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1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16 Completed 19/4/16
« on: March 13, 2016, 03:44:56 PM »
  Have started a Ponnier L1 .

 Wings are 3/32 basswood cut and sanded to shape and then soaked in Hot water for a few minutes .
 Then I taped them to a suitably shaped form that had the desired radius for the undercamber and let them dry.
 Used the same method of stretched and doped cotton thread to simulate the ribs.
 Currently there are four coats of primer cut back with 1200 wet and dry (dry).

 Wheels are a sandwich of 1mm ply core faced with 1/32 balsa and an  " O "ring of approximate diameter.

Cheers

 Gordon

 http://www.flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft28871.htm


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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 04:14:13 PM »
You keep finding such interesting subjects. Looking forward to more post.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 05:31:29 PM »

 I like to mix it up a bit.

 There isn't all that much around on the Ponnier.

 Gordon

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 08:10:54 PM »
     Did you use a rotary tool for the cockpit?
 It looks good.
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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 12:57:32 AM »

  Biggles,

  Yes I did . I'll be using it on the cowling.
  The cockpit requires a bit more refinement.
  Cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 03:16:55 AM »
Wow. not much nose, it must have been Light!
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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 09:24:49 AM »

 Must have been. No ailerons either.
 Using a 50HP Gnome Rotary.

 Cheers
 Gordon
 

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2016, 02:59:51 PM »
Wow. Only 3 channel as we rc blokes say.
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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 11:12:49 PM »

  Progress so far.

  The tooth pick has the four cylinders made with thin wire. The cowling needs some more work before adding the cylinders.
   Undercarriage and struts made from cut down and sanded wooden coffee stirrer.
   The piece of paper with "PONNIER"on it is the test for size before making some decals.

  Cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 08:27:08 PM »
Looks very nice! Is the prop held on with a T pin?
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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 08:18:29 PM »

 The T pin is just to hold the cowling in place for the moment.
 
  cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2016, 01:26:41 PM »

  Cowling fitted with "Half a Gnome" and attached to the fuselage.

  Picture to follow.

  Cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2016, 09:20:23 PM »

  Cowling attached. A bit more work required.
  Then on with the "struttery"

  Cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2016, 02:53:06 AM »
Looks great. Love your progress shots.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 PONNIER L1 - Commenced 6/3/16
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2016, 02:07:00 PM »

 Progress so far.

 Upper wing attached using a bit of a Heath Robinson jig ( some bits of balsa and a lots of Tamiya tape).
 Rigging is fine wire . Still some work to be done with the rigging.
 Undercarriage is held in position with blue tac at the moment.

  Cheers
  Gordon