Pocher 1:4 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale S Anniversario + Hardware-kit of Paul Koo

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Last month I posted in the thread “Other hobbies that are not ship model building” this post:
Last week I got this packet: …..
On this Dutch forum I will make a build-log:
With some nice reactions.

Last week I saw the coming build-log from Ted for the Jaguar C-type engine 1/8 scale in the thread “Super detailing static models”. For other models than ship-models.
Because the Pocher kit is already very detailed, I am super-detailing it with the items of the Hardware-Kit of Paul Koo and with some personal items.
So I decided to make here a build-log for the building of the Pocher 1:4 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale S Anniversario with the Hardware Kit of Paul Koo.

To make it complete, I will start by the beginning.
First some posts to bring you to the current state of building.

When the postman rings:
A little unsharp, but I wanted to look inside:
001 Verpakking.jpg
This will be seen:
002 Doos.jpg
The model gets these dimensions:
003 Detail.jpg

To show you what we're talking about, the 1st model of the Panigale of Pocher was this one, which I built in 2016:
004 1299.jpg
004 1299-1.jpg

In the box there are a lot of metal parts:
006 Metal parts 1.jpg
007 Metal parts 2.jpg
Of course there are plastic parts, but on the original they are also plastic parts.
The model weighs 5.5 kg for a reason!

What also emerged from the 1st model was that Pocher used mainly black Philip crosshead screws and bolts. Whereas on the original they are mostly hexagonal heads and inbus bolts.
From the American Paul Koo I bought his Hardware Set + Tool kit.
So Paul Koo delivers a whole set:
008 PaulKoo1.jpg
With these kind of right bolts:
009 PaulKoo2.jpg
So small:
010 PaulKoo3.jpg

I will occasionally make some post with some notes and pictures of the construction.
But that goes between the companies of the construction of my Robert E. Lee.
Regards, Peter
 
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First a piece of intro, partly for those who are not familiair with Pocher.
There is a very detailed manual with 35 pages.
The construction is divided into 30 chapters.
A photo of chapter 1 and how to compensated the part when and how.
011 Handleiding.jpg
Because some parts have to be mounted from the inside of another part, I first collect all the parts and screws.
012 1-1.jpg

Before I merge the parts, I first file away the small cast edges that Pocher has not removed. The finish is very very good, but it could be better! Then everything fits together even more neatly.
013 1-2.jpg

However, the holes in the metal parts are not wired. Pocher mentions that the supplied bolts are self-tapping. But when i built my 1st Ducatie (and a long time back also an MB from Pocher) there are still a lot of things to break down.
So I'm tapping the holes now.

With the kit, Pocher has supplied 26 different bolts, in terms of diameter/length/shape.
But they are almost all black and feature the Philips crosshead.
In the Hardware Set mentioned in the intro, Paul Koo also supplied 26 different bolts and wire ends. Only in terms of colour in the as many original metal alloy as possible and with different heads: inbus, torx, 6-side etc.
And in the set there are thread taps. I now have a set of 1.7/2.0/2.3 and 2.5.
014 1-3.jpg

Construction can really begin now.
First a cylinder with 2 bolts from the Hardware Set (left) and 2 from the Pocher KIT (right)
015 1-4.jpg
Those last two are going out again.

The reclining and the standing cylinder on a piece of the sump:
016 1-5.jpg

Some parts for the left:
017 1-6.jpg

And that merged again:
018 1-7.jpg

Regards, Peter
 
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Chapter 2 and 3:
022 Hst2.JPG
023 Hst3.JPG

Again first all parts collected, some painted into the right color.
024 Onderdelen.JPG
Eventually all these parts with 35 bolts secured.
As the right side now looks with part of the oil filter and on the inside of the two cylinder heads the intakes on which the fuel injection system will soon be installed:
025 Rechts Intake.JPG
And the left side:
026 Links.jpg
The dynamo is also in place, with its decal, applied to thickened alu-foil from the Hardware-kit :
027 Dynamo.jpg

I mentioned that I had bought the Hardware Set from Paul Koo.
Here is a print-screen of 1 of the pages as Paul has documented the application of the extras. His manual consists of 71 pages with on an additional DVD a lot of extra info and pictures of the original.
028 Kit.jpeg

Pocher itself is a kit that can be put together properly and neatly in accordance with the manual. But with Paul's additions, you'll have a lot more happy building time. That's really fine-tuning.
Regards, Peter
 
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Before the next chapter, first 2 details that Paul Koo has figure out.
Although Pocher has processed a lot of details, 2 very striking tubes/cables have not been made on the block.

