Title and influence. 

Then he'd have the social connections and financial ability to personally buy such an exquisite piece as a fine, brand new Luger.

 

I'm not sure a piece such as that would have been issued to lowly pilots then, but perhaps the Officer observer?

Much study of history is needed.

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