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by Colin
Wed May 04, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
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Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

OK - so onto the final stage, attaching the wings and add the rigging. Before attaching the wings the rigging points need to be added and you can see these on the previous post. Now to add the rigging and a tip here. You need to pull the thread taut as you glue it so you need to use CA. However whil...
by Colin
Wed May 04, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

OK, so after a real battle owing to the undercarriage being in the way, the R/C gear is now in so its onto the final decorating - adding decals and rigging. There are thin paper decals supplied, but looking at pictures of the Eindecker, the crosses are applied on a white background rather than the b...
by Colin
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

So now to fit the push rods. If you have not made pushrods for these micro models before, it's quite simple. Firstly you make a couple of fittings by bending a short length of wire double. Then bend about 3mm of one end at 90 deg. This then results in a fitting that will fit into the control horn wi...
by Colin
Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

So on with the build - fitting the motor and RC gear - and this was a real challenge with lots of expletives!!! So here are all the bits connected up prior to going into the model... Motor frame populated.jpg Challenge 1 - the motor power leads need to go through a former at the back of the motor, s...
by Colin
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

You may have noticed a long gap between this post and the last, and this is due to a strange motor control problem. The next stage in the build is to fit the motor and RC gear. For this I had a small Crossover Ma-RX42-D which I intended to use with my RadioMaster Tx but although the servos worked fi...
by Colin
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

The motor assembly needs to be made up from the parts...
Motor parts.jpg
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by Colin
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

Now onto the motor and radio gear. These both fit into a module - here are the parts...
Motor frame.jpg
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and made up...
Completed assembly.jpg
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by Colin
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

Now on to covering the wings. Exactly the same method as before, pinning down to avoid warps. So here is everything covered and ready for painting and finishing.
Ready for painting.jpg
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by Colin
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

Right - undercarriage built and attached But as I found out to my cost do not attach to the fuselage until all the electronics are fitted. Trying to fit with the undercarriage on is a nightmare as it severely restricts access
Undercarriage Attached.jpg
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by Colin
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

Re: Tony Ray Fokker EIII Eindecker

OK - so now on to the undercarriage. Here are the parts...
Undercarriage Parts.jpg
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