Staaken R.IV New Nacelles and Stabilizer Fit

Staaken R.IV New Nacelles and Stabilizer Fit

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

June 24th, 2012, 9:48 pm #1

All,

I fit the kit stab to new holes in the fuselage. This was because I have elongated the rear fuselage for the R.IV.



I also ended up making new nacelles since the others had an odd shape to the front end. These new ones are not perfect, but they look better. I started trying to fit a couple of engines too and also fastened the nacelles to the inverted V-struts. I checked them against my plans and the wings and all fits just right...I think!



More soon as I just got my laser decal film and will start tackling the lozenge next!

Thanks for looking.
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Joined: April 2nd, 2007, 11:33 pm

June 25th, 2012, 4:23 am #2

Just a mock up with the wing on. What a beast. A full 23 inches in span. Holy Hannah!


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Joined: June 4th, 2008, 11:45 pm

June 25th, 2012, 4:32 am #3

Wow Dan, that's going to be a seriously impressive model!

Cheers,

Andrew

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Joined: March 26th, 2009, 10:54 pm

June 25th, 2012, 8:58 am #4

All,

I fit the kit stab to new holes in the fuselage. This was because I have elongated the rear fuselage for the R.IV.



I also ended up making new nacelles since the others had an odd shape to the front end. These new ones are not perfect, but they look better. I started trying to fit a couple of engines too and also fastened the nacelles to the inverted V-struts. I checked them against my plans and the wings and all fits just right...I think!



More soon as I just got my laser decal film and will start tackling the lozenge next!

Thanks for looking.
Awesane? Insome? There should be a word. That is a great choice of subject and great execution. Those nacelles look like they will need an engineer figure each - or is there a gunner at the front of each one?

Regards,
Adrian
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

June 27th, 2012, 8:28 pm #5

Just a mock up with the wing on. What a beast. A full 23 inches in span. Holy Hannah!


That should be the motto on a t-shirt for you, Dan! You've built some big, beautiful birds over the last year or so and now this! Excellent engineering at play here, my man!
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