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How to build a plane in your backyard
      #4062 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:14 AM Attachment (258 downloads)

The following is a record of a unique build process that has been going on in Oregon the last few years. The Nieuport 11 was a WW1 Bi Plane that was highly favoured for it's manouverability. It was copied by the Germans and improved upon. In fact they looked so alike that the Allies painted their cowls a different colour to avoid shooting their own planes down.

This build is of 13 planes ( all N11"s ) to form a squadron )

The construction is primarily of Aluminum Tube and pop riveted gussets. Fabric covered. VW engine.



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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4063 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:18 AM Attachment (241 downloads)

First is the construction of a jig to bend up the rudder

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4064 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:20 AM Attachment (219 downloads)

then when you've done the first one..you only have 12 more to go

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4065 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:22 AM Attachment (224 downloads)

Of course..if you have a rudder, generally you need a horizontal stabilizer. But first you make a jig..

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4066 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:24 AM Attachment (222 downloads)

and once you've made one..well..the other 13 are a piece of cake

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4067 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:27 AM Attachment (231 downloads)

there's lots of cutting for this many aircraft

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4068 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:28 AM Attachment (240 downloads)

planning the fuselage jig

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4069 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:30 AM Attachment (235 downloads)

a prototype of the finished product

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      #4070 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:31 AM Attachment (223 downloads)

Clecoing the first fuselage together

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      #4071 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:33 AM Attachment (221 downloads)

28 completed elevators

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      #4072 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:37 AM Attachment (216 downloads)

an example of the tube and gusset construction

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      #4073 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:39 AM Attachment (196 downloads)

3 fuselage sides done....25 to go

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      #4074 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:41 AM Attachment (209 downloads)

prepping the firewall for the motor installation

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      #4075 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:42 AM Attachment (214 downloads)

now we just gotta start putting those bits together. This is the jig for fuselage assembling

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      #4076 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:44 AM Attachment (204 downloads)

Fuselage 1 and 2 almost done

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      #4077 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:46 AM Attachment (208 downloads)

now we can sit in it and make airplane noises

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      #4078 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:55 AM Attachment (205 downloads)

a look at what these will be doing some day

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      #4079 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:58 AM Attachment (211 downloads)

and parked

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      #4080 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:00 AM Attachment (221 downloads)

installing landing gear

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4081 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:01 AM Attachment (192 downloads)

first rollout

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