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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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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4070 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:31 AM Attachment (223 downloads)

Clecoing the first fuselage together

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4071 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:33 AM Attachment (221 downloads)

28 completed elevators

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4072 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:37 AM Attachment (216 downloads)

an example of the tube and gusset construction

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4073 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:39 AM Attachment (196 downloads)

3 fuselage sides done....25 to go

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4074 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:41 AM Attachment (209 downloads)

prepping the firewall for the motor installation

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #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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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4076 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:44 AM Attachment (204 downloads)

Fuselage 1 and 2 almost done

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #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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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4079 - Sat Dec 07 2002 07:58 AM Attachment (211 downloads)

and parked

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #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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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4082 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:04 AM Attachment (176 downloads)

of course to fly you need wings. This is the lower wing

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4083 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:06 AM Attachment (180 downloads)

which was built in this jig

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4084 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:08 AM Attachment (176 downloads)

13 fuselages hangin on a wall...if one little fuselage should accidently fall....

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4085 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:09 AM Attachment (182 downloads)

13 turtledecks hangin on a wall....

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4086 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:11 AM Attachment (185 downloads)

and another little detail you need is a stick and rudder

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4087 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:12 AM Attachment (166 downloads)

applying fabric to a rudder

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      #4088 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:14 AM Attachment (181 downloads)

that's TAILWHEEL ....not TAILHOOK

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      #4089 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:16 AM Attachment (184 downloads)

upper wing coming out of it's jig

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      #4090 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:17 AM Attachment (187 downloads)

all 4 wings mounted for first time

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      #4091 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:20 AM Attachment (196 downloads)

and the covering process continues with the stabs and elevators being done

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      #4092 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:22 AM Attachment (201 downloads)

temporary cowl is installed

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      #4093 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:23 AM Attachment (153 downloads)

a womans work is never done...ironing the fuselage

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      #4094 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:25 AM Attachment (161 downloads)

first engine install

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4095 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:29 AM Attachment (164 downloads)

it is now 2 years since this project was commenced. this is part of the work completed

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4096 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:30 AM Attachment (173 downloads)

it's a 25 month labour for the first one

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      #4097 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:31 AM Attachment (173 downloads)

rear view

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      #4098 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:33 AM Attachment (177 downloads)

First engine runup ( tail is chained down )

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      #4099 - Sat Dec 07 2002 08:34 AM Attachment (176 downloads)

First Flight.



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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4100 - Sat Dec 07 2002 11:44 AM

Thank you, that was very cool. Can you give a little information on the original construction of these planes? Did they have drawings or were they able to study a survivor? Quite a project.

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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: markcadioli]
      #4103 - Sat Dec 07 2002 12:03 PM

Wow.

Think of the time it took to do this.

Think of the tenacity.

Think of the perseverance. The tedium.

Thank you Mark.

It must have taken an hour alone, just to get all those pics attached.



And lest I forget, the subject is great too.

It almost looks like something that I could do myself. I enjoyed this, From the first jig, all the way through to the first flight.









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Re: How to build a plane ..... [Re: markcadioli]
      #4110 - Sat Dec 07 2002 01:21 PM

Mark, how did you come by the photos ?
Thanks for sharing


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Re: How to build a plane in your backyard [Re: calvin]
      #4112 - Sat Dec 07 2002 09:30 PM

Hi Cal

Original const was all Sitka spruce . 9 Cyl Gnome radial engine ( I think)

These were the planes flown by the Lafeyette (sp?) Escadrile, the first American volunteer force to fight in WW1

These planes shown here are only 7/8 scale. The reason being weight and CG considerations. I have a set of plans ( if you can call them plans....if you saw them you'd take your hat off to these guys ) as I am kinda planning on building one ( if I can get it past the Minister for Internal Affairs ).


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Re: How to build a plane ..... [Re: MikeSmith]
      #4113 - Sat Dec 07 2002 09:31 PM

Mike

These guys have a web site and these are just a few of their photos. The documentation of the build is a bonus for them when they come to get inspected.


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making smoke

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      #4178 - Mon Dec 09 2002 08:38 PM Attachment (221 downloads)

playing with the big boys

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flyby

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