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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2019, 06:56:08 AM »
Hi all,
Cockpit floor with controls and seat done,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2019, 07:34:10 AM »
Seat, belts, and controls are looking excellent!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2019, 09:56:01 AM »
Looking good Mike  8)



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2019, 03:12:25 AM »
Hi all,
I've started on the cockpit pipework.
The pipe connections under the fuel tank.
Behind the instrument panel is the fuel valve manifold (made of micro-tube) connected to the pilot's four selectors. Two pipes out are for connecting the supply from the main and auxiliary fuel tanks.
From the bottom of the manifold will be the two supply pipes to the engines duel carburetor,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2019, 07:04:39 AM »
Hi all,
Now things start to get complicated,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2019, 07:40:16 AM »
Absolutely awesome details!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2019, 03:27:31 PM »
Impressive build so far, turning into another masterpiece of modelling art.
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2019, 11:44:07 PM »
Hi all,
The pilot's seat and support frame now fitted,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2019, 04:52:57 AM »
Hi all,
The pilot's hand operated fuel pressure pump pipe is done.
Also the rear gun support frame and the instrument panel are fitted,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2019, 05:59:43 AM »
Excellent work on adding the wiring and other details! I will use your build to try and add a few things to My upcoming DVII build.
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2019, 07:16:19 AM »
Outstanding detail, looks like a functioning aircraft.

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2019, 11:00:06 PM »
Super job on the details Mike  8)


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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2019, 02:24:32 AM »
Hi all,
A few more things added:
Fuel lines from the underside of the fuel tank to the fuel gallery behind the instrument panel.
Grease line from the pilot's 'screw down' pump to the engine mounted water pump.
Fuel drain line from the underside of the fuel tank to outside of the fuselage bottom.
Oil line from the oil tank (in the fuel tank) to the engine driven oil pump.

Now it's onto the wiring up the magnetos and adding the throttle and spark advance (ignition timing) controls,
 
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2019, 03:04:57 AM »
OK, Now you are just showing off  ;)  Seriously continuing to be a lesson in detailing!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2019, 02:37:25 AM »
Hi all,
Tachometer drive added from gun synchronization mechanism.
The two carburetor fuel feed pipes from the gallery behind the instrument panel,
The two machine gun trigger cables from the control column to the gun synchronization mechanism,

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