Kit# 203 Nieuport 11 Build

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Kit# 203 Nieuport 11 Build

Postby Arlo DiPasquale » Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:15 am

Thank God for the weekend!! I was just able to finish up the fuselage on my Nieuport 11.
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Now I can watch the Bills game!! :D
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Postby cliffm » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:43 pm

This kit went together so nice it was hard to put down even for a football game, it was my first laser cut and I was amazed at how everything fit so precisely. Have fun.
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Postby Arlo DiPasquale » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:31 pm

the one I am building is an older one which means it is actually die cut. Even so, it has all it together perfectly with no tweaking. On top of that, the Bills won!!
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Postby cliffm » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:56 pm

Yes, and I could'nt be happier about who they beat!!!
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Postby Arlo DiPasquale » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:03 pm

I was able to finish up the frames for my Nieuport 11 this afternoon. Can't wait to start covering it!! :mrgreen:
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Sorry for the Dumas plane in the background :oops:
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Working on this helped distract me from the sad fact that the Red Sox did not make the playoffs... :( . I will post more pictures as the model progresses!
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Postby Arlo DiPasquale » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:05 pm

I will add that any constructive comments are welcomed since many of you have been doing this much longer than I have, and one of the best ways to learn is to have people that are more experienced than you point out what you need to do better. I am my own worst critic, so don't worry about hurting my feelings!! :wink:
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Postby cliffm » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:20 pm

I found when I was at this stage it was convenient to stain and varnish the landing gear and wing struts for a little added " bright work",( a phrase used by boat people for all their varniImageshed wood).
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Postby Phugoid » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:54 am

Looks great to me Arlo...
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Postby scigs30 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:55 am

I wouldn't call it constructive criticism, but if you want to fly her on rubber make the nose come off. Mine needed a lot of clay and rubber to get a nice flight and there is no way I could have squeezed the rubber through the small nose buttonhole. Your build looks good, the Nieuport is a nice looking bird and flies great. Also Guillows recommends adding wire to the landing gear struts, great idea and the front can use the added weight.
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Postby Arlo DiPasquale » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:33 pm

Thank you scigs for the nose block advise, I saw how you did it on your Nieuport. I am not sure this one will fly since the wood is very heavy. I am just wondering, as a general rule, how heavy the plane should be in order for it to be flown. I do not fly many of my planes, and many of the ones I fly are smaller, so I am somewhat illiterate in this area.
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Postby scigs30 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:05 pm

Mine came with pretty heavy laser cut wood, but I contacted guillows and they sent out some awesome balsa so that helped. For me I try to fly everything no matter how heavy. Of course heavy models are harder to trim and land or crash harder but still they can be fun to fly........
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Postby Arlo DiPasquale » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:02 pm

Finished covering the fuselage and tail surfaces (empennage to be fancy) last night. The wings are taking much longer because the metallic silver Esaki tissue I am using is a time consuming, pain in the butt to apply. If anybody has any suggestions on applying it, I would really appreciate it. Anyways, here is a pic of the fuselage. Still have to spray it and add the cockpit paper pattern.
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It is my best imitation of Scigs' Nieuport, hope I do it justice.
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Postby scigs30 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:15 pm

Looks good to me.
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