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Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Getter1, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Hello all,

    Does anyone know of a paper model of the Roland C.II Walfish???

    Thanks,
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  2. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Ok I guess there is no model. SO does anyone know where I can find a 3 view with cross sections??? I searched and searched and came up with squat :(

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    Heretic! Burn him! He speaks in favor of his own devils!

    You started it Steve ;>}
  5. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Well being short of cash lately I can't afford $30 for a plastic kit (thanks for the link anyway Steve O). I did manage to find a 4 view with cross sections in 1/72 scale so here is the results in blasa wood carved. Comits, suggestions, constructive critisism will be greatly appreciated.

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  6. GT5500

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    Very nice, well done:-D
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    the balsa looks good!

    Why don't you use it to figure out the pieces need for a paper model.......... a la Rob's tutorial on designing without CAD?......... seems to me you should be able to get the pieces to the exact shape with the model acting as a negative.

    john
  9. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    I came across their site in my search and was really temped but I've been unemployed for a while and couldn't spend any money at the time. I will definently check their stock now that I will be returning to the work force on Tuesday :D

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  10. Getter1

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    Hee hee that's the idea. Rob's technique has opened a new world for me and many others I suppose. There's just isn't enough WW1 stuff out there so when you can't find it make it :D

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  11. Getter1

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    Your wish shall be granted :D

    I have already started the design process and a prototype (2nd) is nearly complete. Rob's technique works like a charm. I had to add 3 body formers since the Rolland's body is a bit tricky (the 1st prototype had no formers and was a failure, no pics of that ugly thing). The formers are in the central cockpit section making detailng them easy. Now I need to find cockpit pics for the details (anyone know of any ref. pics)?

    I have attached a pic of the design board and some shots of the prototype. Let me know what you guys think.

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  12. cgutzmer

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    Looking good getter1! Keep up the great work. I just hope I can get through my other 100 builds before you are done ;)
    Chris
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    Where can I find
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    Hello Bluenoser.
    You can find this one and a couple of others at

    http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/

    Go there and scroll down till you see;

    Tutorials: for all you budding designers
    Designing without CAD.. Paper Engineering Professor, Kell Black
    Designing the FJ-1 Fury..Rob Carleen
    Building Tips for Beginners... JT Masters

    Modeln' Tips-neat stuff to read on a rainy night

    Enjoy

    Russell
  15. Bowdenja

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    Wow............ Getter-done! It looks great. Rob will surely get a kick out of the use of his tutorial!

    He had to make a family visit so he is out-of-touch for a couple of days, but he will be surprised when he gets back.

    I thought he posted his tutorial here, but FG does have it.

    Keep up the great work, you guys are going to make me get into WWI birds before this is over!

    john
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    Alright here's the 1st full run of the prototype. I have to re work 2 small sections of the fuselage and it time for details. I'm already thinking of what I could design next :D

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  17. Alcides

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    Hey, this looks good

    Are you using "formers" for the wings? Or Are them FG style?

    Alcides
  18. cgutzmer

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    That looks great! nice job :D
    Chris
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    Alcides,

    They are FG style wings. They are also in 2 halves in order to join them to the fuselage. I put 2 round toothpicks into the halves (one at the leading edge and one at the the mid rear hleping with both alignment and maintain the curvature of the the wing. I have attached a picture file to show how it was done.

    Cgutzmer,

    Glad you like it :D It seems a great color scheme for this one may be from your pst on the Red Baron where someone posted a link to files on the planes he flew and one happened to be the Rolland C.II :)

    I hope to have the beta ready soon and would link a few test builders when that time comes. Any takers?

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  20. Alcides

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    Yes. Why not.

    I think I can help with this one.

    Regards
    Alcides