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Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by korvette, Nov 13, 2006.
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hey, you are going fast!!! keep the pictures coming. Nice work.
Wonderful work! You make it look so easy!
Yes you do make it easy and I wonder if you could make it easier for us, I really struggle to get a clean leading edge, even with moistening I get creases when I curve the leading edge. Can you please give us some pointers.
This is fantastic work! Very precise, and looks great. You do make it look easy, but I know the type of hard work it takes to make it look so. Good job korvette!
Yes, how do you get a smooth curve on the leading of the wing when the curve gets gradually smaller towards the wingtip? I am currently building my first airplane kit and need all the tips I can get.
Boy, you are doing a wonderful job on this one. Better than any building instructions!
Highest regards, Martin
Great stuff and keep up the good work! This would be a great reference when I eventually get started on my kit. Could you give a rough estimate of the time it has taken you to get to this stage? It almost appears as if you are putting this together with robotic speed and precision.
Thank you very much for your kind comments and your interest in my report. I try to answer some questions:
-forming the leading edge: I recommend to use three to four bamboo sticks with different diameters to form slowly the right rounding of the leading edge. And I never ever touch the leading edge - no fingers, no water, nothing - just cautious work with the sticks from the backside. I´m forming small parts in my hand or on a rubber, larger parts on a thick mousepad. That´s all.
-Time: Ohhh, difficult question - never thought about it. For now I´m working on the Bf 109 for nearly four weeks.
and now to something completly different...
...and finally pull the upper layer smoothly around and glue only at the edges on the backside - no glue inside !
...and here we are...
Wingtips / Wingroots
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...upper wingroots - also forming with a wooden stick and using white glue to fix and to make the cardboard smooth.
...and the small stringer parts on the lower side.
start building the wingtips with the lower parts. Don´t forget to prepare the outer edges well.
finally the upper parts and the navigation lights.
Flaps and cooling combination
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