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dbcisco
07-27-2009, 05:18 AM
Been raining for a week now so, what can you do with a trifold display and a CD rom case?
Oh yeah, you need a hot knife and gorilla glue.;-)
Just getting started. Cutting and forming is the hardest part.

dbcisco
07-30-2009, 06:07 PM
Starting to look like a plane!!!!!!!!!!
I forgot to mention, the other thing I needed was old floppy disks for hinges and some metal rod for stiffening the wings.
So far, all recycled stuff. So black plane is pretty green.:D

CHELLIE
07-31-2009, 06:04 AM
Your plane is looking Great, Can I be the first one to Maiden it :D LOL keep up the great work, Chellie

dbcisco
08-01-2009, 12:46 AM
This one will be too light for you Chellie ;-)

degreen60
08-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Need to paint it pink for Chellie

dbcisco
08-03-2009, 06:44 AM
Starting to look like a DR.1 now. :D So far only 12.75 Oz.
Electronics will add less than 3 Oz.
This thing should floooaaat!

These are the specs I'm aiming for:
Wing area: 575 sq in
Span: 36.5 in
Length: 30.1 in
Weight RTF: 21.0 oz
Wing loading: 5 oz/ft2

7car7
08-03-2009, 04:40 PM
Looking good! Love the color! Too bad it's not red.


(jk!)

WWI Ace
08-04-2009, 01:51 AM
He can paint the cowl and struts red!! Steve

dbcisco
08-04-2009, 02:16 AM
Nope. All black except rudder.
It's a surprise.:silly:

CHELLIE
08-04-2009, 02:39 AM
Need to paint it pink for Chellie

Yea :D Add some PinK to it :p> like this, replace the ugly red with PINK

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=106695&d=1249349951

dbcisco
08-04-2009, 02:45 AM
No Pink!:Q ...and Snoopy is already flying my D.VII. My poor Camel has Woodstock at the sticks, you would think a bird would know how to fly, but no. Darth Vader would look good in this, but that's already been done:(

dbcisco
08-06-2009, 02:19 AM
Any guesses on whose plane this is?

harrisboy
08-06-2009, 02:46 AM
some nice looking plane's gd look with them

WWI Ace
08-06-2009, 03:09 AM
I'm starting a 1/8th scale DR1 that will be a Jacobs tripe. I've had the decals forever. Steve

dbcisco
08-06-2009, 03:24 AM
I'm starting a 1/8th scale DR1 that will be a Jacobs tripe. I've had the decals forever. Steve
I would have asked you to scan the decals and post them here.:)
I made the crosses in photoshop. Was it you who posted the "God of the North Wind" pic? Can't remember who but thanks!!!!!!!!!! I had to make him fatter in photoshop for the DR.1, his D.VII's art was same but thinner and longer than the DR.1's. Anyway, printed out everything on sticky-backed label paper.

Need to find wheels, guns and finish the gun platform cowling.I'll install a firewall once I decide what motor to use,Everything is going in the nose for CG. I added dihedral to the top wing and have ailerons on all wings. Getting close to finished.:D

WWI Ace
08-06-2009, 10:54 PM
You did a good job on your decals and they were ALOT cheaper than mine. I had mine custom made in .003" vinyl for $30. Your tripes coming along nicely!! Steve

dbcisco
08-06-2009, 11:37 PM
I need to glue stick the decals. The glue on the label sheets is pretty useless.

degreen60
08-07-2009, 03:36 AM
Any guesses on whose plane this is?

I built his DVII

dbcisco
08-07-2009, 03:58 AM
I built his DVII

Nice!!!

degreen60
08-07-2009, 12:52 PM
You did a good job on your decals and they were ALOT cheaper than mine. I had mine custom made in .003" vinyl for $30. Your tripes coming along nicely!! Steve

My wife has a photo printer that only prints 4x6 inch sheets but they are high quality water proof. I print my decals on this printer then remove the paper from the back of the print which leaves a thin sheet like a piece of iron on covering. My "God of the North Wind" decal was longer than 6 inches so I made it in 2 parts. I have a collection of WW1 unit and personal emblem files.

dbcisco
08-07-2009, 02:35 PM
How do you remove the paper from the back?

degreen60
08-07-2009, 02:50 PM
How do you remove the paper from the back?

I use a modeling knife to seperate the paper then just peal it apart. I cut the decal before pealing cause the part you want to keep will roll up and is then hard to cut.

dbcisco
08-08-2009, 12:15 AM
I am starting on the aileron control links next. I realy should have cut the servo hole before I installed the top wing and middle ailerons. A little cramped now. Should I put the inter-aileron links in the middle of the ailerons for best tracking? Suggestions and ideas welcome! If I am the only one here who has done triple ailerons then I guess I'll just have to wing it.:Q

WWI Ace
08-08-2009, 09:08 PM
Fairly early on in the original WWI thread someone built a Sopwith tripe with ailerons on all three wings and had fits getting the throws to match!! I don't remember how he dealt with it. Steve

dbcisco
08-11-2009, 08:43 PM
Have hung this on the wall for now (Pretty but not flying yet). I need to figure out an aileron mechanism before I do much more. Taking a break to work on something less mind melting for a while. I opened up the SIG Bristol Scout box and have the fuse and cowl assembled (glue drying as I type this). Watch for new thread and pics.

projecthog
08-21-2009, 08:59 PM
Howdy folks,

I've been following the thread for a bit, and felt at home.

WW1, has always kept me thinking, I'm getting the urge to build something again, seeing that I've been flying RTF's for a while, and have been busy doing other time consuming hobbies.

I am slowly ungassing myself :D, and going more towards Eflying as we go. It is much easier and cleaner to do more flying that way, but I am still umbilically connected to the fuel smells and stuff.

I currently have an 80" (forgive me) gasser eindekker and am modding my 80" Cub, also a gasser :red:, with a radial nose, to be called a BeaverCub after.
I might think of going electric on those, but not yet .

Anyhoo,....I just wanted to say "HI y'all, and let you know I like the thread.
Some real nice machines being put together here, and I like ingenuity.

I have a million ideas in my head and see some of them realized here, so I may schtick around for a while.

Multiwings rule (always have!)

Take care, PH.

dbcisco
08-21-2009, 09:19 PM
Welcome to the Wattflyer WWI forum.

dbcisco
08-21-2009, 09:23 PM
I figured out how do my homemade decals. Gluestick on top of the original sticky stuff before applying. I had to take all the decals off and reglue them. They are holding fine now. I am still working on a structure to hold everything (motor, ESC, RX, servos, and battery) right behind the cowl.

WWI Ace
08-22-2009, 05:11 AM
Good to have ya here projecthog!!!! Has anyone ever built a zepplin from foam that flies? Steve

PaperAirplane
08-22-2009, 02:03 PM
One more pat on the back