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    Finally got all the engine clamps cleaned up,...

    Finally got all the engine clamps cleaned up, primed and slipped on the engine bearer tube. Now onward to close up the engine compartment7822
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    So, not much else going on since I got an injury....

    So, not much else going on since I got an injury. Gonna take a while to heal since I tore my hand open down to the tendon. UGH. Here are the upper spar brackets for the D VII I got from John....
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    Welp, finally got the stainless firewall in, had...

    Welp, finally got the stainless firewall in, had to trim 1/4" off the side. It would have fit the space but there was no way to have gotten it in. Now back out to work on some engine clamps.
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    Look up Dangerous Dave on the Aerodrome. He...

    Look up Dangerous Dave on the Aerodrome. He covered an entire 75% Albatros DV with vinyl
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    Went to Military Aviation museum Friday and got...

    Went to Military Aviation museum Friday and got my upper spar/cabane brackets from Canada. Bomber ideas.

    Jim
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    Just do a web search for Replicraft

    Just do a web search for Replicraft
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    Steve, I am building full scale from Replicraft...

    Steve, I am building full scale from Replicraft plans. These plans can be and are used by modelers.

    Jim Gross
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    Progress 12/22/18, first pic shows that I started...

    Progress 12/22/18, first pic shows that I started reassembling the fuselage. Seat, torque tube and control column, rudder bar, panel, cockpit floor, and the firewall mock up. Second pic shows the...
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    A little progress today on the wing spar...

    A little progress today on the wing spar brackets. First pic is after the first bend on the practice 3 mm thick stock. Guess the form could have been deeper but I am working with 3" wide 3/4" mandrel...
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    11/25/18 Had some warm weather today so I finish...

    11/25/18 Had some warm weather today so I finish welded the inside of the lower wing mount boxes and bolt carrier slugs and a couple reinforcing tubes where the engine bearer supports weld in and...
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    11/9/18, This weeks work after taking two tries...

    11/9/18, This weeks work after taking two tries at the curvy cowl tubing around the front machine gun mounts and still not happy. So I cut up some of my failed attempts and made the partial cowl...
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    This pic shows the end of the fuse after redoing...

    This pic shows the end of the fuse after redoing the tail post. I had jammed that in one night and it was very strange the next morning it was crooked. Elves or gremlins me thinks
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    Pics in a few days

    Pics in a few days
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    10/15/18 Yes I started over with a new fuselage...

    10/15/18 Yes I started over with a new fuselage Friday. The first one was rather dubious at best. So with much improved welding skills and sticking to gas (oxy/acet) welding Lets get to it.
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    Frank, I just lost the two shortest riblets and...

    Frank,
    I just lost the two shortest riblets and had the material to make the two longer ones. Basically I just removed two and cut out the HAZ of the others and slip them down. One of the diagonals...
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    Been working on the second aileron. Anyone see a...

    Been working on the second aileron. Anyone see a hinge or control horn on that spar? Yeah, me neither. The riblet tack welds have been cut off and I just need to clean the spar up and then begin...
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    Step drill and plywood work table

    Step drill and plywood work table
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    8/21/18, I got a few hours today to layout the...

    8/21/18, I got a few hours today to layout the ailerons and cut some tubing for the Fokker D VII. I also bent the tip bow for the balancer on the aileron. The extra tubing you see at the top of the...
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    Cute little girl came by the EAA hanger I was...

    Cute little girl came by the EAA hanger I was using as a cut shop for the bookcase I was building last week. She was all proud chattering away about getting to fly her daddies plane the other day. I...
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    My new fav shirt 7374

    My new fav shirt
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    Been working on the elevator. And a pic of the...

    Been working on the elevator. And a pic of the stab for good measure.
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    Conodeuce, Check your mil spec for minimum...

    Conodeuce,
    Check your mil spec for minimum radius turn for the cable you are going to use. My Fokker D VII plans called for a 1.75" pulley but when I cross check the mil. spec of the cable I was...
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    Dangit Well that's not gonna work. I have about...

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    Well that's not gonna work. I have about a 3* to 5* pitch on the spokes and I actually need a 13* to 15*, better I nail that down to an exact angle. Oh the discouragement of a failure in...
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