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CarreraGTSCS
09-18-2007, 04:57 PM
Here's my Ben Buckle Fokker EV/DVIII. Built it in the 1980's for glow and never flew it. Recovered the wing, took some weight out of it and loaded it with modern e-powered gear and she flies great. Here's the proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqliQNn37f0

WWI Ace
09-18-2007, 06:03 PM
Hey Carrera!! Martin and I also have this kit and intend to make it electric. Can you tell us what all you did to lighten it? It looks like it flies VERY slowly. I like that!! I didn't want a racing plane!! You've made me feel much better about this kit. BTW, my wife sometimes laughs at me too when I fly!!! Steve.

CarreraGTSCS
09-18-2007, 06:19 PM
Steve,

I was nervous a little about flying it. Peter Rake mentioned in another thread once that he could never get it to fly right and just kept crashing it. As you can see, it does fly.

To lighten it I took off the stock tail group (I made it removeable years ago when I first built it) and made a new tail assembly from 6mm Depron stiffened with balsa and bamboo kebab skewers. I removed all of the kit supplied turtleback parts from the cockpit opening back and used a single skewer on the centerline spine. Gives it a more scale shape too. From the nose and cockpit floor area I removed as much ply as I could get to. The battery is a 10-cell 1100mah AEL nicad pack that I made form cells lying about. I picked up a number of 2000mah nimh 1/3 sub-C cells to make a better pack. The AEL sag after about 2 minutes. They're pretty old and may need a few cycles to get their life back. Anyway, the pack is mounted ahead of the firewall just below the GWS EPSD 350 motor. That's the GWS dual 350 motor. Uses a 13x6.5 GWS slow flyer prop. Uses pull-pull on the rudder and music wire pushrod to the elevator. I'll change that to pull-pull too. Took off the Williams wheels and made my own from light ply and 1/8" foam. The axle is 4mm CF rod.

I'll put it back on the scale in a little bit. I'm charging the battery for a flight this evening.

Mike

oimmuk
09-18-2007, 08:15 PM
This is one of three Fokkers I want to build all based off the same fusalage, the other two are a midwing called the D17 and the third is a low ing called the D25. One of these days I will get 41459:D

BTW Sorry about the size there... :(

CarreraGTSCS
09-18-2007, 08:23 PM
This a photo of one?

oimmuk
09-18-2007, 08:50 PM
This a photo of one?

Yup found that photo and I was looking at the Ailerons on it they sure seem different from the other planes, but I really want to build the low wing D25 first.

CarreraGTSCS
09-18-2007, 09:06 PM
Just weighed it. AUW is 3.8 lbs. Gained some weight with the nicads and covering/glue. If the wind gusts ease up some I'll fly again this evening. See if I can get more video.

Mike

hpag
09-19-2007, 10:03 PM
Hi
I can answer to German only, SORRY!
Hier meine Fokker in 1/8 aus DEPRON.
http://www.usergalerie.luzifuss.de/albums/userpics/normal_IMG_0459.JPG
http://www.usergalerie.luzifuss.de/albums/userpics/normal_IMG_0457.JPG
http://www.usergalerie.luzifuss.de/albums/userpics/normal_MG.JPG

Grüsse
Heinz

scalercflyer
09-20-2007, 01:57 AM
Mike, Steve and fellow WWI nuts. I for one think the DVIII is a great plane to model. It's also another of my favorite German aircraft. I have to confess Guys, I have been struggling lately with the decision of which plane to build for my winter project. I know it won't be a foamie! It just so happens I too (as Steve said) have the same kit. Also I happen to have another set of plans for a 2 1/2" to 1 foot scale(72" ws, 9" cowl) DVIII that I started building years ago. I think with a little persuasion, that she might be resurrected. What do you Guys think? Should I build the Ben Buckle kit or a scratch build the DVIII? BTW Steve, excellent job on the DVIII. You did us proud! Martin PS: Bless you for NOT making it RED! Take that Steve you crazy Texican!!!

