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3 Maidens ... with two failures ! And my pals DR1

Old 07-14-2019, 04:36 PM
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Default 3 Maidens ... with two failures ! And my pals DR1

Mosquito had Elevator problem causing her to pitch up violently after take-off ... repairs underway and she will be fine ...


Mig 15 - needs smaller prop to reduce Torque ... sorted...


Vulcan - now this has to be one of my best scratchbuilds .. she flew so sweet ... think this will be with me for quite a while !!


Here's my pal's DR1 ... its the Dancing Wings 1500mm balsa / ply kit from Banggood .... once the errors were sorted - it looked superb in the air ... here's a short video using my Soloshot ..

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Old 07-14-2019, 09:59 PM
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Interesting. I didn't know Dancing Wings made a Balsa Tri. Good Video SF
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:32 AM
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DR1 looked gret in the air. Glad you're sorting out the issues with your planes.
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Interesting. I didn't know Dancing Wings made a Balsa Tri. Good Video SF
I am fairly certain that the ELERC brand who produce various balsa / ply laser kits such as the DH82 Tiger Moth I have is DW as well. Whether DW is the original and ELERC is the re-brander or other way around - I am unsure.

They also produce similar size Sopwith Camel .... which I intend to build ... my idea is to have a Red Baron combat setup with his DR1 ...
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
DR1 looked gret in the air. Glad you're sorting out the issues with your planes.
The video doesn't really do the DR1 justice ... it was magnificent ...

And I am so pleased with the Vulcan ... the profile build never affected the look in the air ... that classic stepped delta wing ...
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:17 PM
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Mossie ready to go again ...

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Old 07-16-2019, 04:39 PM
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Well done with you maidens!
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:28 PM
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Well done with you maidens!
Hi Q ... as you know - the Vulcan has been a 'project' to get sorted. This latest vers 3 flies so smooth - you would never think its a flat plate job.

The DR1 - many people as I read have trouble with it - very short nose and heavy small tail. My Pal and I scoured Youtube for all info we could get ... the first trials showed it was very poor on thrust with that huge cowl. Not only that but he'd built it with wrong thrust line / CoG too far back.
Once I convinced him to up the prop (he initially said no as he had ordered larger from HK - but that never arrived !) ... I gave him one of spares ... he altered CoG ... and Flight 1 was had. The Thrust line was obvious then ... which he altered on the ground ... basically he'd made error because he had fuselage inverted when he setup the motor box !!
Thrust line reset ... CoG set ... bigger prop ............... Superb !!

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Old 07-17-2019, 09:02 AM
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Very true.
Of course if you want a real challenge try making a DR1 with a scale nose length and then throw in a true scale prop as well!
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:26 AM
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The idea now is for me to put together a comparable size Camel or SE5 to have a 'dueling' pair for shows ...

The SE5 of course having that inline engine is a cat for CoG ... but the Camel is as bad as the DR1 for CoG ...
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