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Old 04-02-2011, 02:04 AM
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Looks like Flyzone has another bird out soon!




http://flyrc.com/toledo-sneek-peak-f...plane-327.html

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Old 04-02-2011, 02:42 AM
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Hi
More info here as well
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61130
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:56 AM
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Oh good, it's red, I was worried they might paint it something more historically interesting...
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
Oh good, it's red, I was worried they might paint it something more historically interesting...
You mean like this?

I'm sure I'll get one anyway... :P My son loves the "Red Baron", but he's now loving the "Green Baron" too.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by IndyJones View Post
You mean like this?

I'm sure I'll get one anyway... :P My son loves the "Red Baron", but he's now loving the "Green Baron" too.

Wow looks nice I used to be able to do planes like that in 1/72 scale but the eyes wont allow anymore sigh. D
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by enemyace19 View Post
Wow looks nice I used to be able to do planes like that in 1/72 scale but the eyes wont allow anymore sigh. D
Hehe... I think you could see to paint this one, EnemyAce19, it's got a 36.5" wingspan!
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:39 AM
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I just put together the Electrifly DR-1. Just looking at the above links, the Electrifly looks like a nicer airplane...
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
I just put together the Electrifly DR-1. Just looking at the above links, the Electrifly looks like a nicer airplane...
My DR1 is a scratch build from depron foam. I also have the Electrifly hanging on the wall. Any DR1 is a nice one.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by IndyJones View Post
You mean like this?

I'm sure I'll get one anyway... :P My son loves the "Red Baron", but he's now loving the "Green Baron" too.
Yeah, something like that...
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
I just put together the Electrifly DR-1. Just looking at the above links, the Electrifly looks like a nicer airplane...
Yeah, but I think the flyzone ones are essentially ultramicros. small, funscale foam airplanes.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
Yeah, but I think the flyzone ones are essentially ultramicros. small, funscale foam airplanes.
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I agree 100%, they are two very different types of aircraft to cater to different people and types of flight
Imho Comparing them is like comparing apples and oranges
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I like apples AND oranges. Mix them up in fruit salad, and yum.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:42 AM
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Guys do you remember the movie FLYBOYS? My good Buddy Big Fran sold me his ARF kit for the Black Falcon DRI. Apparently it's quite rare. Just need to find the time to build it. Pics upon request Boys. Marty
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by scalercflyer View Post
Guys do you remember the movie FLYBOYS? My good Buddy Big Fran sold me his ARF kit for the Black Falcon DRI. Apparently it's quite rare. Just need to find the time to build it. Pics upon request Boys. Marty
I request!
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:13 AM
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OK Might be delayed though Have 2 business trips this week and gone all of the next week. I'll get to it shortly though. Heaven knows I don't want you Boys to be upset. I just want you Guys to be JEALOUS!!!! HAHAHAHAHA LOL Marty
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
I just put together the Electrifly DR-1. Just looking at the above links, the Electrifly looks like a nicer airplane...
Look at the size of that rudder! Too big for me! BTW WWI Ace tells me it doesn't make a difference if it's smaller and more scale like. Marty

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Old 04-08-2011, 12:42 AM
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Oh crap!! Another DR1 I gotta buy. Better hide the cast iron frying pan from the wife!!
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:57 PM
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Hi, I have not been to this forum in some time. My name is Dave Johnson and I work for Hobbico and hence Flyzone. The new Tripe is an outstanding flyer and if you like the Albi you will love this! As to tail size, I have to respectfully disagree with WW1Ace. What we would make it big for forum discussion purposes:-) ? The plane was designed to fly great on three channels with solid stability. I am about as hardcore a WW1 person as exists and am as much as possible a stickler for accuracy. At the end of the day, It has to both look good and fly good. I think we have achieved this in our forth coming release. I am attaching a picture of my Tripe (every piece as will be shipped) in custom paint. I will post video as soon as my buddy finds his USB cord.

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Originally Posted by cocobear View Post
Hi, I have not been to this forum in some time. My name is Dave Johnson and I work for Hobbico and hence Flyzone. The new Tripe is an outstanding flyer and if you like the Albi you will love this! As to tail size, I have to respectfully disagree with WW1Ace. What we would make it big for forum discussion purposes:-) ? The plane was designed to fly great on three channels with solid stability. I am about as hardcore a WW1 person as exists and am as much as possible a stickler for accuracy. At the end of the day, It has to both look good and fly good. I think we have achieved this in our forth coming release. I am attaching a picture of my Tripe (every piece as will be shipped) in custom paint. I will post video as soon as my buddy finds his USB cord.

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Hi Dave
Pleased to meet you
Thanks for the photos and am awaiting the video with great anticipation
She looks marvelous, you guys have done a wonderful job on her
I know i will get one when released
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by cocobear View Post
Hi, I have not been to this forum in some time. My name is Dave Johnson and I work for Hobbico and hence Flyzone. The new Tripe is an outstanding flyer and if you like the Albi you will love this! As to tail size, I have to respectfully disagree with WW1Ace. What we would make it big for forum discussion purposes:-) ? The plane was designed to fly great on three channels with solid stability. I am about as hardcore a WW1 person as exists and am as much as possible a stickler for accuracy. At the end of the day, It has to both look good and fly good. I think we have achieved this in our forth coming release. I am attaching a picture of my Tripe (every piece as will be shipped) in custom paint. I will post video as soon as my buddy finds his USB cord.

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Welcome back Dave. One of my many life long hobby/interests is the study of WWI aviation. I have a very large reference library and yes, I too am a purist. As you know the original DRI did not have a large rudder. The designers of today's model aircraft make changes to the aircraft's control surfaces which ultimately result in improved flight characteristics. I certainly respect them for that and give them credit for doing it (they are a lot smarter than me!). It's just that the rudder looks HUGE to me. I have 2 Pat Tritle DRI kits and 2 DRI ARFS in the rafters of my shop. Only the smaller Tritle kits have rudders that appear to me to be the correct scale size. The other two have rudders the same size as the one on your tripe. My Buddy WWI Ace probably has more time flying/building DRI models than anyone else I know, so I respect what he has to say. He has built the Aerodrome's tiny DRI and says it flys fine with the scale size rudder. BTW, you Guys did a fantastic job on the tripe! It is hands down my favorite German WWI fighter. Of course I have a tendency to be somewhat prejudice since my last name is German. I guess I'm gonna HAVE to buy one of yours. Gee, it seems like I can't find enough things to spend my "airplane" money on! I'll just add it to the list! All the Best, Marty
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Can we get a direct discount After all I'm sure several of us here would be glad to flight test a few of them for you and report on what we find! Marty

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I'll take a couple...
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I'll take a couple...
AMEN Brother! Do I hear anyone else? Marty
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:08 AM
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Nice tripe cocobear! And it is true that I have flown lots of Fokker triplanes. I have owned 7 tripes in various sizes. The thing with the oversize rudder is that I think they make it larger for better ground handling. I am just saying that after flying a scale size rudder and an oversize on a tripe I can tell you that the effectiveness of an oversize rudder compared to a scale one is basically zero. On the ground the middle wing pretty much cancels the effectiveness till the tail starts to rise on takeoff and in the air they are both effective. Your Flyzone tripe looks good though and if it is a little oversize it could be easily fixed. The only "gripe" I have really is how bout making some plain white ones so we can paint them ourselves without stripping the red off them? I want one of these when they come out!
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