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Online RAGIII

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2019, 10:50:06 PM »
Wing panels and tail/rudder are beautifully painted and weathered! Looking forward to your further progress.
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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2019, 05:51:49 AM »
This is moving along beautifully with some really neat and authentic looking painting! I'm enjoying this... ATB, Marc

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2019, 07:08:03 PM »
Sorry for the long time between updates.

I have finally buttoned up the nacelle and installed the Beardmore engine. I have added extra piping in and around the engine based on what I can see in the excellent photos provided with the Wingnuts kit. Fit of the cockpit frame was fairly straightforward apart from the bulkhead behind the cockpit and in front of the radiator. I just could not think of a way to get rid of the join line this creates.

Now I just have some final touches and rigging to add before the lower wings go on.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2019, 07:11:05 PM »
a couple more photos.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2019, 07:11:37 PM »
last one.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2019, 01:29:43 AM »
Looks awesome! The engine in place is Fantastic and the instruments really stand out in the interior ! Lovely work!
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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2019, 06:06:02 PM »
Great work and great aditions on the engine. Looks fantastic.
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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2019, 03:32:31 PM »
Thanks for the comments. Lower wings are on now, starting on the upper wings and rigging.

I read an article on fitting the wings that suggested that fitting the upper wing in sections may be an easier way to go so I thought I would give it a go.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2019, 03:33:21 PM »
and two more images.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2019, 02:34:59 PM »
I have got the wings in place now. All the interwing rigging has been done and now only some of the control lines are left unattached.

There were no issues getting this far and the rigging was fairly straightforward, just a lot of it.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2019, 02:37:52 PM »
Work on the tailbooms has started, but I think that it will be a slow process as well getting all the rigging right.

So far, it has been an excellent build with everything fitting exactly as it should. I feel i am on the homeward leg now.

Hope you enjoy the photos.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2019, 05:16:04 PM »
Sorry for the delay in postings.

The tailbooms are together now and I have started to rig them. They attach nicely into the cut outs in the wings and will sit there without any assistance.

I intend to only rig the rear section of the booms and tail plane before attaching to the wings so that I do not build any distortions into the structure. The booms are quite light and flexible and the tail plane and elevators are quite heavy so there is quite a bit of flex here.

I am using .12 mono for the rigging which is stiffening the structure quite well.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2019, 08:32:15 PM »
Your FE looks stunning with the outer wings in place. The tail and booms are looking awesome!
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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2019, 09:56:33 PM »
I agree with Rick, your build is looking great.  Looking forward to more.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2019, 11:05:23 PM »
All around , beautiful job so far , looking forward to the next up-date  :)



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