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#4587836 - 12/25/21 01:56 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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#4588026 - 12/29/21 01:31 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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...and putting on the tailwheel, which was fun, as I used the wrong tool for the job - but it turned out just right.



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#4589474 - 01/16/22 06:28 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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I always liked older women; but I found that marrying a woman who looked much younger than she was has paid off as the years have gone by. smile

Finalized the tail wheel and mounted the horizontal stabilizer and elevator this last weekend.

Pretty cool, they lined up just right with the fuselage (meaning I did that right), and I got a little surprise.

When we built the original fuselage five years ago, there was a twist in it. Not much, but enough to where we had to shave one of the spacers that hold it up down to make it level with the front (and therefore the wings). Well, I had kinda put that out of my mind and when it was in place the whole thing was waaayyy off level.

Much cursing for a minute, until I remembered the troubles last time. Pull it all off, laugh at myself, throw three washers on the shortened spacer, put it all back together and she's level. The fuselage is true from firewall to tail, confirmed.

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Of course it all gets pulled off, as I have some repairs to make. The horizontal stab got dinged just a tad, and one of the tip bows needs some attention, as well as all four plates that hold the support tubes that come up from the fuselage. The rivnuts there ripped out of the stab and elongated the plate holes.

It's just weird that there was that much going on back there in the wreck and both the horizontal stab and elevators and straight and true (of course I stripped them of fabric for inspection). But the rivnuts were already wiggly, and replacing them was on my list of things to do before the wreck.

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I also cleaned and primed the gear and forward portion of the fuselage so I can paint them this weekend. Going blue for the inside of the fuselage, and a sort of woodish tan for the gear legs, with the fittings being black. She's going to look like a very different airplane when I'm done.

I think I'm going to march on with the fuselage, working the turtle deck, fuel tank, controls, seat, etc., and put the wings down the list.

For luck this iteration of your bebe has to have the Kitty in the Ring art somewhere on the plane. Even if it is hidden behind some fabric to placate the wife.
http://www.darts-page.com/images/Hello_Kitty_in_ring_big.jpg (The url goes to a dead link at the moment.)
The image was originally posted in the RoF forum in 2009. https://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2879211/#Post2879211

While the Internet Archive has done did a fairly decent job of archiving your site, in several of its iterations, the Kitty in the Ring image is one that was missed.
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.darts-page.com/*


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#4590059 - 01/24/22 09:45 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Oh, it'll be there somewhere this time. My wife absolutely hates the Kitty in the Ring - it's too "Japanese Girly" and silly for her liking. I'm reckoning that it will be right at home on the left front fuselage panel next to the Evil Corporation logos (If you recall, I had an Aperture Science decal. It will be joined by Umbrella Corporation, Waylen Utani, Vault Tech, and OCP.

I really liked the cartoon fox that I used in one of the AAR's. Indeed, I liked the paint scheme over all, and it has distinct advantages over the Verdun camo.

First, it's a lot easier to do. Camo is a PITA not only to put on, but to touch up. Granted, I cheated and used standard colors from Sherwin Williams, but having to buy multiple colors was more expensive than it needed to be.

Second, it will be lighter. While each color was painted in it's unique area, I used more paint than I wanted to in order to get it right. One color will be easier to get a consistent cover and look with.

Third, Verdun was a snapshot in time and place in WWI. It's sort of like how everyone puts invasion stripes on WWII aircraft - they were only there for a very short time in a specific area. By the end of July they were all gone.

For those forgetting, here's my mythical 87 Escadrille fox:

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#4591611 - 02/14/22 08:15 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Because I'm getting older...



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#4591616 - 02/14/22 09:13 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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#4591618 - 02/14/22 09:21 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Clever and nicely done. I liked your “walking vise”.

Are you keeping track of weights and balance or are you putting the old ones aside and going to do a whole new set when you are done ?


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#4591986 - 02/18/22 01:13 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Oh, it's gonna have to be a whole new weight and balance.

There's a lot of "seems right" give and take going on here. The tail wheel is heavier, but the turtle deck supports are a lot lighter. The biggest deal is going to be paint. Since I'm not going with the camo this time around, that's going to take a bunch of weight off, particularly the tail. I'm embarrassed about how much paint I wound up putting on the horizontal stab and elevators....didn't really realize how much until I stripped the fabric.

As to the vice, yeah, I need to come up with a portable non-PITA way of locking it down for stuff. But the ability to just pick it up and place it anywhere is invaluable. Also, the video is sped up 8 times....so it's not creeping that fast. wink

@ Argon: There really wasn't any other way to do it. Besides, there was an aluminum plate between me and the drill bit.

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#4602750 - 07/01/22 02:21 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Any new progress ?


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#4602805 - 07/02/22 08:01 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Yep. There's actually two videos up...

The first is the brake installation...well, the new improved handle for the brakes and running the cables, anyhow, with a little bit on the actual drum brakes themselves.



With that, I realized that work on the fuselage is pretty much finished until the engine is ready for mounting, so it's on to wings.

