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Old 09-02-2010, 11:54 PM
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It doesnt take much to spiff it up! I still have to do the white trim around the radiator and the very bottom of the fuse behind the rad. and kind of taper the white off.Add the guns,pilot and a bunch of small touchup stuff.Brutus
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:48 AM
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CJ, How is the Fokker coming along?
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:30 AM
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CJ, How is the Fokker coming along?
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Hasn't really come along at all. Even though summer is prime RC season, I've been busy with work, school, and running - RC kind of got put on the back burner. I've started up again, and I've got the front of the fuse rebuilt, it's changing it into a D.VI. Since they are shorter in the nose, I'm really trying to cram all the weight up front. I'm hoping to recover the wings in the next week or so. I've got nitrate dope and real silk. Hopefully it come out light and strong.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:21 PM
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Ok, here are some pictures of the progress:
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:33 PM
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I'm lovin this conversion! I'm guessing your next big step would be to shorten/modify the fuse. Nice work! Marty
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by scalercflyer View Post
I'm lovin this conversion! I'm guessing your next big step would be to shorten/modify the fuse. Nice work! Marty
I didn't plan on doing that, although you're right, that would likely be more scale. The only other real "conversion" I am mulling over is the rudder. The D.VI rudder is like the one of the Dr.I, not the D.VII. But, this rudder is there and works, and at the rate I crash 'em, we'll see if I end up doing it or not.

Thanks for the encouragement!
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:13 AM
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I started covering the wings with silk and nitrate dope tonight. I've never used silk before - it is a dream compared to tissue. You can move it around all you want before the dope dries. Very easy to get a smooth finish.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 79CJ View Post
I started covering the wings with silk and nitrate dope tonight. I've never used silk before - it is a dream compared to tissue. You can move it around all you want before the dope dries. Very easy to get a smooth finish.
I always put the silk on wet. Then it dries nice and tight. I tried to find a sub for dope to use to shrink the silk but so far have not found another type of paint that will shrink like dope does.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:22 PM
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I don't mean to hijack the thread but this brings up some questions. Where do you buy the dope you use? What thinner do you use? Must u use what they say or can one use acetone or lacquer thinner or something else available in bulk?
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:54 PM
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Great question onepoint: I need some, too, for some Dumas kits, and I'm dying to try it.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by onepoint View Post
I don't mean to hijack the thread but this brings up some questions. Where do you buy the dope you use? What thinner do you use? Must u use what they say or can one use acetone or lacquer thinner or something else available in bulk?
I use Randolph dope. I bought a quart of "210 Tautening Nitrate Clear" from Aircraft Technical Support. They are a small place outside Columbus, OH, without a storefront. The # is 1-877-877-3334. They were extremely helpful and nice on the phone. I bought 4 quarts from them. Shipping was very reasonable, esp. since some companies charge haz mat. It came very quickly as well (probably helped it didn't have to come far). Just tell them the # and what you want and they'll get it right to you.

I used Sig thinner I already had, it worked fine. I'm heard regualr old lacquer thinner works fine, I'm planning on picking some up soon from Walmart or something, I'll let you know. I'm covering a model, not a real plane, so my margin of error is a bit bigger. If you do go with the compatible stuff, the can says to thin it with 286 Nitrate Thinner.

I just bought clear, I'll use regular model paint for the final finish. I've read lots of stuff paints over nitrate, not really the other way around. I'll just do a test piece 1st.

Also - I looked at the brodak stuff, I guess it is just Randolph dope in smaller jars. For the price, I just went for the quart and figured I'd paint it with other paint. I'm all electric, so I don't have to worry about hot fuel.

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Old 10-29-2010, 02:55 AM
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I tried WBP on silk and it made the tight silk baggy. I was wondering if silk would stay tight if painted with acrylic paint.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:58 PM
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I don't know, I was planning on an oil based paint. Either Testors-like paints because there are lots of color options, or just regular old spray paint that's cheap.