CarreraGTSCS
09-20-2007, 02:43 AM
hpag-- Nice use of Depron. How a bout some flying photos?

scale-- How far along did you get in the scratchbuild all those years ago? Sounds pretty cool. Whichever you choose you'll enjoy it.

If you want to see an impressive EV/DVIII model go to www.flickr.com (http://www.flickr.com) and do a search for my photo album there under Mike K USA . I have my Rhinebeck photos posted there. About 200 of the 300 I took this year. There was a guy there with a 1/2 scale EV/DVIII and it was really something. I've loaded one shot of it here.

Mike

Voyager2lcats
09-20-2007, 04:38 AM
Hi
I can answer to German only, SORRY!
Hier meine Fokker in 1/8 aus DEPRON.
http://www.usergalerie.luzifuss.de/albums/userpics/normal_IMG_0459.JPG
http://www.usergalerie.luzifuss.de/albums/userpics/normal_IMG_0457.JPG
http://www.usergalerie.luzifuss.de/albums/userpics/normal_MG.JPG

Grüsse
Heinz

Heinze, ich spreche und lese nur ein bischen Deutsch, aber dein Fokker ist ausgezeichnet. Bestimmt!:)

Bob

hpag
09-20-2007, 07:33 AM
@Carrera, Voyager thx, danke! :ws:

I have a film, of a WWI Depron Meeting.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07jUyQIq40U)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07jUyQIq40U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07jUyQIq40U)
Viel Spass!

WWI Ace
09-21-2007, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the video hpag!!! It's about time you got back on here Martin!!! I think either D8 would be cool but the big one would definitely get someones attention!!! It's good to have some people to talk to again. Lets keep this stuff going!!! Well better go get ready for our second club meeting. Tonight we get our bylaws finished, charter papers sent, and officers elected. Should be interesting!!! If the weather stays dry we'll finish mowing our new field this weekend. Steve.

CarreraGTSCS
09-21-2007, 07:51 PM
Cool video. Nice group of planes. Looks like fun flying together.


Mike

CarreraGTSCS
09-22-2007, 04:16 AM
Who wants to see a new movie of my EV? Follow the link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=746265#post8221750

I'm going to start a thread for the Polk's Fokker Dr1. I posted video of that one too. Both nice flyers.

Mike

scalercflyer
09-22-2007, 08:15 PM
That tears it Boys! I'm making the large DVIII my winter project (in between the other builds)! Plans, as always, are available to anyone who requests. I only ask for funds to cover coping and postage. BTW, nice job on the video Mike. I likey the way she flys. Martin PS: now where is that crazy Texican?

scalercflyer
09-22-2007, 09:11 PM
Check this out boys. Martin
http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/bill_spidle3/fokker_dviii_nx94100/

CarreraGTSCS
09-22-2007, 10:01 PM
Very cool. That's the fantasy of Flight Museum's DVIII replica. I didn't realize it had a rotary engine. I thought that they had a radial in it. Very cool.

Anyone ever go to the museum in Italy that is supposed to have the last remaining genuine DVIII?

Martin-- Which EV/DVIII plan do you have there?

Mike

scalercflyer
09-22-2007, 11:23 PM
Mike, the plan is from a Model Aviation magazine circa 1980? I have the original build article for it. The author built the plane for the WWI meet that was held at Old Rhinebeck. The plane flew with a FOX .45 and a 9" prop! The prop did not extend past the cowl which was 9"! Looks very weird. The scale is 2 1/2 foot to 1" scale so it's a big bird. I think the WS is around 72" This plane is a prime candidate for an electric upgrade don't you think? Preferably with something like a 12-14 inch prop that turns slowly. What do you think about a motor/batt combo? If I can find my camera I will take a picture of the plans and the fuse I built. I must say this thread has prompted me to think about building it again. That crazy Texican had something to do with it too! Martin

WWI Ace
09-23-2007, 03:49 AM
I'm here Martin!! I think you'll impress alot of people with the big Fokker!!! Steve.

