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Kpnuts

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Hi all I bought this kit with money I got for my birthday, I've only ever built one balsa aircraft kit when I was still a lad in my teens (ahh how well I remember

the smell of dope and the lovely twist in the wing where I over zealously applied the dope to the tissue (think that's why it always seemed to crash land ) .

Well the kit arrived and it is an impressive kit.

The balsa and ply look to be good quality and the laser cutting is also very good.



There is a lot of balsa too.



I've no idea what the carbon rod is for (or a lot of the other stuff for that matter)

This is the instructions that come with the kit





That's it, no written instructions, nothing about how the fuselage goes together(there are hundreds of parts) since this is supposed to be an rc plane I'm assuming it's meant for experienced builders (of which I'm not) I dont intend to rc it I intend to build it with no skin on it and am going to stain the framework with red wood stain ( that's always assuming I can figure out how to assemble it)
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Maybe the carbon rods goes trough the wings structure... I can see some holes ... sure you will find out with some research on the internet.
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Hi all well thanks to Ron I have some pdf instructions.

I thought I'd made my first error I was going to stain all the wood before gluing it all together as I thought the glue would stop the stain and wouldn't then look so good.

I started with the sides of the fuselage, as I was painting it on the balsa started to curve, i wasn't too worried as i thought when i do the other side as it dries it would straighten up again but it seemed as though it wouldn't so i started gluing some bits together hoping when i come to attaching the sides i could straighten them up then.

Luckily they leveled out by themselves, unluckily the glue does affect the stain. Not sure if it shows on the pics but anyway once the other side is on I dont think it will notice, so I've spent the rest of the afternoon staining all the rest of the parts for the fuselage.







It's going to be a fair size when done (at least as a static display model anyway)
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this looks like it's going to be quite the project.  certainly something a bit off the beaten track.  Looking forward to following this.  

Incidentally, you've posted this in the WWII category, and the Fokker was WWI, but I won't tell anyone! [wink]

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I know mate but I couldn't see a ww1 cat
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Right here, mate, just under the ships.

http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/?forum=407781

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My Lord that is beautiful already! That is a complex set of pieces. Love seeing this work. Bang on!
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You already made a nice job. Looks very cool. Well done !!!
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Hi all more progress, once you've figured out how things go together the fit is great (even with the pdf files it's still confusing) I think the model has been updated since the pdf instructions as the numbers are different and a lot of the parts dont look like the pdf says they should, anyhow here's more progress pics.





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the integrity of the air frame is evident to anyone who intends to take this kit to an RC flying plane.
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Hi all more progress, some of the parts bare no resemblance to what the instructions say they should look like, it makes things very confusing.
Not sure what I'm going to do with the engine painting wise.




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This is unique to me. I like how that motor builds up.
Stain it, Ken. Just get some dark gray.
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Very well done... indeed like Mike said ... this is a unique and very nice model.
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If you were building this kit to fly, they make all kinds of "aftermarket" pieces to use, One of them is a nose piece molded in plastic that looks like a styrene engine.
Of course there are canopies, windshield, pilots, machine guns, etc. I like what you are doing as a skeleton. Ever think about covering 1/2 half, one half skeleton?

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If I did that mate I may be tempted to do it all then fly it.
Hi all more progress on this, I'm really enjoying this, I'm considering adding the serves and control cables just to add more interest to the finished plane.





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