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Old 12-20-2011, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
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I'am trying to help out a new member. Was'nt trying to peak interest in a perfectionist. The set up inside the plane is the same..as the Albatros and the Playmate, since he found the "the little piece" I said look for!! I have flown the alba and playmate many times...and I think I've been around long enough to know whats tough and whats not...and I will match the CHAMP against the little three winger anytime...and I bet I win!! You know as well as I do, thats not a biginner plane for one...and second...its no where near as rugged as the CHAMP. BUT..your right about something......I don't have the DR-1. Point taken....but I won't waist my money on it either!
OUCH TM! To each their own. I happen to like WWI aircraft. That's why I bought the DRI. I don't prefer to buy a Champ simply because i do not feel the need to have one. IMHO all of these micro/light aircraft are too fragile. But that's why they make glue! ALL the Best to you Guys! God Bless you all! Marty
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:35 PM
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I own both the Champ and the Dr1
And the Champ is more durable , no doubt about it , but once they are each in the air flying , I am amazed how slowly they will fly [ no wind conditions ] and I still cannot tell myself which is the best in the air , they BOTH fly really really well , and slowly . The Dr1 is so much better than the Albatros
The Dr1 has so much wing area and it has performed some really low level flights , flying very slowly . But both the Champ and now along with the Dr1 , I could care less about my other UM planes , they are no where as enjoyable as my Dr1 and Champ .

I hope a windless day happens , and a local flyer can fly his Champ while I fly my Dr1 , so I can maybe see which flys the best by direct comparrison .

Till then they both are my favorite UM planes .
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:44 PM
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Hey Watt/Guys. I do not see a CG marking mentioned in the manual for the DRI. I assume putting the battery in the battery box gives the correct CG, but I still would like to know. BTW I haven't decided which camo scheme yet. More later. marty
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:13 PM
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Mine balanced just behind the center cabanes on the top wing...no pilot or guns. The guns are right on the CG and the pilot sits just aft of the CG but he only weighs 1.2 grams. I think 3 or 4 clicks of down elevator is the only adjustment people have done.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by barmonkey View Post
Mine balanced just behind the center cabanes on the top wing...no pilot or guns. The guns are right on the CG and the pilot sits just aft of the CG but he only weighs 1.2 grams. I think 3 or 4 clicks of down elevator is the only adjustment people have done.
Thanks Bar! I am looking forward to flying her soon. marty
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:01 PM
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"If you don't have one how do you know the champ is more durable"?

Sorry about infering pain towards the DR-1. I am sure its a great little plane. It still has the same "operations" going on inside as the Alba and Playmate ...and thats what Boswell was talking about that had broken and he needed advice. From my experience with the same motor and gear, is where I am highlighting my concern for durabilty, especially for someone who is just starting out. I hope you guys get tons of hours on the new bird! Just saw where the replacement motors are backordered until Feb. Go figure!
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:21 PM
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oooo and BTW: Can your DR-1 do this?

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgNncb9vW4c[/media]
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:46 PM
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TM4197, you actually are not correct, The DR1 has an entirely new radio system. brand new board, brand new servos and a brand new ESC. It is now compatible with all other Tactic radios such as the TX404 and TX600. Why not give it a try before passing judgement?

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Old 12-20-2011, 08:09 PM
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What motor and gear does it have?
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:24 PM
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COCOBEAR:

If you would read back on the thread dated 12/18 @ 10:17 and read my post...you'll see I was refering to the motor and gear box. ALSO you will see i stated "IMHO" which means just that!

If you read the parts list for the DR-1 you will see the motor and gearbox is from the Alba.

http://www.gravesrc.com/Hobbico_Gear...p/hcaa6350.htm

I don't recall refering to the ESC, board servos...
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:17 PM
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How are opinions formed without data?
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:15 PM
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And a very Merry Christmas to everyone here at the WW1 era forum

And I hope theres a little Fokker under your tree for you
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:58 PM
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Merry Christmas to you too Wattman!
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:02 AM
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Hoping to get some work started on some of my mods this evening! One of which will be a pair of detailed 1/20 scale Spandau machine guns. The other thing I want to do is start building a D.VIII/E.V out of some of the Dr.I parts...
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:08 AM
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Barmonkey, I am making patters for correctly scaled Spandau patterns. My plan is to wrap the around clear soda straws. I will post the patterns shortly.

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:12 AM
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Gohmer,

Not everyone is as smart as you! Go figure!! Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:21 AM
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I find that many of the people on here have tons of experience, and new members who are just starting are asking for help. As I look back in all the threads, I see all this help and see issues resolved. Wow...its nice to see a Forum actually work...! I think thats all Boswell was looking, for some help. AND wow....look at that ...he got it fixed!!
Merry Christmas Wattman!

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by cocobear View Post
Barmonkey, I am making patters for correctly scaled Spandau patterns. My plan is to wrap the around clear soda straws. I will post the patterns shortly.

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That's exactly what I am attempting to do. Still fighting with Inkscape...seems I have to relearn how to use these graphics programs every time I attempt to use them Maybe I'll switch back to Corel...

Anyway, I planned to make a decal to place over some clear tubing I found at a local hobby store. I am trying to make them 1/20 scale so that would make the jacket 28mm and the diameter 4.5mm...does this sound right?
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:51 AM
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While they sat behind the lines waiting for the Ministry to give the OK to design and manufacture the new machine guns, Leutnant Lothar von Richthofen of Jasta 11 and Vizefeldwebel Paul Bäumer of Jasta 2 "Boelcke" had a little chat and came up with some interesting ideas for their rides...

This Monkey (war ministry) happens to be a Lieutenant BTW
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:56 AM
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Mine's wrapped and under the tree... will most likely fly it first as well and I tend to lean towards the Werner Voss scheme. :P
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:26 PM
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Got mine Boys! Merry Christmas to all my fellow WWI nuts (err.... I mean enthusiasts) here. Remember to keep Christ in Christmas, after all He is the Reason for the Season! God Bless you all. Marty
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cocobear View Post
Barmonkey, I am making patters for correctly scaled Spandau patterns. My plan is to wrap the around clear soda straws. I will post the patterns shortly.

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How about posting the file here when it is finished. I would like to scale it to size I need. You don't have to roll around straw. Just cut extra paper and roll it the size you need and coat the inside with white glue.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:33 PM
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But then you will see paper in the cutouts. I am going to laser cut the barrels.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:00 AM
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Was working on my Spandaus earlier, had brats and kraut for dinner and tonight on "Sons of Guns" they will feature a Maxim machine gun...all in all a good day
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:31 PM
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Here is my progress so far. I made the body of the Spandau from plastic cut from a plastic putty knife, the spring cover (the black part) from a plastic knife, and just minutes ago I came up with the idea to make the muzzle out of a toothpick. Never thought in my life I would try to drill a hole through the center of a toothpick...it can be done!

The cooling jacket will be printed on clear decal paper and applied to either a 4mm or 5mm clear tube to (hopefully) give the effect of the cut outs. At 1/20 scale, the diameter of the cooling jacket (according to my measurements/calculations) should be 4.5mm...I'll probably settle for the 5mm tube.

The stock and way out of scale guns weigh 1.4 grams. So far, the parts weigh .7grams (with paper cooling jacket and no ammo feed and discharge tubes).
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