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19 hours ago, harv said:

:omg:. thats all I got.....harv:popcorn:

me too Harv, the only thing I have is the rattling in my head of my brain banging around as I shake my head in amazement............... this build is nothing short of incredible....

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Hi all,
The front end gas been weathered up a bit to keep it aligned with the associated Fokker D.VII model.
It's ready now for cross brace rigging and the fitting of the twp machine guns with their synchronization drive cables,

Mike

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Hi all,
Rigging has started now.
Difficult to make out some of the rigging as I had to tie back the flight control lines as they were getting in the way.

So far:
Double bracing across the top of the fuel tank.
Double bracing across the underside of the cockpit floor (2 sets).
Double bracing across the frame bays adjacent to the pilot's seat.
Double bracing across the rear of the pilot's seat support frame.
Double bracing across each vertical fuselage frame.

Done with 0.08 mm Mono-filament, 0.4 mm Nickel-Silver tube and 1:48th scale turnbuckles ('Gaspatch').
The same needs to done on each of the frame bays on each side of the fuselage as well as those under and on top of the fuselage.

Mike

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Hi DocRob,

Yes a lot of rigging to the fuselage and flight controls.

Thankfully the Fokker D.VII has little external rigging and only cross bracing and aileron control lines in the upper wing.

 

Hi all,
The top fuselage frames are cross braced.
Onto the sides now, then the make and fit the top decking panel and finally cross brace the bottom fuselage frames,

Mike

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Phenomenal job so far, Mike.  Truly awe inspiring. It actually looks like it could be sitting up on steel benches, in the corner of some run down hangar, getting restored on the weekends.

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Hi all,
The fuselage bottom cross bracing is done, which completes the fuselage bracing.
Also the tail skis has been fitted, with 0.125 mm copper wire suspension springs and 0.2 mm lead wire retention cable.

Now it's onto making the cockpit surround padding and fit the two modified 'Gaspatch' machine guns with their synchronization cables,


Mike

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Hi all,
I realized that the fuselage rear decking panel was incorrect. 
I made it such that the front edge butted up against the rear of the pilot's seat support frame.
In fact the decking seems to have passed over the seat frame, forming the rear cockpit surround, then onto the top of the cockpit side frames.
After several tries and five broken bracing wires, I think it's just about there now.

Now onto making the padded rim to fit around the cockpit rear decking and after that, the machine guns,

Mike

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Hi all,
Both machine guns are now fitted along with their synchronization flexible drives.
These drives are connected between the bottom of the gun breech blocks and the gun synchronization mechanism, fitted to the rear of the engine cam shaft,

Mike

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