KLM Tracker

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  1. will69

    will69 New Member

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    KLM Tracker
    I will start building Gerards KLM Tracker. I like this airplane and Gerard has done a fine work on this model.
    Thanks Gerard for the model

    I can´t upload a picture, i have used the forum upload manager and the file is small, but could not upload.
    I try later.
    /Wilhelm
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The IT is working on the problem.

    I look forward to seeing how this model turns out.
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  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That is one awesome aircraft. Grumman had their act together with that robust machine!! I have the Gahms model, but he no longer distributes his work as people were selling his free work and calling it their own, so I cannot share it. ;)

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    Gahms/Netherlands KLM Tracker
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  4. will69

    will69 New Member

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    Here is the progress so far. This is the first plane that I do with formers. Let´s see how it goes thumbsupthumbsup
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    /Wilhelm
  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Excellent progress on a difficult model!! Thumbs up on this one, Wow!!!!
  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I don't have all of Gahm's models, but I have the ones I hope to build. The pirating of his work justifies his requirements of providing you credentials. I do not release models for this reason. Too much work to throw to the wind, and have someone else sell and take credit for. I'll stick to administrating this forum. The older I get, the more I feel like throwing it all out there, though in reality, I have helped many people complete their works, I like anonymity though. :)
  7. will69

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    I have started this over again. The first try was a failure :biggrin:, i was not happy with the outcome. This is my first airplane with formers and I am still a novice at this...:biggrin:thumbsup :biggrin:. The picture upload is still not working so pictures will follow.
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Somehow you managed to post on the "not working interval" twice. picture uploading should be back soon.
  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Addendum:

    I can't wait to see the model, don't be too hard one yourself. I have yet to see one of these finished, or even different stages of construction! :)
  10. will69

    will69 New Member

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    And here are the pictures... :animated: / Wilhelm
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Very nice!! This is not an easy model to build. You are the first one I have seen built. Great!! :)
  12. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Nice!!! I had not seen this one either..

    for future reference GREEBLES... take you engine "JUGS" cylinders and wire wrap an appropriate gage copper wire around them and then a small sliver of stock for the cylinder bolts little bit of black sharpie then aluminum and watch those things take life!
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  13. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Great job Wilhelm!! :)
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  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The engine nacelles really came out nice!! :)
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  15. will69

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    Wingspars and engines attached...:biggrin::biggrin:

    They are only dryfitted...
    Now it starts to look like an airplane:):)
    / Wilhelm

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You're going to have built one of the most unique aircraft built on this forum. Excellent job! :)
  17. will69

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    After a hot summer ( for being in Sweden :biggrin::biggrin: ) In my area we hade about 30 - 34 degrees a whole week. Thank God for air-condition... :biggrin:
    I started were I left of. I glued the wings.
    The left wing isn´t glued yet... It starts looking like an airplane... :lolsign:

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    /Wilhelm
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  18. Cybergrinder

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    OUch! 30-34'C is hot by South African summer standards! (Currently about 14'C, it is still winter down here... ;))

    Model is looking great, sorry I'm only seeing the thread now! :headbange:
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  19. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    It's really looking good. This is the first time I have seen anyone do this model. You have proved it can be done, and end up with a great looking model of a unique aircraft. :)
  20. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    First off..that looks GREAT!!:Bravo: First site of the plane gets a WOW! Second 34 degrees? Normal all the way to November for here ..but then I saw SWEDEN! OUCH! and there are still people that don't believe in climate change..jeshh!