Nieuport II Done

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Nieuport II Done

Postby scigs30 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:04 am

I took some time today and finished my Nieuport II. I used Esaki Red, White and Blue tissue attached with 50/50 Elmers/water glue mixture. The wings and side cowling were covered in EasyBuilt Silver Tissue. I then brushed on 2 coats of Aerogloss clear dope. I painted the plastic parts with Testors Paint. Total weight is 79grams as shown. I made my own decals, and made the cowling able to come off completely. If I cannot get the plane to fly with rubber, it will be easy to convert to electric. I also took Guillows advise and reinforced the landing gear with wire.
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Postby jensheydel » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:37 am

Beautiful, really nice work!! If I could do half as nice a job on the paper on my models I would be lucky :-)

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Postby Supercubber95 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:03 am

Fly it? :shock: I would be terrified to! Fantastic tissue job! I like all those colors... looks flashy.
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Postby jpuke » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:58 am

Beautiful work on that model scigs. I especially like the nose plug - how tight a fit is that? I'm still trying to figure out how to do those well. Any info on the construction of it would be helpful to me.

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Postby scigs30 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:28 pm

Jpuke, the nose is a real tight fit. As far as building, there is no tricks, just trial and error for the correct fit. The plastic glued to balsa is done with slow CA so I can adjust as necessary. Now if I convert to electric, the cowl will be held on with magnets.
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Postby jpuke » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:00 am

Is the former with the squared opening the one that came with the kit or did you add some extra wood to make it thicker? It looks almost 1/8" thick. I'm impressed by the extremely square cut you made - dremel or something else?
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Postby scigs30 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:37 am

That is the former that came with the kit. I built the fuselage first then cut the square out. I used a ruler and pencil to draw it then freehand cut it out with an xacto knife. I glued 3/32 strips of spruce behind the former to reinforce it.
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Postby scigs30 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:55 pm

I finished my enlarged Guillows Nieuport II today, looks just the smaller Guillows build.
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Postby Pulsepilot » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:28 pm

Words cannot describe how awesome the planes look 8) . They must be pretty in the air. What are you using for power in the big one? I like the color scheme, I might do something similiar for an rc biplane I'm finishing up.
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Postby scigs30 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:07 am

The big one will use a Rimfire 400.
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Postby scigs30 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:12 pm

Yea, I like the tissue look also. I think my next WWII RC planes will be covered in silkspan and doped. Today I finished my last Nieuport and used the Comet box markings. This plane was not all that heavy until I had to balance her. I added a couple of metal washers to the nose and used the heavy tires and she balances pretty good and weighs 18 grams. That is a little heavy for a Peanut, but I am confident she will fly. I covered her in Domestic white, blue, brown and red tissue. For these small birds I have switched from Esaki to Domestic so I don't have to deal with pre shrinking or major warpage.
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Postby Mad Cap Romanian » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:28 am

Those are truly beautiful little airplanes!

The only suggestion I'd make is to string them up.

I love the little Comet one. I have the Comet Fokker D7 that I finished a little while back. It was a great kit. One of the local art stores (now out of business) enlarged my Comet plans to the scale of the Guillow's Nieuport 11. I have to further modify them so that the plane doesn't weigh 100 pounds, but it should be fun reguardless!

I was also thinking of converting a Nieuport 11 into a Neiuport 17 by using the cowling from the Sopwith Camel.
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