Author Topic: Halberstadt CL-II and Albatros DVa Stick and Tissue From Old Guillow's Plans  (Read 1001 times)

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Looks like a most excellent Albatros Wing.
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Your woodworking skills are as good as with card and plastic!

What scale is this Albatros Dan? I am thinking of trying out an idea on wing structures in wood in 1/32 scale and am looking for ideas....

Stephen.

Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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Thanks, everyone!  This one is fun and I'm starting the top wing tonight.

Stephen:  This guy has an 18 inch wingspan so it's roughly 1/20th scale (I think)...

I do think you could make a 1/32 scale with 1/32nd sheet.  It would look just about right, I reckon...

Thanks for looking and commenting. 

Dan

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Got the top wing done and sanded.  I need to separate the ailerons and then it will be ready to cover.  Really...only the fuselage left to go.

Thanks for looking!

Dan

P.S.  Here is a quick sped-up video of building the bottom wing.  Basically the same process.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzCdU8lU8XY
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Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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My one Uncle used to build stick and tissue kits . I would sit and watch him for hours . This is a treat . Nice work so far and I like the magnet idea . Looking forward on your next up date .




Terri

Hi Terri!
Thanks for the comments.  I too liked watching my Dad build these things.  I only ran upstairs when he'd run an engine in the basement!  ::)

Cheers,
Dan

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Continuing to be an inspiring build! The upper wing looks terrific!!
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...  a quick sped-up video of building the bottom wing.  Basically the same process.

Fun watching - thanks.

Something you may want to try: VERY lightly spray the wax paper with lo-tack/repositionable adhesive before you start building. That will aid in positioning pieces ... and as handy, after you remove the magnets, the pieces  stay flat to make sanding easy!!

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Cool idea, Gene.  I should give that a go.  Sounds like when you remove PE parts.  Keeps things in place.  ;)

My camera ran out of batteries but here is a short...well...if you have 6 minutes to waste...video of separating the ailerons in prep for making them hinged.  Worked quite well, I might add!

Sorry for the lack of photos...Dan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5hQaCshW3Y

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Well...here is one photo of the top wing with the ailerons removed!

I'll sand in my scallops next and then try some covering...a dainty job ahead.

Thanks for looking!
Dan

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Outstanding progress. You are making this look easy but I know it is not!
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Spectacular scratch building results, as usual from your hands!
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Super job on the wing Dan  :) What are you using to glue the tissue onto the wing ?




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