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#61 RLWP

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

I'm hoping this works out OK, I can see a few possible pitfalls

 

Lots of bits of styrene:

 

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put in a sophisticated jig:

 

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and glued into a stack:

 

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with a bit of cutting make this:

 

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and with some rod:

 

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are four air cooled cylinders of a Cirrus engine

 

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This is a similar thing for the heads. The fat stubs will be spark plugs

 

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That's where I am now. It seems to be roughly to the right size. It's a bit rough, I should be able to tweak it into shape. And not much of it is visible

 

So far, so good

 

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:41 PM

Amazing, a real inspiration.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

Absolutely incredible precision................ a feast for the eyes........................... wow.............................. Like Peter, I have no words to express my admiration and awe.................. beautiful..... I am thirsting for more....


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:04 AM

Awesome work, Richard!

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:36 PM

What Kev said. Awesome
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:24 AM

Richard,

    That's an amazing start on your engine! 

 

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:36 AM

Well planned work and great scratch building here! This is a real pleasure to watch!

 

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:06 PM

Shaping up very nicely Richard. I am envious of those able to scratch build their own models.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:16 PM

Shaping up very nicely Richard. I am envious of those able to scratch build their own models.

 

Said the man who just did this!:

 

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I was going to comment on your O-2 thread, your vac moulding kit is almost identical to mine.

 

And I started scratch building partly because I got bored chopping kits about. So watch out, you are already on the slippery slope to scratchbuilding  :D

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:05 PM

Mixed bag this time:

 

The fuel tank is pretty much done:

 

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The rear seat is made:

 

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Terrible pictures, not enough contrast to show the details

 

The cover for the elevator linkage and the cowling for the tailplane are done:

 

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And some of the panelling around the engine:

 

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Those engine panels. I was going to vac form them, the balsa plug was getting to be rather complicated. Then I had another look and realised a lot of them are made from flat sheet bent into place. Possibly only the nose cone is doubly curved

 

There's another story in that last picture. I knocked my bottle of solvent over - again. So I have stuck it down to a jar lid with double sided tape. Now it's much harder to knock over

 

Hopefully...

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:24 PM

Lovely work Richard.

 

Have you ever thought about making the engine panels from sheet metal? The compound nose could perhaps be made from pewter sheet worked over a former...

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:51 AM

Lovely work Richard.

 

Have you ever thought about making the engine panels from sheet metal? The compound nose could perhaps be made from pewter sheet worked over a former...

 

Torben

 

I'm OK with the nose, I made a similar one for my RAF AT:

 

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A small balsa plug like that isn't too hard, and I don't mind getting it wrong a couple of times. The AT has a vac formed nose made from the one shown

 

My problem is mostly interpreting this lot:

 

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http://www.martinwil...us_moth_blv.htm. I have one of Martin's photosets that I work from

 

There are upper panels that developed from this sort of design:

 

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I have been trying to make a single balsa plug for the whole thing, including the nose and underside. Now I have spotted the underside is bent, not beaten sheet, some of the top panels make more sense

 

Richard


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:24 PM

I guess you will only vac the nose section. The panels around the engine opening are just bent and simple curved sections.

Great progress here!

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

I guess you will only vac the nose section. The panels around the engine opening are just bent and simple curved sections.

Great progress here!

 

Alain

 

Bent, yes. Curved, yes. Simple - maybe!

 

Notice how aft of the engine OH-EJA (the silver one) has a vertical section joining the bottom cowl to the upper with two sharp corners. G-EBLV has the lower sharp corner and a curved upper.

 

Y'know, OH-EJA looks like an easier build....

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:45 PM

Yes, I noticed that detail, but sharp corners need to be precise to look good, on the other hand, you can hide a lot of imprecise shapes in curves...

 

Alain






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