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Old 12-28-2011, 05:40 PM
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Default 2012: Year to Build or More Balsa Less Foam

Well fellas 2011 is almost over and with it goes all of our boasts and empty promises to build this plane or that. We've all been guilty of it at one time or another. No shame there.

What say we post here our lists of what might be. Let's make 3 each:
1) Dream Builds
2) Probable Builds
3) Definite Builds

My Lists:

Dream List:
Dave Johnson 1/4 scale Fokker E. V
1/4 scale Dh 1/2
1/6 scale Rumpler C IV
1/6 scale Pfalz D. XII
1/6 scale Be2 or Be12
Mike Midkiff Zeppelin-Lindau CS-1

Probable Builds:
Dare/Tritle Sopwith Triplane
Midkiff/Ozark Se5a 27" span
DPC/Aerowerkes Bristol M1c 23" span

Definite Builds:
DPC/Aerowerkes Fokker Dr 1
Fokker D VIII micro scratchbuild
Manzano Laser/Peter Rake Bristol M1c

I'm tossing another list up here too.
Planes I'll refurbish/rebuild to flying condition:
Balsa USA 1/6 scale Bristol M1c
Ben Buckle 1/6 scale Fokker EV/D VIII
Nieuport 11scratchbuilt from enlarged Guillows plans

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all!

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Old 12-28-2011, 07:03 PM
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Seems to be more than a few enemy RED planes on that list..lol
I promised my Frau I wouldn't buy any more planes until I flew the Hanger queens I have flying from my basement ceiling.
So I bought a Sensei and will be getting some lessons in the New Year. Dumb me I loaded all my stuff in the RV headed to the deep south where the sun shines all day and forgot my TX..DoH..Anyway awaiting the big brown truck to deliver it then on with the lessons.
Once I get capable I want to build/get an Albatross DV. I was looking at the D111 from Maxford but alas it is RED..too red..oh well..
Good luck in 2112 with your dream list.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:24 PM
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Hmmm...let me think...

1) Dream Builds: Full scale Fokker Dr.I...you said dream didn't ya

2) Probable Builds: (I'll relabel this "Unstarted Kits In The Stash")
a) Aerodrome RC Albatros D.II
b) Peter Rake Spad XIII
c) Ben Buckle Fokker E.V/D.VIII (build started but needs some changes for electric.)

3) Definite Builds: (I'll relabel this "Finish Unfinished Projects")
a) Cover Dumas Spad XIII (frame complete)
b) Recover Electrifly D.VII
c) Recover Electrifly Dr.I
d) Guillows Thomas Morse Scout (frame complete)

I am pretty bad a finishing thin
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:37 PM
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Dream Builds:
peter rake
47” Bristol M1C
37” Ansoldo A1 “Balilla”
48” Martinsyde Elephant
Albatros DVa 36"
Fokker Dr.1 35"
Fokker DV 43”
Fokker DVI 35.5”
Halberstadt DIII 36"
Sopwith Camel F1 39.2"
Nieuport 17 40”
Pfalz DIIIa 41"
Hanriot HD-1 38"
Nieuport 17 40”
Aerodromerc spad 7 36"
Aerodromerc Albatross D.III
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:53 PM
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Great idea. Maybe if I make a commitment in writing I will actually finish something.
Dream list:
Peter Rake Bristol F2 (67")
Aerodrome Dr1 1/6 scale (not Red)
Gloster Gladiator 1/6 scale
Balsa USA 1/6 scale Nieuport 28

Peter Rake SPAD XIII 1/6 scale
Aerodrome RC Albatros 54" (my christmas Present)
Bill Bradley Fiat CR 32

Will do:
Finish Sopwith Triplane
Finish Sig Kadet night flyer conversion
Balsa USA 1/6 scale Sopwith Pup

Happy New Year everyone

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Old 12-31-2011, 02:08 PM
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Dream list.
Caudron G4
Junkers D or C

Build another Bristol M1C

Finish SPAD XI
Rebuild GP Fokker DVII
Finish Loening M8
Finish Fokker Dr1
And any other crashed WWI plane I get.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:14 AM
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I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Build and fly what you can, when you can and share your fun!!! Good luck to all!!! Have a safe year!
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:34 PM
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I was at an indoor meet yesterday, my first time flying inside, and seeing all of those Albatros' and Dr1's buzzing about had me thinking how cool it would have been to have a bomber lumbering about. If it could fly somewhere in speed between the new FZ Dr1 and a Vapor it would be just right.
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