Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
Page 5 of 5 1 2 3 4 5
#4490515 - 09/25/19 12:11 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,686
RAF_Louvert Offline
BOC President; Pilot Extraordinaire; Humble Man
RAF_Louvert  Offline
BOC President; Pilot Extraordinaire; Humble Man
Senior Member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,686
L'Etoile du Nord
.

Fan-friggin-tastic.

.

#4490523 - 09/25/19 01:49 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,229
Robert_Wiggins Offline
BWOC Survivor!...So Far!!
Robert_Wiggins  Offline
BWOC Survivor!...So Far!!
Hotshot

Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,229
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Lou, you always express yourself in the dramatic!! biggrin


(System_Specs)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Pwr Sup: OCZ, GameXStream,1000-Watt
MB: Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Mem: Corsair Vengeance (2x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, Unbuffered
CPU: Intel i7-4770K, OC to 4.427Ghz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid CPU Cooler
Vid Card: ASUS GTX 980Ti STRIX 6GB
OS and Games on separate: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
Monitor: Primary ASUS PG27AQ 4k; Secondary Samsung SyncMaster BX2450L
Periphs: MS Sidewinder FFB2 Pro, TrackIR 4

#4490525 - 09/25/19 02:15 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Sandbagger Online smile
Hotshot
Sandbagger  Online Smile
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Coningsby, Lincs, UK
Hi all,
Last of the pre-rigging done on the underside of the wing and on the ailerons.
Now the final assembly can be completed then final rigging,

Mike

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]

Alienware Aurora R5
Windows 10 64 bit
Intel i7-6700K 4.2Ghz (liquid cooled)
Two GTX 1080 Foundations in SLI (8 Gig each)
32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
1TB SSD boot drive - 1TB SATA storage drive
5.1 Surround Sound
34" Dell Ultra Sharp U3415W (3440x 2440)
CH Pro-Pedals, Stick and Throttle
TrackIR-5 Pro
#4490614 - 09/26/19 12:56 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Sandbagger Online smile
Hotshot
Sandbagger  Online Smile
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Coningsby, Lincs, UK
Hi all,
The tail unit has been finally rigged.
Included are the elevator, rudder and tail skid control lines.
Also the tail plane bracing lines.
The line end fittings are 0.4 mm Nickel-Silver tube, finished with an enamel wash.
The lines themselves are 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament.

Time to move onto fitting the wing and all of the rigging,

Mike

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]

Alienware Aurora R5
Windows 10 64 bit
Intel i7-6700K 4.2Ghz (liquid cooled)
Two GTX 1080 Foundations in SLI (8 Gig each)
32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
1TB SSD boot drive - 1TB SATA storage drive
5.1 Surround Sound
34" Dell Ultra Sharp U3415W (3440x 2440)
CH Pro-Pedals, Stick and Throttle
TrackIR-5 Pro
#4490621 - 09/26/19 02:00 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 920
HumanDrone Offline
Just shoot me...
HumanDrone  Offline
Just shoot me...
Member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 920
Near Pittsburgh, PA USA
Good night, if it wasn't for your bench top you'd think you were looking at the real thing. Amazing, as always. And I've been a year and a half trying to kludge the command module on the top of my Apollo-Saturn V into something much nicer than stock! I've had a week's "vacation" (worked like a horse trying to get caught up before winter...) and oh, to think I wouldn't have to go in next week, or the week after, or the week after that... 28 months to go!

So, uh, that tail skid... what were thye controlling? With wires either side, did they actually try to steer a little with it? or is that just bracing?


Box: Win7 Pro 64 bit / I72600K @4.1 GHz / EVGA GTX580 OC'd / 16GB RAM / Corsair 240 GB SSD / WD 600 GB Velociraptor / 1050W Power
FS Stuff: Saitek X52 Pro Stick/Throttle & Combat Rudder Pedals, TrackIR 5
Sims: FSX Gold, REX 2.0 OD, UTX-NA, FSGenesis 10m mesh/ CFS3 ETO 1.40/Wings Over Flanders Fields Ultimate Edition (more gorgeous than ever!)
Proud BOC inductee 4/30/12!
#4490644 - 09/26/19 07:08 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: HumanDrone]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Sandbagger Online smile
Hotshot
Sandbagger  Online Smile
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Coningsby, Lincs, UK
Originally Posted by HumanDrone
Good night, if it wasn't for your bench top you'd think you were looking at the real thing. Amazing, as always. And I've been a year and a half trying to kludge the command module on the top of my Apollo-Saturn V into something much nicer than stock! I've had a week's "vacation" (worked like a horse trying to get caught up before winter...) and oh, to think I wouldn't have to go in next week, or the week after, or the week after that... 28 months to go!

So, uh, that tail skid... what were thye controlling? With wires either side, did they actually try to steer a little with it? or is that just bracing?


The tail skid was steerable to a certain degree.
A cable was attached to each side of the control horn. The two cables were routed forwards in up into the fuselage through the opening forward from the tail skid.
The cables were eventually attached to the pilot's rudder bar, enabling him to steer the tail of the aircraft left or right.

Mike


[Linked Image]

Alienware Aurora R5
Windows 10 64 bit
Intel i7-6700K 4.2Ghz (liquid cooled)
Two GTX 1080 Foundations in SLI (8 Gig each)
32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
1TB SSD boot drive - 1TB SATA storage drive
5.1 Surround Sound
34" Dell Ultra Sharp U3415W (3440x 2440)
CH Pro-Pedals, Stick and Throttle
TrackIR-5 Pro
#4490645 - 09/26/19 07:11 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Sandbagger Online smile
Hotshot
Sandbagger  Online Smile
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Coningsby, Lincs, UK
Hi all,
The wing is now fitted onto the fuselage cabane struts.
Also fitted are the ailerons and the over wing cable support pylon.

