Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Olham

A Beauty sleeping in the Dust

Recommended Posts

The great "Wingnut Wings" website is always good for new discoveries.

I just strolled through the photographs again and found pictures of the Roland D.VI,

which is waiting for it's restauration in Krakow.

 

The pic shows very well, how they built the seat so, that you could set it back or fore, in three steps.

The handle on top of the stick looks interesting and unfamiliar to me. Does anyone know, what that

left hand grip is? Could it be a throttle?

 

Here is also a cockpit interior from the Albatros D.Va built by "The Vintage Aviator".

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it's the throttle. The Fokker D.VII has a similar one.

 

Nice details for model builders in those pics. P4? :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I feel tempted to try modelling a Roland D.VI. But yet only tempted... :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's amazing to see Olham. That seat doesn't look as comfortable as my IKEA "flying" chair with pleated cushion.

 

poang-chair__46194_PE142936_S4.jpg

Edited by Shiloh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, I have exactly the same kind of chair, except its colour is red! :grin:

 

Small world Hasse Wind! Mine is actually white and I have 2 of them that are similar. Here's a pic of how I designed my sim pit around it. This thread is going downhill quick no thanks to me. :dntknw:

 

scaled.php?server=853&filename=p4250006r.jpg&res=medium

Edited by Shiloh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not as off-topic as you may think, guys!

A friend of mine insists in buying me a POÄNG from IKEA (they have two types of these, which look similar;

the POÄNG is the expensive one with a change- and washable cushion), cause I helped him with some work.

I will, like Hasse Wind, take a red one, with black wooden parts.

Damn, the world has become small... ...or IKEA got really big!

 

As for the Roland - it surely had some padding or leather seat, which got rotten away or removed.

Edited by Olham

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good choice, Olham.

 

As to the Roland's seat, if it was an IKEA seat, maybe it was stolen, because it was so soft and comfortable. :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is your IKEA as bad as ours?...in that you have to follow the route all the way around the damn store?..god, i hate the place!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, we have shortcuts inbetween the various departments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, we have shortcuts inbetween the various departments.

 

Oh yeah..we have those too...but they always seem to go exactly where you dont want to be! :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...and you always end up with having bought lots of little funny devices and stuff,

which doesn't appear so funny and nice anymore, when you have them back home.

Maybe they spray some drugs in the air?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

.

 

It is easier to fly an Eindecker from Mulhouse to Nancy and back in a blizzard, with no in-sim map, than it is to navigate your way around an IKEA. The layout of those stores is clearly someone's idea of a cruel, cruel joke.

 

But back to the main topic: I say we stop at Krakow on our way to New Zealand. :smile:

 

.

 

.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those Swedes are smart - they make sure that you see everything! Sometimes just to be different I walk through the store backwards and I get tons of dirty looks. "Look at that guy Henry, he's going against the flow - geez!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, to get back from IKEA to the Roland restoration in Krakow:

Here is what the got so far.

The Roland D.VI was a wooden construction with a planking similar of that of a boat.

(Something you would never got assembled with an IKEA construction sheet!)

 

I find her beautiful for this way of construction alone.

 

 

 

 

Edited by Olham

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow Olham - that is a fantastic craft! It's unbelievable they chose wood when most everyone else was wrapping in canvas.That's one thing that really appeals to me about the Albatros.

Edited by Shiloh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..