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 Post subject: Fokker DVI build
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2012, 15:39 
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Started my new one last night...

Fokker DVI for rubber power with a 26" span. This is a peanut plan (13") that I've doubled. The scheme will be 'Fratz' http://www.modelingmadness.com/review/w1/ger/goodind6.htm

First side of the fus going down:

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Both sides completed:

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Bottom wing:

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I use one of these little tools now to sand in the notches in the wood where stringers are needed. I have two sizes, 1/16th and 1/8th. Just a strip of sandpaper glued to the size strip wood I need. Soooo much easier than trying to cut them out with a knife:

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Top wing going down:

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Here's a pic of a 16" span one I built a few years ago. Sadly it got trashed in storage.

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That was all printed tissue! I've got my eye on a nice A3 printer so will do this big one with printed tissue too.

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 Post subject: Re: Fokker DVI build
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2012, 16:26 
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someone has too much time on their hands...


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 Post subject: Re: Fokker DVI build
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m4rek wrote:
someone has too much time on their hands...


:lol:

Or it's just managed extremely well... 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Fokker DVI build
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2012, 16:46 
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Looking good so far ^^


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 Post subject: Re: Fokker DVI build
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2012, 19:38 
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Even though it is extremely interesting to follow your progress I prefer plastic. If you stuff up with plastic you can fix it with fairly little effort and there's no risk of pranging it! Unless you try really hard that is.

Ma'am that is really good work, and I love how you take us through all the steps. Thanks for sharing. Looking good.


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 Post subject: Re: Fokker DVI build
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2012, 04:02 
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Thanks iam :)

Progress...

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And all sanded. 30.2g weight so far.

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PostPosted: 03 Dec 2012, 04:42 
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:cry: Tis beautiful...


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2012, 01:34 
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Detail work happening now till I get a printer to print the lozenge tissue.

Fin gone down, I'll sand this all nice and round when the snow melts...

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Then did the cowl, it's 35mm balsa laminate hollowed out. It was 26.4g and now weighs 4.5g :)

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Then, cos I want to enter this in the scale nationals next year, I decided to go all out. This is the beginning of a 9 cylinder rotary which will free wheel on the prop shaft.

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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2012, 01:46 
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And I thought I was crazy :prayer: :prayer: :prayer:


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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2012, 22:00 
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All together! Weighs 5.1g, which is cool as I'll prob need a bit of weight up front anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Fokker DVI build
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Holy crap. :shock:

Simply amazing. =D>


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It's absolutely awesome seeing this come together Monique :smt023 \:D/

... but pink tacks .. really ... :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Fokker DVI build
PostPosted: 08 Dec 2012, 12:35 
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Looking good =D>

After the D-6 you should do a D-7 in the blue and red sceeme of Rudlopf Bertholt, that will be cool :D

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