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Old 04-01-2012, 07:07 PM
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RAF FE2b

This will probably be a long, ongoing effort because the skills needed to pull it off are well beyond my current capabilities at modeling. I'm also constrained by the 3 views I have. More on that later. But for some reason, I really love this aircraft, even though it isn't particularly well known. And thus, I want to give it a try.

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http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/proje...b/flying-fe-2b

http://www.cbrnp.com/profiles/quarter1/raf.htm

http://www.aerodromerc.com/cgi-bin/y...num=1270690007

http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/raf_fe-2.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_A..._Factory_F.E.2

Among other things, this plane has the distinction of being the Red Baron's first official kill. It occurs prominently in his kill list, especially in the early days.

A later version of the aircraft, the FE2d also has the distinction of shooting the Red Baron down. He was seriously wounded as a result.

My biggest need is a better set of 3 views. There is a poor 3 view in the one link above. And the one link has an excellent view from the side. But a higher quality 3 view all drawn by the same draftsman would be a huge help.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:13 PM
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Do you have this one?
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:20 PM
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Do you have this one?
That is the one 3 view that I do have. It is ok, and I'll use it if it is all I can come up with, but it is pretty low res, and may not be particular accurate. And it is essentially zero help on some pieces like the engine. Fortunately, some of the other photos in the other links help out there even if there aren't 3 views.

As far as scale, I'm thinking about doing this one 1/4 scale, although that would still be quite large since the original was 47 feet 9". Maybe 1/6th scale would be a better idea. That is still almost an 8 foot wingspan.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:21 PM
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How about these? They are big images.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:25 PM
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Those are way way better. Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:27 PM
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Take a peek at some of these shots at this sight.
http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/image/tid/137
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:31 PM
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Take a peek at some of these shots at this sight.
http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/image/tid/137
Yeah, my first link above is a different way of getting to that site. The pictures there are fabulous and are going to be a tremendous resource. And since they were working off the original drawings, and look to have been pretty much perfectionists about it, it is almost like having pictures of an original.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:34 PM
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Oops didn't notice that. They are some beautiful shots. If you need any help along the way let me know. I'll help if I can.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:37 PM
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Thanks Boof. Given your track record, I know that is the case. You have already been a tremendous help digging out that one set of higher res 3 views.
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No problem. Good luck with it. It looks like a challenging plane.
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Here's a link to the assembly manual for a scale model kit (non-RC) that has some great close-up shots for scale details (i.e. the engine).

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/www/p...ions%20Pdf.pdf
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Here's a link to the assembly manual for a scale model kit (non-RC) that has some great close-up shots for scale details (i.e. the engine).

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/www/p...ions%20Pdf.pdf
Wow. That is a goldmine. Thank you!
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That Boof is something else, isn't he? Always there to help. God Bless him.
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Madratter, search "Airco DH2" in the swaps, that Dirtyharry did, a very similar plane.You may find the physics set-up useful
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Madratter, search "Airco DH2" in the swaps, that Dirtyharry did, a very similar plane.You may find the physics set-up useful
Thanks Uncle Twist. Excellent idea.
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