Fokker D8 wing

I am turning my attention back to my Fokker D8 model. I am building two ukuleles and airgun targets right now but I need something that my chemo’ed brain can handle. So I started this wing.

ssp250 003Even though the plywood ribs weigh over triple the weight of cardboard ribs, I decided that since this is a static model (not meant to fly) I would go with the sturdiness of the plywood.

fokkerd81I actually thought ahead and reinforced the area of the wing where the wing struts attach.

fokkerD8 (2)While the glue on the wing is drying, I have moved back to the fuselage. It is rounded towards the front of the plane. I will add the bulges using these formers.

TVAL-Fokker-DVIII-16You can really see the ‘bulge’ here. It’s right underneath the cockpit and it stays bulged straight to the engine cowling.

fokkerD8Cowling1I turned the cowling on the lathe out of a cedar chunk of wood that Michael Condon gave me.

TVAL-Fokker-DVIII-25I will need to do some fancy crafting to make this engine look right.

fokkerD8CowlingI’m not sure what’s next. I’ll let you know.

 

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Published in: on April 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. So cool. What kind of ukes are you building?

  2. koa soprano and a mahogany/fir tenor. Non resonators.


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