Xp- 54

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Billy Leliveld, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    The cockpit wasn't that hard, as it is not a "bubble" shaped one,
    I just cut out the space for the windows and glued it to a flat transparent sheet, the canopy is in 3 parts
    Cheers Billy
  2. Billy Leliveld

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    Now for some more detail on the wings, I cut out the flaps and added the inside, from metallic paper

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    Billy Leliveld Member

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    Other Picture

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    Now it looks like this;

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    Both wings on..

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    O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G W-O-R-K

    wow realy nice model

    did u use this strange tool for making the strow on the wing?
  7. Billy Leliveld

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    Hello Yaniv
    I have no idea what you mean by strow, but I made the bolts, or rivets with the tool, which is actualy used by tailors to copy paterns for clothes, I don't know if you use it in Russia that way, but in Holand it's not used very much anymore, because nobody makes their own clothes anymore..
    Cheers, Billy
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    yes i talk about the rivets

    looks like i need to found this great tool

    lol

    billy

    i am not from russia i am from israel :)

    way any one think i am from russia?
    its not the first time some one tell me that

    lol

    funny stuff
  9. Billy Leliveld

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    I thougt your website; at the end it's .ru, was russia:cry:
    cheers, Billy
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    lol

    my web site in the end is RU only coz its the best server with free space i found
    a friend of mine talk russion so he make it for me
  11. Billy Leliveld

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    :grin: It's a small world...
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    I think that coat hanger may be a Radio Direction Finding loop. Basically a circular loop that was turned to determine the direction a radio signal comes from. Most aircraft of that era had them somewhere on the airframe near the cockpit. That was my initial thought but the more you peer at the pictures the more you can't be so sure.
  13. Billy Leliveld

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    Today it's got a tail..
    Cheers Billy

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    Just a little tip; Nobi draws his designs with a black outline, about half a millimeter wide, if you cut and leave the outline on, it ads up to rather thick black lines, I cut them off, you have a much better looking result....
    Cheers, billy
  16. Billy Leliveld

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    I'm using styro-foam for the wheels, and cut it with my hotwire-machine

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  17. Billy Leliveld

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    Bit closer..

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    And knicked the nailfile to sand it down..

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    Very nice build so far!
  20. Billy Leliveld

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    I used a little bit scaled-down seat of the XP 55, and reprinted the wing, so I had the material to scratchbuild the hatch

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