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Dickiegooner

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Hi guys,

Can any of you give me any help or advice with folding landing flaps or maybe point me to a tutorial somewhere. I'm going to be building the Eduard ixc profi pack in the next few weeks and have purchased these in addition but cannot work out from the instructions given on how to fold them ",)

I don't want to start butchering the model only to mess it up doing this. Any help would be welcome.

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Richie,

Sorry I missed your post! unfortunately I am not familiar with that specific kit or the flaps you mention. could you list the Eduard kit name & number and the details of the After market flaps [name, manufacturer, number]?? I can then do a search for online help, build threads, etc. hope its not too late to help--if so, very sorry indeed. In the future, you are welcome to send me a message on the site here. No, I am not the resident expert by ANY means, but I am retired and have quite a bit of time to help out if I can.

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I presume this is the KIT? or at least similar? Eduard produced an EARLY and  LATE version and matching flaps for each kit. my posts below are examples till you confirm which kits you actually bought.



and is this the landing flap kit you bought?


Here is a link to the instruction sheet that comes with the flaps [http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/48765.pdf]--that IS CONFUSING! you need a video or a step by step build thread--wow. tough. I can look at the images page and tell a bit more about how they fit and look on the model but getting there is going to be difficult, unless we can find a build thread. I'll search and see what I come up with.

Here is where I always start a search for builds and sites that have info that I need. I Google the product and "images". the link below was found when I googled:

"Eduard 1/48 Spitfire landing flaps help"

Look down the page and you will see a link for Images for eduard 1/48 Spitfire landing flaps help--- it takes you to a large page of images. click on ANY image that appears to be connected to your inquiry, click on "visit page" just to the RIGHT of the image. this will take you to the origin of the image 99% of the time. you may run into MORE pictures, info, build threads, forums, ETC. takes a while but I have found a load of info this way + images of models and walk-a-round pictures of the real vehicle/aircraft to use as reference.

here is the link:
https://www.google.com/search?q=+eduard+1%2F48+Sptifire+landing+flaps+help&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US[redface]fficial&client=firefox-a&channel=np&source=hp

here is a link that has some pictures that kind of helped me figure out the PE landing flap instructions:
http://www.model-making.eu/products/Spitfire-Mk.IXc-landing-flaps-EDUARD.html


I finally think I have some suggestions after studying the instructions for the flaps and looking at pictures. If I have posted the wrong picture of the kit--no matter. the flap PE instructions will be for YOUR kit and my thoughts should apply?

1. turn your spitfire on its back with the bottom of the wings facing you. that is how the instruction sheet is oriented, from the BOTTOM of the wing.
2. realize that the wing/flap has a bottom part and an top part--kind of like a duck bill? in between the top and bottom are the ribs and hinges for the flaps.
3. use the "template" [position the template as it is in the instructions] to cut the BOTTOM HALF of the wing off. then you "build" the INSIDE of the top of the flap using the PE parts and instructions.
4. Next, I think you will take the bottom piece of the wing you cut off and build the part of the flap that hangs DOWN on the INSIDE surface of that piece using PE parts and the instructions.
5. attach the bottom part of the wing/flap to the wing with it hanging down at 45deg[?].

the hardest part for me is visualizing that the wing and flap are two parts--top and bottom. you are using the PE to build what is on the INSIDE of the wing/flap. when the flap is down, the top part of the wing/flap area stays in place [horizontal-look at some of the pictures on the image link[  and just the bottom half of the flap hangs down. god I hope this makes some sense????

in this link the pictures are all with the plane on its back, bottom up, just like the instructions for the flap PE:
http://www.model-making.eu/products/Spitfire-Mk.22-Mk.24-landing-flaps-AIRFIX-EDUARD.html#


different version of the spitfire but similar flaps ad the spitfire is upside down here also







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Good call Ted, I looked at this myself and must admit the instructions that Eduard have are a little lacking, but by studying photographs it eventually makes sense.
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Thanks for this info Ted and the question Richie. This is ahead of me. [smile]
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I decided to write up my own version of events in fitting these things. I didn't find a comprehensive resource for doing the job, so I made one up myself.
It's basically a beginners guide to doing the job, as I am still much the beginner. lol I hope if anyone is thinking of adding these flaps to their build, this is some help to you. [smile]

http://eduardlandingflaps.blogspot.com.au/

Feel free to add any comments regarding the blog, I did review it as I went but may have missed something. I hope it's clear enough to follow at least. [smile]

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Dickiegooner

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Thanks Simon

That write up is a great help and welcome back to the hobby.

Cheers
Richie
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Thanks Ritchie, I hope it helps. [smile]
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