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Staaken R.IV Top Wing On, Interplanes Attached!

August 1 2012 at 10:16 PM

Dan Smith  (Login NinetyThirdLiberator)
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All,

I got all the struts in with a bit of niggling. I did need to super glue a very fine length of brass rod to the trailing edge of each strut so they wouldn't bend under the springy top/bottom wings. They are pretty heavy! You can't even see them...especially once they get painted.

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Rigging tomorrow. I can't wait because then the dang thing will be strong and tight as a drum.

Stay tuned...

 
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(Login StuartMilliken)
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Wow and double wow, Dan!

August 1 2012, 10:22 PM 

I'm more and more impressed with each post. And to think that I get all worked up trying to rig a single-bay biplane.

Got some good strong undercarriage?

Stuart

 
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Dan Smith
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No kidding, Stuart!

August 1 2012, 11:03 PM 

This thing weighs a ton so I do think the landing gear will need some brass...although I do want to display it in flight over either London or the White Cliffs. We'll see what I come up with!

Thanks for the kind words and taking a look...

 
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(Login StuartMilliken)
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Oooo, neat!

August 2 2012, 1:31 AM 

How are you going to do the propellers then? (Or is that a secret?)

Stuart

 
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Dan Smith
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I think clear discs...

August 2 2012, 8:30 AM 

I did this on a Camel a while ago and they were pretty convincing...I'll try cutting off the props from the center hubs of the kit's and we'll see!

Part of it is that the pushers are 4-bladed affairs and I fear them...

 
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Adrian
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...and it's BIG, too!

August 2 2012, 8:39 AM 

If I was an upper gunner I'd be worried about where my legs dangled! This is a fantastic build...

Regards,
Adrian

 
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(Login ManusNigra)
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Dan, you have a serious problem

August 2 2012, 2:05 PM 

with your attitude toward these supposedly difficult kits. You not only approach them as they were a piece of cake but you also decide to complicate matters further by converting them into strange and difficult versions. happy.gif

You are doing a splendid job on this one - I really love those figures as they add so much life to the model. Although the guy in the nacelle looks a bit like he is considering a jump to commit suicide. But I suppose he is getting up to go to the ladder for the upper gun position?

It's a pretty novel idea to decide to display such a large model in flight - I'm really looking forward to see how you work with that. I think it's a great idea!

The pusher props are not fourbladers, as I'm sure you know (you did get the Haddow/Grosz volume, right?): They are two twobladers on each engine. So you'll need two clear discs on each engine to represent that. I have never seen anyone do that, but I'm sure it'll work.

Please finish this one quickly as the R.IV is also my favorite R-plane and I would really like to build one. And as we all know, Roden is bound to announce one as soon as yours is finished... happy.gif

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Dan Smith
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Howzit going, Claus??

August 2 2012, 3:04 PM 

I never even thought of the prop idea. I did know they were two superimposed...but I never thought you'd need to show two clear spinning discs...not sure how that would look, actually. Maybe just a blur in one disc will suffice??

Any suggestions would be great.

P.S. I thought about you last night watching the Olympics...a young lady from Denmark was swimming like crazy!

 
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(Login mixont)
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Dan this is marvelous work!

August 3 2012, 3:36 PM 

Sorry I have not posted on this before but I have been following. I am amazed at the detail you have achieved with the nancelles and fusilage moulding. The lozenge looks very nice as well.

 
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