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  1. The Ponnier Project - Part III

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    Closing in on the final painting touches, then off to sort decals, but the Table Top Flights' Ponnier is nearing completion!

    Updated 07-15-2023 at 04:17 by predhead

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  2. The Ponnier Project - Part II

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    The ongoing saga of the best fighter of The Great War....

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    Time to get moving a bit more forward on this project, the Ponnier M.1 made by 'Drome member mikejr74 (Table Top Flights). Today sees a coat of primer - well, it is really a coat of Testor Panzer Gray, but it works as a good primer. Keep in mind that the digital camera on the cell phone really makes everything stand out, and in this case the ...

    Updated 07-15-2023 at 04:17 by predhead

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  3. The Ponnier M.1 Climb Rate, or All Climb Rates Are Not Created Equal

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    Looking through various aircraft ratings and seeing that perhaps the Ponnier's climb rate (according to the good work the unofficial stats committee does for the rest of us) is on the low side. Comparing rates of climb using the Wings of Linen site, and averaging when applicable if the is a variation of climb time. The numbers in parenthesis are the game climb rates):

    Nieuport N.11 - 3000 meters in 17.33 minutes - 568 feet per minute (4)
    Nieuport N.16 - 3000 meters in 10.17
  4. The Next Projects

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    Guntruck's Turkish Halberstadt D.V

    Previously I have mentioned some of my upcoming projects, like the Ponnier M.1, but now I have placed a Shapeways order that have the following planes winging their way to my door, in Gray PA12:
    Albatros C.I - XD Deck
    Halberstadt D.V - Q Deck (Turkish)
    Morane Saulnier Type AI - N Deck (David Putnam MS156)
    Nieuport 17 (Vickers) - I Deck (Russian)
    Nieuport 23 - I Deck (Belgian) ...
  5. The Shapeways Siemens-Schuckert D.I Project - Part VII

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    After painting with colors that did not turn out well, stripping said paints, then going back and using the AK Interactive set of German WWI colors, the last step was to add Mark I decals which brought the D.I to life. A coat of matte varnish and gluing a peg ends this project. Lessons learned along the way to be applied to future projects.