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Old Feb 28, 2009, 11:48 PM
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Dumas Dragon Rapide

Began work on Pat Tritle's Dragon Rapide as kitted by Dumas.
Progress so far:

Started with the fuselage.










I added some additional bracing to the nose and cabin area. It just wouldn't stay square otherwise.




Bending forms for the tail feathers.
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 01:32 AM
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Lovely...

I have one of these winging its way to me at the moment, I wanted a bit of a change from warbirds Will watch this thread wity much interest......

keep up the good work !!

Ray
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 11:09 PM
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More progress today.

Tail feathers built and checked for fit on the fuselage:


Top wings framed up:


Inside lower wing panels get built, then rotated up and outer panels built on continuous spars. This gives them the gull wing shape.






Everything so far:
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 06:01 AM
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hammerd ,

Beautiful build thusfar ! This one is on my wishlist ( along with the "Bamboo Bomber" ) What are you planning on for power system ?

Eagerly watching ...

-John
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Nice job.

Very neat shop too

charlie
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Very nice crisp photos. I'd like to ask what is your photographic set up?

All the best,
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 10:16 AM
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Looking good, clean and fast..

I have one of these waiting for next winter it is hard to wait till then..

Can I ask the origin of the magnet parts (or are they assemblies) you used, the system seems to be very versatile.

Bulent
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 10:25 AM
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Very nice crisp photos. I'd like to ask what is your photographic set up?

All the best,
Konrad
Amazing photos ( Noticed it in his Jenny build too )

Just curious how you get them to post full size . Mine always get shrunk down to a thumbnail image which can be opened , but never post this big and clear .

-John
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 11:18 AM
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FWIW, those who have dialup this kind of picture posting is a real PITA.
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Yep, Dial up is a royal PITA!

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Old Mar 02, 2009, 07:18 PM
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Yep, Dial up is a royal PITA!

Konrad
I have broadband, and even then, following his Jenny thread took a while to load!

If you right click on the pics, you will see they are being loaded from another site... which is why it takes so long. It's nice for the quality of the pics, though!

James
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 09:31 PM
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Well, I could post smaller pictures, but the thumbnail, with links, that the board uses drives me nuts. I hate having to load a thumbnail and click back and forth over and over to see the images. I know some people have no choice and are saddled with dial up though. Would smaller images be prefered?

bmutlugil. Here's where I got information on magnet building boards. Great website. If you haven't been there, do yourself a favor and look at every page. I've learned a lot from it.
http://www.airfieldmodels.com/inform...oard/index.htm

Konrad. Just a simple 3.3 Mp digital camera. I do contrast and color correction in Photoshop.

jofrost. Not sure about power. I'll look at the recomended system and go from there. I want to keep her light though.
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 09:42 PM
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I like the big pictures!!!

Dial up is the choose (time verses money/quality, whatever) of the member. Please use the technical advances available to the fullest! Please don't hamper my enjoyment.

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Old Mar 02, 2009, 09:53 PM
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Some people don't have much choice about dial up unless they want to pay a large up front cost for satellite. We only qualified for cable a couple of years ago, and, that was after a one year fight with the company to recognize where we were at. We also are outside the 3g range for wireless.

Even with high speed I like having thumbnails. I like being able to pick the images I want to look at in detail without having to load the whole thing.

So, to each their own.

charlie
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Well, I could post smaller pictures, but the thumbnail, with links, that the board uses drives me nuts. I hate having to load a thumbnail and click back and forth over and over to see the images. I know some people have no choice and are saddled with dial up though. Would smaller images be prefered?

bmutlugil. Here's where I got information on magnet building boards. Great website. If you haven't been there, do yourself a favor and look at every page. I've learned a lot from it.
http://www.airfieldmodels.com/inform...oard/index.htm

Konrad. Just a simple 3.3 Mp digital camera. I do contrast and color correction in Photoshop.

jofrost. Not sure about power. I'll look at the recomended system and go from there. I want to keep her light though.
hammerd,

FWIW, this pic of the Stinson Junior was originally shot with a 3.2 Mp camera. I resized this one to a width of 7" and changed the dpi to (I think) 100 dpi.



Personally, I like the high-res pics, but I find for these fora, something like the above works pretty good. I have to agree it can get pretty tedious to go through the thumbnails here, but I generally open them up in a new tab, anyway. That way I can poke through all the attached pics independently of the poking through the thread.

If this is the way you've always done it, and these are the first complaints, it can't be that bad, can it? Hehe!

James

P.S. Well, that didn't show up like I expected...! I'll try to figure it out later...
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