Author Topic: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim  (Read 30806 times)

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #135 on: May 27, 2013, 08:18:06 AM »
Excellent results on a great solution for a tricky problem!!

Steve

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #136 on: May 28, 2013, 01:33:07 AM »
Hi friends,

just a small update on the IMG 08/15 Spandau.









Cheers, Dirk
« Last Edit: June 03, 2013, 06:27:01 AM by dirk »

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #137 on: May 31, 2013, 04:51:59 PM »
Dirk,

i am not sure, maybe it's just the photos, but it looks like the paint does not cover the inside of the lMG completely?

Stefan

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #138 on: May 31, 2013, 05:40:06 PM »
Hi Stefan,

well, the makrofunction on digital cameras is non forgiving and in many cases, problematic areas are revealed were an eye gets to its limits. But in this case, I think the effects was caused by the light...

Thanks a lot for your feedback, Dirk


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Dirk,

i am not sure, maybe it's just the photos, but it looks like the paint does not cover the inside of the lMG completely?

Stefan

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #139 on: June 01, 2013, 02:31:31 AM »
Looking terrific! Your MG is very well done! Getting even better with each update.
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #140 on: June 03, 2013, 06:26:32 AM »
Hi friends,

underwing rigging is almost done except painting the turnbuckles, the wiring and so on. I have used 0.12 mm monofilament for structural rigging.





The monofilament was glued to the points neear the cockpit. 0.05 copper wire and albion tubes were used for the turnbuckles. the buckles were prepainted in their color-code while the rest of the turnbuckles will be painted after the rigging is done.







The monofilament was tentioned on the outer wing points by using a heavy soldering tweezer. The turnbuckles have been secured with superglue after the monofilament was fixed.







At least this was a very time consuming process and I hope that the later structural rigging on the upper side of the wing will correspond to the tension on the downside. I am very interested in your experiences with rigging Eindeckers, cause this is some premier for me...

With kind regards, Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #141 on: June 03, 2013, 04:33:25 PM »
Premier or no premier, the results are most impressive. Very well done.

Stefan

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #142 on: June 03, 2013, 09:01:21 PM »
Superb as always.

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #143 on: June 03, 2013, 10:44:54 PM »
Another fine example of model engineering!!!

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #144 on: June 03, 2013, 11:32:16 PM »
Excellent, you have my admiration!
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #145 on: June 04, 2013, 03:04:47 AM »
this is gonna look stunning  :)

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #146 on: June 04, 2013, 11:50:27 AM »
As all of the others have stated this is outstanding work! Your rigging is turning out fantastic!!
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #147 on: June 04, 2013, 12:13:04 PM »
What would an Eindecker  be without it's spider-web?  You are
doing a great job, Dirk!  Looking forward to the top-side photos.
Thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #148 on: June 18, 2013, 06:21:40 AM »
Dear friends,

here are some pics of the rigging of the top side. The overall structural rigging was done by using 0.12 Fluorcarbon monofilament. I chose structural rigging instead of EZ-Line because of my suspicion that the wings will tend to bend downwards due to time and force of grafity.

Planing the steps of rigging was essential because after the top side rigging, the plane can't be laid on its back anymore. The rigging of the under side of the wings was done in back position with some tension on the monofilament.



First I added the control cables for the rudder and the elevators by fiddling a piece of bended copper wire through the whole and fixing the monofilament on the end of the wire with Cyanacrylat.



After the plane was turned on its carriage, the monofilament plunged down a little bit due to the weight of the wings.

For the rigging of the upper side, the tips of the wings were placed on revells acrylic pots. This caused to bend the wings towards the upper direction and let the bottom monofilament gets its tension back. The upper rigging was prefixed and clamps, weigthened with extra clothespins kept the monofilament tight.











All upper monofilaments were fixed with Cyanacrylat in one step of procedure. After letting the Fokker back on its carriage again, the tension was evenly spread throughout the under and upper side of the wing.

Happy to share this with you after this delicate step is done... :P

Cheers, Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #149 on: June 18, 2013, 06:55:45 AM »
brilliant, thank you for sharing your procedure, I will be referring to it for certain!