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1/16th 1903 Wright Flyer Scratchbuild
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1/16th 1903 Wright Flyer Scratchbuild 1/16th 1903 Wright Flyer Scratchbuild 1/16th 1903 Wright Flyer Scratchbuild 1/16th 1903 Wright Flyer Scratchbuild 1/16th 1903 Wright Flyer Scratchbuild
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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Lancair IV is offline
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      Started: 10-24-08 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I can't stand it anymore... With all the scratch building going on, I decided to drink the coolaid and build the aircraft that started it all.

      The 1903 Wright Flyer.

      She'll be a skeleton build like the Sopwith Camel, everything will function including the wraping wings and engine with a little luck.

      I've learned a lot watching a few of you scratch builders (you know who you are) and I want in your club.

      At this point, I'm in a fact gathering phase and collecting materials.

      Here is a great web site of a reproduction flyer- Wright Brothers 1903 Flyer - Full Size Reproduction

      Wish me luck.

      Cheers
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  1. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Completed Cradle


    Misc Elevator and Rudder Parts


    Wing Strut Components


    Hook will be wrapped with rope to secure into position


    Attachments are made from brass


    Still looking for chain ideas. I did find a chain that might work from a model boat kit.

    Cheers
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

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    Hi Rob,
    they also make chains for 1/12 scale bikes:

    Model Factory Hiro 1/12 Motorcycle Chain Set Photo-Etch/Metal Sealed

    May work for 1/16 too...

    Uli
    @xken: what scale is that motorcycle?
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    Rob - outstanding. Keep posting each detail step. The metal work details give me inspiration to try more metal details instead of sticking strictly to styrene 1/16th 1903 Wright Flyer Scratchbuild . Don't know how you make such crisp cuts but I will keep experimenting.
    Syd
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    The scale for the motorcycle is 1/6th.

    Follow this link to see more of his builds!

    http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Tarrago.htm
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  5. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Added the stitching to the wing covers







    Cheers
    Rob Byrnes
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    QUOTE QUOTE #21

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    This is coming along really well. I think the result will be outstanding.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
    QUOTE QUOTE #22

  7. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Completed Elevator



    Climb


    Dive




    Cheers
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

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    QUOTE QUOTE #23

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    Beautiful work Rob.

    It is amazing to see how that works and then think how far we have come with todays engineering. If only we could see into the future.
    Syd
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  9. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Propeller supports made of brass tubing



    Chain guides are next
    Rob Byrnes
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    QUOTE QUOTE #25

  10. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Started engine and chain guides









    Rob Byrnes
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    On the Bench
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    QUOTE QUOTE #26

  11. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Well.....I hate to say this, but I decided not to scratch build 1/16th 1903 Wright Flyer Scratchbuild this. I'm going to continue this build, but it is going to be a diorama of the wright flyer.

    Title - [B]THE END OF THE BEGINNING[/B]

    This will reflect the Wright Flyer after it's 4th and final flight. Not sure if I want to reflect it before or after the gust of wind. I'll decide as I go.

    I am going to build the Model Airways Wright Flyer. I hope my wife comes through for Christmas.

    Cheers
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
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    QUOTE QUOTE #27

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    A diorama sounds great
    to me!
    For Large Pictures see:

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    https://albatros15.imgur.com/all/
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnReid View Post
    A diorama sounds great
    to me!
    It's all because of your influence
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
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    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
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    QUOTE QUOTE #29

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    How are your ideas for a diorama coming along?My next dio will be based on an adaptation of the Wright Flyer by Model Airways as well.Should be fun!
    For Large Pictures see:

    **************************************************
    https://albatros15.imgur.com/all/
    **************************************************
    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
    QUOTE QUOTE #30

  15. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I just started getting back into this. I decided to build the case for the Camel before I did anything else. Here's where she at now. Rudder is not attached. Wing struts are next.







    The final diorama will be the Wright flyer right after a gust of wind flipped her over several time while they were carrying her back to repair the elevator for the previous and final flight.

    Cheers
    Last edited by Lancair IV; 11-30-08 at 06:35 PM.
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
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    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
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    QUOTE QUOTE #31

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