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1/16 Model Airways Wright Flyer

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1/16 Model Airways Wright Flyer
Posted by Afghanvet on Monday, August 22, 2016 6:31 PM

Here are some pics of the Wright Flyer.  This build reminds me a whole lot of building r/c planes.  The details and parts are amazing.  I haven't veared from the instructions other than some wood stain.  It probably would have looked great being entirely the lighter color, but I like the ribs detail and wanted them to stand out.  Anyhow,  any advice is appreciated

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Posted by Texgunner on Monday, August 22, 2016 8:04 PM

Dayum!  Seriously very cool.  That's a great start! Bow Down

Gary


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Posted by Afghanvet on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:31 AM
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Posted by Afghanvet on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:35 AM
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Posted by Afghanvet on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:37 AM
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:42 AM

I'm getting an error message on your last three photos but the upper ones look incredible! A lot of work but the end results are going to be spectacular! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:36 PM

Owly Chit ! !

 Whatta bunch of closework .  T.B.

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Posted by Afghanvet on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:39 PM

Sorry about the double pics.  I tried the get links option and ended with double pics.   Anyhow,  I completed some of the pilots area today.  

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Posted by Afghanvet on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:23 PM

Tanker - Builder

Owly Chit ! !

 Whatta bunch of closework .  T.B.

 

Yeh tanker.  If you like those tiny models,  this one fits right in.  It comes with brass plates of detailed bell cranks, sprockets, motor parts etc.  The rigging is going yo be a challenge.  It's a large model that I plan to put in the office but the pieces are tiny.  

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:48 AM

That's beautiful! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by roger_wilco on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:34 PM
That looks amazing! Looking forward to the finished product. I'm a Wright Bros. buff and two years ago I took a ride on the 1910 Wright Flyer replica based here in Ohio.

"Build what YOU want, the way YOU want, and above all have fun!" - RIP Modeler Al. 

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Posted by allan on Friday, August 26, 2016 10:04 PM

Always a delight seeing WIP pics of projects I probably will never be able to put together.  Just beautiful!

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Posted by Afghanvet on Saturday, August 27, 2016 2:29 AM
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Posted by Afghanvet on Saturday, August 27, 2016 2:32 AM

Afghanvet

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Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:43 AM

Wow! This IS a cool project! Nice work so far and nice photos for your WIP. 

Max

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Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:54 PM

More than your average project, looking foward to it's completion.

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Posted by Afghanvet on Saturday, August 27, 2016 4:23 PM
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Posted by 7474 on Monday, August 29, 2016 11:35 AM
Wow, coming along nicely. BTW, thanks for your service from one vet to another. I can't wait to see the finished piece.
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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:35 PM
Are you using EZ line? A former shipmate of mine used actual wire--which apparently required use of quite a lot of colorful sailor's vocabulary. What sort of glue are you suing on this?
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Posted by Afghanvet on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:14 PM

I'm using the thread that came with the kit.  Most tightened up once I took it off the jig. Some of them have a little slack but I'm going to live with it.   I'm using thick and thin super glue.  I finished the landing skid and wing rigging tonight. The last is the rudder and elevator assembly.  They also include the rail and rollers in the kit.  I just have to find somewhere to put the thing in my office.  It's too big to put on my desk.  I've thought of building it it's own stand using a spiral spendle and two 10 or 12 inch flat circles.  

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 1, 2016 7:47 AM

First ;

 As an old Marine , Thank you for serving ! Now to the Plane .What are you talking about ? All those widdle biddy pieces will make one BIG plane .I wuv widdle biddy pieces . LOL.LOL.Big Smile Dayumned nice job so far . As I said the first thing anyone is going to say when they see it is Owly Chit ! ! IndifferentIndifferent I have to ask though ,Did the jig come with the kit ? T.B.

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Posted by Afghanvet on Thursday, September 1, 2016 7:53 AM

Tanker - Builder

First ;

 As an old Marine , Thank you for serving ! Now to the Plane .What are you talking about ? All those widdle biddy pieces will make one BIG plane .I wuv widdle biddy pieces . LOL.LOL.Big Smile Dayumned nice job so far . As I said the first thing anyone is going to say when they see it is Owly Chit ! ! IndifferentIndifferent T.B.

 

and then touch it. Haha.   The thing is so fragile that it will break if you look at it wrong!!

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Posted by Texgunner on Thursday, September 1, 2016 9:02 AM

Afghanvet

  and then touch it. Haha.   The thing is so fragile that it will break if you look at it wrong!!

 

 

I taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 17 years.  I sometimes took finished builds to school.  Some of the students were really interested, and after being cautioned to look but not touch, they would even "police" each other.Yes

Well, I transported the models in an old VCR box.  One day while leaving with the box in both hands, I was approached by a custodian. He was a simple-minded guy and basically harmless, until he said, "Hey, are you stealing that VCR?  What do you have in there?"  Indifferent 

I was saying "Don't Ricky!  Don't stick your hand in there!"  TOO LATE!  His pudgy hand was between the box flaps and had crushed the Monogram Type-Zero.  Both the main gear were splayed out, but thankfully nothing worse.  Ricky got a pretty good "blessing out" at that point.  Junior high kids had been no problem with the models, adults?  Well, not so much...Stick out tongue

Gary


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Posted by Afghanvet on Sunday, September 4, 2016 12:02 PM
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Posted by Wilbur Wright on Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:37 PM

Splendid work. My brother and I built one of those in 1:1 scale in 1903.

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Posted by Jester75 on Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:38 PM

This is just way too cool, must have more!!!

Eric

 

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Posted by Wilbur Wright on Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:48 PM

Small bit of  advice: You may want to run the thread through a block of beeswax like sailing ship modelers do.  It's easy to do and will not affect C/A adhesion. This will not only preserve the thread but keep it from "Fuzzing" and also in the future you will be able to just blow any dust off, which would stick to untreated thread. 

 

I learned this after I built a smaller Wright Flyer model and the thread is now all fuzzed. 

 

It gets awfully windy on the Outer Banks.

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Posted by Texgunner on Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:33 PM

Wilbur Wright

Splendid work. My brother and I built one of those in 1:1 scale in 1903.

 

Big Smile  That's funny right there!   A good Twilight Zone story too...Yes

Gary 


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