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Old 08-16-2020, 01:04 PM
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I live in NH Mike, we have the best maple syrup right here! lol
Oops I forgot that! I hear you guys keep the best for yourselves and import the rest to Canada.
Old 08-17-2020, 09:06 AM
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Old 08-17-2020, 10:14 AM
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Nice! What is left in the rivet department?
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Old 08-17-2020, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Nice! What is left in the rivet department?
I still have more work/rivets to finish up the canopy, then I have the cowl, rudder and elevator yet...
Old 08-17-2020, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by VincentJ View Post
I still have more work/rivets to finish up the canopy, then I have the cowl, rudder and elevator yet...

So the fun continues!
Old 08-18-2020, 07:15 AM
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Getting closer one rivet at a time!!!







Old 08-18-2020, 07:25 AM
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It just keeps getting better and better!
Old 08-19-2020, 05:46 AM
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Door hinge detail...



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Old 08-19-2020, 07:26 AM
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You keep it up and when its done you will be accused of Photoshopping pictures of the full size airplane, great job Vince!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
You keep it up and when its done you will be accused of Photoshopping pictures of the full size airplane, great job Vince!
Almost laughed at that one. From what I've seen on various internet sites, usually the one that calls "photoshop" does so because that person is usually the first one to actually photoshop a picture and claim it's legit
Old 08-19-2020, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Almost laughed at that one. From what I've seen on various internet sites, usually the one that calls "photoshop" does so because that person is usually the first one to actually photoshop a picture and claim it's legit
With my builds I don't have that problem.
Old 08-19-2020, 12:42 PM
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I made this grab bar from four separate pieces of brass stock which I soldered together. Note how the square stock transitions to round stock just as the full scale version did. Of course I will spread body filler to smooth the edges and make it all seamless before I permanently mount it.



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Old 08-19-2020, 12:44 PM
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Nice detail Vince you don't miss a thing!
Old 08-19-2020, 01:19 PM
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I don't know, maybe he's just gotten into "Show Off" mode at this point? Could also be that he's just getting board and needs to change things up to keep the brain happy? Which is it Vincent
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
I don't know, maybe he's just gotten into "Show Off" mode at this point? Could also be that he's just getting board and needs to change things up to keep the brain happy? Which is it Vincent
I welcome the change of pace doing something other than rivets!
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Trust me, I know the feeling. Nothing worse than getting burned out on a task and having nothing else to do. With the detailing you're doing, there's probably a dozen more tasks to do, other than rivets
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The handle looks good Vince!
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OK Waleed this picture is for you. I can't tell you how much I've been thinking about those plastic parts you had asked about. I finally solved the mystery to that puzzle. Look carefully at the front of the stock cowl half, look familiar? You had apparently removed that section and assumed it was for something else. Those are scrap pieces not meant to be used!




With the canopy completed, it's time to start on the cowl. Before the sanding and primer is sprayed, I want to address a few of the scale details found on the cowl. I will fabricate the landing light located directly under the spinner. After giving it some thought, I decided to cut up one of my old Mag flashlights. The reflector was salvaged and I will use it for the landing light.




A receiving hole was cut in the cowl for the reflector.



I fabricated a mounting ring that replicates the full scale version. I could use the lens from my flashlight, but I think I will probably end up making a new one...




Eight screws hold the assembly in place. This will be removable should the light need servicing in the future.




I think I successfully captured the look of the full scale landing light.

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Old 08-24-2020, 08:30 AM
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Its too bad they don't mold the grill in the cowling so you just have to cut the gaps out. I have a fiberglass cowling for a Globe Swift project made that way and they embedded carbon fiber to strengthen the fins.
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While the grill isn't spaced exactly like it's full scale brother, it will do. I was afraid to space each bar in the grill closer thinking it would weaken that area too much making it vulnerable to breakage.







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It still looks good!
Old 08-24-2020, 11:36 AM
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I'm sure you could fabricate an intake cover from aluminium or plastic, your skills are pretty amazing!!!
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Were did you get your cowl?

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