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WWI Ace 10-17-2005 12:54 AM

So give us more details about it!!! I'm curious!!!

Walt Thyng 10-17-2005 01:51 PM

Hi All; I'll be out of touch for about a week and then come back to a very heavy work load. The Dr.1 is ready for final fitting and finish sanding. Probably be a couple of weeks before I have any more build photos. Until then you'll have to keep guessing on the color scheme. All I'll say is that I've never seen it on a model (-:

Nobert 10-18-2005 02:35 AM

Anybody know of an Albatross kit suitable for ax AXI?

scalercflyer 10-18-2005 02:48 AM

NOBERT try Aerodrome RC for a fabulous kit of that Albatros. Kurt has a DIII and DVa available. Check his site: www.aerodromerc.com Hey Guys! it's another German fighter! Looks like Bloody April all over again for the Allies :eek: Martin

hstew 10-18-2005 04:29 AM

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At Rough and Ready Aviation www.roughandreadyaviation.com we have a foamie Albatros that is perfect for an AXI 2208-34

Nobert 10-18-2005 05:36 AM

Scalercflyer and hstew
Thanks for the info. I particularly liked teh aerodromerc stuff.
Thanks again,
PS: Gotta finish the Balsa Products Tiger Moth first.

mikeceleskey 10-18-2005 05:57 AM

Hey I just found you guys!!!! I am currently building the Aerodromerc Halberstadt DIII. Aerodrome rocks!!!!! Also, I'm looking for plans of a "Star-strutter". Any help out there?

DennisK 10-18-2005 01:19 PM

As far as I remember there's a nice 1/6 Starstrutter plan available from Traplet by Dave Hurell.
It's for glow,but could be easily converted to e-power I imagine.

watt_the?! 10-18-2005 02:28 PM

Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 15668)
Found this site recently. Hope you Guys find it useful. Lotsa good stuff here. Martin

great link!!!!

watt_the?! 10-18-2005 02:28 PM

guys, do youáll have any objection to having this thread moved to scale?


mikeceleskey 10-18-2005 02:29 PM

Good morning Dennis,
Thanks for your reply...I'll check it out. I have a Traplet plan catalog buried somewhere. Seems to me that the struts might be a nightmare to build and cause a lot of drag which equates to "more power"!!!
Now to find some references........


WWI Ace 10-19-2005 02:12 AM

I can only speak for myself, but I don't mind if everyone else agrees. This thread kinda belongs to all of us. Steve.

NitroCharged 10-19-2005 02:29 AM

11 pages later and you wanna move it now? A lot of the birds here aren't scale - for a quick example - your Polks with its large rudder for instance, and my foamie which is semiscale if your lucky. I don't care either way though, majority or moderators will rule the decision in the end. :)

NitroCharged 10-19-2005 02:33 AM

Guys, what I need is good color scheme images for fokker triplanes. Hopefully, a layout that I can use and apply to my model without too much work in the art dept'. Any one got anything in their collection? I keep getting the nudge when I show 'yet another red barron' color scheme.

scalercflyer 10-19-2005 02:50 AM

I'm for voting it stay put. I agree with WWI Ace. It belongs to us. NITRO you have but to ask and I will come up with something that should blow your mind.... I have tons of reference material and just about every book that was ever printed about the DRI. Let me work on it a bit. I will e-mail you pics. When I do my tripe (pay attention WWI Ace!), I plan to photo copy my coat of arms and shrink to size so it fits under my cockpit area (just like the movie the Blue Max and Hildelmann's DVII) Martin

scalercflyer 10-19-2005 02:55 AM

Check this out NITRO
Here is a nice website for color schemes. Martin

scalercflyer 10-19-2005 02:57 AM

Check this out WWI Ace! I'm liking the diaganol stripes (if you know what I mean)! Martin

NitroCharged 10-19-2005 03:01 AM

Thanks Martin, I have pictures of color schemes but I was trying to dodge doing them up, opting for printing them ( all done for me - sucha lazy boy) instead and applying them to the balsa. eg. top wing, middle wings, bottom wings etc :)

scalercflyer 10-19-2005 03:05 AM

Nitro, stripes (stick on) should be very easy to apply.... no painting. see the websites I listed. :D Martin

scalercflyer 10-19-2005 03:07 AM

Our thread
To date we have had over 3300 views :eek: on our small (but important) thread.... Not bad Boys!!! :D

NitroCharged 10-19-2005 03:11 AM

I guess I should have pointed out it is for a 12" w/s indoor micro fokker:





flypaper 2 10-19-2005 03:13 AM

There's a good book called "Flying Colors" with a few pics of the DR 1 that are a little different.

Walt Thyng 10-19-2005 04:47 PM

I'm for keeping this thread where it is. WWI planes present a unique set of challenges that do not apply to general scale.

