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Old 10-15-2008, 07:40 PM
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Good work! I'm always very impressed with people attempting a scale exhaust. Hmmm....I wonder if I could manage that with the "rhino horn" exhaust on the Albatros CI.....

BTW, what was your source for the 90 degree stub? I've ordered a couple from JustEngines in the UK, but it would be good to know of another source.
Old 10-16-2008, 02:32 AM
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Hmmm....I wonder if I could manage that with the "rhino horn" exhaust on the Albatros CI.....
Of course you can do that. What I have seen from you Don, this would be a peace of cake for you

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BTW, what was your source for the 90 degree stub? I've ordered a couple from JustEngines in the UK, but it would be good to know of another source.
We order all the exhaust stuff by a model shop in Waalwijk Netherlands called [link=http://www.xs4all.nl/~hobbyin/]Hobbyin[/link]. They are the european official Saito importer. It is not possible to order from the website (it's a verry basic site) but only by phone. They have a range of fittings for almost all Saito and OS engines. For example, my 90deg. stub (see pic) cost €22,- and a peace of flex pipe of 20cm cost €8,50. And they have 1 day delivery [8D] If you need something in the future sent me a PM.

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Old 10-21-2008, 08:27 AM
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Today I did some work on the landing gear. I am trying to reproduce the gear as per original including functional Bungee Cord.

Don't forgot to slide on the CDScaledesigns brass fittings for the flying wire's while brazing the whole together. I braze the gear with silver exept the CDscaledesigns fittings, they will melt.......... [X(] Don't ask how I know [sm=red_smile.gif] .

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Old 10-26-2008, 06:43 PM
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

Teus,

Does your engine add a considerable amount of weight to your front end?

Old 10-27-2008, 04:30 AM
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

Tuskegee73,

Yes it does, engine (Saito 50) itself is about 400grams. I didn't weight the scale exhaust so far but I think it is usefull weight in this type of models. It saves lead [8D]

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Old 10-27-2008, 08:21 AM
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Teus,

I should have been more specific. I was wondering if the muffler you constructed added a "considerable" amount of extra weight to your front end to where you will need to add less weight and you did answer my question It's looking good!
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:50 AM
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The last weeks I did some work on the landing gear and tail end. The photo's speak for themselfs. I will also try to make the landing gear functional. First attempt you can see in a small movie : [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZfJsCYqi04]First attempt[/link] Don't take notice of the mess at my work bench [sm=red_smile.gif]

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Old 11-13-2008, 10:59 AM
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

Teus: Your first attempt at the functional landing gear looks pretty good from where I sit. I like the mud splatter on the bottom of the bird you have hanging from the ceiling too.
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

Thanks;

There is also a second movie with the functional cover in place. I think this will do the job.

[link=http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=ye7MbGD5q7c]Second attemp fuctional landing gear[/link]

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Old 11-13-2008, 02:06 PM
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

Very VERY cool! From now on, I'd say that's a must do feature for any SE5a model! Well done!
Old 11-13-2008, 03:17 PM
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I'd say that's a must do feature for any SE5a model! Well done!
No, on every WW-I model
Old 11-13-2008, 07:16 PM
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I meant the particular way that the SE5a has that moving axle cover. That's a very unique feature.
Old 11-14-2008, 01:57 AM
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Excellent stuff, Teus. I've been watching your thread on the Dutch forum for a while now and I'm very pleased to see that you're doing a terrific job.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:43 AM
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Yesterday we (Chris, Don, Frank and Teus), had a meeting at Deelen AFb in the Netherlands. We had a great day and I was in the opportunity to show Chris and Don my progress on the SE-5a. It was a beautifull day and great to meat the people behind the forum.

I have only made a few picture's, more will follow made by Don.

On the left is Chris (CTDavies) and on the right Don (abufletcher). Frank Sopwith, our host of the day is not in the picture.

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Old 12-08-2008, 10:14 PM
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Is the internet cool or what! I bet you all had a good time.
Old 12-10-2008, 04:20 PM
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I'm now in Luxembourg and haven't yet had the chance to process my photos from the day with Teus (pronounced "toysh") and Frank and Chris, but man what a great bunch of guys they are! The things I saw in Frank's workshop just blew me away and Teus' work on the SE5a is just great. I WANT ONE!!! And Chris and his wife were the most gracious hosts I can ever imagine.

Add to this that Chris cut me a set of DrI ribs and that we got to see (and touch) the Dutch DVII replica at the "Vroege Voegel ("Early Birds") workshop AND then watched Der Rote Baron in German and you've got a perfect vacation.
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I was a bit (ok, a LOT) jetlagged (or as Frank would say "yetlagged") during the day at the field but I did manage to get a few photos. The first shows "The CD-Scale Gang" with Frank on the left, who did the final setup and painting and piloting of Chris' B-17, then Gang-leader, Chris, in the middle, and SE5a Prototyper, Teus on the right. I had never really liked the SE5a until I saw this model!

The set of spoked wheels were photographed in one of Frank's THREE workshop rooms! Are those drop-dead gorgeous or what? His workshop also contained his 1/3 scale Pup a stunning Tiger Moth and Sabre "yet" in the making and lots and lots of other goodies. Then there's a shot of Frank speaking with the guy who's doing the work on the Dutch DVII (a great guy and, like Frank and Teus, fluent in English, German, and Dutch). Finally, there's a shot of Chris turning over the prop on the DVII.
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Looks like a great time!
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Default RE: CD-ScaleDesigns RAF SE-5a build

So Don,
is your "djetlag" gone already?

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Yeah, I'm just about over my jetlag from coming this way in time for my trip back the other way tomorrow (and then a week later it's off to the Southern Cal). Thanks again for everything, Frank!
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I made a little progress this week with the start of the top wing building. Everything fits perfect [8D] Top wing is now ready for sanding, and then further with the lower wing. The wing joiner system (outer brass tube's with 3mm steel joiner) used in the kit works perfect! There is no chance to make a mistake to build in the dihedral.

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WWI models always look some much better when they get wings! The more I see of this kit the more I think I want to build one, and that's not something I say about many WWI RC kits.
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Thanks Don,

I should still give the link of the build on the Dutch Forum. [link=http://www.modelbouwforum.nl/forums/vliegende-schaalmodellen/48217-raf-se-5a-van-cd-scaledesigns.html]Same SE-5a build on Dutch forum[/link]

Ps.

Your [link=http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=34tt_SixScY]Snipe movie[/link] is great [8D]
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Top wing is now ready for sanding, and then further with the lower wing.
That was not true [sm=red_smile.gif]

I "almost" forgot the small rib's between the normal ribs!
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:17 PM
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And the cross-pieces at the wing-root? And is there a reinforcing diagonal in the bay next to the aileron? I kept thinking the Snipe wing was finished and then finding more details.

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