Scratch Vacform 1/72nd Fe-2b Lower Wing, Struts, Rigging WIP

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Scratch Vacform 1/72nd Fe-2b Lower Wing, Struts, Rigging WIP

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

January 30th, 2012, 6:05 am #1

All,

Well...it's all gone well. Too well! I have some touch up and four more flying wires to go, but she'll be rigged except for controls and anti drag wires soon.







Here come the booms!

Thanks for looking.
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Joined: October 11th, 2005, 6:40 am

January 30th, 2012, 6:14 pm #3

All,

Well...it's all gone well. Too well! I have some touch up and four more flying wires to go, but she'll be rigged except for controls and anti drag wires soon.







Here come the booms!

Thanks for looking.
Dan, you obviously made the most of a rainy Sunday.


Kevin in Brown's Point, Washington
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

January 30th, 2012, 11:21 pm #4

All,

Well...it's all gone well. Too well! I have some touch up and four more flying wires to go, but she'll be rigged except for controls and anti drag wires soon.







Here come the booms!

Thanks for looking.
Great & steady progress Dan - it is coming together beautifully

I just finished rigging my I-3 - all in all there were 10 wires and I was sooo happy it was over... I don't want to think about your challenge here, I get dizzy - must be zillions of struts & wires - but it looks delicious

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

February 2nd, 2012, 1:54 pm #5

All,

Well...it's all gone well. Too well! I have some touch up and four more flying wires to go, but she'll be rigged except for controls and anti drag wires soon.







Here come the booms!

Thanks for looking.
You have inspired me to start a scratch buil of my own. (Salmson SM.1 )
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 3:49 am #6

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

February 3rd, 2012, 3:09 pm #7

I start the booms this weekend. I think I'll try plastic first...and then move on to brass if that doesn't work.

Suggestions would be appreciated and thanks for your interest and comments on the little Fee.
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

February 4th, 2012, 3:08 am #8

My first instinct would be plastic rod. Size a plan drawing to 1/72 scale if you have it, print it and pin it to a slab of cardboard. Wax paper on top of that (like building a balsa model), pin the rods and fix with cement. Of course, soldering brass rod would make for an even stronger bond, but it's more work. Either way should work for you - you're a meticulous builder - and from what we've all seen, a difficult task isn't something you shy away from!
Best...Ted...

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

February 4th, 2012, 12:52 pm #9

I start the booms this weekend. I think I'll try plastic first...and then move on to brass if that doesn't work.

Suggestions would be appreciated and thanks for your interest and comments on the little Fee.
I have been following your steady progress on this subject with great interest. You are one of a group of builders that I truly enjoy. Always up for a challenge with odd subjects and willing to try something new.

Truly great stuff!

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

February 5th, 2012, 6:08 am #10

That really means something. Thank you very much.

Speaking of new...I will try and get the "booms mk. 1" posted tomorrow. This time they are out of plastic and not brass. We'll see what everyone thinks about them.

Cheers and nice to see you are in these parts!
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