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How to build a plane in your backyard
      #4062 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:14 PM Attachment (284 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 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:18 PM Attachment (266 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 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:20 PM Attachment (243 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 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:22 PM Attachment (248 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 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:24 PM Attachment (246 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 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:27 PM Attachment (260 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 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:28 PM Attachment (266 downloads)

planning the fuselage jig

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4069 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:30 PM Attachment (260 downloads)

a prototype of the finished product

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      #4070 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:31 PM Attachment (248 downloads)

Clecoing the first fuselage together

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      #4071 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:33 PM Attachment (248 downloads)

28 completed elevators

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4072 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:37 PM Attachment (244 downloads)

an example of the tube and gusset construction

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      #4073 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:39 PM Attachment (222 downloads)

3 fuselage sides done....25 to go

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      #4074 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:41 PM Attachment (233 downloads)

prepping the firewall for the motor installation

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      #4075 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:42 PM Attachment (240 downloads)

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

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      #4076 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:44 PM Attachment (229 downloads)

Fuselage 1 and 2 almost done

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      #4077 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:46 PM Attachment (228 downloads)

now we can sit in it and make airplane noises

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      #4078 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:55 PM Attachment (232 downloads)

a look at what these will be doing some day

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      #4079 - Fri Dec 06 2002 11:58 PM Attachment (235 downloads)

and parked

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      #4080 - Sat Dec 07 2002 12:00 AM Attachment (246 downloads)

installing landing gear

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4081 - Sat Dec 07 2002 12:01 AM Attachment (221 downloads)

first rollout

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