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WWI Ace 11-02-2005 11:35 PM

Ask Scalercflyer. He has one too!!!

FirstShirt 11-03-2005 12:46 AM

Maybe I can eventually answer my own question. Just ordered one. The Dr. 1 looks like a winner.

WWI Ace 11-03-2005 12:57 AM

I've been flying one for over a year now. You'll like it!!! It's a good little plane that behaves well if you set control throws according to instructions. If you don't, the little plane can be a handful. There is a review of this plane in Novembers Fly RC magazine. Steve

scalercflyer 11-03-2005 01:55 AM

DRI review
 
Steve, are you sure about the magazine month? :confused: I am trying to find the article in FLYRC. BTW, the DRI build is progressing nicely. Can anyone tell me how to post pics? I think you use the attachment on the thread reply, but I'm not sure. Keep 'em flying Boys! Martin

scalercflyer 11-03-2005 02:09 AM

Plank or sheet
 
Neal I'm not sure what I will do. Making planking can be fun and challenging. :) If you wish to make planking the best way I have found is to glue a 1/4 stick to your balsa stripper opposite the blade. This produces a bevel on the cut strips that is easy to wrap around curved surfaces and eases the planking chore. Been using this method for a while. Of course sheeting needs to be done carefully too. I generally wet the sheeting with an ammonia based fluid(use lots of ventilation!) :rolleyes: which makes the balsa bend like rubber. Secure with tape, rubber bands, etc until dry. Martin

Walt Thyng 11-03-2005 04:21 AM

Scalercflyer, I've been down the picture posting route, so maybe I can help. You're correct about the "Managing attachments" dialogue under "Go Advanced" for your reply. When you click on the Managing attachments box you get one with five "Browse" slots. Click on browsr and find the file you need. Open it and it will show up as an item jsut below the browse slots. You can do a total of ten, but ittakes two sets of five. The real trick is getting the file size small enough to be accepted. I finally figured out that by going to "Preview" (I am using a Mac) and clicking "Export" I get to choose the format and the quality. I can do it with a slider or by putting a file size in the right box. I then export to my desktop or some other file where I can pick it up under the Mange Attachments/ Browse window. You can also change file size in Adobe Phot shop, but I'm not up to speed on that.
Walt
Re. Dr.1: mid-wing, one aileron and elevator to go for covering. then re-install radio gear and build power pack.

WWI Ace 11-03-2005 11:23 PM

Martin I lied!!! It is the December issue of Fly RC. Sorry, I was in the right month but the magazine is in the future!! Steve.

Nobert 11-03-2005 11:47 PM

Martin,
I'd like to plank it but am concerned about the multiple bends. I'd like to do a model of the DVa i that's in the Museum of Flight in Seattle. I've got 1/64th ply, 1/32 bass wood, and 1/32 balsa.
Neal

scalercflyer 11-08-2005 08:20 AM

Outrunner
 
Hey Ace, tell me about the brushless outrunner, battery, controller, etc, you have on your DRI. Mine's coming along nicely! :D BTW, was out of town this last weekend. Call ya soon! :) Martin

Rhondas 11-08-2005 02:59 PM

folker nice
 

Originally Posted by luc (Post 2494)
here is the GP DR1 I have...

how many cells are ya useing to power that nice plane:o

Walt Thyng 11-08-2005 03:11 PM

Tripehound photos
 
I haven't heard anybody mention this resources for the Tripehound. 45 absolutely fantasic photos for scale detailing.

http://www.wwi-models.org/Photos/Bri/SopTripe/

Update on my Dr.1: covering complete. mounting movable surfaces. Will have a couple of photos later on turning a pair of those baby carriage wheels into very scale looking WWI wheels. Trying to get it ready for my club meting on Wednesday. by the way I found out that the crosses on the GWS Slow Stick are perfect for it. Now I just have to find two sets.
Walt

NitroCharged 11-08-2005 09:14 PM

Pat,
Sorry for the delay ...
It flies real nice with a feigao 120 4100 slipped into the gearbox. I really enjoy flying it in real calm weather. It is a Parkflyer so you have to remember thats how it was designed. Turn down the throws on the rudder or you'll experience a death spiral without too much trouble ;)
Learned that the scarey way LOL

