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Forum: WWI Era
04-13-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

i have the wings covered and on the plane and just finished the top rigging.for anyone else who has built one of these the rigging is something else, wow! i can see its going to be a matter of...
Forum: WWI Era
04-11-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

thanks bill, the detail parts weren't as...

thanks bill, the detail parts weren't as exspensive as you would think considering i either make them by hand or etch them myself. the only parts i purchased were turnbuckles and i get them in...
Forum: WWI Era
04-11-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

ive finished the wings and am ready to cover. this has beeen one of the most challengeing builds ive ever done and to think i thought it was going to be easy because it was a mono plane.
Forum: WWI Era
04-03-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

i finished my dummy oberusel and not a minute to soon, it's very dfficult to build this type of engine from old lerhone parts and what ever else was around. this is what i came up with and as i say...
Forum: WWI Era
03-30-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

i'm useing a rimfire 35-48-850 with a 60 amp seedcontroller
Forum: WWI Era
03-30-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

the one you see its's a rimfire 35/800, those are the only no's i can rememberoff hand and a 60 amp speed controller.
Forum: WWI Era
03-28-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

well here are a bunch more pics on the progress. i finnally found a pot to make the cowl out of and for the life of me couldn't find an aluminum one that wasn't cast and a inch thick. this is...
Forum: WWI Era
03-20-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

i havn't posted in awhile been busy with work and trying to get this plane built. for me this is not an easy plane to scratchbuild and is probably one of the most complicated ive done. wingwarping,...
Forum: WWI Era
03-09-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

i finally got the LG done with about 40% of the rigging, still miles to go before i sleep. you'll notice on the pics the cockpit is also completed with the dummy fuel tank, well it's on to the stab...
Forum: WWI Era
03-04-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

i'm still working on the landing gear and instrumentation. at 1/6 scale this suff is real small to work on. my fingers are to big for the size of some of the parts and i have small hands. i use a...
Forum: WWI Era
03-02-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

here are a few more pics of the fuse. i got all the servos, motor and electronics installed. i want to get all the control wires in place and all the cockpit detail done before i rig the fuselage....
Forum: WWI Era
02-28-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

thank you gramps. it seems like less and less folks are into WW1 era planes or maybe it's just the economy, this can be an expensive hobby. i finished the cabanes and upper pully system today. took...
Forum: WWI Era
02-27-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

here are some more build pics.one problem i'm having is when you scale something down you also have to bring the weight down buy 1/3 these plans being proctor 1/4 scale. and finding those inbetween...
Forum: WWI Era
02-26-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

1/6 scale eindecker scratch built

i started the fuse sides uesing wooden dowel. it was tough getting the bend in the 1/4" dowel, i could have used laminates but this is how proctor did it. i tried boiling them in water, soaked them...
Forum: WWI Era
02-25-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,704
Posted By DCflyer

proctor eindecker lll reduced to 1/6 scale scratchbuilt

i'm starting a new thread on my next build. it will be a proctor eindecker reduced to 1/6 scale ( 66" wingspan ) . everything will be scratchbuilt including guns and motor. this will be an electric...
Forum: WWI Era
12-12-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

casulity of the move

my beautiful DH-2 was in the back of my rav with the seats folded up and some jack off cut me off and had to lock up the brakes. any way both of the seats came out of the locking mech. and down on...
Forum: WWI Era
11-20-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

i'm always interested in selling, even at a loss...

i'm always interested in selling, even at a loss otherwise all they do is sit around and collect dust. i would would like them to go to someone who can apreciate the work and time and unrelenting...
Forum: WWI Era
11-20-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

thankyou joe, i have about 1200 hrs in this one...

thankyou joe, i have about 1200 hrs in this one and used P. Neate plans for the basics every thing else i scavanged the net for info and modified and redrew alot of things to make things work and so...
Forum: WWI Era
11-20-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,719
Posted By DCflyer

1915 baby seascout 1/12 scale

here are a few more pics of the build. they will be slow coming for a while as i am in the process of moving. it's only a mile move but a bigger house and basement for a work shop area. i'll need it....
Forum: WWI Era
10-28-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,719
Posted By DCflyer

1915 sopwith baby sea scout 1/12 scale scratch built

hi folks, i got layed off my job so i'm almost pennieless, so what idecided to do is shrink down some MAN PLANS i have( less resourses) and build a baby sea scout at 1/11 scale 33" wingspan from all...
Forum: WWI Era
10-05-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

airco DH-2 sratchbuilt functions video

here is a video of the functions in the cockpit. i have a real crappy video camera it's one step above what you would get in a cracker jack box. no matter what i do i can't seem to get it crisp. i...
Forum: WWI Era
10-04-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

i stand corrected ive missed something and like...

i stand corrected ive missed something and like to thank you for pointing out this huge mistake, i'm going to get to work on a 9 cyclinder today and correct this. ive made mistakes before just like...
Forum: WWI Era
10-02-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

airco DH-2 scratchbuild

iv'e finally finished my bird with the exception of the airco logo's that go on all the struts. i made the four bladed prop out of cherry and i have to say it was a bear, but its done and didn't come...
Forum: WWI Era
10-02-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

yes i did say museum quality, you got me there....

yes i did say museum quality, you got me there. what happened is i needed to compress the depth of the engine because i only had so much room even with the shaft ext. so i had to cheat a little bit....
Forum: WWI Era
09-25-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

airco DH-2 scratchbuild

hi folks. got a bunch more pics for you and the build is almost done just putting it all together and rigging, 70 turnbuckles worth. right know i'm cutting and building my own four blade prop, first...
Forum: WWI Era
09-15-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

airco DH-2 scratchbuild

thanks tim i foud it very informative and the plans being a little vague on rigging, it let me know i'm going to have every thing in the right spot.
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Forum: WWI Era
09-15-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

airco dh-2 scratchbuilt

i'm shooting for between 6 1/2 lbs to 7 lbs. yes exacty what i think and how i feel about my work. it is art to me 3 dementional art especially after youve invested 1200 to 1300 hrs in a build. as...
Forum: WWI Era
09-14-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

airco DH-2 scratchbuild

i finally finished my 7 cyl. gnome. i just about scratch built the whole thing. for one thing you cant find a gnome in 1/6 scale but do believe WB sells a 1/4 scale cylinder. so i scavenged the net...
Forum: WWI Era
09-14-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

DH-2

yes it is a plastic fishtank and holds a 5" piece square of brass opposed to micromark's plastic tank and ive since moved on from air stone to a custom airiator that i use. the stone breaks down and...
Forum: WWI Era
09-14-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,059
Posted By DCflyer

yes, it's micromark.com and yes they do have...

yes, it's micromark.com and yes they do have instructions
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