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02-09-2017, 02:06 AM
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Posted By abufletcher

Looks square to me. And it checks out in...

Looks square to me. And it checks out in photoshop. The only thing that doesn't line up in the center between the two top wing panels. But that's just an issue of camera placement. In my...
12-15-2016, 04:35 PM
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Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

I'd say the drawings look pretty typical with a...

I'd say the drawings look pretty typical with a mix of building suggestions and "suggested scale features" (like the position of the tachometer or the "slots" in the nose cowl). Dave Boddington...
12-13-2016, 10:52 PM
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Posted By abufletcher

I've always liked the idea of the mounting plate...

I've always liked the idea of the mounting plate vs. a firewall. Not sure why. How do the Sunderland plans deal with the nose "cowling?"
12-09-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By abufletcher

I went with the dark color depicted on the...

I went with the dark color depicted on the Datafile, but I agree that the reality was probably a lighter color. Some period reports described the Albatros aircraft as "banana" colored indicating...
12-09-2016, 06:15 AM
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Posted By abufletcher

Nice color on both fuselages. One note: As far...

Nice color on both fuselages. One note: As far as I can tell both the area could the pilot's cockpit and the area surrounding the observer's turret were made of metal sheeting, painted the same...
12-05-2016, 04:52 AM
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Posted By abufletcher

Sorry, but you're going to have to get in line...

Sorry, but you're going to have to get in line behind me.
12-04-2016, 04:32 PM
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Posted By abufletcher

That OS IL-300 is a gorgeous engine as model...

That OS IL-300 is a gorgeous engine as model engines go, but I've never thought they look very good in a quality scale model.
12-04-2016, 07:39 AM
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Posted By abufletcher

The exhaust on my CI exists on the bottom. ...

The exhaust on my CI exists on the bottom. There's no way I could have made a functional scale rhino-horn exhaust.
12-03-2016, 02:50 PM
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Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

The fuse is really looking fine...I like the use...

The fuse is really looking fine...I like the use of thin longerons and uprights in the design.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duralumin
12-03-2016, 06:33 AM
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Posted By abufletcher

Worth the wait!

Worth the wait!
12-02-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

Hey, look at it this way, our models probably...

Hey, look at it this way, our models probably have a longer life-span than most of their WWI counterparts! ;) Build for the fun of building and fly for the fun of flying. One reason I enjoy the...
12-02-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

It took me dozens of experiments to come up with...

It took me dozens of experiments to come up with a wood color that I liked. The tests involved different stains (both oil and water based), lacquers, as well as number of coats. Some historical...
12-02-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,417
Posted By abufletcher

Jim, I've had some "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" maiden...

Jim, I've had some "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" maiden flights when I've balanced (in that true sense) on the "suggested" balanced point. Nightmare porpoising, unintended loops, and almost uncontrollable...
12-02-2016, 12:10 AM
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Posted By abufletcher

Different flyers, and different designers, seem...

Different flyers, and different designers, seem to have wildly differing understandings of what "balanced" means when balancing a model at some indicated CG. If we take a purely literal...
11-30-2016, 01:56 AM
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Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

Ditto. I'm looking forward to the rest of your...

Ditto. I'm looking forward to the rest of your CIII build.
11-29-2016, 06:46 PM
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Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

It's my impression that that is often the case. ...

It's my impression that that is often the case. I prefer to judge the CG in several different ways and the hope that all the answers come out about the same. Regarding that "soldier's view" I think...
11-29-2016, 04:19 PM
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Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

My other major obsession is photography...and the...

My other major obsession is photography...and the rule there is "if your photos are good enough, you're not close enough." So I get close. Real close. And the same goes for when I do "glamour"...
11-29-2016, 04:12 PM
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Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

I'm not sure how I got myself into this sorry...

I'm not sure how I got myself into this sorry state. :p



Details. Tons of piddly details. But I suppose the one remaining major structural task is to work out how I'll rig the wings so...
11-29-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

It's still on the main workbench. Beckoning. ...

It's still on the main workbench. Beckoning. But it's currently waiting its turn. First, I was doing some preparatory work for running the UMS 770 (again) and then the Snipe and the SE5a were...
11-29-2016, 02:23 AM
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Posted By abufletcher

It's so close and yet so far...

It's so close and yet so far...
11-28-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By abufletcher

I'll check on this at the local hardware...

I'll check on this at the local hardware stores...if I can figure out how to communicate the idea in Japanese.
11-28-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

And that's exactly how the original was designed....

And that's exactly how the original was designed. The internal frame on the C-class Albatros aircraft was as flimsy as possible. The genius of the design was that the solid panel sides functioned...
11-28-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By abufletcher

Interesting. I wonder if anything like that is...

Interesting. I wonder if anything like that is available locally. Previously, I had wrapped the battery pack in a sheet of silicone rubber. I had noticed that they make baking pans nowadays...
11-27-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By abufletcher

It was always my understanding that the purpose...

It was always my understanding that the purpose of foam-wrapping an Rx wasn't to protect it during a crash but rather to minimize in-flight vibrations.
11-27-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,095
Posted By abufletcher

What thickness are the ply side panels?

What thickness are the ply side panels?
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