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Re-birth of an Albatros

Old 09-25-2008, 06:52 PM
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Flying MUCH better with the battery moved back. I didn't have much time to really test everything (slow flight, deadstick, more rear weight etc.) But I did discover that this plane flys much better than my SE5a does when using just the Rudder . Which really surprises me.

This plane feels VERY fast to me, (perhaps it's just because it's small, and is an illusion), but it does have sort of a floaty feel to it at the same time. Looking forward to more stick time with this one. I was a bit worried after the first flight that it was going to be a dog, but this last flight showed me how much of a difference the weight ballance can make.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:03 PM
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Yep....I thought she was flying around real fast, but when you try slow flight etc....you will really see alot more about how she flies.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:12 AM
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Congrats on the flight 7car7. She definitely flys like the real one. I was impressed. I agree with Murph. Back off the throttle and let her float a bit. I think you'll feel more comfortable flying at a reduced speed. You did a great job! What's next? A DVIII maybe??? Martin
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by scalercflyer View Post
Congrats on the flight 7car7. She definitely flys like the real one. I was impressed. I agree with Murph. Back off the throttle and let her float a bit. I think you'll feel more comfortable flying at a reduced speed. You did a great job! What's next? A DVIII maybe??? Martin
Thanks so much!
Next? I do need to fix my Tiger Moth that my 9yo slammed into a goalpost. (buddy cord, pretty much my own fault).

And I have a spare Great Planes SE5a with damaged wings that I want to strip and re-cover with a different scheme. Also want to put it on a diet, and pretty much do to it what I did with the Albatros.

But if time was no object (lots of other hobbies - I'm spread thin) I'd really like to do either a full kit, or do another scratch build.

The Moraine Saulnier A1 really has my attention, as does a Siemens Schuckert D1 - along with the DVIII. But then I'm captivated by the thought of building a 40 inch Jenny that weighs about 18oz! And then I have to remind myself that the SPAD XIII is coming out in a few months, so, that might realistically be the next one. WHO KNOWS!
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:12 AM
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7car7 I have sets of plans for the DVIII. 400 size or 69"WS available to anyone who wants a copy. Big or small it's your call. Martin

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Old 02-02-2009, 04:46 AM
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Just wanted to put the latest pics in this thread. Finally built an engine. It's made from Depron. Also, added a serial number to the tail, and did some nose detailing - little round access covers.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:39 AM
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Do you fly with the LG wing like it is? Sweet looking Albe.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by floss View Post
Do you fly with the LG wing like it is? Sweet looking Albe.
Thanks!

The LG wing rotates. It swings up in flight. I suppose I should put a limiter on it somehow, looks sort of funny at rest.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:47 AM
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Nice looking details, 7c7.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:43 PM
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Some new shots at my new flying field.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:10 AM
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I'm seriously loving this plane. the albatross D planes have always been the opitimy of the german WWI plane in my eyes. just an amazing creation.

I'm gonna make out of foam as soon as I get the plans...

great stuff indeed 7car7.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:10 PM
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I'm gonna make out of foam as soon as I get the plans...
Would you like to enlarge a printed paper airplane and use it to make a foam plane? I may have one you would like. Let me know I can email you the file.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dcwwcp View Post
I'm seriously loving this plane. the albatross D planes have always been the opitimy of the german WWI plane in my eyes. just an amazing creation.

I'm gonna make out of foam as soon as I get the plans...

great stuff indeed 7car7.
What size are you looking for or doesn't it matter? Marty
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 7car7 View Post
Some new shots at my new flying field.
You did a fantastic job on the Albi Brother! marty
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:08 PM
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Guys I have several rubber kits( 1 -DVa 2 DRIs,1-SE5a,1-Sopwith Camel) made by Comet/Guillows. Was thinking of converting (all of them eventually) the Albatros DVa and using a Vapor brick but I'm afraid the servos might be too light to actuate the control surfaces. What do you Guys think? Maybe I'd be better off with 2-3.7 gram servos, a small lipo, 10 gram BL, and a 6110 RX. Marty
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dcwwcp View Post
I'm seriously loving this plane. the albatross D planes have always been the opitimy of the german WWI plane in my eyes. just an amazing creation.

I'm gonna make out of foam as soon as I get the plans...

great stuff indeed 7car7.
This would be a great plane to do in foam, because the real one was so smooth. Hard to do that without skinning with balsa. I think a hybrid would be great, foam body (with lightweight spackle and paint), and wood wings.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by scalercflyer View Post
Guys I have several rubber kits( 1 -DVa 2 DRIs,1-SE5a,1-Sopwith Camel) made by Comet/Guillows. Was thinking of converting (all of them eventually) the Albatros DVa and using a Vapor brick but I'm afraid the servos might be too light to actuate the control surfaces. What do you Guys think? Maybe I'd be better off with 2-3.7 gram servos, a small lipo, 10 gram BL, and a 6110 RX. Marty
Here's my thoughts, but I may not be the best to ask, since I've got no experience with the Vapor Brick deal.

I'd think if you made your planes INCREDIBLY light, you may get away with it, but the problem especially the Albatros is that they seem to come out heavier than other planes, or at least higher wing loading, and that obviously means faster flight. Faster flight may strain that lightweight gear to failure. I personally would not be happy with the lack of detail you'd get with an albatros if it were kept light enough.

Now if Comet/Guillows made a Jenny, I could definitely see doing a super light plane with the light weight gear inside. Lot's of fun for sure. It would be like a living room flyer.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:47 AM
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Great Flying, but not so with the camera. I got airsick watching the video.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BrianW517 View Post
Great Flying, but not so with the camera. I got airsick watching the video.
Thanks for the comment.


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I just got an unbuilt Cedar Hobbies Albatross, Not the complete plane, anyone have instructions for this plane so I can see how it is suppose to go together.
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