There's some special hardware in the busted wings I needed, so first I had to strip them down...and strip the good lower wing as well for inspection.



Work is slowing, though. I've got a disk in my neck that is working in concert with arthritis to pinch the nerves that go to my right arm. If anyone knows the pain of sciatica, imagine that in one's arm instead of the leg. Docs did the anti-inflamitory goop injections, which I give a C minus in grade. It no longer feels like a piece of rebar was rammed through my shoulder blade, ripping off the arm, and then duck tapped back on, but it's day-by-day on how useful I am. Thursday I woke up to what I can only describe as a charley horse in my tricep, followed by lightning bolts. Sucks. Friday was Pulled Tight Like A Drum, but today it just aches with pins-and-needles like it's just waking up from falling asleep. If it doesn't improve they'll just have to go in and remove the disk and fuse the two vertebrae.


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#4602874 - 07/04/22 10:36 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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#4602886 - 07/04/22 12:11 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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I am getting old as well. Fortunately am healthy enough to have just passed another Flight Physical. Every pilot worries when going for one. Men in their 30’s fail them so I feel good about it.


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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
I am getting old as well. Fortunately am healthy enough to have just passed another Flight Physical. Every pilot worries when going for one. Men in their 30’s fail them so I feel good about it.



There's always Light Sport if the day comes.


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#4602897 - 07/04/22 02:17 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
I am getting old as well. Fortunately am healthy enough to have just passed another Flight Physical. Every pilot worries when going for one. Men in their 30’s fail them so I feel good about it.


Basic Med for the win.

I know a lot of pilots that are using their regular doc for flight physicals to avoid "gotchas." And, as Dash says, at some point you can forgo physicals altogether and fly under Light Sport rules.

Indeed, one of the reasons I went Light Sport from the beginning is to avoid the expense and bother with physicals. Not that there's anything to make me believe I would get a busted ticket; I just think it's a requirement that has long exceeded it's value.


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#4610538 - 10/06/22 06:27 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Time for an update.


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On the aircraft:

Upper right wing stripped, new flying/drag wires installed. Ribs for all wings bent, waiting for trim to fit spars.
Upper left wing spars drilled, waiting for fitting the compression struts, drag/anti-drag wires, and tramelling.

And that's where it is.

Medically, good news and bad news. I had a biopsy done on the lymph nodes in my chest (lovely large cross cut scar on my neck), where they found out they're just over-achievers. No cancer. I'm a bit of an oyster, with my body making little accretions around little bits of something; no further intervention required, as it should slowly resolve itself.

On my neck, the super duper scan (which was hilarious - they injected a dye into my lower spine and flipped me on my head to let the goop drain down to my neck) showed the doc that his original plan of intervention was off. Instead of going in from the front and removing one neck bone, he's going in the back, cutting in a channel in the bone, removing some disks, using the bone he's taking out to make splints between them, and holding the whole mess together with a couple rods. The good news is that in five years I won't be a cripple. The bad news is I'm looking at five or six months of suck, starting with 4-6 weeks of 24/7 hard neck brace. At least it's not a halo. After that I'll be able to take it off to wash underneath it for another couple months. That is going to be one nasty brace.

The meds they've had me on are less than ideal, making me a staggering mess by the time the afternoon comes around. Apparently this is acceptable, as he's just now letting me ease off on them, and was pleased that I stuck to them. It also meant that I couldn't work - power tools and sharp pointing things while uncoordinated isn't a good thing.

It makes me a little crazy about the plane. It's that part of the rebuild where six full days of work and it could be wings on fuselage, either rigged or ready for rig and cover.


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#4610569 - 10/06/22 10:39 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Oh my. Sorry that you are having these issues. Ain’t getting old fun?


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#4610597 - 10/07/22 05:49 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Well, it was either this surgery or in five or ten years fall down and drop things all the time as my spinal column was chewed into. Oh, fun fact: damage is probably due to some sort of chemical agent, such as sarin gas. You know, the stuff that didn't cause the M8 chemical alarms to go off during Desert Storm? I may have to talk to the VA. smile

I'm actually in high sprits over this, as it means the problem was caught early and can be fixed.

Oh, and all these scans and crap? Well, I wouldn't have had any of the initial work done up on any of this if I hadn't of put my precious little Babette into a tree next to a road. None of it is directly related to the wreck - it was just broken ribs and a pretty neat scar on my face - but without it, I'd be screwed.

So she saved my life in the crash by collapsing so beautifully and taking the hit for me, and then opened a window for the docs to find other stuff that could have left me a cripple in my old age.

I know it's just a machine, but damned if I don't love that little Bebe.


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Best wishes on a speedy recovery Dart.


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Originally Posted by Dart
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So she saved my life in the crash by collapsing so beautifully and taking the hit for me, and then opened a window for the docs to find other stuff that could have left me a cripple in my old age.

I know it's just a machine, but damned if I don't love that little Bebe.


It's good to see something so beneficial come out of that crash. "Serendipitous" comes to mind. Your positive attitude is admirable, and should serve you well in the coming rehab/recovery. I hope that all goes well for you.

Bebe will be waiting.

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