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**neons** 02-17-2015 06:04 PM

Quick Indoor Color Change
 
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I wonder why these foamy indoor plane makers mass produce clones all the same color. It is like early Ford. You can have any color you want as long as it is black, Ever notice all the WWI German Fokkers are red or red&white. Must be something to do with the Red Baron. Or is it the thought that like in cars, red sells? Why does a favorite plane like a Cub only come in yellow. How about at least a couple runs of different colors. Everyone shows up for indoor with a yellow cub.

Well here is my answer for a snowy day project and plenty snow still going on in the N East. Color the plane using water base paint or some Magic marker color pens and some tape. Makes a nice quick project.
Bob

thepiper92 02-17-2015 06:13 PM

Very nice!!!

50+AirYears 02-18-2015 06:20 AM

As far as the Cubs usually coming out in yellow, that's because, like the Ford Model T, that pretty much was what they were painted, a "Cub Yellow" with a black lightning bolt. In fact, I remember some years ago, someone in maybe Model Builder, did some research, and found out that one of the companies selling dope to modelers was also the company that provided the original Cub Yellow to Piper. In fact, there were actually a couple different shades, one a bit more orange than the other. It had something to do with the production date.
As far as the "Fokker Red!", I think that is just pretty much a lack of imagination on the manufacturers' parts. In WW-1, many German pilots got very creative with their paint schemes, and not just with the various lozenge patterns. One of the more interesting German plane color schemes, f you want to call it that, was a trial where several Eindeckers were covered with a transparent covering. One of the Squadron pubs I have on the plane shows one behind a normally painted E-III.

BroncoSquid 02-18-2015 07:35 AM


Originally Posted by 50+AirYears (Post 968888)
One of the more interesting German plane color schemes, f you want to call it that, was a trial where several Eindeckers were covered with a transparent covering. One of the Squadron pubs I have on the plane shows one behind a normally painted E-III.

The orignal 'Stealth' aircraft. :D I read an article about this, I don't remember where, but the covering was expensive and yellowed in the sun very quickly so the project was abandoned. At altitude the plane was very difficult to see.

7car7 03-09-2015 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by **neons** (Post 968860)
Well here is my answer for a snowy day project and plenty snow still going on in the N East. Color the plane using water base paint or some Magic marker color pens and some tape. Makes a nice quick project.
Bob

Beautiful plane you've made her into! I agree, too many planes on the market that all look the same.

**neons** 03-09-2015 09:28 PM

Thanks Fellas,
It sure flew great indoors last Sat. and looks so much better now .
Bob

scalercflyer 07-07-2015 05:07 PM

Texican
 
Alright you crazy triplane flying Texican!! :eek: What have you been up to?:confused:

**neons** 07-17-2015 01:30 AM

This YouTube video was uploaded on June 9, 2015. It says it is rare. I have no idea if it was seen before this.. If not, it was a great find.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIiuyijwKRs
**Neons** Bob

Ron 12-20-2015 05:46 AM

and here it is in colour at 1/3 scale

https://youtu.be/KhblbqICfZI

Adamich31 03-14-2016 03:47 AM

I have a very cool conversion of a BUSA Fokker D7 have many pics and custom made cad designed motor mount and aluminum battery trays. Only problem Imdont know how to upload on the site. Any help would be great.......

fhhuber 03-14-2016 05:15 AM


Originally Posted by Adamich31 (Post 991707)
I have a very cool conversion of a BUSA Fokker D7 have many pics and custom made cad designed motor mount and aluminum battery trays. Only problem Imdont know how to upload on the site. Any help would be great.......


Go advanced (under the quick reply) and there's an upload manager for the pictures.

Picture size is limited... This is the #1 cause of upload fail. Load the picture in your favorite graphics editor and reduce size 50% at a time until it works. (save as a new file name to not overwrite the original)

Another option is to load the pictures to imgur.com or another sharing service and then link the picture from there.

