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Old 03-16-2017, 09:22 PM
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PM's, thank you once more .

Herky/Alan, you may find this post interesting as I took pictures of the process of attaching the pylon to the nacelle. Do not need to write much this time, as the preparation of the left engine followed the same recipe. Must say that I paid more attention to carefully mating the rear sides of the pylon and the fit to the fuselage is therefore better, but also the area where the rear side of the left pylon connects to the fuselage a small correction is required. No big deal and will show you next time. Haven't done it yet.

Ready for engine ground check!

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looks great.thanks for the photos and tips
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:01 AM
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Landing gear

Thank you Gary, Knife and Herky !

Completion of the model is nearing. Worked on the landing gear over the weekend. Delicate part of the model. Started with the nose gear. I extended the strut until the roof of the cockpit and reinforced the core with a metal thread to improve the stability and strength of the nose gear.

For the main landing gear reinforcement options are few, other than a metal thread through the struts, bending the thread 90 degrees and protruding it through one of the wheel well walls. I hope this will make the entire assembly stronger. It remains very fragile though.

Wheels and axles still to be done. I'm considering of making the wheels according to Ricleite's method, by rolling a long strip of paper around the hub - it would be a good opportunity to test this method on this model. Never done it before.

One small issue as you can see in the last picture. The luggage bay needs to be filled with a few heavy suitcases to ensure the plane stays upright. It wasn't mentioned in the instructions to place a small weight in the nose so I thought it wouldn't be necessary but if you consider to build this model - ensure you glue a nut or something in the nose .

Erik
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:52 AM
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looks great.i chickened out on the finnair version and built it wheels up first time around.feel inspired now to do it again.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:46 AM
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very good work on the landing gears....very good

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Great detailing on the landing gear. Impressive build, Erik.

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Old 03-20-2017, 09:44 AM
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Looks incredible. Let's fire that bad boy up and take it around the patch for a few touch and goes.
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Absolutely beautiful!

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:30 PM
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Good job!
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