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WnW Bristol F.2b
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
Thank you guys!. I will be installing the engine as soon as I finish the Matt coat and weathering on the airframe.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 07:40 PM UTC
WOW! is not enough, great job.


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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 05:33 PM UTC
Just amazing Chris!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 02:19 AM UTC
Thank you for the kind comments CaptainA! I was an auto mechanic for a number of years but gave up on it. As I am a heavy truck driver now these help me relax after a long day.
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:09 PM UTC
I am amazed at the quality of the builds here. They have always been good, but the builds seem to have evolved to an even more impressive level as we post and share. Your build is most impressive. Maybe you should be building real airplanes.
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 07:01 PM UTC
Thank you Merlin! Not to sure how to go about that though.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 02:49 AM UTC
Hi Chris

This is looking increasingly gorgeous with every post! I hope you're planning on a Frontpage Feature when your Brisfit's finished - because that's where it deserves to be.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 05:38 PM UTC
Here are some pictures of the completed engine.........




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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 05:28 PM UTC
Thank you Kevlar06! I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'll be posting pics with the exhaust added shortly
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC
Yep, really, really nice work. Makes me want to pull my F2B out and start working-- I would if I didn't have 10 other projects (not kidding) on the bench-- can't afford another--I have no work space left! but your craftsmanship and talent are inspiring!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 11:12 PM UTC
It definately "Pops"!
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:48 PM UTC
Morning everyone!

Well the Falcon is ready for install. Finished the weathering. I didn’t want to go overboard on it. Just enough to make it “pop”. Well at least that what I think lol



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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 03:05 AM UTC
Hello all,

A little more progress....still need to finish the final engine assembly then weathering...





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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 05:12 PM UTC
Morning all,

Spark plug wiring all done.



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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 06:23 PM UTC
Hello all,

Thank you Captain A! I turned my attention to then engine. I added spark plugs and wires. Also made new valve springs.....



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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 07:53 PM UTC
I think you have a contest winner in progress (CWIP)

I have this in my stash. It has been pulled out of the stash a few times, then lovingly returned. If I could do it as well as yours, I would start it. Great job.
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 09:47 AM UTC
Most impressive.
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 02:26 AM UTC
Hello everyone!


Well the rigging is all done. Next will be the Matt coat and weathering and small details.



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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 11:37 PM UTC
Hello all,


A little more progress.......turnbuckles made and added to the lower wing...



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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 06:29 AM UTC

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I will have a look into that fishing line. And yes I knew about the line from Wingnuts.....might need to get some for this project or the next. Thanks again!



Chris-- it's called Rio Slickshooter. The 25lb (smallest they make) is slightly less than 1mm wide (.012 inches to be exact). It comes in a 115 foot roll. It supposedly has no memory when stretched-- which makes it ideal for rigging. I found that with heat applied with a thread burner form Micro Mark, it snaps tightly into position just like Nylon fishing line. But, since it's uniformly wide throughout its length, finding a way to attach it to a turnbuckle is the problem. I suppose a wire could be passed directly through it on one end, and it could be pulled taught on the other end, but it would have to be pretty close to the length desired before positioning and heating. I still haven't worked that out yet. Keeping it at the right position/attitude in relation to other wires might also be a challenge, but I believe it could be overcome with patience. It looks just like RAF flying wire (in 1/32 scale--it'd be too wide for any scale less than that) except its blue. I bought two 25lb test rolls for about $38 USD. If you go to look at it on-line at the Rio website, don't pay attention to the diagram which is not drawn to scale-- and looks way big. It truly is slightly less than 1mm in width, with a flat yet oval flying wire cross section.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 06:02 AM UTC
Chris, thank you so very much for this tutorial. I now have some idea how to make those dreaded turnbuckles.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 05:54 AM UTC
I will have a look into that fishing line. And yes I knew about the line from Wingnuts.....might need to get some for this project or the next. Thanks again!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 05:23 AM UTC
Chris-- You know WnW has RAF "Flat" aerodynamic rigging right? It stretches like EZ line. I'm experimenting with some "Flat" Nylon fly-fishing line, brand name "Slickshooter", which has a lot of promise too. Unfortunately, the fishing line comes in a bright blue, and the WnW stuff is silver-white (although it looks good once it's in place).
VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 05:13 AM UTC
No problem and thank you sir! I’m in the process of putting eyelets in the wings at the moment. Then the real fun is about to begin!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 04:40 AM UTC
Chris--Aha! it looks great. Your tutorial is great too, I forgot to mention and thank you for that. I'm going to try your method on my F2B when I get around to building it. Keep working--I cant wait to see the finished product!
VR, Russ