While we're on the topic of paint - and to get this a little back on track: Any suggestions for paint scheme? Not a lot of authentic D.VI schemes, so I'm just going to make something up and have fun with it. I do like Lothar's Dr.I though.

In my searches for information about dope on silk I can across a forum where a guy put acrylic paint in the clear dope and it worked out fine. I don't know how in the world that worked, but the pictures looked fine.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 79CJ View Post
I don't know, I was planning on an oil based paint. Either Testors-like paints because there are lots of color options, or just regular old spray paint that's cheap.

While we're on the topic of paint - and to get this a little back on track: Any suggestions for paint scheme? Not a lot of authentic D.VI schemes, so I'm just going to make something up and have fun with it. I do like Lothar's Dr.I though.

In my searches for information about dope on silk I can across a forum where a guy put acrylic paint in the clear dope and it worked out fine. I don't know how in the world that worked, but the pictures looked fine.
I want something I can use instead of dope for the first coat.

I like this paint scheme and it is a DVI. I would print the lozenge part on my printer and glue on the plane.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:18 PM
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I have used acrylic over tissue (but after dope) and it worked ok. Didn't slacken it, but surely didn't tighten it.

I did some work on the Fokker last night, made the flat sides round with some medium cardstock to complete the transformation from in-line to rotary engine.

I'm thinking of a light coat of primer grey over the whole thing before I paint so the colors go on more even. Good, or bad idea?
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:05 PM
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Hello All,
Just found this thread. I have my D-VII on the building table and am working on it between Honey-Do's I am a big WWI Era fan. Also have D-VII from Rough and Ready almost finished. next will be a D-VIII using the D-VIII as a template.
There is also a sopwith Pup sitting on the floor, waiting building space.
I spent 23 years in the US Air Force fixing radio and Radar, you would think I should be sick of airplanes by now. NOT.. I fly In-door electric and park-flyers. Haven't built or flown much for at least 30 years so have been practicing a lot of crashing. It will come back in a while. I will post some pictures of progress as I go. Nice to find this bunch. Happy flying all!
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by flydave View Post
I did a ground loop- ripped the whole front section of the bottom out on mine this morning,
Luckily it went back together pretty easy
I am using a park 480 motor nice power!

Hello you answer to my prayers...
Can you give me your engine set up? I was going to do the Eflight Park 480 and Eflight 30A ESC. Will that work? What prop are you using? I was thinking of this one. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLKW5&P=V
The recommended one. Also what battery? Thanks for any help!
Message sent Via PM also. I need the info soon.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:56 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get a pilot figure to go in my D-VII? Scale is 1/9or 1/10.

Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:41 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get a pilot figure to go in my D-VII? Scale is 1/9or 1/10.

Thanks.
Yep here you go - Keith a local guy at Parkflyer plastics.

http://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/in...roducts_id=220

Remember these are unpainted plastic pieces so assembly and painting required.

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:56 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get a pilot figure to go in my D-VII? Scale is 1/9or 1/10.

Thanks.
I can vacuum form you some if you want. You have to put them together and paint. Here are some pictures of ones I made.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:41 PM
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Hey D! Looks like some of your pilots are watching for my Fokker to sneak up on them and fill them full of lead! LOL! I always admired your pilots. They are works of art. Besides, you have too much time on your hands! NOTE: maybe they could use some hair for mustaches. I'll save you some from my next haircut!!!! Marty
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:42 PM
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http://www.hobby-lobby.com/scale_rc_pilots_389_ctg.htm

They have some good ones here as well....and very lightweight.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:03 PM
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With so many choices, I'm going to have to think about this. Although, there are a couple I'm leaning towards. Many thanks for all the help!.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:05 AM
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These are my favorite wwi pilots...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/R-C-Airplane-p...item53e08cf9c6

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RC-Model-plane...item3a60a8da5b
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Those are nice, IndyJones. They are more in line with what I'm looking for. Thanks for the links.
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