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scalercflyer 10-11-2005 04:57 AM

Hey Nitrocharged where did you get that foamie DRI????:confused: I think I need one :D WWI Ace, you're killing me with the pink airplane color scheme... don't make me come down there!!!!!!:eek: :D Martin

NitroCharged 10-11-2005 06:29 AM

Geof of Smoothair in Canada has them in his store:


It starts out white depron and clear plastic so you have to paint it up in your favourite color scheme :)


Zoom it up with a feigao BL IPS replacement motor to have some nice fun with it in the park, still using the A Drive.

turnwaldw 10-11-2005 12:29 PM

WWI Ace either or is good for me maybe one of both if the boss lets me.:D

Walt Thyng 10-11-2005 03:29 PM

hey All, taking the latest roll of film on my Dr.1 to the store today. Bought a new digital camera a couple of days ago and am learning how to use it, so future posts should be more up to date. The next set of photos will take it up to final fitting and sanding before covering.
I'm really busy at work right now, so modeling'll be even slower for a bit.

scalercflyer 10-12-2005 03:33 AM

Hey WWI ACE! notice the rudder on Nitrocharged foamie DRI! It's not overly big. Hhhhhhmmmmmm.... If I only had the outlines to the parts on that tripe.... betcha I could scratch build it! :D Nitro needless to say I likey the tripey. Lakehurst Naval Air Station with its huge blimp hangar is not far from me. They allow RC flyers to use the hangar (14 stories high!!!!:eek::eek: ). Guess where I'm flying this winter Guys!!:D :D

WWI Ace 10-12-2005 03:39 AM

Nitro builds some cool stuff!!!

WWI Ace 10-12-2005 03:39 AM

What's wrong with pink?

WWI Ace 10-12-2005 03:42 AM

Scalercflyer. I have an extra set of plans for the foam triplane in the picture. If you want them they're yours!!! Just say the word and I'll send them!! Steve.

watt_the?! 10-12-2005 03:47 AM


The graphics on your site are brilliant!


Walt Thyng 10-12-2005 03:49 AM

8 Attachment(s)
Well here's the first batch of film based shots.

#1 interplane strut sockets and plans
#2, 3 bending the blanks
#4, 5 strut sockets and aileron servo
#6 three parallel wings
#7 strut screws
#8 gettiing close (-:

Next time: running the pull/pull cables.

WWI Ace 10-12-2005 04:05 AM

Walt that looks great!!! Got my wood in yesterday. You've inspired me. I'm going to start tracing parts and cutting wood for the Fokker DVIII plans Martin sent me!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 10-12-2005 11:58 AM

DRI Plans
I'll take them WWI Ace! PM me for my addy. THANKS!!! martin

Walt Thyng 10-12-2005 02:42 PM

WWI Ace: I've never tried it, but I read a construction articl recently whee the builder used acetone to transfer the drawings to the wood instead of tracing or pasting copies. I think it was ZMark Rettinger's B-26 article in MAN, but I'll look when I'm in the porcelin library (-:

Walt Thyng 10-13-2005 04:16 PM

found the article. It's in the latest MAN and it's Jim Ryan's Zero construction piece.

50+AirYears 10-13-2005 04:18 PM

Sometimeslines can be transferred tio wood using a hot iron, too. Depends on the copier toner.

Walt Thyng 10-14-2005 01:16 AM

7 Attachment(s)
Well here are the last of my film based build photos. I've already discovered the real advantage of being able to check the shot. Several of those I took of the control cables didn't come out very good. I'll reshoot them in digital.

#1 mounting system for the axle wing
#2 rudder horn
#3 rudder servo looking through bottom wing opening
#4 elevator horns
#5 elevator and rudder servos with cables.
#6 external cable routing
#7 all rigged and ready for electonic operation

NitroCharged 10-14-2005 01:21 AM

Great progress Walt - real nice workmanship there. :)

WWI Ace 10-14-2005 01:40 AM

You never cease to impress me Walt!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 10-14-2005 02:17 AM

DRI build
Walt what can I say? Great job!!!!! ... Martin

walterk 10-14-2005 02:42 AM

I tried the acetone but it did not work. I am just making copies and using a glue stick.


Walt Thyng 10-14-2005 10:07 PM

Shuttleworth Photos

I just picked this one up on RCU. Good photos from the Shuttleworth Collection. I learned that the Sopwith Tripe has ailerons on all three wings!

scalercflyer 10-15-2005 12:45 AM

Sopwith tripe
Hey Guys!!! I just happen to have a set of plans for the Sopwith tripe(400 size)!!!:D :D Anybody interested, let me know. Yes indeed Walt, the Tripehound had 6 ailerons!!! Wasn't much good in a dive though! The Germans loved it. That's how they came up with the idea for the Fokker DRI. Martin

WWI Ace 10-15-2005 12:49 AM

6 ailerons and skinny wings!!! HMMMM, but will it 3-D?

WWI Ace 10-15-2005 12:50 AM


WWI Ace 10-15-2005 12:51 AM

Martin!! You working on your plane yet?

scalercflyer 10-15-2005 03:03 AM

Does a cat have whiskers WWI Ace?

WWI Ace 10-15-2005 03:16 AM

Martin. I'm going to start cutting wood tomorrow. I hope I can get it all "kitted" in one day. I'm going to try to get your foamie Fokker plans out tomorrow also.

Walt Thyng 10-15-2005 06:02 AM

contact me PM about those Sopwith Triplane plans. by the way i haven't heard from you about my Dr.! plans

walterk 10-16-2005 01:12 AM


I like to see those Sopwith Triplane Plans. There was a 1/3 scale version at Rhinebeck this year. It wasn't covered yet but the guy did a beautiful job.

watt_the?! 10-16-2005 01:34 AM

just uploading the DARE Sopwith video we took..another one to come...




scalercflyer 10-16-2005 02:02 AM

Sopwith Tripe plans
Walt, the plans are from Flying Scale Models. They are plans that Peter Rake drew up. Check his website for more info. Model was featured in Nov 2003 issue. Martin

scalercflyer 10-16-2005 02:04 AM

Won't work
Hey Watt-the can't run the video. Can you help? Martin

turnwaldw 10-16-2005 02:16 AM

help need a video fix:D

watt_the?! 10-16-2005 02:38 AM

tri it now....sorry.

WWI Ace 10-16-2005 03:01 AM

Great tripe!!!! You Aussies have all the cool stuff!!

turnwaldw 10-16-2005 03:01 AM

Great video watt_the nice plane just need a albatros chasing ya

watt_the?! 10-16-2005 03:04 AM

lol actually you mightve noticed that it looked hard to fly...has almost full right rudder to fly straight, and doesnt like turning left.

had to retire her due to it being so unmanageable.

ill upload the dr1 next...


turnwaldw 10-16-2005 03:44 AM

It still a very nice plane just to site on a shelf would be nice. Yes the Aussies do have nice things over there. I was over there in 85 or 86 getting old for the world roar championships it was great. I was in the military and used military hops to get there only took me three days to get there but it was great being there. I was back in 2000 for GM working on the GTO that we built from on of there cars which slips my mind right know again had a great time went to the outback seen some roos and other weird stuff they have there.

scalercflyer 10-16-2005 03:23 PM

Check this out Boys!
Found this site recently. Hope you Guys find it useful. Lotsa good stuff here. Martin

scalercflyer 10-17-2005 01:51 AM

Look what I won!
Hey WWI Ace and company! I won a Ben Buckle Fokker DVIII kit on E-bay tonight! I've wanted this kit for years. Looks like I have 2 winter projects!! :D :D


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