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Offline Borsos

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2017, 06:42:25 AM »
Another very impressive project and you've got a fascinating attitude towards scratch building. I am far away from finding scratch building simpler then kits, but the few times I did a scratch build it always was something special for me that gave me that certain feeling of "yes, that was you who did that"...
I am very keen on all the interesting "un-kited" airplanes you are going to show us. Your work is a great motivator to take again some plastic sheet and balsa wood.
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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2017, 09:47:29 PM »
More stuff on floats







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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2017, 09:52:30 PM »
Floaty McFloatFace  ;D

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2017, 07:26:22 AM »
Excellent work on the floats Richard.

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2017, 08:18:54 AM »
Thank you both

I've added the 'wings' to the front of the floats:



There seems to have been a lot going on at the time around how to get floats to unstick from water. That's what those saw teeth along the bottom are for, they look similar to stepped hulls on hydrofoils which started to appear around the same time as the early Nieuport hydros. I think The wings at the front are to stop the nose of the float driving through waves. Instead the wing would lift the float up and over a wave

The modelled wings are similar to what Delage designed. I think they should probably be curved along their length, and be swept up, or maybe down, at the tips

Anyway, they'll do. The nose of that float needs a bit of tidying up

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2017, 11:09:32 PM »
A bit more. This is the jig to hold the landing gear in shape:



I can use it to drill the floats later

So far, I've made eight brackets:



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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2017, 10:07:30 PM »
Excellent work on the floats! This one is shaping up to be another outstanding build !
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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2017, 03:31:23 AM »
Very interesting jig and first class clips for the floats. There is so much more detail to add to the larger scale models and you are a master of it all.

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2017, 03:59:03 AM »
Very interesting jig and first class clips for the floats. There is so much more detail to add to the larger scale models and you are a master of it all.

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2017, 09:46:28 PM »
This is the first job for the jig, putting in the bottom bar that is common to the hydros and the land planes:



Next off is to add these bits to the jig to make the front and rear legs:





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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2017, 10:41:28 PM »
Richard,
    That's some very impressive "Jig" work you have going there, I envy your soldering skills! This is re-kindling my resolve to add this option to my building approach as my only efforts to date have been small efforts with simple additions/replacements with brass and CA, not ideal. I'll be following your progress closely.......
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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #71 on: June 23, 2017, 03:30:22 AM »
Richard, what you are doing here is great art!
You know, I like soldering, and you do it in a very careful and clean way :thumbs up:

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2017, 04:12:46 AM »

You know, I like soldering, and you do it in a very careful and clean way


You learn to do that after years of burnt fingers, dry joints and frustration

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2017, 08:17:39 AM »
More bits of squashed brass tube





Four, or is it five, more struts to go

I have a bit of an assumption to make on this 'plane. On the earlier ones, with the pilot in the front, there was a rod running from in front of the pilots feet down to the rear, centre undercarriage struts. This rod was attached to the control stick, and had levers on the lower end attached to the wing warping wires

With the pilot in the rear seat in the X, this rod would be much too steep and doesn't work, so they did something else. Looking at the photos, I think they used cranks and wires in the same way as the Morane Saulnier Parasol

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Re: Nieuport X
« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2017, 08:59:41 AM »
Very impressive strut work for the floats Richard, your soldering is superb.

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