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Thread: This one's a Fokker (Flair D 7)
21/10/2020 21:47:24

Thanks Martin, but to be fair only 20 % of the fuselage is original ! Bit more done on the front end and then the

dreaded painting.



17/10/2020 21:49:20

A bit further down the road




16/10/2020 19:43:16

I did try that but unless all the slots are cut perfectly it will end up looking a bit wonky, I could have set it up in the mill but that was far to much effort, and it only took an hour to do it by eye

16/10/2020 19:02:01
Posted by Doc Marten on 12/10/2020 21:00:16:

That looks awesome!

Really interested in how you did that Jeff?

Not that hard DM just a bit of care and patience, I started with the two vertical slats and then marked off the spacing and started on one of the short sides, once I was happy with the positioning I ca'd them in place and then added the rest lining them up by eye, the trick is to make the slats a snug fit to be able to position them accurately.

Today's efforts


12/10/2020 20:45:05

Had some fun (?) making the front of the cowl today,just the top to do and the tail skid and then back to the wings




11/10/2020 17:30:42

A bit more progress with the cowl,I may well make it in two parts for better accesses



10/10/2020 21:08:09

Well I suppose it may stop me slacking of for another six years! blush

Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
10/10/2020 12:39:59

Hi guys ,can you tell me how much down thrust the engine has ??

Thread: This one's a Fokker (Flair D 7)
10/10/2020 12:20:00

Mounted the engine and made the silencer last night




next will be to finish the radiator grill and top of cowling

08/10/2020 20:00:02

Well I'm making good progress with the fuselage, the undercarriage is finished so I'll be looking at the engine mounting and how to do the exhaust



Let's see if we can find some better wheels



06/10/2020 21:59:42

Next was the reshaping of the nose area to match the version I'm building



Undercarriage fairing for the new (and improved!) Undercarriage


04/10/2020 20:47:18

So another one of my threads back from the dead ! Decided to take a break from the lathe and hack some wood for a change of pace


Starting off with some wire work!


Going for a 'sprung ' u/c this time


Thread: Engine projects
16/08/2020 20:51:47

Here's my latest and most ambitious,it' based on the 1947 Micron/Owat 5 cc fixed comp engines,but my one is adjustable



Thread: Painting glow engine blocks?
12/08/2020 17:23:08

Maybe Nigel you should take a look at some of my engine threads to see what can be done with old 'dead' engines

Thread: Petrol engine projects
13/04/2020 15:55:20

It's just a grade of aluminium,aka T3 .That's the thing with these 'pioneer' engines all made to original ideas in order to get the best functioning engines,or in the early days just to function at all !

How about this one for quirky ?


no air intake venturi just a fuel metering valve

Made a new yoke today and piston body out of EN 1a (steel) that I will case harden


the gudgen pin made larger 3.1>4 mm


12/04/2020 19:43:05

Hallem Nipper

This engine was made in Poole Dorset pre-war and was supplied as a part machined kit for the home constructor and is typical for engines of this era with some unusual construction features (to modern eyes) with both the crankshaft and piston being made in three parts.This engine was started by some one a long time back and given the standard of work was abandoned as a "bad job" and let in a draw.So, let's see what we can make of it.img_20200411_182747.jpg

old and new.the crank originally was made in three parts,shaft,web and pin the new one is two parts ,shaft and web with integral pin


and this is the piston ! I will make all this from scratch as the yoke looks like it's a casting,will use some HE 15 for this and rod

11/04/2020 21:57:23

I was going to post this in my other engine thread but thought it deserved a thread of it's own ,as they are vintage in nature,at lest it will make a change from mercos !


two that I am working on at the moment ,Hallem Nipper and MP Lyon


Remco 29 & Forester 29img_20191207_203125.jpg

Hay! how did that get in here ?

Thread: Modified or not Magnatilla.
29/02/2020 10:34:39

Here are some pics of my magg I built/modded back in the day !

Thread: Engine projects
25/02/2020 19:09:57

Not having anything much to do this afternoon decided to sort out a couple of Enyas


oh the perils of castor ! both engines locked up


but not any more


ready to give more years of good service

Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
07/02/2020 20:26:07

So here's my latest Merco project,it's a bit of a Frankenstein job using a scrap engine case used as a proof of concept from my RV build and left over bits from the Meteor RV build.


the case was scrap due to a spun front bearing and all the screw threads being striped out,all holes drilled out and filled with alloy solder.


as was the mounting holes


the Meteor crankshaft has a bigger crankpin than the Merco so a new rod (and piston) made to fit


here are the components from both engines


completed engine



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