1910 rebuild 1/48 - Art Hartman #6

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  1. hawkeye2an

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    Okay, this is the 6th and final aircraft for the display of early aviator Art Hartman's aircraft.
    Art rebuilt the flyer in the early 50s for airshow flying. Tha FAA wouldn't let him build it in wood so he did the same basic airframe in steel tubing. He used a 3 cylinder Szekely engine and used aileron control. This aircraft was sold to Pioneer Village Museum in Mendon, NE where it is still on display.
     

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    Looking forward to this!!
     
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    Looking good. :)
     
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    Jig in place to hold the top framework while gluing. Top framework sub-assembly off to the side. The wing grid markings help with alignment.
     

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    Great start Andy!
     
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    Main structure built.
     

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    Fantastic work Andy!
     
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    Agree with above
     
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    Scratchbuilt wheel halves.

    Spoked wheels are coming along nicely.
     

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    Pics 1-3 - spoked wheels

    Pic 4 - Framework almost ready for paint.
     

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    :shock: Excellent work mate!!!
     
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    Nice work Andy. reminds me of when I use to make balsa flyer's as a kid.
     
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    I too built a few of those in my youth. Same construction techniques, just using styrene. It is amazing that something that looks so fragile is actually very strong for it's size.
     
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    That's just awesome, nicely done!
     
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    Pic 1 - framework painted and wheels added

    Pic 2 - misc bits: oil cooler, fuel tank and control stick

    Pic 3 - Szekely engine. Note the shape of the cylinders.

    Pic 4 - start of the cylinder build. Brass rod wrapped with thread

    Pic 5 - building up the middle part of the cylinders

    Pic 6 - the cylinders and the plywood floorboard. plywood was replicated by photocopying wood grain onto white decal paper.
     

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    Awesome Andy! Love watching your build
     
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    friggin' brilliant Andy...:D:D
     
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