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Old 04-06-2005, 08:43 PM
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Well, here's 7 new pics. When I finished the bottom wing, I put everything together and took a couple pics. The first three are different angles. The fourth is the cockpit with I roughly cut with a knife and then sanded with my rotary tool.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:49 PM
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Here's the last three. I didn't want to cut up the gun kit, so I built the hatch to allow access and to look neat. It may not be perfect scale, but it is roughly the same size and in the same area. I used light weight tin,and cut it and bent it to make homemade hinges and pins. For the gun mounts I'm using a two balsa blocks with small nails through them. For the forward base area, I glued two blocks and sanded to shape. I don't know whether To do the cockpit or upper gun next...

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Old 04-14-2005, 08:55 AM
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Looks like a very nice solution!
Are there any sketches/marks on the plans showing where and how to place the guns?
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:35 AM
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Also, do you know any good solution to make the Lewis gun movable (and removable)?
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Old 04-21-2005, 04:29 PM
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Hi
There is a viewable vickers on the plans which shows you where to place, but I used http://storage.mfa.free.fr/se5photo3uk.html for most of my aligning of the vickers. The plans show where the lewis gun goes, too, but I have not figured out a way to make it removable. I made a balsa stick with a curve to mount it about in the same spot, but I plan on glueing it in place, so that it doesn't fly off in the wind. Maybe later I can get pics of it and what I've done on the cockpit so far. The cockpit is extremely basic, and I haven't even decided if I want to add the rudder pedals, or just not include them.

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Old 04-21-2005, 05:52 PM
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N28 if you're still watching this thread, a couple of questions to gain the benefit of your experience if you wouldn't mind?

Caught your mention of Flair's Legionaire.

1. Is it just squirrelly, ...or an outright PITA handful getting on/off the ground?

2. Would an O.S. 40 Surpass be enough engine for it? I'm after semi-scale like performance in the air. Or does it really need a .46/.48/.52?

Thanks.

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Old 05-11-2005, 03:38 PM
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Is the cockpit space "complete in size" or is it only the upper half that's possible to decorate?
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:16 PM
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There is room to go as scale as needed, but I just made it look close in size, and closed it off. I'll see if I can get some pics soon.\
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Old 06-11-2005, 11:28 AM
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Hi!
Any progress?
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:51 AM
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Hello
I have made progress, but I don't have a way of taking any pics right now. My mom took the digital camera with her to Texas. I have completely covered the plane, and I have begun to paint it Olive Drab, but I ran out of paint. I finished the fuse, and attached the blue, white and red rudder to it. The bottom wing is done, but the top is nowhere near finished painting. I have made the fake exhausts, too. Once its done, the only thing it lacks is: 1. Decals 2. Pilot 3. Wheels 4. Radio and 5. Engine. I will make the decals myself, for a pilot, I'm going with Snoopy, I'll use the radio I have now with new servos. For the Engine, I think a Super Tiger .40 will work well in the cowl. For wheels, I'm looking for 4 3/8" vintage wheels. WB isn't back up and running just yet, and the only place I know that carries them is Flair, which will cost $30 to buy and import into the U.S.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:46 PM
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Very nice looking project so far. I've got a Flair SE-5 NIB, but too many projects are in line ahead of it.

WB will be back online very soon, so at the pace you've set here, you'll be able to get wheels from them instead of Flair before you will really need them. Otherwise you can always make wheels from balsa/ply laminations and some rubber tubing.

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Old 07-27-2005, 07:57 PM
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Well, I don't have to worry about that now, because I sold it to a member of my field. I needed money to finish my R&S F-16 and my KMP P-38. I had covered it and painted it and it ended up sitting on my table for about a month doing nothing. Here are pictures of it. My overall opinion of the build is that it was designed heavy. The ribs were cut from ply, the entire front was sheeted in ply, and the tail area was underdesigned. Of course, its nowhere near as confusing as Palmer plans' B-25J.

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Old 11-07-2006, 03:01 PM
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Is this your first build ever ?? Dont get upset but the finish is not bes quality .. :P
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:47 PM
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Maybe someone out there can help me out? I'm looking for a set of plans for the Flair SE5a. I would be willing to purchase them or if you trust me, Lend them to me so I could make a copy.

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Hello
I start to build The Flair SE5A, but istructions has a problem, the words at the end of page missing.
Can someone scan a copy, just page 1,2,3,4.....Please help me. my e-mail is ....avionette@gmail.com
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Hello
no one can help me??
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Please just an HELP
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