Joined: January 5th, 2018, 10:10 am

July 2nd, 2018, 6:07 pm #71

Wow, it looks awesome on its gear, real business like.

Excellent progress Barry!!

Cheers
Gerry
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Joined: May 17th, 2005, 3:19 am

July 4th, 2018, 3:09 am #72

Thanks, Gerry.

She's getting very close now. I've done the usual trick with the canopy (in this case a Rob Taurus vac). My angled sheet plastic brace is held in place with tape, making a cradle for the canopy. Actually, the tape is fashioned more like a Band-Aid, with a middle section doubled over to prevent it from sticking to the plane. When the brace is inserted, it can then be moved up or down to give the proper angle. The canopy frames are painted clear decal film. Also added are riveted strips along the base and a locking lever.

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In these photos you can see the other progress made. The retraction pistons have been added to the main gear and inner gear doors and the main LG covers are in place. There has been drama and smooth sailing in alternating doses, but as I mentioned, she's getting close.


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Joined: May 17th, 2005, 3:19 am

July 4th, 2018, 11:23 pm #73

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I'll take some proper photos and post them soon.
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Joined: May 17th, 2005, 3:19 am

July 5th, 2018, 1:49 am #74

Finished! Finally!! Have to admit that I was getting a bit twitchy toward the end on this one. It was a long and intense road. I think I'll cool off with a few OOBs next. 

Here of some photos of the completed bird.


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And finally, a comparison with a "normal" 109.


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Again, thanks to everyone for your encouragement along the way. It is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by barrye on July 5th, 2018, 10:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 2:16 am

July 5th, 2018, 1:12 pm #75

Wow ,Very Well Done and very Different
Cheers
Bill
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Joined: March 22nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

July 5th, 2018, 7:49 pm #76

Really cool, and almost needless to say, but beautiful job.
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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Joined: January 5th, 2018, 10:10 am

July 6th, 2018, 6:59 pm #77

WOW!!!. beyond words Barry, a masterpiece......I'm really looking forward to seeing this in Phoenix!!

Gerry 
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 12:37 pm

July 6th, 2018, 9:14 pm #78

A great project. That´s interesting to notice it looks fine with long wings.
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Joined: September 17th, 2001, 6:02 pm

July 7th, 2018, 7:55 pm #79

Congratulations, excellent execution of the conversion and painting!
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Joined: December 22nd, 2008, 6:59 pm

July 8th, 2018, 12:35 am #80

i think this is the first time i seen a german plane with four props  ...!!!
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