CarreraGTSCS
07-20-2011, 03:10 PM
Wow, 4 years since we've posted on rhis thread! I now fly my BB DVIII with an Astro Cobalt 05 geared with 10x 3300GP Nimh cells and a 12x6 prop. I use the Nimh cells instead of lipos for the weight ahead of the firewall. Still flies great. New video later.

I just ordereded the David Johnson Fokker E. V plans from Air Age/Model Airplane News. The build article appeared in the March 2005 issue. It's 1/4 scale. I've also been corresponding with Bob Holman and he cuts a 1/4 scale Fokker DVIII for $70 with plans by Frank Comyns.

I'm posting from my Droid X and it's acting up. I'll finish from the PC in a bit.

Mike

WWI Ace
07-22-2011, 11:58 PM
$70 bucks for a 1/4 scale short kit and plans? What's the website?

CarreraGTSCS
07-23-2011, 04:54 AM
http://www.bhplans.com/ I was wrong about the price though, it was $75. Ordered Wednesday and shipped Thursday. bhplans@aol.com You have to email Bob. The Fokker doesn't appear on the site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8FhC8YHnhs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVWJW8IFb2s&NR=1

jensheydel
07-23-2011, 12:26 PM
Nice groundloop :$ Gotta love those old warbirds.

Jens

wattman
07-23-2011, 02:10 PM
In the late 70's I built a Vernon [uk] kit of a DVIII about a OS20 engine size , and that was when the iron on camo was available cheaply , it looked good , but had a high wing loading and was 3 channel . Sold it , and it was just mostly on display for a long time , don't know what ever happened to it .
Not much info , just a me too post :rolleyes:

CarreraGTSCS
08-17-2011, 04:07 PM
Pics of my latest DVIII. 1/19.5 scale 17" span.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/2011-08-16_23-53-35_980.jpg

scalercflyer
08-18-2011, 03:41 AM
I'm liking it Mike! Keep the pics coming. PS might just build one if yours flys good. Need another indoor bird for this season. Marty

CarreraGTSCS
08-18-2011, 04:01 AM
Thanks Marty. How've you been? Going to NEAT this year?

Mike

scalercflyer
08-18-2011, 08:42 AM
Doing fine Mike. Don't know if I make the NEAT fair this year. It's a haul to get to not to mention trying to find a motel. I've been there twice, the last time during the real bad storm they had years ago. Also the weather is very tempermental during this time every year. But I may still change my mind. BTW, my invite to fly at the club field still stands. Let me know if you are game. Marty

CarreraGTSCS
08-19-2011, 04:36 AM
One of these days Marty I will take you up on that! Try to make NEAT and rough it. Camp out like we do. The hangover makes us forget our frozen fingers and toes and aching backs! LoL.

More progress on the DVIII:

I did a little more after work this evening. I made cardboard templates of the airfoil and did a quick and dirty hot wire cut center section just to see how it would come out. I discovered two things: My templates are too small even though I took them directly from the plans for the simple reason that the foam burns back from the hot wire as it passes. I think George Costanza would call this "shrinkage".:D I have the wire temp adjusted correctly. You can see the little "hairs" on the foam. I'll up-size the templates a few percent and turn down the temp a little. The second thing I discovered is that I kind of stink at hot wiring foam! I'll get there.
As an aside, does anyone think the airfoil is too thick? I'm afraid it'll absorb a lot of energy in drag. I've undercambered the airfoil. I wonder if I should just thin it down. I dont think I can make it look good if I go with a shaped flat foam wing. The fat wing is part of the beauty of the DVIII.
In the photos the wing is sitting on a simple cardboard wing jig. Not measured or anything just eyeballed for now.
Thoughts?
Mike
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/2011-08-18_23-13-40_498.jpg
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CarreraGTSCS
08-24-2011, 05:32 AM
Today and yesterday's progress. Printed lozenge on tissue. Tried to hot wire the wing but the trailing edge is too thin so I shaped it from fff and sanded in the airfoil profile. I'm not that satisfied with it but if it flies well I'll live with it.

