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Guillows 1903 Wright Flyer by Skyediamonds1985
Skyediamonds1985There you have it. I might add I installed the engine cooling tubes just prior to installing the front elevator assembly.
David DuckettImpressive!
SkyediamondsThank you very much, it's greatly appreciated.
SkyediamondsThank you DD., & all you guys. Really means a lot to hear from my peers who are knowledgeable in their respective fields.
Don CThis is truly a fine build. Nice work!
mekuBrilliantly executed....looks like the real thing.
ElbertCI would expect to see this one in the Museum of the USAF.
BriandKilbyyour motor is very detailed skyediamonds.
SkyediamondsDonC, menu, ElbertC, BriandKilby, I sincerely thank eack & everyone of you for your compliments. Truly means a lot from those modelers who are artists in their own right & know what to look for with a critical eye. I posted a lot on the engine, knowing it would be one of the primary focal points of the model & in the hopes it would offer insights on "How to's" for those who wish to take up the challenge of building the Wright Flyer. Thank you guys
SkyediamondsOops, I meant to acknowledge meku, but my cell "auto-spell" kicked in. Thank you guys, -Sky
CreosotewindVery, very nice build. Looking forward to seeing what else you do. One thing I always read from other scratch builders: break down a part into its smallest components and then add them together. You did a very nice job on the engine with that method.

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Guillows 1903 Wright Flyer by Skyediamonds1985
Skyediamonds1985The Wright Bros. had the rigging interconnected such that the wing warping rigging from the pilot's cradle to the wings were also directed to a couple of bellcranks that connected to the rudder.
SkyediamondsSorry guys. This posting was added out of sequence to the engine build. It was only meant to show how the wing-warping rigging included bellcranks interconnected to the rudder. The Wrights were geniuses in figuring out to have the rudder shift in the direction of the turning bank of the warped wings. -Sky

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Guillows 1903 Wright Flyer by Skyediamonds1985
Skyediamonds1985Notice the plastic covers both the flat portion of the engine and extends overhead just enough for the cylinders. I scored the card prior to super-gluing it on the balsa block
SkyediamondsI made a "slight" mistake on this post. The scoring of the plastic will allow me to bend the outside overhang downward to form a "face." Then there will be a separate piece of plastic cut to length & size to cover the top of the cylinders. This piece will be superglued along the ridge formed from bending the original flat piece downward. Sorry about the confusion. Sky

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Guillows Series 2000 - B17 Flying Fortress by poppy
poppyNew color in natural light.
julinickOutstanding!!! Both colours are terrific!! Great colour for the B-17 "Lucky Lass" Algeria 1943 :)

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poppy Guillows Series 2000 - B17 Flying FortressBuild 01-Jul-15 20:06
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poppy Guillows Series 2000 - B17 Flying FortressBuild 01-Jul-15 20:01
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New color in natural light.
TJH Easy Built FF-52 TaylorcraftBuild 30-Jun-15 20:54
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Final prep of miscellaneous parts before tissue. Only painting on this airplane is the wing struts and wheels.
Skyediamonds1985 Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerParked 30-Jun-15 20:48
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There you have it. I might add I installed the engine cooling tubes just prior to installing the front elevator assembly.
Skyediamonds1985 Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild 30-Jun-15 20:39
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With most of the rigging complete, the rear struts were finally installed and the rear portion of the rigging complete. I might add that the wing-warping rigging is confined to the two outer most rear struts only.
Skyediamonds1985 Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild 30-Jun-15 20:32
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Its only after the wing-warping and internal rigging is complete, when the "outside" rigging is started. Note the fuel line being routed around the struts to the tank. Some pictures show the fuel line hanging off the leading edge, some pictures show it to be more tight. It was just an arbitrary decision on my part. Just seemed to "look right."
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