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Douglas DC- 3 official build Pack 11 Options
delboy271155
#1 Posted : 03 July 2016 15:52:23

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Pack 11

Steps 1 – 19 Build the right wing.


The first picture shows the parts received in pack 11.

Take the laser-cut frameworks corresponding to the pieces of the right wing, and the piece A13 that was supplied in an earlier pack. When required remove the individual pieces with a craft knife, and use a file and sandpaper to smooth the edges of each piece.

Start by assembling the right wing, bearing in mind that the assembly operations are essentially the same as those used for the left wing. Working on a flat surface, position, fit and glue together the pairs of pieces A37-A38, A39-A40, A41-A42 and A43-A44, as shown.

Fit and glue pieces A19, A20 and A47 onto the assembly formed by pieces A39-A40. Correctly fitting piece A47 between the other pieces will establish the correct angle for the cross-pieces and ensure that the wing is symmetrical with the left wing already constructed.

From the underside, fit and glue pieces A37-A38 and A41-A42 to the assembly made in the previous step.


Fit and glue pieces A14, A46, A48 and A13, in that order

Complete the structure of the right wing by fitting ribs A15, A16, A17, A18 and piece A45. Continue by assembling the ribs from A21 to A36 successively, and finally the joined pieces A43-A44.

Position and glue the stringers in their notches inside the wing. Apply modelling filler to the wooden elements and paint the wing green. Cut out the part of the stringer between ribs A17 and A18 (see photograph), leaving this space free.

If you have decided to fit your aircraft with lights, insert two pairs of cables into the wing for power, as shown below. Steps 13, 15, 16, 48 and 51-53 will tell you how to fit and connect the lights. If you are not fitting lights, ignore these instructions.

Sand the pieces C67D and C68D, apply primer and paint them green. Fix them in position as shown in the photograph.

Prepare cladding pieces AWR1 and AWR3 as you did previously, and cover the upper surface of the right wing.

In the same way, cover the lower surface with pieces AWR2 and AWR4.

Cover the lower part of the leading edge with pieces AWR8, AWR9 and AWR10 (as indicated by the arrows), starting at the edge and going towards the end of the wing. For the upper part, mount the cladding pieces AWR5, AWR6 and AWR7, following this order exactly.

Repeat the operations carried out in the previous pack to install the navigation lights and fit a green LED at the end of the wing.

Complete the end of the wing by gluing pieces S93D and S94D in position.

Fit a white LED between pieces C71D and C72D.

Fit the connector sleeves to the cables sticking out from rib A13 of the right wing, in the same way as you did for the left wing.

Cover pieces C71D and C72D with cladding pieces AWR11 and AWR12, fitting them on the lower and upper sides respectively.

In the same way as you did in the previous pack, complete the assembly of the wing flap and it`s support.

Complete the assembly of the right wing flap and its support with cladding pieces AWR13 and AWR14. Later, you will continue the assembly of both wings of the aircraft.

Save any unused parts in a bag labeled with the stage number for future use
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#2 Posted : 03 July 2016 16:06:40

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Steps 20 – 35 Engine detailing.


With the pieces you have kept from Pack 10, start making the second engine as explained in detail in Pack 9. The following steps show you how to complete each of the engines, which you can work on one at a time or both together.

Take the 0.5mm-diameter brass wire (supplied with Pack 5) and use pliers to cut off 28 pieces, each 12mm long as shown in step 21.

Straighten the 12mm lengths of brass wire by rolling them one by one on a flat, rigid surface with a file as shown in step 22.


Take two of the lengths of wire and glue them to one of the cylinders on the front side of the engine, as shown.

Repeat the operation on the rear of the engine. Make sure the drilled holes are kept clear as indicated.

Apply a coat of primer to both sides of the engine and to piece SD59. Paint them aluminium, preferably with an airbrush, and leave them to dry. When dry use a brush to paint the details of the engine azure grey and matt black, following the colours in the instructions. Let the paint dry, then apply a very diluted dark brown wash to emphasise the contours and details.

There is one piece SD59 and one screw with a nut for each engine. Carry out the assembly of each piece without tightening the nut too much. Keep the remaining two nuts to use later for fitting the propeller.

Fit and glue piece SD59 to the body of the engine, as shown. Leave to dry.

Take the black cable supplied with Pack 5. Pass one end through the hole (circled) above one of the cylinders, and fix the cable in the hole in the body of the engine, as shown in the photograph.

On the front of the engine, cut the cable to length and use cyanoacrylate glue (superglue) to stick the other end to the outer edge of piece SD59, in front of its corresponding cylinder.

Repeat the operation for each cylinder as shown in step 31.

Step 32 of your instructions shows a rear view of the engine assembly, showing the cables and the cylinders only for clarity.