Mike


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/Fokker%20EV%20DVIII%20Micro%20Scratchbuild/2011-08-22_22-57-14_800.jpg
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http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/Fokker%20EV%20DVIII%20Micro%20Scratchbuild/2011-08-23_16-12-20_410.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/Fokker%20EV%20DVIII%20Micro%20Scratchbuild/2011-08-23_16-45-42_61.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/Fokker%20EV%20DVIII%20Micro%20Scratchbuild/2011-08-23_16-15-32_877.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/Fokker%20EV%20DVIII%20Micro%20Scratchbuild/2011-08-23_16-44-34_578.jpg

scalercflyer
08-24-2011, 05:16 PM
Looking Good Mike ;). I did something similar with my Tiger Moth. I downloaded and printed out the lozenge patterns off of Aerodrome RC's website and glued it to my TM fuse after I matched to patterns (a real pain). :cool: Came out pretty good. :D I'll see if I can find the thread that I posted. marty

scalercflyer
08-24-2011, 05:18 PM
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1104830&page=27#post16297700

Here you go Boys. Marty

CarreraGTSCS
09-30-2011, 05:36 AM
Mike, the plan is from a Model Aviation magazine circa 1980? I have the original build article for it. The author built the plane for the WWI meet that was held at Old Rhinebeck. The plane flew with a FOX .45 and a 9" prop! The prop did not extend past the cowl which was 9"! Looks very weird. The scale is 2 1/2 foot to 1" scale so it's a big bird. I think the WS is around 72" This plane is a prime candidate for an electric upgrade don't you think? Preferably with something like a 12-14 inch prop that turns slowly. What do you think about a motor/batt combo? If I can find my camera I will take a picture of the plans and the fuse I built. I must say this thread has prompted me to think about building it again. That crazy Texican had something to do with it too! Martin


Marty-- Did you ever finish the Fokker?

scalercflyer
09-30-2011, 01:32 PM
I built the fuse and had a heavy weight fell on it and destroyed it! :eek: I have been toying with the idea of rebuilding/restarting the project. It lends itself quite well to electric don't you think? :confused: Might be a nice winter project. :cool: Marty

WWI Ace
10-01-2011, 04:40 PM
I'm just glad that I'm a semi-positive influence on someone!

Dereck
10-03-2011, 03:15 PM
The Veron three channel kit DVIII was my third model, alas, slimey powered as electricity for RC models hadn't really been 'invented' in 1980. It wasn't very scale, to be nice, but it flew well until a Veron Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter 'shot it down' while practising for our airshow act!

Built a 54" span glow one around 1983 - as scale as I could make it, right down to the miniscule rudder. Did thirteen flights - the only time it stayed upright on landing, won the scale comp I was flying it in. A little work moved the CG back with a little more effect than I fancied it would have and that was that.

I gave all my documentation to British scale ace Dave Hurrell, who went on to produce a really good true 1/6th scale plan that the UK's Traplet Publications still sell.

It makes a fascinating model - mine was finished in post WW2 Polish Air Force colours, which didn't involved lozenge camo!

Good luck, y'all

Dereck

CarreraGTSCS
10-03-2011, 04:01 PM
Derek -- I met Gordon at the NEAT Fair last month. He stopped in at the Castle Creations Bergen County Tent. Very nice man. Was going to fix him up with a Spitfire to fly in the Battle of Britain Day scrum I organized but it was delayed from the 15th to the 17th owing to the weather. Will be repeated next year and become a part of the Fair as it was a great success.

I'm proposing a WWI melee in remembrance of the battle of St Mihiel, Sept 12—13, 1918, in which over 500 aircraft were airborne throughout the battle. Think anyone will be interested in participating?

CarreraGTSCS
10-04-2011, 05:38 AM
degreen showed me how to do some photo manipulation and this is the outcome:

CarreraGTSCS
10-14-2011, 06:23 PM
Spent some time last night working out the Parkzone brick location. This one is from a 4-Site. Used carbon rod for the pushrods. I have to print up some lozenge for the upper and lower of the tail surfaces. I'll trim away some of the sheet depron from the stab and fin before covering. Might save 0.0001 grams from the tail!

