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thunder1
06-26-2008, 06:07 AM
Here is my FunAero Albatros DIII. It was designed as a .60 sized glow model with a 65" wingspan. I converted it with a TP4130-8T motor, TP70A ESC, Master Airscrew 16x8 wooden prop and 6s2p 3600 lipos. Power to the servos is provided by a 3.5A Switching BEC.

The motor and battereies are fully enclosed so I usually only fly it for 6 minutes. The batteries do not heat up much, maybe 105F but the motor averages around 140F. That's in 85-90 degree temps so I'm not too worried about overheating. The model flys great at half throttle and is highly aerobatic above that. Here is a movie.

http://www.glue.umd.edu/~markt/Albatros_DIII-2.wmv

WWI Ace
06-28-2008, 04:14 AM
Beautiful plane Thunder1 and I really enjoyed the video!! You did a really nice job of building. Steve

delsol
06-28-2008, 03:31 PM
WOW !! Great video, nothing prettier than Albatross. Beautiful built plane.
DelSol

7car7
07-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Really enjoyed the build thread, one of my favorites for sure.

What did you end up using for incidence on the wings?
It seems an Albatros is sort of a "strange bird" in that it is neither a stagger wing, or an equal wing up and down. So I'm not sure which one to make stall first.

scalercflyer
07-06-2008, 02:17 AM
Super nice job on building her Thunder 1! ;) I absolutely enjoyed the video too! :) BTW, what's next? :D Martin