Model Airways-The Wright Flyer-Scale 1/16

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I neglected to mention in my last post that I also added the skid support. This structure is what the bottom wing attached to as well as the rudder and elevator structures.yhe following pic shows the skid little clearer.
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Next up is the elevator structure which will attach to the front the plane. There are two identical elevators(as shown in pic below) on the Wright Flyer. I have chosen to keep them static as opposed to having them be able to move. The model is pretty fragile so I feel this is a good choice. The elevator is attached to its own support structure shown in pic below as well. When completed there will also be a pulley system added which is how the elevator was controlled by the pilot. Care and lots of test fitting needs to be done to get the angles of the supports and support arms correctly aligned to attach to the plane as well as rest the elevator.
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While these parts were drying after joining I went to work on the rudder structure. This is a fairly straightforward box like structure with wire braces added for support. The rudder will be attached to the plane using eyelets on both ends. Attaching the elevator and rudder structures will be the next steps in the project.
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So it looks like the final few pictures of the Flyer project were lost in the server issue. I have added them back as best I could. Bottom line this project was a nice change and a throw back to my younger plane building days. I did decide to add a stain on the Flyer to help it be more defined/visible. I know not historically accurate but the real plane had a skin on it as well. If you decide to build this model use epoxy on all key joining parts as they will not hold well with CA.
Also included a pic of the Wright Brothers first flight
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Congratulations for this model - It is looking, and I am very sure, that it was, a nice and interesting project in between.
Many thanks for this log and all the photos Thumbs-Up
 
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