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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #105 on: May 22, 2019, 09:43:26 PM »
The wings are gorgeous!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2019, 06:36:24 PM »
One word.... incredible!

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #107 on: May 25, 2019, 05:39:14 AM »
Hi all,
The undercarriage fairing assembly is basically built.
Made from 0.8 mm and 1.0 mm thick plastic card, 1.2mm, 0.8 mm and 0.5 mm brass rod and tube.
The wheels are hand made by 'Steve Robson' out in Australia.

It's still to be finalized and painted etc.
I'll also need to make the struts as the kit supplied items fit into the kit fairing and therefore are not long enough to attach to the angled support blocks on each side of the exposed axle box ends,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #108 on: May 27, 2019, 11:11:53 PM »
Hi all,
The basic undercarriage assembly is done now.
I still have the undercarriage struts to make and attach before I can fit the assembly to the fuselage frames,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #109 on: May 28, 2019, 04:10:41 AM »
The axle and axle wing formers look as awesome as the rest! The wheels really set the assembly off!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #110 on: May 29, 2019, 05:02:09 AM »
Hi all,
The lower wing is now installed, with some slight adjustments to clear the fuselage side frames and to give adequate access to the single wing strut mounting location.
Next is the undercarriage, once I've completed making the undercarriage struts from brass tube and rod,

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #111 on: May 29, 2019, 05:30:31 AM »
Gorgeous work to date, I am humbled by your artistry.

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #112 on: May 29, 2019, 06:13:40 AM »
Continuing to be a Stunning build!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #113 on: May 29, 2019, 06:25:56 AM »
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

One question - how are the wheel spokes fixed to the hubs?  Do they wrap around the end of the hub, or are there holes for the spokes to fit into?
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #114 on: May 29, 2019, 07:11:58 AM »
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

One question - how are the wheel spokes fixed to the hubs?  Do they wrap around the end of the hub, or are there holes for the spokes to fit into?

The wheels are hand made by 'Steve Robson' in Australia and are delivered complete.
Quite how he manages to build these is a mystery but I think he drills holes into the wheel rim and both ends of the hub, then assembles the spokes one by one,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #115 on: May 29, 2019, 07:31:56 AM »
Hi all,
Front undercarriage struts made using 1.4 mm brass tube and 0.5 mm brass rod, soft soldered for strength,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #116 on: May 29, 2019, 03:31:02 PM »
This is just amazing! This looks so unbelivalbe realistic and clean. This is a real gem.
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #117 on: May 29, 2019, 11:00:04 PM »
Terrific work on the Brass struts!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #118 on: May 30, 2019, 12:30:44 AM »
Hi all,
Just a lick of paint on the struts and cross bracing to attach and the undercarriage is done,

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #119 on: May 30, 2019, 08:19:17 AM »
Hi all,
 I'm calling the undercarriage assembly done.
The wheels are not permanently fitted yet - they'll be the last thing to be fitted.

So now onto the upper wing and struts etc,

Mike



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