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Old 03-08-2019, 07:05 AM
rmks2000 rmks2000 is offline
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Great fit despite the alignment issues. I would not have thought to build up the wing to fuselage as you have. I usually build the full wing first. Thanks for the new technique (at least new to me).
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Old 03-08-2019, 07:45 AM
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Hello Erik,
If the wing root fillet's glue lines are clearly marked both on the fuselage and the wings, gluing the fillets to the fuselage fixes the wing position. The transverse joint between the wing skin trailing edge and the fuselage should give a good hint, too! I see, in picture 9, that there is no gap there. So, I imagine that you could choose how to position the wing and get to the same result.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:30 AM
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This build

Hi guys

I know as the builder you know where the weak points of a model are however, as with all Eriks builds,
Itís awesome!
If you didnít mention it I probs would not have noticed.

A few years ago I made the Halinski MK I Hurricane, itís very similar in construction and build process.

Looking forward to the end result.

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Old 03-14-2019, 05:42 AM
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Air coolers

Hi guys, thanks once more for your reactions! Indeed, the marking lines on both fuselage and wings are clearly indicated and formed perfect reference to properly position the wings. For instance, as shown in the first picture, where you can see the left side fuselage marking. Also the letters "JV" formed an excellent aiming point.

Next are the air coolers. This Hurricane version saw service in hot climates like desert and tropics, and was fitted with more than average sized air coolers. For obvious reasons their shapes were curvy and it was a challenge to neatly join and round the paper edges. I always use small stripes of thin paper to mate on the inside, white glue and embossing tools (well..., it's just the cap of a fountain pen actually) to get the job done. Luckily the individual parts are accurate.

The second picture was included last time already in this thread but note the small strips of cardboard at the front cooler location, to position and properly glue the assembly in place.

The aft cooler still has to be fitted with a damper at its outlet but it will only be glued in position after the model stands on its own feet.

Tricky parts are the inlet sections of each cooler, difficult to shape and to glue the inside lining properly. The designer did not properly consider the differences in radius and paper thickness. It would have been better had the internal lining parts been printed on thinner paper, rather than on the thicker sheets. The strong curves caused delamination and needed quite a bit of trimming.

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Old 03-14-2019, 05:58 AM
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great work....this is going to be a beautiful bird...i like what you are doing.

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:54 AM
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Your commentary on your construction techniques and methodology and the accompanying clear, close-up images are fascinating to see and very helpful.

As always, your craftsmanship is superb.

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Old 03-14-2019, 02:31 PM
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Just found your build..amazing work , this plane is on my list as well....can't wait to see it finished
Passion is the key....
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:39 AM
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Both the second and third pictures show that we share many assembly methods
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