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Old 09-12-2006, 02:21 PM
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Anyone fly one of these? 36" Wing - looks really nice!

http://www.electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma1141.html
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Old 09-13-2006, 02:39 AM
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Are they out yet? Steve
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:58 AM
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Ahhh not yet I see - Mid Nov.

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Old 11-11-2006, 02:23 AM
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In stock now at Tower!
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:15 PM
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Hey now,
Somebody just started a thread in the parkie forum, claimed it's nice, but a complicated build. I don't believe it though, it doesn't look so different from the Se5a they make, and that only took me three hours to build...
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:40 PM
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I wonder how well that Fokker flies....

Tongue in cheek intended!
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:28 PM
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i'm putting one of those "fokkers" together right now and my only complaint is my tail feathers are a little warped so i need to try to heat them and straighten them out
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:54 PM
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did you get your D V11 flying yet? I am interested to know your impression of the model....the LHS has one, and the owner of the shop says it keeps calling my name.
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:24 PM
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Yeah Ron my LHS talked me into one yesterday. It looks like a good plane for an ARF. Since I don't have much build time right now this may be the way to go! I'm having them order the Rimfire outrunner because they didn't have it in stock. I'll probably get started as soon as I pick up my motor from my LHS (that's 60 miles away!!!). I know guys, I could have ordered it but even though their prices are marked up I get stuff for Tower prices. My wife says it's 'cause I spent so much money there!! Steve.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:15 PM
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did you get your D V11 flying yet? I am interested to know your impression of the model....the LHS has one, and the owner of the shop says it keeps calling my name.
i'm in the middle of bulding now but working 12 hours a day not much time to get finished hope to have it finished by christmas it is a very nice kit i finished the se5 for my brother last week and flew it what a good flyer very fast need to stay on top of it
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:24 AM
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DM...I was wondering which of the two to put together ( can't really call it building) , but I have not actually put my grubby little hands onto one of the " kits" yet...I bought my first PNP model this last week, and it took me about 2 to 3 hours to rectify all the little things that I wasn't happy with.
Now it's ready to fly, and we have just had the biggest dump of snow I've seen in quite a few winters....Guess skis are in order.

Steve...keep me informed please on your build..I have two 2208/34 Axi motors with no homes, so I thought to use one of them in the DV11. I know it's not the same theoretically as the suggested motor, but the prop size and battery size are the same, and it will hover a 16 ounce plane at a little over half throttle...the Rimfire motor is about 950KV and the Axi is 1080...so I am thinking it might work OK...also I don't particularly like the red and white colour scheme, but I still have my paint brushes and a bunch of chalk and paint.....I think it would look cool with a custom lozenge paint job....don't be surprised if you see it done up that way....just waiting to see some flight reports from here...I don't really like the magazine reviews...I've never seen one that says anything other than this is the best model I've ever flown....so consequently I don't trust them.....I have my WWII bird almost ready to start, but I need some more room in the shop...possibly I can " fill up the voids" with a few park fliers....besides they will fit nicely in the motorhome for the vacation....never took a model with me before, except to go to a fly in...
so this should be fun.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:33 AM
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i had about 5-6 hourd into it here are the parts i used

eBay: 2836-10 Outrunner Brushless Motor from HEADS UP RC (item 220051522689 end time Nov-27-06 18:19:27 PST)

eBay: FOUR 9 gram SERVOS - Tower Pro SG90 mini servo (item 220052858997 end time Nov-30-06 18:00:13 PST)


eBay: 30A ESC for Brushless Motors - from HEADS UP RC (item 220051523094 end time Nov-27-06 18:21:08 PST)

i am more than happy with the performance roll rate was very impressive flies very quick with this set up i am installiing the same set up in the fokker you do have to modify motor mount a little if not using the rim fire motor
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:44 AM
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Hi dmmalish
Sounds like you have a very powerful setup, what size prop, pitch & battery (# of cells, make & amp hrs)---what is the flight duration ?

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Old 11-27-2006, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by max-nix View Post
Hi dmmalish
Sounds like you have a very powerful setup, what size prop, pitch & battery (# of cells, make & amp hrs)---what is the flight duration ?

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prop is a 9x6, battery is a 11.1 1500 mah lipo brand unknown bought from truerc.com flight times of between 8 and 10 min could go longer i'm sure 10 min of hard flying
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:34 PM
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Ron,
Just go buy both the kits, and then tell me which one you figure is better. Then I'll go get that one.

Hope you are enjoying the white stuff as much as I am!!!
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:27 AM
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Jag....It's brass monkey weather...Barn's frozen, wind is too heavy to fly even a full sized plane, garage is too cold to work in ...can't build, snow up to my *
mother in law has moved in with us, lost my building place, so I have to use the cold garage....man winter's great ain't it?? I'm so happy I could just s--t. ....I am putting together a portable building board to go into my office at home.....should be fun trying to assemble a 96" model on it...maybe I should just switch over to parkies and forget it.....naaah that would be too easy. Hopefully by the weekend it will get somewhat warmer and less windy....maybe we should put skis on a couple models.
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:42 AM
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Mother in law has moved in??? Ouch!

I see now in the new flyer from Hobby Wholesale they list both the Fokker and the SE5a
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:10 PM
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Jag....give me a call at work...I have an interesting project for you if you wish to take it on.....
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:05 PM
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Great airplane - I love mine!
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:31 PM
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Great pics rcers! Man you guys are making me want one of these.

As Tom says to himself "Be strong ....be strong! I do have will power...I do have will power."
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:25 AM
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Great airplane - I love mine!
makes me want to get mine finished but time is short right now nice job
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:32 AM
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Is this model covered with Monokote? or what ? ...I think I may obtain one, but , since I don't really like the colour scheme. I would be painting the dreaded lozenge camo scheme onto it. Maybe I will have to strip it and recover? or possibly spray OD on the fuse and wing uppers. Then Sky blue under wings with lozenge on tops and two tone 4 colour on the fuse.
The horiz. stab and rudder are correct for my scheme. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:58 PM
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Is this model covered with Monokote? or what ?
It appears to be the "or what" category.... glue side is quite a bit different that monokote....seemingly.

If you do the lozenge scheme - I want to see how you do it! Arizona models offers some, but I don't know if it is the right size....

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Old 12-01-2006, 10:55 PM
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I'm chomping at the bit to build this Fokker. First build instruction talks of installing hinges for the ailerons. For the life of me, I can't seem to find these hinges. The measurements given do not correspond to anything in the kit. Yes, I have those small paper-like things with a crease in the middle, but it can't be those ,can it? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:05 PM
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Those are they - the crease is actually how you separate them - then are not wide (like the slot).

Even though they are skinny and short they work fine.

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