Bi-Plane

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  1. SHAZAD HUSSAIN

    SHAZAD HUSSAIN SMF Poster

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    Hi guys just need a bit of advice apart from rigging wire which I have for rigging a bi-plane, I know I need to buy turnbuckles is there anything else that I need to buy to do the rigging. First time for me. Cheers
     
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    What are you using for rigging ? In the past I've used either EZ line or fine fishing wire. In 1:48 scale, I make tiny rigging 'eyes' then drill and CA glue these into position.
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    So each location point will have it's own eye. With a bit of careful thought, one piece of rigging wire (fishing line) can run quite a long way, making the actual process of rigging quite easy.
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    For turn buckles I used these pre-cut tubes from 'Albion Alloys' I think, but I can't be sure.
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    The above wing is probably only 2 or 3 single pieces of fishing line, and using eyes, means more than one wire can pass through the same rigging point, making life so much easier.
    I hope this helps - good luck.
     
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    I got some Uschi rigging. So what are using to make the eyelets. looks good that Plane.
     
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    Fantastic suggestion! Thanks Colin, I'll keep that in mind!
     
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    I'm not familiar with Uschi rigging but it seems like good stuff. For the eyelets, I just use strip some wire and use a single fine piece and bend it around a former (very small drill will do) and twist. It won't always work, I make a load and select the better ones to use..
    Glad you found it useful. It's not the only way to rig a model, but it works for me.
     
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    Cheers my fellow Modellers.. Live Long and Prosper.
     

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