Take the red cable kept from Pack 2, and fix one end to the front of the engine, as shown in step 33.

Pass the cable between the cylinders to the other side of the engine, cut it to length and fix the end to the body of the engine, as shown in step 34.

With a fine brush, paint the ends of the engine cables aluminium so as to imitate the connectors on the rear of the engine.

Repeat this operation on the front of the engine. That completes the engine assembly process, so if you are working on the engines one at a time, repeat the whole procedure to finish the other one.

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#3 Posted : 03 July 2016 16:13:14

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Steps 36 – 53 Fitting the engines and inner wings.


Fit and glue one engine into each of the central wing sections prepared previously, as shown. Make sure that the rear of the engine fits perfectly into its mounting.

Prepare the engine covers, pieces C24. Smooth them all over and apply to each of them, in this order, the primer, the gloss black paint and the chrome finish. Be sure to leave enough drying time between each coat and to handle the pieces with care.

Fit and glue the covers to both engines, as illustrated. Make sure that the pieces C24 fit perfectly onto the engine cowling.

Take the air outlets of the engines, the photo-etched metal pieces S38 supplied with Pack 9.

With flat-nose pliers, bend the individual pieces one way and the other until they break off.
The broken edges of the parts will be sharp, so take care when handling them.

The broken edge of each piece will be placed and glued between the covering of the aircraft and the engine cowling. Piece ‘a’ fits at the top.

Then six ‘b’ pieces fan out around the side.

Then there is a ‘c’ piece at the bottom.

You have now completed the whole of one side of one of the engines. Repeat the operations on the other side of the first engine, and then on both sides of the second engine, with pieces from the photo-etched sheet S38 as shown in step 44.

Now cut four pieces 120mm long from the two 4mm-diameter wooden dowel rods supplied with this pack, and round the ends with sandpaper as shown in step 45.

Fit two of the dowel pieces into one of the central wing sections. Push the dowels through the holes in the structure, as shown in the photograph.

Join the central part of the wing to the fuselage as shown, using the two dowels as guides. Make sure that you are fitting the central part of the wing to the correct side of the fuselage.

Note: Steps 48 to 52 of your instructions show the wires exiting the central wing through the wrong hole. Step 53 of your instructions shows the correct exit point.

I used a draw wire (as we did for the tail section in pack 7) to carefully pull the cables for the lights through the central section of the wing.

Move the central section of the wing into its final position and glue it permanently to the fuselage.

Repeat Steps 46-49 to fit the central section of the wing on the opposite side of the fuselage.

Cut the wires that emerge from one of the central wing sections to the length shown, and remove the insulation at the ends, as shown in the step 51.

With tweezers, hold the larger end of a connector (see inset photo of step 52), insert one of the wires into the other end, and solder it into place. Repeat to solder another connector to the other wire. Insulate the connectors with heat-shrink sleeving (see photograph). Repeat Steps 51 to 53 for the pair of wires on the other side of the aircraft.

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#4 Posted : 03 July 2016 16:20:12

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Steps 54 – 71 Fitting the main and wing flaps


AS shown in step 54 take the flaps VOL1D, VOL2D, VOL1G, and VOL2G (the latter two were included with Pack 10), plus the template for the cladding pieces and one half-sheet of aluminium.

Prepare the pieces indicated on the template and clad the flat sides of the flaps. The last two characters of the names of the cladding pieces match those of the corresponding flaps. For example, covering piece AF1G corresponds to flap VOL1G.

Mask the outer sides of the cladding pieces of the four flaps. Apply primer to the insides of the flaps and paint them green, preferably using an airbrush. When dry remove the masks.

Take the aircraft assembled so far, and gently place it upside down in order to fit the underbody flaps as shown in step 58.

Starting with flap VOL1G, check that the flap fits correctly in its position, as shown in steps 59 and 60. If necessary, gently modify the flap with a file. Do not fix it in place just yet.

Cut eight 5mm-long pieces from the 1mm-diameter brass wire supplied, to use as pins. Fit and glue a pin at the end of the flap that goes towards the centre of the aircraft.

Fit the flap into position, engaging the brass pin glued in place in the previous step. Place the flap in its final position and insert one of the pins in the outer end of the flap. Fix the pin with a drop of cyanoacrylate glue on the outside of the support. Do not apply too much glue, as it will prevent the flap from moving.

Repeat the procedure to fit the right central flap, VOL1D. Make sure that both flaps move freely up and down.

Fit the small flap (shown) to the wings, following the procedure with the brass wire. The photograph shows flap VOL2G and the left wing.

This is a detail picture of the assembly of the left flap. Also fit flap VOL2D to the right wing in the same way.

Fit and glue the main flaps to each of the wings. The photograph shows the underside of the left wing with the flaps already fitted.

Top view of the left wing. With the next pack, you will complete your Douglas DC-3.

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