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How To: Rigging Made Easy
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 12:29 PM UTC
If you ask most modellers, they'll tell you that the biggest factor keeping them from building biplanes is the rigging. This article provides a simple method for rigging nearly any model.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 01:59 PM UTC
Hi Jessica
Great "How to" this will be put to good use.
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 08:06 PM UTC
Nice one Jessie

A great How-To. You've inspired me to give it a try in my next attempt at rigging.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 03:32 PM UTC
Jessica, thanks for the step by step on how to rig a bi-plane. You make it sound almost fool proof.
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 04:35 AM UTC
This new rigging material has received enthusiastic reviews.

http://www.uschivdr.com/products/rigging/

5 min how to video at the bottom.
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 11:49 AM UTC
Thanks for posting this tutorial. I'll have to give it a go, probably on something larger than my usual 1/72 bipes. Just till I get the knack with it.
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:11 AM UTC
Nice "How to" I just joined the forums and because of the tips and tricks I have read online here. BTW- I actually just did my first WWI bi-plane and used a method very similar to this but minus the tube or insulation. I cannot wait to try that part of it to make it look even better.
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 05:41 PM UTC
Hi Jessica, Is the aircraft a DH.4 variant? Thanks for the rigging tips. Ric
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Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:42 PM UTC
Hi Jeff,

Welcome to Aeroscale! I hope you enjoy your stay

Ric, the model posing for those pictures is Roden's DH-4a airliner which I built for our recently concluded de Havilland campaign.
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 08:07 AM UTC
Another excellent How-To article! Thank you!
Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 09:17 AM UTC
Hi Jessie. Where do you get your micro tubing? Micro Mark doesn't have any (but they have tools for cutting it - go figure!), and when I Google it I get a lot of irrigation tubing. I also tried stretching tubing but it's a little haphazard. From each stretch I get only 2 or 3 good pieces before the diameters become too big, or too narrow.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM UTC
As I mentioned in the article, I got mine from salvaging scrap from an old workplace but here's only one potential supplier.
Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 05:04 PM UTC
I took a look at their list and they have a bewildering array of sizes, all in US measurements. I know the higher the number = smaller size. What size would you recommend for 1/48 using EZ-line?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 05:20 PM UTC
The best way to determine that is to lay two pieces of EZ line together and measure them. Remember that you have to get the line through the tube, double it around the anchor point and back through the tube so it has to fit in there twice
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:56 AM UTC
Thanks

This guide has come at a good time since I've got an Airfix Tiger Moth waiting in the wings. Will give rigging a go with it
Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 03:37 AM UTC
http://www.gaspatchmodels.com/products/metal-turnbuckles-32.html
Anybody ever use these yet? Comes in both 1/48 and 1/32 in a variety of types.
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 12:48 AM UTC
Jessica,

Thank you! Most informative and inspiring. No more stretched sprue nor thread for me. (Although my Life-Like Gladiator was saved from damage after a careless girlfriend dropped it due to rigging it with a single continuous piece of thread!)
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 08:29 AM UTC
Thanks for this!
I have a DH2 in the stash I've be getting the itch to start.
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM UTC
Thanks Jessie,

A very informative and useful feature.
Will be of use when the time comes.

Cheers


Chris
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Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 05:45 AM UTC
Hi Jessie. Does a rigging cable have a turnbuckle and anchor point at both ends, or just anchor and turnbuckle at the bottom end, and anchor only at the upper end?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 02:12 PM UTC
The answer to that is "It depends". Your best bet is to find clear pictures of your subject so you can see whether they do or not.