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Oct 22, 2021, 07:50 AM
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Filling, sanding, priming, water sanding, again again again. You know the trick, lots of elbow grease.
Some small details still missing, those before paint.

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Oct 24, 2021, 05:48 AM
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2 layers paint on it. 3rd soon after light sanding. Then 'caesar's mustach' and heavy weathering.
Nov 07, 2021, 04:35 AM
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It was a real challenge to get these mustache about right based on photos. In every picture dimensions depending from angle looked different. So this is what it should look like from my point of view. Lots of weathering later.
Nov 07, 2021, 06:35 AM
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Looks like a 'Japanese Kite Face' to me! Awesome!
Nov 07, 2021, 06:42 AM
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Looks like a 'Japanese Kite Face' to me! Awesome!
You are absolutely right about that!
Werner's father factory made japanese kites also and he painted this face to honor his father.
Later these some how turned to 'caesar's mustasch's' in people's minds.
Found that very interesting.

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Nov 18, 2021, 10:52 AM
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Printed rings and laced the bottom fabric. Done lots of minor things... Slowly its coming together.
Nov 18, 2021, 09:01 PM
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The lacing is a great touch!
Nov 19, 2021, 12:56 PM
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Thanks!
Put some lamb leather on cockpit frame. Tony Clark Practical scale turnbuckles arrived.

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Nov 29, 2021, 09:05 AM
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Are you going to turn a scale size prop?
At 1:2 scale it would be huge 1320 mm!
Of course if the motor rotated slow enough or was geared appropriately it could actually turn the dummy motor too. That would be taking scale to the ultimate.
Of course it would generate scale torque and at least some of the gyroscopic effects as well.
Nov 29, 2021, 11:28 AM
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Are you going to turn a scale size prop?
At 1:2 scale it would be huge 1320 mm!
Of course if the motor rotated slow enough or was geared appropriately it could actually turn the dummy motor too. That would be taking scale to the ultimate.
Of course it would generate scale torque and at least some of the gyroscopic effects as well.
Been thinking all those variations. Rotating dummy at this point is no no. Rotating +50cm dummy would need lot of beefing the front area. Want to put everything to front as possible. I have gears and chain at home for 1:3 reduction gear. Scale prop would 7layers of 10mm wood. Now i have both 8 and 10mm planks for prop. Maybe 7 layers of 8mm planks would give bit more practical slope for prop. Cubic wing load will be about 2 so top speed can be lot lower. With e-calc program all is in green area with 10cells and max amp 160 with gear and scale prop.
Some progress here in pics. Started to build upper wing center section already.

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Dec 05, 2021, 08:40 AM
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Upper wing central panel almost framed. Slowly forward..
Dec 05, 2021, 09:41 AM
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Fokker was just 'that close' to a 'D' tube wing!
Last edited by ARUP; Dec 06, 2021 at 10:04 PM. Reason: It's 'Fokker' not 'Folker'!
Dec 06, 2021, 09:09 AM
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Upper wing spars thinned to tips. Total weight saving +500g or +1 lbs. So its worth of all the elbow grease.
Dec 06, 2021, 10:02 PM
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Beautiful rendition on the Voss Face! Not to mention the cowl in general, this will be altogether too much, as they used to say.


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Dec 26, 2021, 01:27 PM
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Thanks Phillip!Scale prop and gear progress. Fiala 42x16 looks small. Prop will be 51x45.


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