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#4565296 - 04/20/21 06:33 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Seems like it's gonna be a tough one, but we all trust in your great skills Mike!

#4565416 - 04/21/21 01:43 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've now created the inner interplane struts.
The rear struts are fitted to the fuselage through the cut-outs in the rear of the lower wing centre section.

Now onto the tailplane and wing floats support struts,

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#4565423 - 04/21/21 02:22 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Wow, I never realized how much space there was between the two wings!!


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#4565428 - 04/21/21 02:40 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Was that to prevent the upper wing, which provides the most lift, to avoid getting wet, or to provide room for the propeller?

Looking forward to see how this progresses.

#4565444 - 04/21/21 04:43 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I think it's most likely for propeller clearance from the fuselage and to keep the engine clear of water spray,

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#4565571 - 04/22/21 04:16 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The tailplane support struts are done.
These were created 0.8 mm diameter brass rod and 1.6.0 mm diameter brass tube.
These were formed using my 'Albion Alloy's 'Strutter' tool and then soft soldered.
Below are the tailplane struts temporarily fitted.

Now to do the last sets of struts for the wing floats,

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#4565615 - 04/22/21 08:36 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The last of the strut work is done.
These are the support struts for the two wing floats.
There will also be bracing wires fitted, but later in the build.
These were created 0.8 mm diameter brass rod and 1.6.0 mm diameter brass tube.
These were formed using my 'Albion Alloy's 'Strutter' tool,

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#4565618 - 04/22/21 08:59 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike the struts on that beastie are quite massive aren't they!


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#4565671 - 04/23/21 09:18 AM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rob,
Yes they were considering the aircraft itself wasn't that big.
The wing float struts and tailplane struts were not that much thinner than the main interplane struts,

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#4565689 - 04/23/21 12:53 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Does that Strutter tool you speak of flatten the tubing creating the oblong cross section shape? If not, how are you doing that?

#4565690 - 04/23/21 12:56 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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So Mike, do you have the submarine for that upcoming Dio?? biggrin


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#4565710 - 04/23/21 04:31 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: CodyCoyote]  
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Originally Posted by CodyCoyote
Does that Strutter tool you speak of flatten the tubing creating the oblong cross section shape? If not, how are you doing that?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o10w7aVmIk

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#4565711 - 04/23/21 04:32 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted by CodyCoyote
Does that Strutter tool you speak of flatten the tubing creating the oblong cross section shape? If not, how are you doing that?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o10w7aVmIk

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So Mike, do you have the submarine for that upcoming Dio?? biggrin


I'm having enough problems with the aircraft, let alone a submarine hahaha

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#4565823 - 04/24/21 12:48 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Fascinating world we live in where tools like this are made just for model makers. I think about when I was a kid and scratch modelers would've had to figure out stuff like this on their own, with varying and questionable results. Neat stuff out there!

#4565952 - 04/25/21 04:04 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've been working on creating the engine support frame, which was located between the centre sections of the upper and lower wings.
Nothing is supplied in the kit for this frame, apart from two bits of wire and a rather rough side drawing of the side of the aircraft.
Quite how 'Omega Models' expect any modeler to fabricate this frame from the kit is a bit of a joke.
Anyway I've made the bottom half of the frame soft soldered from 0.8 mm diameter brass tube using heavily modified 'Connec+o' joiners from 'Albion Alloy's'.
The front under plate at the top of the frame is made from 0.2 mm plastic card and the two rear side filler plates from scrap photo-etch.
The completed frame will also require cross bracing wires to be fitted as well as the engine assembly of course.

Now it's onto the top half of the frame,

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#4566167 - 04/26/21 10:51 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The top struts of the engine support frame have been added.
I'm now working on the 'basic' engine installation.
The kit supplied resin engine was a bit rough so is being replaced by a 'Wingnut Wings' 7 cylinder Oberursel U.0 (80 HP), kindly donated for this build by both Mark Elliot and Przemyslaw Litewka.
The engine backing disc was made from 0.2 mm thick plastic card with a 0.5 mm diameter styrene rim ('Plastruct').
The engine shaft is 2.0 mm diameter tube (Albion Alloy's) stepped down to a 1.0 mm internal bore and 1.0 mm rod soft soldered in each end.
The resin breather at the front of the engine shaft was cut from the resin kit part.

Now it's onto trying to figure out the control components fitted on the shaft from illustrations and a couple of photographs,

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#4566207 - 04/27/21 03:38 AM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Awful early to assemble it on the test bench isn't it? I mean, you don't even have the spark plug wires on her yet. winkngrin

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Forgot the drip tray under the engine as well hahaha

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Brilliant stuff as always, Mike. And some outstanding fabrication work on that engine support stand! salute

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#4566403 - 04/28/21 07:07 PM Re: 1:32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Here's some shots of the basic engine installation.
There's still the engine to finish and pipework and rigging to be added later in the build.
The engine oil pump and HT ignition unit were scratched as was the representation of the carburetor on the air intake.
Inlet holes were drilled around the air intake,

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