Sopwith Swallow

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Zathros, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Zathros

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  2. inky

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    SWEET!!!! Thanks for sharing this with us.
  3. peter taft

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    Nice design and Build. I agree, this is so much better than alot of the free models out there, i think he could have made some money with this - the generosity of some members in our hobby forums is heart warming. :thumb:
  4. Nando

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    Thank You Zathros for your kind presentation.
    For the design process You can refer at the thread that Zathros linked above, for the building, below You can see some pictures i took through the process.
  5. Nando

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    Prototyping

    Here some picture of the prototype, many details changed during the next design process, but you can see how the general steps are validated from Sketchup to the paper model.


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  6. Nando

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    The Fuselage

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  7. Zathros

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    She's a beauty Nando! A beautiful model that has captured the Spirit of her bigger sister! :)
  8. Nando

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    Main Gear & the Rhone 9J nine-cylinder rotary engine

    Thank You Zathros. Here other pictures.

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    The Wings & Guns

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    Completed

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    That's all folks!

    Enjoy, Nando
  11. Zathros

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    This model brings daydreams of flying in different eras. I really like when that happens, a gift of a moment of peace.:thumb:
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    I absolutely love parasol planes! Downloaded for later! Thanks!
  13. Zathros

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    Parasol planes had a lot on inherit stability. They were (are) pretty as all heck too!
  14. barad

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    So if I read that right most of the model was fro 160gsm paper (I've got 200 so it should be fine) and the parts in the pdf that state card stock was for 0.5mm card.

    Correct ? Or near enough ?
  15. Nando

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    As You can see at this post on my thread at Papermodelers forum, I designed the model considering the tickness of the 160 gsm paper and 0,45 mm cardboard.

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    200 gsm could be fine also. May be, You have to remove a bit from bulkheads with sandpaper, to fit over the skin.
    Let me know if You like my model and if you have any problem, don't esitate to ask me. Any criticism is welcome to enhance my designs.

    Best, Nando :thumb:
  16. peter taft

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    Great job :thumb:
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    Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to build:)
  18. Mikamoon

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    Very nice! What it for the plane?
  19. barrie

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    That is a lovely model ... I hope I can develop the
    skills to make it one day.