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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2019, 11:39:40 PM »
Continuing to look awesome! You are doing an outstanding piece of work with the 3D printed additions!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2019, 06:07:38 AM »
Hi all,
The end is in sight for this engine build.
I've added the decals, ignition leads, gun synchronization mechanism, oil sight glass, generator and drive, cylinder fuel primers, water pump, intake manifold with locking rings, crankcase breather pipe and additional pipes.
All that's left is to add the engine mounted throttle and spark advance (ignition timing) controls - the remainder of the control runs can't be added until the engine is fitted into the fuselage (with the cockpit),

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2019, 06:34:03 AM »
Gorgeous looking engine Mike.

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2019, 03:41:42 AM »
Hi all,
I've added the control linkage to the top of the twin carburettors, which consist two levers, connecting rod and cable pulley.
Also the connected levers on the top of the attached 'speed controllers;.
I also created the frame mounted throttle bell-crank and the two cross bars on the forward fuselage frames, which are missing from the kit parts,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2019, 07:17:06 AM »
Amazing detail!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2019, 11:24:17 AM »
Love the details , fantastic job Mike  8)




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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2019, 11:41:15 PM »
Hi all,
The final on-engine control linkage has been added, which is the spark advance (ignition timing) for bottom magnetos.
For now the engine will be put to one side so I can make a start on the cockpit,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2019, 04:44:11 AM »
Spectacular detail, as always, Mike!  Will you display them as a pair, or separately, at Telford?
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2019, 05:53:12 AM »
Hi Bud,
The idea is a pair display - one stripped, one operational with Fokker having his photograph taken between them.
Telford would be a good show, as long as the finished model is up to scratch of course,

Mike
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2019, 07:06:54 AM »
Hi all,
The kit supplied fuselage side frames married to the 3D printed fuselage.
This required cutting both, as both have a pilots seat frame and only one can be used of course.
As the join between the two could be a weak area, I chose to fit them together using brass micro-tube.
This gives more rigidity to the join of the fuselage and allows the fitting of the pilots seat frame from the kit (part A26),

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2019, 07:14:41 AM »
Have I already said this is awesome? Spectacular detailing all around!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2019, 07:38:08 AM »

Telford would be a good show, as long as the finished model is up to scratch of course,


I've seen your work, Mike.  It will be.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2019, 07:08:43 AM »
Hi all,
Well time to start the fuselage build with controls, pipework etc,

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2019, 10:01:41 AM »
Two big thumbs up Mike , beautiful work !




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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2019, 09:43:42 PM »
Your structure looks beautiful Mike. I am looking forward to seeing it all come together with the engine and controls etc.
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