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not plastic , but still cool
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:28 AM

Here is an interesting (to me atleast) little proyect I dit the weekend. Its a 1/1 scale Fokker DR1 "early" rudder covered in cotton and dope.

The serial is 187/17. Anyone know who flew this particular plane?

 Fokker Dr1 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Fokker Dr1 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Theuns

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:41 AM

Hey, that IS neat.  What materials for the structure?  Steel or something else?

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:54 AM

Don I used alluminium tubing to replicate the welded steel frame and used spruce for the ribs.

Dope does not stuck weel to metal so they would have wrapped the frame with strips of fabric to dope the rest of the fabric to that.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, August 3, 2020 7:29 AM

They may have actually sewn fabric to ribs with rib stiching cord, then covered stiches with doped fabric tape.  Control sufaces often done that way, similar to wing rib stiching.

 

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Posted by gregbale on Monday, August 3, 2020 8:28 AM

Definitely something you don't see every day!

So....

...How long will it take you to build the rest of the plane, to go with it? Big Smile

Greg

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 3, 2020 8:57 AM

It looks like it flew with Jast 14 flown by Ltn. Hasso Von Wedel.

The data doesn't give a year.

http://www.fokkerdr1.com/

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:10 AM

Thanx for the feedback guys.

Don it is laced and taped to the ribs, you can just about see the white laces as they cross the wood ribs :-)

I also want to make a fin of a Sopwith plane with the Co. name on it, I think it could be cool in natural doped linnen.

This past weekend I made an allu pannel that is on the side of a SAAF Mirage 3 EZ just below the cockpit cill. Its the warning stencling for the ejection seat.

I think it makes for a nice model base

 IMG_20200802_154504 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20200802_155359 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The paint was hardly cured when a fellow modler bought it from me so now I need to make myself one LOL

Theuns

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:30 AM

Very cool stuff and great ideas for bases and model room decor.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:08 AM

I like your original thinking!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:16 AM

Theuns

 

This past weekend I made an allu pannel that is on the side of a SAAF Mirage 3 EZ just below the cockpit cill. Its the warning stencling for the ejection seat.

I think it makes for a nice model base

 

That is very cool too.

 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:46 AM

Cool ideas for both bases and the studio or office Theuns. 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:01 AM

Awesome!

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:53 AM

Thanx

 

I was thinking of doing a USAF panel on highly pollished allu like it may have been on a F104  or someting :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:08 PM

One time I made a desk with a filing cabinet holding one side of desk, and a half scale P-51 main gear strut holding the other side.  Main strut was a length of pvc pipe, a wheel from a surplus store, and plywood pieces for the part that holds the axle and the links.  Sprayed the whole thing with Testors aluminum. and thought it looked pretty cool.

 

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:17 PM

Don Stauffer

One time I made a desk with a filing cabinet holding one side of desk, and a half scale P-51 main gear strut holding the other side.  Main strut was a length of pvc pipe, a wheel from a surplus store, and plywood pieces for the part that holds the axle and the links.  Sprayed the whole thing with Testors aluminum. and thought it looked pretty cool.

That's brilliant!

Greg

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