Here are some pics:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/2011-10-14_11-20-39_772.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/2011-10-14_11-21-29_306.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/2011-10-14_11-21-50_891.jpg

scalercflyer
10-14-2011, 06:39 PM
Looking good Mike!:cool: Marty

bracketman
12-06-2011, 02:09 PM
CarreraGTSCS,
I saw in a earlier post that you bought DVIII short kit from bhplans.
How did that work out? Any info would be helpful.

scalercflyer
12-06-2011, 02:21 PM
Boys I was looking through my plan library and came across plans for a 36" DVIII. :cool: Anyone interested in a set for your winter build? :confused::D Marty

WWI Ace
12-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Thanks Marty but at the moment I seem to have more projects than time!

CarreraGTSCS
12-06-2011, 02:50 PM
CarreraGTSCS,
I saw in a earlier post that you bought DVIII short kit from bhplans.
How did that work out? Any info would be helpful.

The short kit was an amazing bargain for around $70 and included the plans. The plans were drawn by Frank Comyns and I've seen pics and video of the finished model. Looks and flies great. That said, I did sell the kit last September since I'd received the plans that I ordered from M.A.N. of the Dave Johnson designed E. V that was featured in 2005 in M.A.N. It looks great and seems to be an uncomplicated build. I've met Dave and corresponded with him a number of times. His designs are alway just right so that's the one I'm going to build. I contacted Glen Torrance and he's bringing an aluminum cowl kit for me to pick up at the WRAM Show in Februaury. I'll try to get the build going after that. Want to make sure of the fit of the firewall to the cowl before I start.

I don't think that you can go wrong either way.

Just realized that details and pics are in post #23

Marty-- Build it! 36" is a nice size. We can fly formation or chase Carlos around in his Electrifly Se5a when you come up here to fly with us.

Mike

CarreraGTSCS
12-06-2011, 03:01 PM
Recent video of the BB E V/D VIII. Landing gear repaired but another pinion has stripped!?!? Can't figure out why. These Astro cobalts and gearboxes are usually bullet proof. Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyXGaCQjQ38

scalercflyer
12-06-2011, 03:11 PM
Thanks Marty but at the moment I seem to have more projects than time!
I still have my Ben Buckle kit Buddy! Marty

TM4197
12-06-2011, 03:11 PM
Carrera

When were you proposing to do a WW1 reinactment flight? Spring time? I just now saw your proposal..[popcorn]

scalercflyer
12-06-2011, 03:13 PM
Mike/Boys the plans are for a 3 channel. To add the fourth is an easy mod. What do you Guys Think? On second thought I will build her Mike. I need a scratch build project that uses balsa wood instead of foam! More later Gentlemen... marty

scalercflyer
12-06-2011, 03:14 PM
Carrera

When were you proposing to do a WW1 reinactment flight? Spring time? I just now saw your proposal..[popcorn]
Cool idea TM! Marty

scalercflyer
12-06-2011, 03:16 PM
Was that the WWI wingtip take off technique Mike? :eek::D:cool: marty

bracketman
12-06-2011, 05:30 PM
Hey scalercflyer, I know this is off topic but is that a Richmodel's DR-1 as your avatar?

scalercflyer
12-06-2011, 05:46 PM
Yes, it's one of my favorites (the DRI is my favorite German fighter). I am partial to German fighters anyway (my last name is of German origin). marty

bracketman
12-06-2011, 05:59 PM
Do you have a build/review on it? Link? I've searched all over and can't find much info on there DR-1. General only has the red/olive one for sale the yellow/black is sold out and they won't return emails on when it will be back. I'm thinking about getting it but would sure like more info.

CarreraGTSCS
12-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Carrera

When were you proposing to do a WW1 reinactment flight? Spring time? I just now saw your proposal..[popcorn]

When the weather improves and you guys are ready. I'm trying to get SEFLI at the NEAT Fair to sanction a mass launch of WW1 aircraft much like the very popular Battle of Britain event I organized this year. There were about 50 or 60 planes in the air with no mishaps.


