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Old 12-29-2007, 05:49 AM
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Here's the dash in my SE5a .. Its a bit bigger than yours but you still have to look to see it.. It was fun learning the skills to make everything... and the SE5a is an excellent flying plane.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:59 AM
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Another view.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:14 AM
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Thanks for the beautiful picture's Bob.[sm=thumbup.gif]

What scale is yours?

When I see those picture's I know that I have to learn a lot My goal is also with the build of a new model to go a step forward in building and detailing skills.

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Old 12-29-2007, 10:48 AM
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

ORIGINAL: Teus
My goal is also with the build ofa new model to go a step forward in building and detailing skils.
This is actually how I measure my modeling success. The model was a success if I've learned some new skills (and had fun along the way). The model itself is almost secondary.

This SE5a is shaping up beautifully! I must say I like the look of Chris' designs.
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The plane is slightly smaller than 1/4 with a 73inch wing span. I learn something new with every plane I build. Thats a lot of the motivation for me.
Old 01-02-2008, 08:18 AM
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Yesterday I made a start with the cockpitarea 0.6mm ply dekking. And today glued the first dummy engine together and trial fitted it to the plane [8D]

I am thinking to make the exhaust functional from 6 and 8 mm inner stanless steel tubes and 12mm outer dummy alu tube Any suggestions?

Teus.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:51 PM
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Hi Bob,
I have ordered the beautifull RAF SE 5a of CD-scale desings too, and now I would like to build the detailed armatures like you have done. How is it possible to design all the different instruments in such a realistic way ? Is there a deliverer for model instruments of aircraft planes ? I am looking for further details of your expiriences with the building of the RAF
Your pictures help me to come on the way
Herb
Old 08-14-2008, 03:16 PM
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So, back on track after 7 months [sm=red_smile.gif]

Last week I placed the radiator and make the Saito 50 permantly fit. I only have to remove the carburator to place the engine due to the close fit [>:] No problem by me. That almost never happens.

I placed the fuselag detachable fuselag floors and pre fitted the rudder and elevator servo's. That's a neat design Chris made in the air exit stream for cooling the engine [sm=thumbup.gif] Air in thru the radiator and the cirkel above the engine shaft and air exit thru the fuslage guided down to the bottum.

Next I fitted the small horizontal wing parts and sanded the fuslage in preparation for 2 or 3 coats G4, a 1 component Polyurethane In preparation to simulate the panels.

Next thing to do will be the fin, rudder and stabilo and elevators.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:21 PM
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

Hi Teus,
thanks for sharing these pictures with us. Let me make a few comments on your SE-5a so far. The radiator shutters are now cut in the other direction so they are more stable between the radiator edges. Also, now the grain isn't as conspicuous as it is here on yours. One of the few changes we added over the last couple of weeks. You skinned you machine gun trough with thin ply, where the drawings show 3mm balsa. This resulted in a trough which is much larger than it should have been, leaving the gun quite exposed. You might want to look at this area again. Otherwise a great build - good to see you're back at it.
Chris
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Herb take a look at Arizona models for instrument faces or at InZpan.com Not sure if they have the size you are looking for..
Old 08-21-2008, 08:00 AM
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You skinned you machine gun trough with thin ply, where the drawings show 3mm balsa. This resulted in a trough which is much larger than it should have been, leaving the gun quite exposed.
Hi Chris,

The main reason why I covered this area in thin ply is to win a little space for the Gun placement. If I had used the 3mm balsa as per drawing, then I had to sand it almost back to 0 to place the Gun at the required hight as per drawing. Now I used 0.4mm ply for the trough and I was able to place the Gun at the required hight.

I now placed the Gun cover and maked it functional. Maybe a good place for a switch [8D] I think the gun area will do the job right now as I compare the picture's.

Teus

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Old 08-21-2008, 08:33 AM
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For everyone who don't know the exist of this site;

[link=http://storage.mfa.free.fr/se5photouk.html]Se-5a Photo's[/link]

Enjoy,

Teus
Old 09-08-2008, 02:57 AM
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The last few days I was thinking to make a little change in the radiator area to create a more authentic look. In my first attempt I used 0.4mm ply for the shutters and 1mm for the sides, 2mm dia. tubes at a 5mm length with 2mm cut in it to fit over the shutters when acting as a hinge. To simulate the radiator I am going to use a peace of insect screen behind the shutters. When all is painted I think it will look convincing.

Chris, how far are you with the bending off the cabane and landing gear struts?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:53 PM
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

Hi Teus,

Looks so good this new front!

I recall a story in 'High in the empty blue' (p.357) where a pilot Richard Shutes was nicknamed 'shutters',
He got this nickname because of a absent-minded habit of keeping radiator shutters closed during the climb, causing his engine to overheat, with unhappy results [sm=biggrin.gif] [sm=lol.gif]

Nice built so far! loving it

Greetings, Ralf


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Hi Teus

I thought that you might appreciate these links - these guys are so dedicated to building a full scale replica that they built new engines from the original blueprint. They were making the planes for the RAF Museum.

http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/proje...aviator-se-5as

See also - a video of one flying

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl8R6q9zhTc
Old 09-09-2008, 09:24 AM
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Hi Spennyk,

Thanks for the links, thats defenitely a beautifull project. I saw the link before and I am using some picture's from there site to sort out some specifis area's in the building process.

Teus
Old 10-04-2008, 02:50 PM
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I did not much the last time on the SE-5a but I'am now trying to make the scale exhausts functional.

The main system is made of thin steel pipe's and the outer pipes are aluminium. This is the first setup to see of it fits and will work. any suggestions?

Teus

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Old 10-04-2008, 05:17 PM
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

The exhaust is looking good. Did you braze or silver solder the joints?
If you still need instrument faces, PM me your address and I'll send you a set.
Steve
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Hi Steve,

All the joints are silver soldered accept the transition from the steel to the aluminium that is a verry tight fit which I am considering to glue it with JB-Weld, if the JB-Weld holds the temperature. Anyone knows?

Teus
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I used JB Weld to connect threaded ends to flex pipe on my exhaust, and it has held up through two contest seasons.
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Thanks Steve.[sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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PM me your address and I'll send you a set.
Just got mail [8D]

Thanks Steve.
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I think I figured out how to fit the scale exhaust in combination with the dummy engine. [8D]

The dummy engine will be fixed to the fuselag with 2 metal strips so it will be detacheble and the detacheble engine compartment for easy engine access fits easy without a complex structure.

Now further with the left side and making the connection left/right. And when the 90 deg. exhaust outlet with flex pipe arrives I can connect everything else and test the system.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:27 PM
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The results until so far;

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:25 PM
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After receiving the 90deg. exhaust stub and flex host I was able to finish my exhaust design. I am verry happy with the result so far and hope it will function correct.

This problem solved, now back to the building board for the stab and wings [8D]

Teus

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