Adamich31 03-14-2016 12:34 PM

Thank you. Appreciate it. Adam;-)

road king 97 03-14-2016 08:14 PM

Building season is still here so my friend Neons put me on to this build and its time. I will use a airfoil on the wings as Freddy B showed us how to sand one in . http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=425387 I like this one because its a good size plane and a dollar tree store a couple blocks from my home .:D joe

Adamich31 03-14-2016 09:36 PM

First attempt for PIC uplaod
 
Link Below will get you to my project pics.[popcorn]


Electric BUSA 1/4 Scale Fokker D7
Https:imgur.com/a/RTNTR

road king 97 03-14-2016 09:43 PM


Originally Posted by Adamich31 (Post 991721)
Link Below will get you to my project pics.[popcorn]


Electric BUSA 1/4 Scale Fokker D7
Https:imgur.com/a/RTNTR

Not enough posts yet i dont think to load pictures and links. joe

Adamich31 03-14-2016 09:59 PM

Not sure what you mean? Are you saying not active enough to post pics? Where are those rules posted, I thought I gave them a good look. Well, if that's the case and you want to see them, email me directly if that's allowable. I'm not looking to ruffle any feathers here. Just thought they may help a fellow R/C nut! Adam

fhhuber 03-14-2016 10:17 PM

Actually, I think the link wasn't quite posted right to be clickable.

But it copy-pasted fine.

You can also link the individual pictures and make them show in your post.

http://i.imgur.com/029d1I3.jpg

Adamich31 03-14-2016 10:22 PM

Thanks for the Help. Adam

road king 97 03-14-2016 10:23 PM

I thought there was a 7 post kinda thing to slow down spam but like i said i was not sure. anyways welcome Adam , joe

Brner 03-14-2016 11:20 PM


Originally Posted by Adamich31 (Post 991721)
Link Below will get you to my project pics.[popcorn]


Electric BUSA 1/4 Scale Fokker D7
Https:imgur.com/a/RTNTR


Link worked fine, just pasted into my browser and there they were. Very nice work. I really like what you did with the I beam motor mount and hanging the batteries on same. Is there an anchor pin in there to secure them?

Good work!!

Don

Adamich31 03-14-2016 11:26 PM

Thanks Don. :)

pkf3 05-14-2018 04:07 AM

Cool video.

scalercflyer 08-11-2018 04:34 AM

This thread
 
This thread is for WWI aircraft and related issues. Not for pig shirt ads and problems with linkages on later model aircraft. Wake up moderaters! I don't want to see this stuff on the threads.

Ron 06-11-2019 04:42 AM

We're B A C K :-) just starting to draw up plans for a 30% Eindeckerů..should be a fun build.


Ron 07-05-2019 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Ron (Post 1019217)
We're B A C K :-) just starting to draw up plans for a 30% Eindecker…..should be a fun build.

Here's where we're at so far today...taking it slow, so not a lot of progress...drawing up the plans took a bit, started building last week.
wingspan 120" wing area 2520 sq. in. full flying tail feathers, and it's going to use wing warping instead of ailerons. ....next project is to make the pillar, and LG.

qadas 04-11-2020 08:30 AM

BUSA Fokker DR.1 1/6 scale
 
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Hi fellow WWI enthusiasts!

Just finished my Balsa USA kit of a Fokker DR.1 triplane in 1/6 scale. It is powered by a 4S setup on a Hacker motor. Thought I would share a couple of pics:

Here is the setup and kit:

brutus2238 02-12-2021 02:58 PM

Nice looking build, how does it fly?

quorneng 02-12-2021 10:10 PM

qadas
A very nice neat build but like all 'modern' Triplanes that nose is too long.
The full size Oberusel U II rotary used in the Triplane was a heavy engine.
With a true scale nose it is hard to to get enough weight forward, or build the tail end light enough, without a lot of lead up front.;)
Do let us know how it flies.. .


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