The 1st is the start/ignition cable on the left side of the block.
Small rubber cube cutting, hole of 1 mm and a cable insert:
From Paul Koo's manual:
029 PK Ign.jpg
The opening in the block on the left:
030 Ign.jpg
With the plug and cable fitted:
031 Ign.jpg

The 2nd is a banjo plug for the oil tube with the oil pressure switch.
From Paul Koo's manual:
032 PK Oil.jpg
For that, Paul put some extra parts in his kit. With some self-made parts:
033 Oil onderdelen.jpg
-a small metal bead
-flatten on two sides
-pierce hole up to 2mm
-2mm hex-bolt through it
-1mm transverse drills
-bend piece of copper wire and glue/solder into the 1mm hole. I glue it with CA
pipe
-a cable socket making of 2 pieces of alu-foil
034 Oil samen.jpg
2mm hole where the tube should go and secure the hex bolt.
035 Oil boren.jpg
Confirmed in the block:
036 Oil aangebracht.jpg
The pipe now points to the right, but thus comes diagonally to the top left.
Regards, Peter
 
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Chapter 4:
From now on I only show the drawing of the chapter on which all the individual parts can be seen.
With the composite parts.

In this chapter some parts for the canister filter and the ABS unit on the right side of the block:
037 Hfst4.jpg
Composed:
038 ABS+Cool.jpg
Fixed on the block:
039 Samen.jpg
With the extra details that have been applied, visible. As:
-extra banjo plug for the cooling system, towards radiator
-fuel filter venting
-ABS switch to engine management
At a later stage, the tubes are installed to the current empty connections.

And I give the cilinderheads there black gasket.

Now you are even with the building.
New posts will not come as quick as above ;)
Regards, Peter
 
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Chapter 5:
040 Hfst5.jpg
Waterpump:
In 2 stages:
The base:
041 waterpomp1.jpg
With the extras: the hose clamps and the wiring:
042 waterpomp2.jpg
With the nice inbus-bolds of Paul Koo

Starter relay:
In the Pocher manual, there are only 3 cables:
RF-01, from the starter to the start relay
RF-03, from the RPM sensor to the relay
RF-04, the battery +connector to the relay
Paul Koo gives a few more options. But it is the question if you see them later?
But these are made:
-radiator fan
-exhaust valve
-starter relay
Kick stand switch
043 Relais.jpg

Battery:
For the battery only the +connector is drawn in, glued to the back of the battery.
So, the + and the – made.
044 Accu.jpg

Everything attached to the left side of the engine:
045 Relais+accu.jpg
Some cables fixed:
-starter
-accu +
-RPM-sensor.

The cable harness on the top is later connected to the main cable tree.
Also on the bottom the cables for the exhaust-valve.
The accu-decal speaks for itself.

All and all, this costs me the whole afternoon. But: great fun.
Regards, Peter
 
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Because the Skylight walls and window frames from the Robert E. Lee are drying from their layer of base paint, took a moment to make the block almost complete.

Chapter 6+8:
047 Gasklep1.jpg
Throttle body
The parts merged:
048 Gasklep2.jpg
Here also the necessary extra hose clamps.
I'm surprised how small they can make these bolts, both Torx and Allen.

Before this part is mounted on the engine block, Paul Koo's advice was to first mount the air valve and the associated hoses. They don't really come until chapter 23, but then you can do it very badly:
049 Gasklep3.jpg
050 Gasklep4.jpg

Chapter 7 is briefly skipped to mount the fuel house on the block:
051 Gasklep5.jpg
Applied to the block with the connecting hoses to the cylinder heads.
The left of the now almost complete block:
052 Gasklep6.jpg
And the right side:
053 Gasklep7.jpg
With quite a few hoses and cables that are going to be connected later.
Regards, Peter
 
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Now that is an engine and a half. Fantastic detail.
And you're really building it with great skill.
Something that fascinates me is how the technology has advanced in the 70 years since the Jaguar c-type engine was produced. This engine looks complicated, while the c-type looks very 'bare' in comparison.
I shall enjoy the rest of this build!

Ted
 
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Now that is an engine and a half. Fantastic detail.
And you're really building it with great skill.
Something that fascinates me is how the technology has advanced in the 70 years since the Jaguar c-type engine was produced. This engine looks complicated, while the c-type looks very 'bare' in comparison.
I shall enjoy the rest of this build!
Ted
Hello Ted,
Very nice that you like this build. I follow your build of the Jaguar. I know the quality of Autograph, and the Jaguar kit looks great. Different ages, different techniques. But both worked with pistons, gas, nuts, bolds, tubes etc.
Regards Peter
 
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