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#46 Gazzas

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 06:38 AM

I been admiring the work you've done on the engine up to this point.  Amazed you put plugs in it.  I find that adding ignition wires in this scale and a blob of paint to represent the plug enough of a challenge.

 

Glad to see you buttoning it up.

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:03 AM

Progressing nicely mate!



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Posted 20 June 2018 - 01:16 PM

I've found that Tamiya x-thin is very, very strong if left to dry for a day. Should help with the creaking.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:30 PM

I been admiring the work you've done on the engine up to this point.  Amazed you put plugs in it.  I find that adding ignition wires in this scale and a blob of paint to represent the plug enough of a challenge.

 

Glad to see you buttoning it up.

 

Gaz

 

Hey Gaz, there's a little secret with these engine kits that everyone should know.

 

The Argus engine included in this kit has plugs moulded in place.  And extra parts to do everything seen in my engine build.

 

 

The kit instructions point you to cylinder moldings with the overhead valve pushrods molded as blobs on the side of the cylinders.  It looks absolutely hideous upon a close up evaluation.

But also included on the sprue and seemingly unmentioned in the kit instructions is a cylinder set with NO pushrods molded on, but the plugs are still there. :)

Just a quick look at the Argus engine sprue and you'll see it.  :)

 

So just ignore the kit instructions, drill holes in the lifters for pushrods, install your own metal pushrods, use the pushrod-less cylinder parts, and 'poof', you now have cool metal pushrods and room for the ignition harness which is actually also on the engine sprue. (The kit instructions actually instruct you to cut away the harness from the distributors!)  Silliness!!!

 

So a bit of part swapping and mix and match and you have this. Still technically OOB, just not 100% according to kit instructions. And you get a semi doctored up super detailed engine. :)

 

That's for the Argus engine.

But if you want to use the Merc, that on has no plugs molded on the cylinders, so you need to install those and the leads yourself.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 04:20 AM

Nice work on the engine, Ernie. Thanks for the tip! Strange on the fit...

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:31 AM

So I got the fuselage together and it all lines up, but I'm bothered by my issues with fit. I know it's my problem, not Wingnuts, and somewhere, someplace, I ginked it up in there, but for the life of me I have no clue where.
But, it's together, a skim of filler on top, and a bit more on bottom. No bid detail loss as the fuselage has no real detail here, being a square box, but still, it rankles me.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:56 AM

I know how ya feel.  I had big lower-wing fit issues with my WnW Albatros D.V...  most likely caused by some failure I'm still to figure out.

 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

I know how ya feel.  I had big lower-wing fit issues with my WnW Albatros D.V...  most likely caused by some failure I'm still to figure out.
 
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THAT one I eventually figured out. The area on the bulkhead where the lower wing stub spars sit along with the spars themselves have to be completely free from all paint and contamination. Otherwise the lower wing either won't fit, or won't have enough dihedral, meaning your interplane struts will be too short.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:29 PM

I wouldn't beat yourself up. I love WNW kits but I do have some raised eyebrows when they make such beautiful stuff with such tight tolerances that a thin film of sweat will throw the alignment out. 


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:32 PM

Ernie

Just glad the Taube is together, the filler did the trick and your on a roll again.

Keep 'em comin

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