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Erwin

"In flight" Me 109 E

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Hi all,

 

I'm starting a second build in this GB.

 

I will build this one ,on the provided stand, "in flight".

Using a small electric motor from a racing car to spin the prop.

 

I will also need to paint the pilot and make a tropical filter.(close-up picture would be helpful )

 

 

 

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On 9/2/2018 at 3:19 PM, Alain Gadbois said:

          I have had difficulty in finding good photos of the E sand filter.

 

Here's a couple , first is from the Aero Detail ...

 

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I have a photo somewhere that shows the filter openings look the same on top as they do the sides.

 

 

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Fitted the motor.Doesn't look like a decent job,but it works.The prop is test-fitted.Need to do some drilling to get it on the shaft.

 

I could have bought the  Airfix motor. But why spend money if you can fix it yourself

 

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9 hours ago, cib2265 said:

Is the electric motor shaft just placed directly into the back of the prop spinner? 

 

It will be. I need to drill the spinner just a little bit so it fits tightly over the shaft.

That's also how it's done with the origional Airfix motor.

The Airfix motor is much smaller to fit inside the engines.

 

But,as I build all my models closed,I'm not using the engine.

 

Too much drilling and the prop won't grip.

 

https://www.airfix.com/us-en/airfix-electric-motor-1-24.html

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The main build is done .

 

I sanded all the oversized rivits off.It's more like the Matchbox kit now.

Light gray primer.

 

As I only brush paint,it will be an overall sandy colour. Doing a decent mottle by brush is nearly impossible.

 

Or some kind of sand-brown , sand-green splinter pattern ?:hmmm:

 

 

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Painting, by brush, is done.Decals placed and put on the stand.

 

The underside is light blue with white wing tips and yellow below the engine.

 

Some minor things to be done (tail,airfilter,pilot and clear parts)

 

I placed some lead in the tail to compensate for the motor.Otherwise it would fall on it's nose.

 

 

 

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