German WWI Aircraft Tail Stand Images?

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German WWI Aircraft Tail Stand Images?

Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 8:10 pm

May 31st, 2012, 4:54 am #1

Hi:

Does anybody have good photos or drawings of the wooden stands that would be put under the tail of German fighters in World War I to make fuselage level when they were getting their guns tested? I'd like to build one in 1/32 scale and, while I could cobble something together, if there was a standard issue pattern then I would rather reproduce that.

Cheers and thanks,

Scott

Scott Taylor
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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 10:46 pm

May 31st, 2012, 5:37 am #2

Half way down is a stand under the razors tail.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... nt&id=1620
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 8:26 pm

May 31st, 2012, 7:54 am #3

Hi:

Does anybody have good photos or drawings of the wooden stands that would be put under the tail of German fighters in World War I to make fuselage level when they were getting their guns tested? I'd like to build one in 1/32 scale and, while I could cobble something together, if there was a standard issue pattern then I would rather reproduce that.

Cheers and thanks,

Scott

Scott Taylor
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This kind of equipments were made by the mechanical crew,so
no rule at all !! You can watch these images,coming from the WNW Rumpler C IV instruction :

http://wingnutwings.com/ww/798E4747D6F3 ... F4FA3B7A31#
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Joined: October 30th, 2010, 6:07 am

May 31st, 2012, 10:00 am #4

Hi:

Does anybody have good photos or drawings of the wooden stands that would be put under the tail of German fighters in World War I to make fuselage level when they were getting their guns tested? I'd like to build one in 1/32 scale and, while I could cobble something together, if there was a standard issue pattern then I would rather reproduce that.

Cheers and thanks,

Scott

Scott Taylor
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showing Austrian and German planes, I think the stand was always "field-made" or improvised

http://forum.thiazi.net/showthread.php?t=155042

http://www.howitflies.com/aircraft-of-t ... atros-diii

http://www.howitflies.com/Albatros-DIII-Photo-2

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Joined: February 27th, 2006, 6:25 pm

May 31st, 2012, 1:50 pm #5

Hi:

Does anybody have good photos or drawings of the wooden stands that would be put under the tail of German fighters in World War I to make fuselage level when they were getting their guns tested? I'd like to build one in 1/32 scale and, while I could cobble something together, if there was a standard issue pattern then I would rather reproduce that.

Cheers and thanks,

Scott

Scott Taylor
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You can make your own and be fine. They were not much more than wooden saw horse type of things. Field made I am sure. As far as I know there is no Specific site or set of drawings on these.

HTH, Mike
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:42 pm

May 31st, 2012, 3:00 pm #6

Hi:

Does anybody have good photos or drawings of the wooden stands that would be put under the tail of German fighters in World War I to make fuselage level when they were getting their guns tested? I'd like to build one in 1/32 scale and, while I could cobble something together, if there was a standard issue pattern then I would rather reproduce that.

Cheers and thanks,

Scott

Scott Taylor
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First, refer to some period photographs to determine whether the tail skid or the fuselage longeron will set on the trestle. Most German a/c had a datum line painted along some portion of the length of the fuselage on the left side to indicate the "level" position. Position the model until this line is level, and then measure the distance from the ground to the trestle point. Build your sawhorse height to that dimension.
Also, the crossbar of a sawhorse used to trestle on the longeron would probably have been wrapped in fabric to prevent damaging the airframe covering. Some digging herewill turn up some recreations:
http://www.worldwar1aeroplanesinc.org/f ... 4f509&f=97


Phil Schenfeld
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Joined: July 22nd, 2005, 11:17 pm

May 31st, 2012, 3:41 pm #7

Hi:

Does anybody have good photos or drawings of the wooden stands that would be put under the tail of German fighters in World War I to make fuselage level when they were getting their guns tested? I'd like to build one in 1/32 scale and, while I could cobble something together, if there was a standard issue pattern then I would rather reproduce that.

Cheers and thanks,

Scott

Scott Taylor
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The "G" sprues have such a stand included, with various other accessories, such as ladders, various cameras, chocks, etc. They are now selling some of these sprues separately, but the German Accessory sprue is only one of 3 in the Rumpler kit, and does not include this item. However, they include kit instructions on their site, and you could download them. On page 19, there is a good picture of the assembly, which would not be difficult to scratchbuild.

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/BFF5224F ... 0BC2C6BFBC

Alternatively, you might be able to get the parts from someone with either of the WNW Rumpler kits (but I'm holding onto mine!).

Rich
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 8:10 pm

May 31st, 2012, 6:25 pm #8

Hi:

Does anybody have good photos or drawings of the wooden stands that would be put under the tail of German fighters in World War I to make fuselage level when they were getting their guns tested? I'd like to build one in 1/32 scale and, while I could cobble something together, if there was a standard issue pattern then I would rather reproduce that.

Cheers and thanks,

Scott

Scott Taylor
Thachweave Products
http://thachweave.tripod.com
Hi:

It appears that I was, in fact, overanalyzing this, and I can just make my own sawhorse.

Cheers,

Scott

Scott Taylor
Thachweave Products
http://thachweave.tripod.com
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