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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2018, 06:45:47 AM »
I have an Orlik Albatros B1 that look's tasty,plus there are some very unusual aircraft done in paper.

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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2018, 07:06:56 AM »
Outstanding Dan, you make this look easy (which would not be to us mere mortals).  Great looking bird.

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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2018, 07:12:04 AM »
Outstanding Dan, you make this look easy (which would not be to us mere mortals).  Great looking bird.

I agree with Juan! Those cylinders are awesome!
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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2018, 07:56:47 AM »
Thanks, Everybody!  :D

Just to show you how helpful the designers are (at least of downloadable product!)...I noticed that this machine should have an 11 cylinder engine.  The designer sent me the file this morning for the correction.  I'll do a bit of surgery and attempt to get it together today.

I do like paper...

Orlik!  I have a couple of theirs.  I want their Phonix!

Cheer to all,
Dan

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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2018, 10:39:05 AM »
Engine Part II!

Now that I had the correct parts for the SH 11 cylinder engine, it was an easy fix.  The front and rear crank case were easy to re-use and I had 9 cylinders!  I really only needed to make two new cylinders and the front and back plates of the case along with the wrap that made the bases for 11 cylinders.

Here are the original cylinders taken off as the first step.


Here is everything else pulled apart and new parts cut out for the crank case:


Here it is with the 9 cylinders:


And here she is done and ready to get the cylinder tops and rods added. 


I must say, I'm glad I fixed it.  Now it looks more like the correct engine!  ::)

Cheers and thanks to the designer for sending me the fix unsolicited!

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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2018, 04:25:57 PM »
A bit more on the engine etc. 

I am going to make the motor spin so I used a piece of stretched plastic cotton bud for a bearing in the cowl and firewall that accepts a thin wire that has been glued into the engine.




I then added some manifold parts on the rear of the engine made from insulated wire.


Now I'm in the process of adding representations of the valves and push rods.  More to go, but it's starting to look like a real engine!


More tomorrow....Dan

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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2018, 02:06:51 AM »
The revised/corrected engine is even better of course! Making it spin will be even better  :D
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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2018, 06:57:50 AM »
The revised/corrected engine is even better of course! Making it spin will be even better  :D
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Ditto my Amigo's comments, just wonderful work all around !

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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2018, 01:04:52 PM »
Thanks, everyone...

She's almost done.  I may be able to post finished shots tonight.  But first, here is the finished engine:



And...the associated rotation at this Youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpAO-Iv06I4

It's a bit rudimentary, but fun all the same. 

More soon,
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Re: Wagner Models 1/33rd Pfalz Dr-1 Triplane
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2018, 09:45:00 PM »
The engine looks great and place. I love the spinning rotary video  :D
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