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Old Oct 03, 2012, 05:40 PM
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1/6 scale Airco DeHavilland DH2, David Hurrel design

To continue with my passion for strange old planes I have started a build of a 1/6 scale DH2. I have almost completed the plug for the fuselage mould, I'm going to use carbon box section for the wing spars, I have almost finished cutting all the wing ribs and I hope to start putting things together soon.
The rigging on this plane is fairly busy to say the least and should pose a good challenge.
The parts are slowly starting to trickle in. Rigging screws and pulleys on their way. Scale wheels and dummy radial engine as well. Plug almost ready to flop a mould off.
More parts starting to roll in. Nearly have all the wings finished. Need to sort out some silver soldering (haven't done it for 25 years). Got the motor and speedy during the week as well. Got to work out how I'm going to install the battery and servos, etc... The plans are very vague when it comes to those details.
I now have all the little brass PE parts on order from Arizona Models, that should save me a heap of time.
I have now made a cowling out of the mould, but I think I will do another one as the first is a bit heavy. At least it fits without too much drama. Still waiting on the parts from the US so I can really start to make it look like a plane.
A little more progress, but slow. As you can see I have started building the dummy Gnome engine. I now have the PE parts from the US as well. I have made a new lighter GRP cowling for the fuselage and have started on the landing gear. More updates as it happens
Not too much progress at the moment, but I received the #48 windsock data file on the DH2 in the mail this week. Lots of good information for some of the scale details and general construction.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Looking very nice. I'll be following. Your build.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:03 AM
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Nice work JP. In one of the early pics looks like you are doing the float plane again as well?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Hi JC,
that has been on the back burner for a while. I have nearly finished the plug and I was going to flop a mould off it so I can build the fuse in glass. I will get around to it but probably not before the end of the year.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:49 AM
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This looks really good. Good that other build the DH2 too. It is a nice plane.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Nice to see a good builders work decent workshop as well could not help noticing the whale shaped weights ,they sure look handy.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Thanks Les. The whale shaped weights are for lofting curved lines, old school boat building style. They are also good for holding things in place while the glue dries, instead of using pins.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Nice work JP! That dummy engine looks fantastic.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 02:40 PM
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A little bit more progress as you can see from the photos above. I'm really enjoying the solartex. I have found it great to work with and easy to get a good result. Only two more wings to go and the ailerons and the all the flying surfaces are done, apart from some detailing and roundels. Then to start fitting servos, etc.....
Still plenty to do!
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Old Apr 27, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Another stage complete. All the covering on the wings and ailerons is now finished. Still some detail work to do on the wings to finish totally.
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Old May 11, 2013, 11:41 PM
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This is the first section of 5 in the wing structure. Let alone the tail booms and other stuff.
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Old May 13, 2013, 03:36 AM
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some more pictures
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Old May 16, 2013, 10:50 AM
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A little bit more progress
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:10 PM
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Old May 18, 2013, 01:53 AM
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And a bit more, it's starting to get busy
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