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Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

The top centre section, with the wing dowel tubes, was assembled and epoxied to the cabane wires. Then it was the turn of the really tricky ...   24 April 2019 05:13 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

A commercial pilot is held in place by an elastic band attached to the rear peg by a wire hook and this is passed over ...   18 April 2019 08:12 am

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

Pilot's seat position has forced me to redesign the method to hold in the pilot and still keep him removable for formal contests. The seat frame ...   18 April 2019 08:04 am

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

Spent the last week fitting out the cockpit before building and covering seriously restricts access. I found a series of photos of the restoration of this ...   18 April 2019 07:53 am

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

At the risk of being insufferably boring and anorakish I come to the finer points of free flight scale in plan C. The fuel tank in ...   10 April 2019 02:26 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

Plan B Engine was fitted with a different intake/NVA.  Fuel tank is quite small but well able to give more than needed engine run. A qualifying flight is usually ...   8 April 2019 03:24 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

View from the front. ...   7 April 2019 09:50 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

Cowling, radiator louvres fitted and engine now installed. The engine installation has shown a problem with plan A. I cannot see enough of the fuel tank ...   7 April 2019 09:46 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

The engine plate is cut from 3mm dural' and has 2 degrees of right side thrust to counter the torque of the propeller. You will notice ...   7 April 2019 12:11 am

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

The 20swg cabane wires are epoxied into place and re-enforced with thread and nylon tape. The "frame" for the Fuselage top decking was added to and ...   6 April 2019 12:45 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

I tries my bestist. ...   5 April 2019 10:44 am

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

 It will be marroon as the rest of the fuselage. ...   4 April 2019 04:41 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

The radiator louvres will be fitted permanently when final assembly is done. I counted the individual parts as in the photo, all 100 of them. Oh ...   4 April 2019 01:23 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

When removed from the paper and trimmed to shape it was found to be very flimsy so all joints cynoed and then "painted" with epoxy ...   4 April 2019 01:13 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

The radiator louvres are a bit involved as there are 24 of them in 3 banks. The louvres and formers needed to hold it all together ...   4 April 2019 01:09 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

A few tweaks and the cowling fits nicely. ...   31 March 2019 01:31 am

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

To clarify. Picture of rear fuselage "extras"  ...   31 March 2019 01:29 am

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

I annealed the ali and clamped it to the plug. Slowly planished the ali around the plug. Cleaned it up a bit with fine file and ...   31 March 2019 01:28 am

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

Phil I do not see what the issue is. It has two, one either side. ;) Mike ...   30 March 2019 08:50 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (49 replies - 340 views)

The fuselage has been fitted with tubes for U/C and lower wing dowels, epoxied in place, and re-enforced with nylon ribbon. A solid balsa lower engine ...   30 March 2019 08:43 pm


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