Author Topic: COMPLETED - 'Skeletal' Fokker D.VII  (Read 4530 times)

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2019, 02:42:54 AM »
Mike, you are going to make my eyeballs explode with all this beautiful detail.

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2019, 06:41:29 AM »
Brilliant work! It must be gratifying to know that all of this work will remain visible  8)
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2019, 08:02:22 AM »
Hi all,
Radiator side stays fitted,

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2019, 05:27:26 AM »
Hi all,
Rigging has started now.
Difficult to make out some of the rigging as I had to tie back the flight control lines as they were getting in the way.

So far:
Double bracing across the top of the fuel tank.
Double bracing across the underside of the cockpit floor (2 sets).
Double bracing across the frame bays adjacent to the pilot's seat.
Double bracing across the rear of the pilot's seat support frame.
Double bracing across each vertical fuselage frame.

Done with 0.08 mm Mono-filament, 0.4 mm Nickel-Silver tube and 1:48th scale turnbuckles ('Gaspatch').
The same needs to done on each of the frame bays on each side of the fuselage as well as those under and on top of the fuselage.

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2019, 06:22:23 AM »
Continuing to be an amazing piece of work all around! The bracing wires are awesome!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2019, 10:46:54 AM »
Outstanding ! :)




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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2019, 02:37:17 AM »
Hi all,
The top fuselage frames are cross braced.
Onto the sides now, then the make and fit the top decking panel and finally cross brace the bottom fuselage frames,

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2019, 09:22:35 AM »
Hi all,
The fuselage side frame bays are now cross braced.
Now to make and fit the top decking panel and finally cross brace the bottom fuselage frames,

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #68 on: May 04, 2019, 12:13:14 PM »
Fantastic ! :)




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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2019, 12:19:02 PM »
Outstanding work (we need a jaw dropping emoticon)   ;)

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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2019, 12:03:33 AM »
Running out of stuff to say  8) Incredible will have to suffice!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2019, 12:26:11 AM »
Hi all,
The fuselage rear decking panel fitted.
Now to cross brace the bottom fuselage frames, then it's onto the tail skid assembly,

Mike



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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2019, 04:57:30 PM »
No rigging on a Fokker D. VII, they said. Makes this plane a lot easier to build, they said...  :)
Great pics of a wonderful build!
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #73 on: May 06, 2019, 11:26:33 PM »
I'm glad you're not going to cover this work up with fuse sides.  8)
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Re: Fokker pair 2
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2019, 08:48:01 AM »
Spectacular, on and on...
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