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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
FE.2b late production
Västra Götaland, Sweden
Joined: February 19, 2010
KitMaker: 1,473 posts
AeroScale: 1,450 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 05:03 AM UTC
Very nice review Stephen - Thanks for posting.

I totally agree with you that this is one of WNWs finest efforts to date. So far everything has fitted beautifully and been a joy to assemble.

Your point of pinning the lower wings, is a good call. Having dryfitted them into the finished nacelle, I can feel a bit of play, so to get the correct angle, pinning and perhaps using some sort of jig is a good idea.

I will also step out a bit of sequence in the assembly, waiting to attatch the landing gear until the lower wings are in place.

I'm also thinking about not assembling the upperwing, attaching the center section first to the cabanes and interplane struts, then sliding in the outer wings... The fit of these is very good, but we'll see how I get on. Hopefully this work thing will end soon so that I can get a bit of time building.

Best Regards

Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,669 posts
AeroScale: 11,011 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - 12:15 PM UTC

WNW has given us a one of their best efforts with a well engineered 1:32 kit of the late production FE.2b. Cracking the box lets have a look see.

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