Nieuport 24

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Nieuport 24

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:11 am

I am in the very kucky position of having been given a 1/4 built kit of a full size Aerodrome Nieuport 24.
Now this will be a long term project as with 2 kids at school funds for this will be extremely limited at the moment.

I have built a full size Super cub from plans only so fo me building a kit will be a treat :)

I am hoping to collect next week and will then plan my next move on how to tackle this project, stay tuned

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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:40 am

Theuns v V wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:11 am
I am in the very kucky position of having been given a 1/4 built kit of a full size Aerodrome Nieuport 24.
Now this will be a long term project as with 2 kids at school funds for this will be extremely limited at the moment.

I have built a full size Super cub from plans only so fo me building a kit will be a treat :)

I am hoping to collect next week and will then plan my next move on how to tackle this project, stay tuned

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Are you sure its 1/4 scale .. that would put it in R/C territory ?
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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by 87Juliet » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:17 am

Uncle Bear, I think he meant it’s 1/4 complete or 25% built
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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:30 am

:) full.size Bruce, its 1/4 built.....with 95% to go still :lol:
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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:51 pm

Theuns v V wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:30 am
:) full.size Bruce, its 1/4 built.....with 95% to go still :lol:
Glad to hear its full size Theuns ...otherwise you would have had to get into some serious dieting :lol:
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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:36 pm

Bruce I am so maargat these days if I lift my arms I can fall through my own a$$ :wink:
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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Theuns v V » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:17 pm

with the help of Peter we collected the kit today from Raymond :D :D Tahk you both =D> =D>

It will be alot easier build than the scratchbuilt L-18 I did some time ago.

Now the long road begins :wink:

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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:52 pm

Having scratch built a full size replica before I know how much time it takes to do so and the effort that goes into it so what I will do is the complete and cover the rudder to final colour, this will then be placed where I can see it every day to enspire me to put the time in :)
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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Theuns v V » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:32 pm

Rudder hindges linned up wit old school way. riveted in and after a cleaning the frame is ready to cover :)
I will have to get a pneumatic rivet puller, the few rivets I put in the hindges now took every bit of power I could muster :roll:
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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:51 pm

I wanted to try loomstate fabric on full size, had good results on models with it to I covered thr rudder.
The fabric does not shrink as well as pollifiber or ceconite. Even applied tuaght and shrunk to 350degF it feels more " stretchy"
I brussued on a coat of dope and this morning saw the bumps in the fabric, the dope goes through the loomstate allot easier than I am use to with the certified fabrics.

I tried heat to melt them away but no use, I also know there is no way sanding them away so I decided to strip off the fabric.
What concerbed me is how fairly easy the fabric stripped off the frame, even though I used certified glue onto the alluminium frame....dont like this atall :(

So, I might have to stick to a certified fabric, have sewn emveloupes made up for the frames and see if that works better.

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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:18 pm

Theuns, did the glue bond well with the tube and separate from the fabric or did the fabric and glue separate from the tube ?

What is the price comparison between the loomstate and certified materials ?
Lastly what weight is the loomstate equivalent to 1.9 oz or 2.7Oz ?

I hope you have found a solution in the time between posts on this project :)
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Re: Nieuport 24

Unread post by Theuns v V » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:49 pm

I cant recall the exact weight of the loomstate but t is a little lighter than the standard 2.7 Oz certified medium fabric.

As for comming off the frame, it did not fail or pull loose by itself, I was just not happy with the bond on the small trailing edge tube and will now rather have a sewn seam on the trailing edges.
I just covered a dechthlon last week with same size steel tubes but I used pollifiber and it stuck down like I know it to :wink:

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