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Old 05-19-2016, 01:58 PM
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I'm putting the hinges on the tail an was wondering if there would be a problem using the small hinges on the left, three on each side, or do I need to use the larger ones? Thanks
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:00 PM
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Either should be fine for elevator.

Rudder on the DR1 can be a problem to hinge. Large surface area and small area for installing hinges.
Use of near scale metal straps with steel wire hinge pin style is recommended.
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:05 AM
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The rudder on the BUSA Dr1 doesn't use hinges it has a steel rod that connects it through an aluminum tube.
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:02 PM
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working on covering the wings right now, I've used Sig Koverall an Sig Stixit, then painted several layers of Poly/babypowder mix to fill in the cloth, then sand smooth an primered, so far I've built a working skid, got the fuse covered, sheeted the bottom of the LG Wing, made a battery door on the belly using hinges an magnets to hold it closed.
Trying to figure out how to rig up lower wing skids, may just scratch it an add some carbon fiber skids to protect it, won't weigh as much an won't notice them either, still working on that one.
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:03 PM
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Here's the fuse as it stands this morning.
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:39 PM
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Original skids on the wingtips of full scale prototype were actually axe handles, to keep from breaking the wingtips because the aircraft is so top-heavy and the gear is so narrow.
The production skids always looked a lot like axe handles.

Since you probably WILL drag the skids, make them from wood and cut small slots to insert music wire so when it skids, it rubs the wire, not the wood. Done well you can hide the wire with just a bit of the correct color brown paint.
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Mongo40 View Post
Thanks Ron I've watched your video several times before, didn't realize it was electric, what motor do you have in that, love your plane!
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Hello Mongo. Iím new to electrics. Am building a 1/4 Scale Sopwith Triplane. Running a G 110 motor, 9 cells. 20x10 prop. Havenít flown in yet, have taxied though. Handles well. Placing Sound card for motor and gun sounds.
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Old 12-18-2018, 03:27 PM
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Hello Ron
Building a 1/4 Scale Sopwith Triplane. 80Ē ws. Running G110 from Dymondusa. 20x10 e prop. 9000 mah batteries for power. 3000 flt pac. Sound card for motor and gun.

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Old 12-18-2018, 03:29 PM
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Great job on your Dr1
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