Was that the WWI wingtip take off technique Mike? :eek::D:cool: marty

You like that huh? Between the crosswind and me a little too generous with the rudder it could have been bad. That landing though, oof!

Mike

scalercflyer
12-06-2011, 06:25 PM
Don't tease me Mike! I'm gonna hold you to a flying session. I will build her this winter. I will also keep everyone informed on the build here.

scalercflyer
12-06-2011, 06:30 PM
Do you have a build/review on it? Link? I've searched all over and can't find much info on there DR-1. General only has the red/olive one for sale the yellow/black is sold out and they won't return emails on when it will be back. I'm thinking about getting it but would sure like more info.
Sorry Bracketman. I misled you (brain fart). The avatar is from a plastic model box cover. I got the picture off of ebay next to a listed kit. Also if I remember right, the Great Waldo Pepper had a tripe painted like it in the movie. marty

CarreraGTSCS
01-20-2012, 12:20 AM
SHE FLIES!!
I maidened her the other night in near darkness and with a bit too much of a breeze but she does fly.
I took her out this evening just a little past dusk but before nightfall. There was perhaps a 2-3mph breeze, just able to feel it on my face. I hand launched her because my runway, the infield of a baseball diamond, was muddy. First flight nearly ended in disaster because of deadly PIO's. The elevator is very effective while the ailerons are not. Takes coordinated aileron and rudder to make nice turns and right turns are almost impossible. I need to unmount the motor and glue it back in place with a fair bit more right thrust. Turns beautifully to the left so I did a 4+ minute flight making mostly left turns with the occassional ugly right turn thrown in just to keep the adrenaline flowing.
Second flight was interesting because I seemed not to be able to fly it well at all. Landed it after nearly three minutes of fighting it, in near darkness by now I might add, to discover that in the cold the double sided foam tape that was holding the brick in place had come unstuck! Every input of either elevator or rudder was actuating both surfaces in much the same way a V-tail mixer does. Glad I got her down without damage.
I have to figure out what changes to make to her to tame her a bit. I want her well behaved as I want to fly her indoors. I just joined the East Coast Indoor Modelers. The club flies in the Hindenburg Hangar at Lakehurst, NJ. The hangar is enormous-- 850'L x 250'W x 180'H! I'll get it solved. I'm going to try the thrust line fix first. One step at a time. Suggestions welcome.
Mike
Pics:
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http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/CarreraGTSCS/2012-01-11_20-47-20_408.jpg

scalercflyer
02-02-2012, 11:47 PM
Alright Mikey! :eek: Give me the low down on the Lakehurst club! :cool: You can't keep that place to yourself! :eek::D;) marty

CarreraGTSCS
02-05-2012, 04:25 AM
I joined the East Coast Indoor Modellers and they fly at the Lakehurst Naval Base in the Hindenburg Hangar. Google the club name. $20 to join and fly. have to get a base pass but after that you can fly there on weekends and federal holidays. It's massive-- 850' long x 250' wide x 180' high! About 40 minutes for me but I bet it's pretty close to you.

I'll upload a few pics in a seperate thread later.

Mike

scalercflyer
02-06-2012, 01:16 AM
Thanks Mike! I'm interested. Maybe we can fly together soon. Marty

CarreraGTSCS
02-06-2012, 03:17 AM
Here's a photo from inside the Hindenburg Hangar. I took it from about 300' in from the entrance and the far wall is about 500' away. I'm standing on the elevated carrier deck. It's at least 20' high. The inner height is still way, way up there.

Mike

scalercflyer
02-06-2012, 03:30 AM
Mike,I remember as a kid seeing blimps coming out of the hangar and flying around the South Jersey area. It was nothing unusual to see them, not like today. My Dad was in the service (Army) so we would occasionally go to the base. Seems kinda strange. I can't tell you how many times I went by it. Marty