It was really easy to build and I enjoyed painting it up. It flew straight off with no problems. Flying indoors is a challenge to me as mine has a little pace on it so I have to keep the speed down and nose up as I only have a small indoor area to work with. It can fly faster but the walls come at you faster too!
It always draws attention when I am out in the field and gets compliments. I would go for the plan version and cut it out yourself as there is nothing hard about cutting out any of the parts except the cowl because its smooth and plastic and made for you already and the wings have the undercam in them too. :)

scalercflyer 11-09-2005 01:47 AM

Dviii
 
All right all of you DVIII fans!! Here is something you can use for finishing. Martin
http://www.skystone.biz/pictures/fokker-d8-prof.jpg

Walt Thyng 11-09-2005 04:56 AM

7 Attachment(s)
Well, here's the next to the last batch of photos of my Dr.1 build.

1: brass cottter pins used for bracing wire lugs
2: baby stroller wheels. One on right covered with Ultracoat. I poked a hole in the axle area and did not iron down the center rim until all the wrinkles were out. Looks pretty scale to me!
3. parts to make scale like hub and adapt stroller wheels to plane axle diameter. Wheel collar set screw passes thru inner axle spacer and tightens directly on plane's axle.
4. Hub. I need smaller washers and cotters. but this gave me proof of concept.
5. 3/4 front view. color registratin is poor. Actual color is ultracoat bright red.
6: side view
7. top view

Weight minus power pack and aileron servos, machine guns, pilot 4.75 lbs

WWI ace: see how close you came?
Walt

scalercflyer 11-09-2005 10:41 AM

Dri
 
!!!!! WOW !!!! I'm lovin it!! Great job Buddy!!!! Hey Steve!! Are you seeing this????!!!! I can't wait for the flight report. Martin

Rhondas 11-09-2005 12:11 PM

folker power
 
[quote=Walt Thyng;21506]Well, here's the next to the last batch of photos of my Dr.1 build.

1: brass cottter pins used for bracing wire lugs
2: baby stroller wheels. One on right covered with Ultracoat. I poked a hole in the axle area and did not iron down the center rim until all the wrinkles were out. Looks pretty scale to me!
3. parts to make scale like hub and adapt stroller wheels to plane axle diameter. Wheel collar set screw passes thru inner axle spacer and tightens directly on plane's axle.
4. Hub. I need smaller washers and cotters. but this gave me proof of concept.
5. 3/4 front view. color registratin is poor. Actual color is ultracoat bright red.
6: side view
7. top view

Weight minus power pack and aileron servos, machine guns, pilot 4.75 lbs

WWI ace: see how close you came? :eek: Hi what motor and batteries do you use in that folker:cool:

WWI Ace 11-10-2005 12:09 AM

Walt, she's beautiful!!! That is probably the best looking tripe I've seen in awhile. You truly are a master!! If she flies half as good as it looks it will be perfect. I was close wasn't I?!!! Steve.

Walt Thyng 11-10-2005 12:29 AM

Yup. You were off by one number . This is Dr.1 404/17 flown by Lt. Adolf Ritter von Tutscheck in March of 1918. Here's the URL for my info http://www.luftfahrtgeschichte.com/dr1.htm
Walt
PS anybody got a trick for building Spandaus? I keep looking for some kind of expanded or perforated material, but haven't come across anything yet and I don't know when the guy who bought out Williams Bros will actually be up and running.
WT

PPS saw a pair of the new DuBro 5" WWI wheels $37.00 !!!!!!!

scalercflyer 11-10-2005 01:07 AM

Spandaus
 
Try this on for size Walt. Allan is a good friend of mine and has some VERY light machine gun kits. I'm building a pair for my DRI (hint, hint Steve).
www.wrightbrothersrc.com/our_kits/spandau.htms

WWI Ace 11-10-2005 02:56 AM

Those guns look great Martin!!! Steve.

Walt Thyng 11-10-2005 04:30 AM

scalercflyer: the link didn't work. Could you post it again, please?
WT

scalercflyer 11-10-2005 10:22 PM

Spandaus
 
Try this Walt. Martin
http://wrightbrothersrc.com/

scalercflyer 11-10-2005 10:26 PM

Where are you?
 
