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Old 12-29-2011, 04:33 PM
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I am far from finished BTW
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:07 AM
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That's a superb looking Spandau but I hope it will be sitting on a scale length fuse nose and cowl!
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:24 AM
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Not so sure about the "superb" part...but thanks for the kudos!

I haven't made much progress from what I have shown. However, I am working on making some photo etch cooling jackets...hoping for some luck with this part!

Unfortunately, the only way I can get them to sit on a scale length fuse, nose, and cowl will be to make an actual 1/20 scale Dr.I. This plane (while much better than FUN scale) isn't quite any scale. It works out from anywhere between 1/18, 1/21, and 1/22.5 scale depending on where you measure. The guns will be a bit long at 1/20 scale.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:07 AM
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The only reason I mention it is that virtually all the RC Dr1s have extended noses to get the CofG far enough forward.
You really have to build super light and pack everything else right forward to equal the equivalent of the comparatively very heavy Oberursal rotary and end up with a 'true scale' DR1.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:22 PM
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well i got mine.haven't flown it yet but started modding with the paint. here's a few pics for now
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:37 AM
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Now that is way too cool waynek! Tell us how you did it (I plan to repaint mine as well). Marty
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:33 AM
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first i used testors grey primer over the red areas being covered.i then painted those areas model master US gulf sand. i then streaked MM olive drab over it. i used MM insignia red, brushed on to give a streaked appearence. the undersides were done in MM helblau. i made new decals to replace the painted over crosses. i also made a template for the rudder to make it more circular like the real fokker(i saved the template incase i get another one).
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:59 AM
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Nice! Did you do a before/after weight?
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by waynek View Post
first i used testors grey primer over the red areas being covered.i then painted those areas model master US gulf sand. i then streaked MM olive drab over it. i used MM insignia red, brushed on to give a streaked appearence. the undersides were done in MM helblau. i made new decals to replace the painted over crosses. i also made a template for the rudder to make it more circular like the real fokker(i saved the template incase i get another one).
Thanks for the explanation Way! Did you think that reducing the rudder to slightly bigger area than the original would affect the flight characteristics? I don't like oversized rudders but I will leave mine alone (after the repaint) if it's nessacary for good flight control. Any ideas Boys? marty
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:41 PM
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that looks really good. that is my favorite dr.1 of richtofen's.

one thing I like to do is spray the whole model with testors dullcote clear lacquer. it is alcohol based and does not melt most foams. it gets rid of the "shiny toy" look.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dcwwcp View Post
that looks really good. that is my favorite dr.1 of richtofen's.

one thing I like to do is spray the whole model with testors dullcote clear lacquer. it is alcohol based and does not melt most foams. it gets rid of the "shiny toy" look.
Good idea DC! BTW how are you doing? anything on the building board? Marty
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:24 AM
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i'll do the dullcoat when i finish. i'm thinking of changing the machine guns, adding wing skids and possibly minor cockpit detail,including the pilot. i really don't think the slight adjustment to the rudder will change the flight charachteristics that much. but if i get another i'll fly it to compare before i do anything else. i didn't do a before/after weight. when i got my micro albatros i flew it for some time before paint and stuff and couldn't tell if the little bit of added weight had any effect at all.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:59 AM
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yeah marty did you see my little richtofen Dr.1?

here's the thread: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65250

next up is a complete redoof a new in the box simprop Albatros DV.
it will end up with lozenge wings and probably woodgrain fuse and topped off with franz schmidt markings like the picture by mark miller
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:23 PM
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Saw a few of these fly at an indoor meet yesterday. Really nice. They fly slower than the Albatros and look just as nice.

Has anyone seen the transmitter plug in that allows you to fly your Tactic/PZ controlled models from your favorite transmitter? It's true! Spektrum, Futaba, JR, etc all compatible.

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:24 PM
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PS-- Apparently the adapter is free for a limited time when you purchase a TX- ready version...
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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The module plugs into the trainer port of most Futaba, Hitec, JR and Specktrum computer radios...it will only work with Tactic receivers and bricks like the one in the Dr.I.

I am definitely going to get one when they come out...New life for my old Futaba 7CAP!
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:27 PM
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Just ordered the Dr1 from Hobby Warehouse for around $75.00. Hope to be enjoying it soon.

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:46 AM
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And it arrived today.

I think it's nicely made. The motor gear drive is very noisy though, as has been said before. I get the sense of its having a lot of backlash, maybe misalignment. Past experience has shown me that vibrations from badly matched gears can wreak havoc on components and structures sometimes.

Otherwise, it scoots across the living room floor pretty good.

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Old 01-29-2012, 04:40 PM
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so did it come with the anylink module?

if you look at that gear box and compare it to others, they are using a finer pitch on the gears, which maybe adding to the noise and lash.

the question is why are they making them like that and do they plan on addressing the issue.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:30 PM
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No module, no extra battery. Perhaps that's why it was discounted.

Hope it doesn't turn into an ARF after just a few flights.

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:43 PM
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Well Boys I started the repaint. Used water based paint in sky blue on the bottom. Turned aout well after 2 light coats. Still not decided on the upper surfaces. Probably do a streaked green. Pics to follow when I find my wife's camera cord to down load the pictures! Marty
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:47 AM
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added a few more details,re-finished the propeller,engine,added step,handels and wing skids
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:42 AM
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Excellent job waynek! I like the streak camo. Looks authentic! Marty
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:12 AM
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Looks nice!
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:29 PM
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SWEET!!!!!!!!!
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