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Hanriot HD2 1/48 floatplane.
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 08:17 AM UTC
Happy New Year!!!


New year ... new plane.


It will be him:



Or something like that.




I gathered some documents:

Windsock data file # 12 and # 92
"Le Fana de l'aviation" N 579

Full images of a restored Belgian Hanriot:

http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61062&page=2]http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61062&page=2

Photos (there are also other planes):

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/media/hanriot-hd-2-code-d47-french-navy.27522/]https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/media/hanriot-hd-2-code-d47-french-navy.27522/


The kit shows some oversights:

The rear part of the fuselage should be redone to look like this:





The hatches at the front of the fuselage will probably have to be moved. I can open one of the two.



The slot under the engine hood must be drilled.




The two parts that must be assembled to form the engine hood. To avoid scratching the entire interior in order to refine the entire hood, I copied the small part. Covered with pencil lead, a piece of scotch tape to take the imprint and the scotch tape is glued to a piece of plastic (0.2 mm). Then we drill the holes at the ends and end up cutting all around the imprint. The rounded shape is given by fixing it on a cylindrical support with scotch tape and immersing it all in boiling water. By cooling (with cold water) the part keeps its rounded shape.







The cockpit will be redone despite the good work done by Eduard and the inconspicuous once the plane closed.
I have already scraped a lot with the mini drill and the file.



Regards
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 02:15 AM UTC
Okay ... I opened the hood on the left side.

So you have to scrape and sand the inside, for a long time, and reduce the thickness to the maximum, trying not to destroy everything inside because it may be seen.



The door is cut out.



A very thin plate is cut and drilled to put inside and reduce the opening of the hatch.



The goal is to do something like that.




It took me a long time to decide where to put it. There are lots of versions and the vintage photos of the seaplane used by our navy (The french one) are not numerous and often of poor quality. I hope I have looked at my photos ...





The interior of the cockpit is under construction.
The vertical uprights have a "profiled" shape. I cut them in a 1mm wide plastic strip with the scalpel blade and the file.





Above the horizontal upright is a rod with a square section of 0.8 mm side. It is also re-cut to fit it into the corner of the fuselage.
More or less like this:







Regards.
JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 06:16 PM UTC
Good start.
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 08:50 PM UTC
Thank you!

Hi,

I closed on the left. I have refined the walls too much and they have been drilled.

I finished the opening with the frame cut from a plastic sheet, the thinnest from "evergreen" (0.1mm?).
Difficult to set up in the fuselage.



The adjustment will be made with the file

Inside, the wall around the opening will remain as it is, ie ugly, it should not be seen.

The silhouette of the wooden upright visible through the opening is complicated to grasp.



So I drew the opening on paper and then made a sketch from the photo. The map available in Windsock does not match the photos.



A piece of tape (the mat which does not stick too much) is placed on it to make several impressions necessary for the four pieces.



The holes and the openings are drilled before the part is cut.





Finally we glue a pierced part on a not pierced part:





Regards
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:20 AM UTC
The internal structure is almost complete.
I had the bad idea to stick the right part in the fuselage and to start my assembly from there.



The square rods are 0.5mm x 0.5mm.



Part of the engine needs to be done:



I used this montage and the descriptions found on the net:



http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php


https://issuu.com/chestnuts/docs/clerget-blin_9b]
https://www.aerovfr.com/2016/05/retroconception-pour-un-clerget- 9b

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k9810818g/f72.image.r=Le%20Clerget%209B?rk=107296;4]


The two magnetos in black (a little too low).




Two new tanks:





Does anyone know where the big horizontal copper pipe goes under the spring?
The spring seems to be connected to the throttle by rods.




It remains to bring everything in.
xmald11
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Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:14 AM UTC
This is superb modelling! I simply love it! I think Hanriot was an extremely good looking aircraft, especially on the floats.
Keep up the good work.
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 01:14 AM UTC
Thank you!



The wooden support is put in place after installing the cables. Two up, two down and one running along the support.



Once everything is closed, you hardly see anything. It's dark there like in an oven ...



And in the cockpit it's the same.
Redhand
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 01:35 AM UTC
Your skill and workmanship are extraordinary. Always a pleasure to see it.
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 08:41 PM UTC
Thank you!

That's all is stuck in the fuselage, more or less well.

The copper pipes a little big.



The little aluminum thing connected by a spring to the dashboard.



It was necessary to lengthen on each side the air intake pipe of the carburetor which crosses the passenger compartment right through:



The throttle that comes from the box is far too large and is a little near the dashboard.



I redid the white dial and its big cable which is just below so that it looks like the pictures on the dashboard (I only know that of the planes saved at the Hendon museum).
Also redo a few rods on the throttle side and under the dashboard as well as a raised floor to hide the misery.



It's still just as dark ... except with the cell phone lamp directly in the hole (of the fuselage ...).
I had redone the lifter, I applied myself but we do not see it at all. Same thing for the small oil tank behind the dashboard.
The boards to put the feet I redone are more apart than the original and the spreader of the box was no longer large enough.



If I summarize, the only parts visible and that it is possibly interesting to redo are the structure of the cabin and the cables, the gas handle (which I have not redone), the white dial and the copper pipes on the left side of the passenger compartment. For the rest it is not worth it.

Okay ... well, I'm going to close the fuselage and start the engine.

Regards.
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 01:27 AM UTC


I redo the floats in 0.5mm plastic.




Those of Eduard are ugly, false and too long.
On the photo I had already cut the front to try to recover them.
And I'm not even showing you seen from above ...




I had made two photos of HD2 floats:





Regards
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JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 04:56 PM UTC
Looking good Louis.