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      This is where I am now with this build.
      I thought that I had better start a thread dealing just with the airplane itself.

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    This is where I started with this build,the laser cut ribs.In fact this will be the only part not built from scratch.They are so impossibly delicate that laser cutting is the only way to go.Mine were from a Model Airways 1/16th Wright Flier which I never built. I modified each rib to conform to the Curtiss Pusher drawing that I am using.In this day and age I know of many scratch builders who farm this job out to laser people like Arizona Models .I considered doing that but decided to modify what I already had.
    Last edited by JohnReid; 07-31-09 at 12:29 PM.
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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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    For Large Pictures see:

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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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    This backyard flier is accurate to the point that I am using the aeronautical knowledge of the day(1913)that would be available to an amateur builder.I want to put myself back to that era and see what I would come up with as my design for an airplane.

    I checked the camber,shape and thickness of the wing and found it within limits.Then I decreased the width and length and squared the tip to better conform to the Curtiss airplane.
    I cut the trailing edge where you see the black line.
    For Large Pictures see:

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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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    Newly designed wing built and out of the jig.
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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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    I'm looking forward to following this one John. You do amazing work!
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    Upper wing resting in modified jig.
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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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    Lower wing built up and installed in the jig.I used whatever I had handy to true up the wings in relation to one another and then made up and temporarily installed the interplane struts.
    Last edited by JohnReid; 08-01-09 at 10:04 AM.
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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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    Please note:
    For a more detailed description of this build see my diorama thread, Loss of Innocence.......There is no sense in repeating all of that here but when I resume the flier part of the diorama I will post a more through description on this thread.
    For Large Pictures see:

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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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    Nothing fancy here just miniature clothes pegs,twist ties and hot The Backyard Flier (1/16th) melt glue to hold the whole contraption together.
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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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    I used coffee stir sticks to temporarily represent the interplane struts.
    For Large Pictures see:

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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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    For Large Pictures see:

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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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    Wing strut fittings are installed on the ends of the already made up streamlined interplane struts.
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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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    Four brass tubing vertical struts were added to support the engine bearer beams.
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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.
    QUOTE QUOTE #14

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    The engine bearer beams temporarily installed.
    For Large Pictures see:

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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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