Free Model #3: CardModel WZ-X

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by cdcoyle, May 23, 2008.

  1. cdcoyle

    cdcoyle Member

  2. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    beautiful plane!:thumb:

    But wait! You're going to build that in 5 weeks?

    Er. Those pills you're on - if I slip you my address ... ;-)

    Good luck in the competition.:thumb:

  3. DavidESP

    DavidESP Member

    Nice choice, I just finished that one in April and it is a very nice build.

    Heads up on some parts, I checked and Lech hasn't updated the drawings it seems. Both parts 119** (elevator formers) have the slots reversed. Here's a series of pictures. Sorry the descriptions on the pictures are in Spanish from my other forum:
    1st: This is how the pieces should go together but the slots are backwards.
    2nd This is how the pieces will fit if you cut the slots as printed.
    3rd: Redrew the lines and the formers fit correctly.
    4th: Completed elevator former.

    Hope this helps. It took me about 4 weeks 2-4 hours a day on the model. It was my first aircraft build (my 15th model build), so took a bit longer.

    Good luck.
  4. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    The best of lucks with your building, Chris! It is indeed a very good looking plane.

    I can see it has all the elements for a sturdy model. Keep it up! Five weeks are good enough for this model.
  5. DavidESP

    DavidESP Member

    Thank's and you're welcome. If you run into any hardspots, feel free to give me a shout.
  6. DavidESP

    DavidESP Member

    Nice job Chris, I used wire and the cheap cotton buds that have the stick made from rolled paper. You can split the cover layer and unwrap to the desired thickness, a touch of glue along the edges and a perfect tube.
  7. lriera

    lriera Member

    Very good job, Chris. I will follow your progresses with great interest.
  8. DavidESP

    DavidESP Member

    Looking good Chris. I had similar problems with fitting the inner to outer skin also. It seems to be a little to large. Same with the observer's section.
  9. rjm

    rjm Member

    CardModel WZ-X

    How can I open 7ZIP on an iMac?
  10. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Brothers in error

    ROTFL - I hear ya CD. I seem to have the same requirement on all my builds.

    Keep up the great work. Either your fingers are huge or that's some great work on some very small parts. Looking forward to seeing your build progress.

  11. DavidESP

    DavidESP Member

    Real nice Chris. The cupola on mine was off just a tad as well, it wasn't much, but I notice it.

    When you get started on the wings, you'll think your building a flying balsa wood model, they are that sturdy.
  12. voltron5

    voltron5 Member

    Wow! That is A very clean and accurate build, I am impressed with your skills.:thumb:

  13. exzealot

    exzealot Member


    Very nice! The cockpit is so detailed for such a small model.

  14. uglyguy9

    uglyguy9 Member

    this is looking're doing a fantastic job
  15. DavidESP

    DavidESP Member

    Hey Chris, nice job on the lower wings. The designs from Lech at CardPlanes are pretty good. Besides this one, I've also built the Bartel BM-6 which uses a similar system for the wings. You can pretty much stay warm and fuzzy until the end, the rigging can be a little difficult, but not to bad.

    Have a good one.
  16. Ronson2k3

    Ronson2k3 Member

  17. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member

    looking really good:thumb:fancy a dogfight wiv my wak albatrossign1
  18. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    cdcoyle, that's a fine build. :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    If you'd never mentioned the build problem, then only a
    dyed-in-the-wool rivet-counter would have picked at it.

    You have a lot of patience.

    Good luck!

  19. Cybermac

    Cybermac Member

    Very good job!:thumb:
  20. DavidESP

    DavidESP Member

    Nice job so far Chris. I remember having some problems with the upper wing as well, a real tight fit. For the braces, I used 1/8" wood dowel. Just made the holes in the supports the same size, they are close to a 1/8 anyhow.

    Heads up on the rigging, the drawings can be a little confusing.

    Have a good one.

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