Nieuport (oz1372)


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KK Nieuport. Scale model WWI fighter, for rubber power.

Quote: "Nieuport Instructions: Pin the plan to a small wooden 'building board' and cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper. Carefully cut the parts from the printed sheets using a Keil Kraft modelling knife or similar. Separate the strips of balsa from the strip panels.

Fuselege: Use the sketch in the lower right corner of plan as a guide while building. Cut struts X and Y from printed sheet. Cement struts to sides, their positions are shown by dotted lines on sides. Lay each side over Side View to check that X and Y are correctly placed. Note struts Y cement to the outside face and struts X cement to the inside face of sides. Score and crack along dot and dash lines shown on the sides, apply cement to former 2 and place into notches in the sides, also add formers 1, 3, and 4. Cut pieces Z from 1/4 x 1/16 and cement into notches in the lower edges of the sides where shown. (Side View).

Draw the rear ends together and cement. Add former 5, pieces S and T and the two Ye square spacers. Cement a matchstick to T to form a tailskid. Cement the tailplane squarely in place on the 'step' at the rear end. Cement the 1/16 sq stringers into the the notches of the formers along the top of the fuselage. Do not have any stringers between formers 3 and 4 as this is the cockpit position.

Bend undercarriage wires P and Q over patterns on the plan. Fix the top of Q to the second spacer Z using a short length of 'Cellotape.' Pass the top of P through Q and fix in the same way to front spacer Z. Draw Q down until it rests on the axles of P and bind in this position with cotton, smear with cement.

Cement the 1/16 sq joiner into the fin slot then sandpaper flush with fin. Cement the fin in place squarely on top of tailplane with the joiner fitting the slot at the rear ends of the fuselage. Cement 2R (right) 2L (left) and 2B (bottom) in place.

Cement the plastic cowl to the front of former 1. Sandpaper to remove any rough edges. Cut out patterns V and U (2) cement pieces U one each side of the fuselage. Remove surplus edges with a razor blade. Apply cement where V makes contact with fuselage, lower in between struts X and Y then press in place. Wrap the remaining ends of V round underneath the plastic cowl.

Make up the compound centre strut from two pieces W and a short piece of 1/16 sq cemented into the notches as shown. Apply cement to the slots in pattern V just behind struts X and the parts of the fuselage sides which show through these slots, then place the lower ends of strut W into the slots to rest on top of the sides and touching former 3 at the rear..."

Update 28/11/11: this plan now includes printwood.


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Hi Mary, Here is my latest [main pic, 003-006]. That completes my set of WWI biplanes - first time around was in the 60's! I decided to make the rear fuselage up with a tissue frame rather than the sheet sides in the original. The cowling was 4 discs of 2mm balsa with the centre disks making up the wheels adding to the overall economy. I would recommend anyone having a go at this use Bamboo BBQ sticks for the centre struts it would be stronger and look more realistic. Also, don't fit them to the fuselage sides until you have the top wing ready as a 'jig' to get them in the right place. Best Regards,
Nick Johnson - 10/04/2022
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