Now to complete all of the wing rigging,

Mike

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]

Alienware Aurora R5
Windows 10 64 bit
Intel i7-6700K 4.2Ghz (liquid cooled)
Two GTX 1080 Foundations in SLI (8 Gig each)
32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
1TB SSD boot drive - 1TB SATA storage drive
5.1 Surround Sound
34" Dell Ultra Sharp U3415W (3440x 2440)
CH Pro-Pedals, Stick and Throttle
TrackIR-5 Pro
#4491002 - 10/01/19 12:03 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Sandbagger Online smile
Hotshot
Sandbagger  Online Smile
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Coningsby, Lincs, UK
Hi all,
The final rigging is now complete.

This includes:
Aileron control lines from the cockpit to the underside of the wing.
Cabane strut side and front cross bracing.
Over wing landing wires.
Under wing landing and double flying wires.

I'll post the completed model shots once I've finished the figure and display base,

Mike

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]

Alienware Aurora R5
Windows 10 64 bit
Intel i7-6700K 4.2Ghz (liquid cooled)
Two GTX 1080 Foundations in SLI (8 Gig each)
32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
1TB SSD boot drive - 1TB SATA storage drive
5.1 Surround Sound
34" Dell Ultra Sharp U3415W (3440x 2440)
CH Pro-Pedals, Stick and Throttle
TrackIR-5 Pro
#4491129 - 10/02/19 02:44 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Sandbagger Online smile
Hotshot
Sandbagger  Online Smile
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Coningsby, Lincs, UK
Hi all,
The Sopwith 'Swallow' is now complete.
Many thanks for following this build and your kind comments.
A full build log, in PDF format, will be available from my site (link below),

Mike

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]

Alienware Aurora R5
Windows 10 64 bit
Intel i7-6700K 4.2Ghz (liquid cooled)
Two GTX 1080 Foundations in SLI (8 Gig each)
32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
1TB SSD boot drive - 1TB SATA storage drive
5.1 Surround Sound
34" Dell Ultra Sharp U3415W (3440x 2440)
CH Pro-Pedals, Stick and Throttle
TrackIR-5 Pro
#4491132 - 10/02/19 03:04 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,672
MFair Offline
Senior Member
MFair  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,672
Mike, absolutely stunning! Another masterpiece.


Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from either end.
BOC Member since....I can't remember!
#4491157 - 10/02/19 05:04 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,661
Raine Online content
Member
Raine  Online Content
Member

Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,661
New Brunswick, Canada
Outstanding work. I would love one day to see a video of how you do the rigging. Mine would look like old clotheslines. Tremendous stuff!

#4491198 - 10/02/19 10:45 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,378
Blade_Meister Offline
Member
Blade_Meister  Offline
Member

Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,378
Atlanta, GA, USA
Amazing Sir! Simply amazing. yep

S!Blade<><

#4491208 - 10/03/19 12:00 AM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Sandbagger Online smile
Hotshot
Sandbagger  Online Smile
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,083
Coningsby, Lincs, UK
Thanks for your kind comments - much appreciated.

Raine
A full description of the build, including rigging, is in the down loadable PDF build log on my site.
Just go to gallery 2 (link in my sig) and click on the PDF icon to download the log,

Mike


[Linked Image]

Alienware Aurora R5
Windows 10 64 bit
Intel i7-6700K 4.2Ghz (liquid cooled)
Two GTX 1080 Foundations in SLI (8 Gig each)
32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
1TB SSD boot drive - 1TB SATA storage drive
5.1 Surround Sound
34" Dell Ultra Sharp U3415W (3440x 2440)
CH Pro-Pedals, Stick and Throttle
TrackIR-5 Pro
#4491284 - 10/03/19 03:41 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,436
Winding Man Offline
Member
Winding Man  Offline
Member

Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,436
Jhb, South Africa
Some fantastic work there - amazing!


OBD Software
#4491303 - 10/03/19 05:43 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 646
BuckeyeBob Offline
Member
BuckeyeBob  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 646
Ohio, USA
The model is so good that even the pilot is smiling!

Amazing work, as always, Sandbagger!

#4492378 - 10/10/19 10:04 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 27
mandrews Offline
Junior Member
mandrews  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 27
South Carolina
Absolutely amazing work. I've spend hours lusting over the models you've posted at your site.

I salute you. salute

#4492511 - 10/11/19 07:39 PM Re: OT - Sopwith 'Swallow' [Re: Sandbagger]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 645
Shredward Offline
Member
Shredward  Offline
Member

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 645
Lake Louise, AB Canada
Is that a lePrieur in your pocket ?
jawdrop
cheers,
shredward


We will remember them.
Page 5 of 5 1 2 3 4 5

Moderated by  Polovski 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Ratnik shovel mini review
by Crane Hunter. 02/26/20 06:27 AM
Smithsonian Open Access?
by Rick_Rawlings. 02/26/20 05:21 AM
When the live song beats the studio version...
by Zamzow. 02/26/20 03:55 AM
Mussolini speaks in Engish!
by PanzerMeyer. 02/25/20 05:08 PM
Brut force melody hacking
by Red2112. 02/25/20 11:41 AM
I just had a threesome at the doctors!
by Ajay. 02/25/20 04:59 AM
Original Longbow Gold on Win 10?
by TerribleTwo. 02/25/20 12:39 AM
What's the longest movie you've seen in the theater?
by PanzerMeyer. 02/24/20 04:18 PM
'Microjets' are so cool.
by MarkG. 02/24/20 05:41 AM
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0