Main Menu
User Login
User Name
Password



View By Aircraft
Users Aircraft
Build Thread, Page : [ 1 ] (16 posts, 20 posts per page, 1 pages in total)
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3846103 May 17 07:49
After the hassle of covering and painting my Nieuport 11 with the cables hanging loose I decided to try something different. The plastic tubes pictured here will allow me to pull the cables back into the tubes and out of the way and then push them back out after the painting is finished.
biplane guy, Image # 3846103 May 17 07:43

Cable exits
biplane guy, Image # 3845402 May 17 14:14

aileron controls
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3841625 Apr 17 17:30
Yes please both Biplane guy - I have a hand-drawn diagram for the Curtiss Pusher I made (I could take a pic and post it if you want a good laugh) - it would be great to confirm its correctness - do you want to post a pic of the diagrams ? - or email them to me ? - if email, I will ask James to give you my email address ...
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3841625 Apr 17 17:12
LW, do you want a diagram for the Curtiss pusher or one for the DR-1? What I'm doing is a simplified aileron control on the DR-1. Fokker used four cables looped through multiple pulleys to move the ailerons (not worth the effort on a model this size when you won't be able to see and appreciate it after the model is covered.) I have diagrams for both aircraft if you want them.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3841625 Apr 17 15:03
Biplane Guy - is there a link to a good schematic diagram that shows how the cockpit controls work and how they link up to the control horns? I am stumped - it took me forever to figure it out for the Curtiss Pusher ...
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3841625 Apr 17 13:58
The pulleys are glued to the brass shaft which turns free in brass bushings (grommets).
biplane guy, Image # 3841625 Apr 17 13:54

aileron pulleys in top wing
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3839524 Apr 17 17:20
Thanks for the idea Biplane Guy - very clean and functional!
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3839524 Apr 17 15:19
Lastwoodsman, here's what I came up with. The nylon washers are DU-BRO Cat. No. 323 #4 flat washers. The brass ferrule, small metal washer, and screw are parts from a DU-BRO Cat. No. 114 Small Servo Mounting Hardware kit. I had originally planned to make the pulleys from discs punched from a styrene sheet stock but this simplified things.
biplane guy, Image # 3839524 Apr 17 15:05

aileron pulleys
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3835720 Apr 17 21:03
BPGuy - I'm looking forward to seeing how you build those little pulleys and mounting brackets - I need to make them for my Curtiss Pusher ...
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3835720 Apr 17 21:00
Nice. I did this twice. Never again!
Don C, Comment for image # 3835720 Apr 17 20:56
Impressive.,I've wanted to try this,but never had the guts.
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3835720 Apr 17 20:43
This was the easy part. Now I have to make the little-bitty pulleys to fit inside the fuselage and upper wing for the aileron controls. Hope to have all the control surfaces working from the cockpit.
biplane guy, Image # 3835720 Apr 17 20:37

controls
Build Thread, Page : [ 1 ] (16 posts, 20 posts per page, 1 pages in total)