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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #345 on: June 29, 2017, 02:21:32 AM »
Wow Hans Dieter  :thumbsup:
I guess your bed is next to your pit   :biggrin:   Amazing how fast your build is - and so well   :clap:
Tell me how you managed to substitute sleep for pit building, I want to master that skill   :bounce2:

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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #346 on: June 29, 2017, 05:25:41 PM »
Thanks rufus, wralex and henkie,

yes, you are right - working at the pit is only possible in the late night when the world becomes quite - what wonderful nights  :thumbsup:

Below you see that I have a problem with the back section but I still have an idea to manage this  :whistle: Try to realize this at the week end.
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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #347 on: July 04, 2017, 05:26:15 PM »
Now it fits almost perfect!

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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #348 on: July 04, 2017, 05:51:03 PM »
... :hail: ... :hail: ..!
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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #349 on: July 16, 2017, 07:21:56 AM »
Finishing the rear section by paintingthe fuselage-area:








In the past I made these color levelling principally in scale 1:6 - 1:32. Here in 1:1  :whistle::






A fascinating view under the rear canopy of a F-16:








The result:












My reference of the finished fuselage:



(source: http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album37/album05/album130/aaw; M. Stolle)










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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #350 on: July 16, 2017, 07:30:31 AM »
Just perfect my friend.....The only word is PERFECT  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #351 on: July 16, 2017, 12:21:57 PM »
 :o
I love your work and your pit Hans Dieter.
You have set the bar too high for (most of) us -
this is simply as good as it can be before you move to the real thing   :clap:    :hail:

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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #352 on: July 16, 2017, 03:26:16 PM »
...speechless... :hail: ... :hail: ... :hail: ...sheer beauty in sheet metal... :thumbsup: !
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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #353 on: July 17, 2017, 01:38:15 AM »
Very nice work mate!  :thumbsup:

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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #354 on: July 17, 2017, 08:54:33 PM »
That's too cool!!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #355 on: July 18, 2017, 01:40:07 PM »
AMAZING!  Hats off to you sir!!!

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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #356 on: July 18, 2017, 05:45:31 PM »
Thanks to all!! That´s a great motivation  :thumbsup:

Next step is the support-base of the canopy frame. It looks not very spectacular, but it may be the base for the bottom side of a canopy frame. So I have precautionary copied the sheet but still thinking about realization of such a mega-project that needs at least 2 month and more  :DOH:

It´s a relatively thick (2,5 mm), 166 cm long, one piece-sheet that is very easy to be cut. see pics below.

One question: I know some of you have a real canopy-frame. Could you give me as many dimensions as possible. Via PM I can give you my eMail-adress for pictures and/or measurements - thanks in advance!!
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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #357 on: July 19, 2017, 04:55:07 PM »
No one who can help concerning the measures of the canopy-frame?
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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #358 on: July 20, 2017, 02:32:30 AM »
Sorry, no. I don't have a canopy frame   :weep:
And it is a big thing, so I am waiting on Kukki's "magic guys" to construct one   :countingmoney:

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Re: F-16 fuselage
« Reply #359 on: July 20, 2017, 05:59:07 PM »
@Kukki: What do you say!

I think that´s not very realistic - I need a frame with a length of 220 cm  :whistle:

Every self build cockpit has different dimmensions. Kukki: Would you build "tailor-made canopyframes"?  :yihaw:
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