Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 [2]  Send TopicPrint
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies) Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth (Read 844 times)
Slowhand
New Member
*
Offline


Build! Fly! Enjoy!

Posts: 19
Location: London
Joined: Feb 15th, 2022
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #11 - Mar 31st, 2022 at 1:07pm
Print Post  
All 4 wings covered, shrunk and started on fuselage.

Still not sure what causes some wrinkles, imperfect skeleton, glue in wrong place too much glue. In first image marked† some creases but cut out top left panel and replaced.

Hoping when I paint with thinned Tamiya acrylics creases donít appear. Got spare panel made from unused bits to experiment with.

  

( 106 KB | 26 Downloads )
AAC86263-37B4-4022-BD4C-10CE176DC271.jpeg
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Slowhand
New Member
*
Offline


Build! Fly! Enjoy!

Posts: 19
Location: London
Joined: Feb 15th, 2022
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #10 - Mar 24th, 2022 at 3:42pm
Print Post  
Well this is my first shot at covering a balsa wing after practising with tissue, balsa strips. UHU stick to fix tissue to leading and trailing edges and sticking permanently with 30% solution of Eze Dope painted onto edges. Tomorrow spray with 5% Eze Dope to tighten it up. Reminded me of doing a roll your own cigarette, carefully positioning the paper, sticking the edges down then savouring the end result slowly.
  

( 93 KB | 24 Downloads )
93045B7D-B2B3-4C4E-9E2C-C7C701512BE7.jpeg
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
alfakilo
Administrator
*****
Offline


Retired USAF and TWA.

Posts: 1408
Location: St Louis, MO
Joined: Jan 18th, 2018
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #9 - Mar 13th, 2022 at 4:01pm
Print Post  
Check out blueprints.com for three views of most aircraft. Excellent source of info.

https://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Slowhand
New Member
*
Offline


Build! Fly! Enjoy!

Posts: 19
Location: London
Joined: Feb 15th, 2022
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #8 - Mar 13th, 2022 at 1:01pm
Print Post  
Thanks just what I needed.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Sky9pilot
Administrator
*****
Offline


Stick & Tissue

Posts: 12597
Location: Kelso, WA 98626†USA
Joined: Jan 9th, 2010
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #7 - Mar 10th, 2022 at 10:25pm
Print Post  
several 3 views show dihedral as well as most pictures.  For a trainer the dihedral would tend to make the aircraft more stable.
  

( 70 KB | 17 Downloads )
Tiger_Moth_3_View.jpg
( 333 KB | 24 Downloads )
3x_Tiger_Moth_Henstridge_09-11-2014_Image_1-2167HR_tight_formation_image-1.jpg

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
Back to top
IP Logged
 
Slowhand
New Member
*
Offline


Build! Fly! Enjoy!

Posts: 19
Location: London
Joined: Feb 15th, 2022
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #6 - Mar 10th, 2022 at 2:41pm
Print Post  
Finished building the wings, took longer than expected as used up balsa cement and switched to Gorilla wood glue. Still some sanding to do. Decided to make it stronger by carving central fuel tank in lime wood.

instructions say dihedral on wings is this just for a flying model? Hard to be certain from pictures of real Tiger Moths looks like thereís definitely some on lower wings.
  

( 103 KB | 21 Downloads )
4D867D3E-7C9A-4965-A674-5055E3A64CFF.jpeg
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Slowhand
New Member
*
Offline


Build! Fly! Enjoy!

Posts: 19
Location: London
Joined: Feb 15th, 2022
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #5 - Feb 24th, 2022 at 3:08pm
Print Post  
Thanks Alpha will remember your tips for the next time. Update: carved nose block from a piece of lime and replaced some of the 1/16 balsa strips with 1.5 mm bass wood in fuselage as balsa felt so weak. Moved onto tail and replaced some of balsa with bass again. Really enjoying this build just the right level certainly hard enough to be a challenge and not too easy to finish in a few days.
  

( 82 KB | 37 Downloads )
151DC87A-8C2B-4EE8-9592-F47E8CAB0290.jpeg
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
alfakilo
Administrator
*****
Offline


Retired USAF and TWA.

Posts: 1408
Location: St Louis, MO
Joined: Jan 18th, 2018
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #4 - Feb 20th, 2022 at 2:07pm
Print Post  
Slowhand wrote on Feb 20th, 2022 at 1:15pm:
No never considered doing that more concerned about not sticking to my work surface which they did slightly.


Hi Slowhand! Many of us will build the second half of the fuselage box on top of the first, the hope being that we get a more symmetrical and less "banana" shaped end result.

Glue sticking to the building surface can be quite an irritant. Many folks use wax paper since most (but not all) glue types tend to not stick to the wax. Another option is to use the plastic wrap that is used to cover food containers. I also use thin plastic sheets that are used to seal store items in.

When building the second fuselage side on top of the first, rather than cover the bottom half with a full sheet of wax paper, I cut small pieces of wax paper to cover only the areas where the pieces are joined. Once I've placed the top balsa parts over the bottom, I just slide the wax pieces in between.

I've found it easiest to lay down the fuselage longeron that is the straightest and then glue the vertical pieces to that longeron. Once fully dried, I then cut the vertical piece as carefully as possible using a razor blade chopper. After all of the vertical pieces have been trimmed to length, then I glue in the other fuselage longeron. I have found this much easier than trying to cut the vertical pieces to fit between longerons.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Sky9pilot
Administrator
*****
Offline


Stick & Tissue

Posts: 12597
Location: Kelso, WA 98626†USA
Joined: Jan 9th, 2010
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #3 - Feb 20th, 2022 at 1:59pm
Print Post  
I use a strip of syran wrap between the sides when I build one side on top of the other! You're making great progress! Smiley
  

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
Back to top
IP Logged
 
Slowhand
New Member
*
Offline


Build! Fly! Enjoy!

Posts: 19
Location: London
Joined: Feb 15th, 2022
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #2 - Feb 20th, 2022 at 1:15pm
Print Post  
Sky pilot. No never considered doing that more concerned about not sticking to my work surface which they did slightly. Finding this build quite tricky, 1/16 wood very fragile and broken a few already. Much harder than the Guillow's Hurricane I did† last year. Hardest part was joining the two sides before getting a few bulkheads in place. Strengthened it with some lime from the dockyard. This bird was never going to fly. Cabana struts thinner than they appear. Thanks for your interest.
« Last Edit: Feb 20th, 2022 at 3:07pm by Slowhand »  

( 99 KB | 19 Downloads )
3DC1760C-6453-46C5-9953-56910575D2CA.jpeg
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Sky9pilot
Administrator
*****
Offline


Stick & Tissue

Posts: 12597
Location: Kelso, WA 98626†USA
Joined: Jan 9th, 2010
Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #1 - Feb 17th, 2022 at 5:05pm
Print Post  
Making good progress Slowhand.  Did you build one side on top of the other?  I do this usually to try and get them as much the same as possible. Keep up the good work! Smiley
  

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
Back to top
IP Logged
 
Slowhand
New Member
*
Offline


Build! Fly! Enjoy!

Posts: 19
Location: London
Joined: Feb 15th, 2022
Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Feb 16th, 2022 at 3:26pm
Print Post  
Well first day building this kit, only my second stick and tissue.

Fragile balsa but better when stuck together for 2 fuselage sides
  

( 108 KB | 33 Downloads )
0C643634-66EA-4482-A6CC-FBDA29E39BD1.jpeg
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 [2] 
Send TopicPrint