WWI ACE where are you? :confused: See my inquiry about the outrunner for the DRI. BTW Guys, I really enjoyed the historical guessing game we played trying to guess Walt's camo scheme. I think I'll post one myself. Maybe the winner will get something special. :D Martin

WWI Ace 11-10-2005 11:35 PM

Martin. In the triplane you are building I have the same motor-gearbox combo as Nitrocharged. For the little tripe I'm getting from Aerodrome I plan to use my Eflite Park 370 outrunner that weighs 1.5ozs. Should work fine and give plenty of power. The weight will probably be okay because we all know how easy it is for tripes to get tail heavy. I would rather have the extra weight making power instead of just hanging there as dead weight. Know what I mean. I'll use my Castle Creations Phoenix 10 ESC. It works great and weighs next to nothing! For a battery I'll probably use my TP 2-cell 830mah lipoly unless I need more power. Then I'll step up to a 3-cell. Steve.

Walt Thyng 11-11-2005 03:05 PM

Rhonas, sory I missed your post. Power for my Dr.1 is an Astro 40G (cobalt)
on 20 P3000 NiMh. If my day works out as planned I'll be building the pack today and have some photos later on. Esc is an Astro 204D. Prop will probably be a 14/10 (scale diameter)

WWI Ace: thanks for the lead on the Spandaus. They do look good. Problem is my tripe is 1/6 scale and the closest they have is 1/8. I think they'll be too small.

Scalerdflyer; did you check out the Tripehound link I posted? I had so much fun building the Dr.1 that I think I'lll start on the TH next.
Walt

dicknadine 11-15-2005 02:37 PM

you guys make me want to get busy and redraw my plans of the 61" 1919 Fokker, C1, 2 passenger model. mine was complete ready for motor installation, but Hurricane Katrina took all of the models , plans along with the house and 3 shops. now getting back in business in new location. had posted fotos on RCU, Vintage, but can't find them. just dumb thumbs, computor wise. dick stamm

WWI Ace 11-15-2005 11:46 PM

Welcome!!! We're happy to have you. Dust that thing off and let's get started!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 11-15-2005 11:56 PM

Welcome indeed!
 
Dick, you are most welcome here! Boy, that hurricane was a raw deal, but you can always start over! Nothing can take your flying skill away. Hang in there. If there is anything I can do for you, let me know, and welcome again!. Martin

WWI Ace 11-16-2005 02:29 AM

Walt!! Did you fly the tripe yet? Steve.

Walt Thyng 11-16-2005 04:55 AM

Steve,
no flight yet. Been very busy with work. All conrols now functional and template for power pack laid out (one 12 cell and one 8cell in semi-circle)
should complete the pack Wednesday, then it'll be a waiot for weather which doesn't look good for at least a week.
Walt

scalercflyer 11-16-2005 08:01 AM

Latest pics
 
Walt got any pics of the completed tripe? I would love to see it. Martin

Walt Thyng 11-16-2005 02:28 PM

Martin, latest photos are in Post #374. Next set will be of building the power pack and installation. I'm still trying to solve the spandau problem and don't have a pilot (too cheap to spend the money for pre-painted and no Williams Bros available).
Walt

watt_the?! 11-16-2005 08:03 PM

checkout iron aces pilots....they rock.

Walt Thyng 11-18-2005 02:02 AM

7 Attachment(s)
here's a batch of photos on building the custom battery pack for my Dr.1. A quick finger check indicates that the balance is very close.

1. tinning the brass connector straps
2. tinning the cells
3. using cowl as jig, bottom straps
4. top straps
5. test fit of completed pack
6. pack with rubber band restraints (I CAN do a neater job!)
7. pack with cowl in place. Once I add 4 dummy cylinders you won't be able to see much of it.

Next photos:building dummy cylinders and (maybe) Spandaus
Walt

scalercflyer 11-19-2005 01:44 AM

Batteries
 
WOW! :eek: Those are some serious batteries Walt! Can't wait for the flight report. Martin

watt_the?! 11-19-2005 10:14 PM

3 Attachment(s)
some progress....some....

Walt Thyng 11-19-2005 10:34 PM

I hate guys with neat workbenches (-:
Walt

WWI Ace 11-19-2005 11:15 PM

I doubt it looked like that while he was building. He cleaned it before the picture!!! How could you ever find what your looking for if it's that neat? Steve.

scalercflyer 11-19-2005 11:40 PM

Workbench
 
Gee Guys I don't know what you are talking about!! My workbench is ALWAYS neat and clean !! :D Martin

Walt Thyng 11-20-2005 04:03 AM

Found a really cool (and cheap) way to simulate Oberursel engine. Photos soon.
Walt


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