Author Topic: COMPLETED - 'Skeletal' Fokker D.VII  (Read 10145 times)

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #135 on: June 06, 2019, 08:20:32 AM »
Amazing!  just Amazing
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #136 on: June 07, 2019, 10:31:06 PM »
Hi all,
The inner aileron pulleys and the inner wing control lines are done as well as the trailing edge support wire.
Once I've added the control cable turnbuckles it'll be time to tackle fitting of the upper wing,

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #137 on: June 08, 2019, 02:54:28 AM »
Hi all,
The aileron control cable exterior turnbuckles now fitted.
Next step - fit the upper wing,

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #138 on: June 08, 2019, 03:18:16 AM »
Mike, your eye candy is giving me cavities......  just wonderful.   ;D

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #139 on: June 08, 2019, 04:46:25 AM »
Amazing work!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #140 on: June 09, 2019, 10:00:05 PM »
Hi all,
Nearly there!!
Upper wing and wing support struts fitted.
Wheels fitted.
Twin aileron control cables (upper wing to cockpit) connected with turnbuckles.
Propeller finished.

I just need to fit the exhaust and propeller and that's it.

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #141 on: June 09, 2019, 10:06:39 PM »
The wing looks terrific in place. Rigging is fantastic and the prop is also well done!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #142 on: June 10, 2019, 05:27:52 AM »
Hi all,
Last bits fitted.
Propeller, exhaust, pilot's foot step and the two rear fuselage rear lift handles.

Just the display case and base to complete this build, but that shouldn't take long to sort out,

Mike







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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #143 on: June 10, 2019, 05:43:09 AM »
I've been missing a few updates and she's completed. Beautiful.
Ciao
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #144 on: June 10, 2019, 07:03:45 AM »
I have really enjoyed following this Exquisite build! A True tribute to Des as I am sure He would have appreciated the detail and especially the rigging involved!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #145 on: June 10, 2019, 07:14:45 AM »
A magnificent build, Mike.  I think builds like this fulfills one of Des's goals for this website by being educational and informative.


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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #146 on: June 10, 2019, 12:30:35 PM »
Great update!!

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #147 on: June 11, 2019, 02:01:19 AM »
Hi all,
I thought you might like to see my 18th 1:32 scale build - the German Fokker D.VII fighter.  The major airframe components are 3D printed from the ‘Shapeways’ web site. The airframe structural components were designed by ‘Aviattic’ and engine parts by ‘Bob Monroe’. Other components for the model were ‘donated’ from the ‘Wingnut Wing’ kit of the Fokker D.VII (OAW built) (Kit No: 32030).

This model, with associated figures, will eventually be part of a dual Fokker D.VII display. 

I know I don't often reply to your generous comments, but rest assured they are very much appreciated, 

Mike 



The basic list of modifications and additions to the model are as follows: 

‘Taurus Models’ engine intake manifold lock rings (3211),
‘Taurus Models’ engine fuel priming cups (3219),
‘Taurus Models’ engine complete timing gear - conical valve springs (3209),
‘Eduard’ Swordfish hinge and panel set (32204),
‘RB Productions’ British wire terminals (RB-P32013).
Spark plugs.
Cylinder fuel primers.
Valve springs.
Ignition lead support tubes.
Gun synchronization mechanism.
Ignition leads.
Oil reservoir sight glass.
Hydraulic pipes.
Intake manifold lock rings.
Sump oil tube.
‘Flugzeugwerke’ (Bob Monroe) (printed by ‘Shapeways’)
            Mercedes D.III Oil Pump,
            Mercedes D.IIIa Cylinders (hollow),
            Mercedes D.IIIa Crankcase and engine block,
            German Aircraft Magnetos,
            Mercedes Cylinder clamps,
‘Aviattic’ (printed by ‘Shapeways’)
            Rear fuselage frame.
            Tail plane.
            Rudder.
            Elevator.
            Ailerons.
            Fin.
            Upper wing (3 sections) (scratch bracing tapes, leading edge ‘saw tooth’ fairings).
            Lower wing (two sections) (scratch bracing tapes, leading edge ‘saw tooth’ fairings).
            Tail skid (with scratch made suspension cables and springs).
Wings leading edge ‘stacking pads’.
Rear fuselage decking panel.
Cockpit padded surround.
‘Aviattic’ Fokker seat.
Undercarriage assembly – scratch built including brass struts.
Fuel, oil and coolant pipes,
Engine controls – throttle, magneto, alternator, spark advance, hand throttle.
‘REXx exhaust.
‘Proper Plane’ Heine propeller (wood).
‘GasPatch’ Spandau machine guns.
Gun installations.
Cockpit control cables – rudder, ailerons and elevator.
Cockpit cross bracing lines.
Gun firing cables.
Gun synchronization mechanism.
Engine controls.
Instrument leads/cables.
Fuel pressure pump pipe.
Seat harness.
Rigging points.
External flight control lines.
‘Steve Robson’ handmade wheels and tyres.
Photo-etch radiator.
Radiator shutter and control cable/pulley.
All internal cross bracing cables.
Aileron control cables with associated pulleys.


As usual I've created a downloadable build log in Adobe PDF format, for those who might want to refer to it for reference or build details. It contains full step by step descriptions of the model build, its modifications/changes and is also supported with illustrations and photographs. If viewed in Adobe Reader, each build log has book marked chapters/headings for easier navigation through the log.

My model website has the gallery page, so to view any model, go to the gallery and select it.  If it has a PDF build log, it will be available to download using the 'PDF' icon on that models photo's page. For any photograph, just click the photo to enlarge or reduce the viewing size.


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Re: Fokker pair 2 - COMPLETED
« Reply #148 on: June 11, 2019, 08:36:50 PM »
I don't really know what to say here. Brilliant Modeling and really great build log will have to do!
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Re: Fokker pair 2 - COMPLETED
« Reply #149 on: June 11, 2019, 08:47:26 PM »
Breathtaking. I can’t stop looking at it.
Andreas
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