DFW CV cabanes and a simple jig

DFW CV cabanes and a simple jig

Joined: April 2nd, 2007, 11:33 pm

October 6th, 2011, 4:42 pm #1

All,

Still plugging along. You can see I've made some progress. I put on the cabane struts with the aid of a very simple cardboard (from an Airfix box) and balsa jig to help with alignment. Worked just great. I think I'll also use it when I actually attached the top wing as well. I usually use the Mk. 1 Eyeball for these sorts of things, but the geometry of the cabane struts, while not Fokker D-VII-like, was still a little scary.




I'll put on the landing gear and start painting pretty soon. This is a nice little kit!

Cheers and thanks for looking.

Regards,

Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

October 6th, 2011, 7:01 pm #2

Dan, the progress you make is really scary - are you God ?

Nice work, hard to believe this is a vac, it looks pretty good to me



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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

October 7th, 2011, 1:10 am #3

All,

Still plugging along. You can see I've made some progress. I put on the cabane struts with the aid of a very simple cardboard (from an Airfix box) and balsa jig to help with alignment. Worked just great. I think I'll also use it when I actually attached the top wing as well. I usually use the Mk. 1 Eyeball for these sorts of things, but the geometry of the cabane struts, while not Fokker D-VII-like, was still a little scary.




I'll put on the landing gear and start painting pretty soon. This is a nice little kit!

Cheers and thanks for looking.

Regards,

Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA
and doubly amazing knowing it's vac. Nice jig too--I'll have to remember this.

Stuart
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Joined: April 26th, 2011, 1:51 am

October 7th, 2011, 2:47 am #4

All,

Still plugging along. You can see I've made some progress. I put on the cabane struts with the aid of a very simple cardboard (from an Airfix box) and balsa jig to help with alignment. Worked just great. I think I'll also use it when I actually attached the top wing as well. I usually use the Mk. 1 Eyeball for these sorts of things, but the geometry of the cabane struts, while not Fokker D-VII-like, was still a little scary.




I'll put on the landing gear and start painting pretty soon. This is a nice little kit!

Cheers and thanks for looking.

Regards,

Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA
That is looking nice Dan!
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Joined: June 17th, 2008, 1:24 pm

October 7th, 2011, 4:52 am #5

All,

Still plugging along. You can see I've made some progress. I put on the cabane struts with the aid of a very simple cardboard (from an Airfix box) and balsa jig to help with alignment. Worked just great. I think I'll also use it when I actually attached the top wing as well. I usually use the Mk. 1 Eyeball for these sorts of things, but the geometry of the cabane struts, while not Fokker D-VII-like, was still a little scary.




I'll put on the landing gear and start painting pretty soon. This is a nice little kit!

Cheers and thanks for looking.

Regards,

Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA
Hi Dan,

you are working miracles with this kit. Really liked your interior work and how you skinned the under surfaces of the wings. Beautiful, just beautiful.

Petri
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Joined: August 6th, 2008, 1:27 am

October 7th, 2011, 8:07 am #6

All,

Still plugging along. You can see I've made some progress. I put on the cabane struts with the aid of a very simple cardboard (from an Airfix box) and balsa jig to help with alignment. Worked just great. I think I'll also use it when I actually attached the top wing as well. I usually use the Mk. 1 Eyeball for these sorts of things, but the geometry of the cabane struts, while not Fokker D-VII-like, was still a little scary.




I'll put on the landing gear and start painting pretty soon. This is a nice little kit!

Cheers and thanks for looking.

Regards,

Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA
Gee.................a VAC biplane it a tough one but doing well Dan
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