50+AirYears 10-19-2005 05:07 PM

After 263 posts, why change now?

shark1016 10-19-2005 06:37 PM

Instead of me reading everyone of the 263 posts I will just ask does anyone here have tried the Global Wattage Sopwith Camel WW1 park flyer becuase its only $29.99 at towerhobbies.com and was wondering how easy was it to build and fly. Thanks. I chopped my brothers elevator tip of his GWS corsair with my GWS beaver but it didn't crash that happen this morning the peice just fluttered down and we found it and glued it back on the plane landed safely if you was wondering. It was a clean cut. But anyway back to topic if you have tried the Sopwith camel tell me how it flies and how good was it to build was it harder to build lets say a GWS kit or easier just wondering but beyond that the flying is the most important thing. Thanks for any replies.:)

scalercflyer 10-20-2005 12:31 AM

Shark, I have one of these kits. The plane goes together quickly enough but you should read the E-zone thread on this plane. I ended up putting dihedral in the upper wing. The struts are garbage. I am in the process of making new ones that are 1 piece to keep the wing aligned correctly. The other thing about the kit is the motor/gearbox is trash. The E-zone thread recommends replacing with a GWS 370 which I did. I am close to completion but have not gotten the time to finish it. :( I may post pics soon. Martin

WWI Ace 10-20-2005 01:07 AM

I agree. I had one of these too. I flew mine completely stock, no upper wing dihedral. It flew okay but it's really "floaty". If you like a slow flying plane it will work, just build very carefully if you build it stock!!! Take the motor out of the gearbox, submerge it in tap water and run it on one regular D-size battery for about five minutes or until the water becomes cloudy. Blow all the water out of the motor and lightly oil the bushings on each end. It sounds stupid but your brushed motors will last longer and make more power if you do this!!! DO NOT SUBMERGE YOUR ESC!!!! don't use it at all for this, just the flashlight battery hooked directly to the motor leads. Steve.

scalercflyer 10-20-2005 02:08 AM

Right on WWI Ace! :D Martin

tim hooper 10-20-2005 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 15574)
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


I've just found this thread, so please excuse me going backwards a little.

I've built the Rake Tripe from the FSM plans, and it's a beauty! :)

45" span, 3lb 10oz. An AXI 2820/10 is surrounded by 9 CP1700 cells (that replicate the engine cylinders of the original) turning a 12x6 APC.

I've modified the design so that the wings detach as complete 'cells' for easy storage/transport. The ailerons are linked together and give a very crisp roll response.

Like most Tripes it tends to noseover at the end of its landing run on our grass strip, but that's all part of the challenge!


tashley 10-20-2005 12:24 PM

Very nice model Tim.;)

tim hooper 10-20-2005 01:11 PM

AW Quadraplane
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Originally Posted by tashley (Post 16774)
Very nice model Tim.;)

Thanks Tom!:)

I was so impressed with the Tripe that I thought I'd go one better, and build the Armstrong Whitworth Quadraplane as my very first own-design project.

33", 34oz, Typhoon15 on 7 CP1300 cells (inside the cowl again!).

Flies just like the Tripe!


tashley 10-20-2005 01:58 PM

Wow, even nicer. Tim, it's great to see your contributions on this site you've always built such nice models.

mikeceleskey 10-20-2005 02:29 PM

Hey "Hoop",
Nice airplanes.....do you have plans for any of the ugly ones I saw on your website? The "Jab" is really nasty (beautiful).

tim hooper 10-20-2005 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeceleskey (Post 16803)
Hey "Hoop",
Nice airplanes.....do you have plans for any of the ugly ones I saw on your website? The "Jab" is really nasty (beautiful).


Thanks for the compliment!

The Jab doesn't qualify as a WW1 plane, but the plans have been submitted to Traplet Publications and should see the light of day as a plan feature in an upcoming issue of QEFI magazine.

Back to the Tripe and the Quad though; whilst neither are 'everyday' flyers, it's always nice to take advantage of a calm summers day and get them together for the camera.

That's seven wings and fourteen ailerons.................:eek:


scalercflyer 10-21-2005 12:02 AM

Very. very nice indeed! martin

scalercflyer 10-21-2005 12:04 AM

Guess who has the plans for the Tripehound??!!:D Martin

WWI Ace 10-21-2005 12:14 AM

Say, some of those planes have too many wings!!!

WWI Ace 10-21-2005 12:15 AM

Where's Muttly????!!!!

Walt Thyng 10-21-2005 02:09 PM

Been doing a little research and noted that the "scallops" on the Tripe wings are not as pronounced as modelers tend to make them.

Now I have two questions that I can probably "google", but you guys are more fun (-:

1: nearly all the Dr.1 photos show a light color on the wing underside. What is it?

2: When the horizontal tail has stripes are they on the bottom also?


Ron 10-21-2005 07:04 PM

underside colour is light/powderish blue.. I think that monokote sky? blue is the right colour...
pics I have suggest that the stripes are on both sides of the horiz stab...but I'm not positive on this one since I didn't use the striped tail group....however both sides of the D V1 and the D V111 are striped
The scallops are actually caused from the cable trailing edge that was used in the full sized plane, and the tension of the covering caused the
distortion....this WASN'T done to make the plane " look better" It just happened.

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