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dbcisco
10-31-2009, 02:53 AM
I just had to do this one in red.
No electrics installed yet. Prop is from rubber powered version for photo.

scalercflyer
10-31-2009, 11:39 PM
De,You're killing me with the RED DRI!:eek: Actually I meant to say nice job..... looks beautiful. :cool:;) I happen to have 2 COMET DRI rubber band kits in my collection. Also a Sopwith Camel, 2 SE5as, and a very rare Albatros DVa all waiting to be converted to electric (COMET kits all). :) I've been thinking of a VAPOR brick (BNF) and a small 10 gram brushless along with a small 1 or 2 cell lipol. What do you Guys think? :confused: Would the brick be strong enough to actuate the control surfaces during flight? Marty

PaperAirplane
11-03-2009, 01:36 AM
The StevensAero Lil' Squirt has a list of recommended components that may work for some of the bigger Guillow's kits.

Keep us updated.

7car7
11-03-2009, 07:18 PM
Looks cool! I've been really curious about the tiny planes, and what to power/control them with.

I've really been wanting to get this...
http://h1071118.hobbyshopnow.com/ProdInfo/DUM/450/DUM402-450.jpg

Just not sure what I'd be able to put in it to not make it a flying brick.

PaperAirplane
11-03-2009, 08:34 PM
What is the link, 7car7?

Looks very nice.

7car7
11-03-2009, 09:09 PM
I'll send a PM. (sorry for the highjack;-))

FlyingMonkey
11-04-2009, 02:11 PM
Looks cool! I've been really curious about the tiny planes, and what to power/control them with.

I've really been wanting to get this...

Just not sure what I'd be able to put in it to not make it a flying brick.


I don't know what your radio and weight requirements are for that one, but have you looked into the nano light gear from spektrum?


IF that's too heavy, then you might be able to get away with the gear from something like the Parkzone Suhkoi. I have seen the guys converting these to larger brushless motor systems.

FlyingMonkey
11-04-2009, 02:11 PM
I'll post a link in a moment...

FlyingMonkey
11-04-2009, 02:13 PM
one more post

FlyingMonkey
11-04-2009, 02:14 PM
here...


http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=SPMAR6300F

dbcisco
11-05-2009, 03:43 AM
I have found that many stick and tissue models need a lot of nose weight so as long as the items are forward of the CG weight isn't as much an issue. However, items behind the CG can make a great deal of difference. Most common items aft of the CG are servos. The difference between 9gram and 4.5 gram servos can make a big difference in this case.

floss
11-05-2009, 07:32 AM
Looks cool! I've been really curious about the tiny planes, and what to power/control them with.

I've really been wanting to get this...
http://h1071118.hobbyshopnow.com/ProdInfo/DUM/450/DUM402-450.jpg

Just not sure what I'd be able to put in it to not make it a flying brick.

These guys are leading the way 7C7, meant to be real quality stuff when it comes to micro RC. http://www.falconmodels.uk.com/acatalog/index.html

Steve

7car7
11-05-2009, 04:46 PM
These guys are leading the way 7C7, meant to be real quality stuff when it comes to micro RC. http://www.falconmodels.uk.com/acatalog/index.html

Steve

That's some cool stuff!

floss
11-05-2009, 07:01 PM
That gear really does make the possibility of a mini DR1 flying around a suburban backyard a reality. There is a HS about 20 minutes drive from home that stocks it and it is all the more amazing to see for real, tiny Rx's, motors, servos and esc's.

I made a 22inch WS albatros a while back and it flew so slow you could catch it, it could fly really close circles around you which was strange to see. That was with a GWS LPS motor and gearbox, a wattage 5 amp ESC and servos equivalent to Bluebird 303's so that Falcon gear would have to make a 15inch WS version easy.

Steve

scalercflyer
11-06-2009, 12:20 AM
Beautiful Floss! Got any plans for this bird you want to share? Marty

floss
11-06-2009, 12:57 AM
Beautiful Floss! Got any plans for this bird you want to share? Marty

Marty

Plans were a 3-view as usual. I just scaled the 3-view up and made the fuselage out of the four sides once I cut out the shapes and used them as templates.

Here is the build thread at RC Groups. All made from 3mm depron and CF rod.

Steve

floss
11-06-2009, 12:58 AM
Whoops, forgot the link.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=559701&highlight=backyard+albatros

texasclouds
11-16-2009, 05:05 PM
I just had to do this one in red.
No electrics installed yet. Prop is from rubber powered version for photo.

Did you cover this with the dope and tissue? Would solite be too much for this?

dbcisco
11-16-2009, 08:53 PM
Did you cover this with the dope and tissue? Would solite be too much for this?
I covered this in microlite because coverlite was a bit to heavy and "crushy" when shrunk. Not sure about solite.

Lieutenant Loughead
11-16-2009, 08:57 PM
Yeah -- Microlite is awesome. I use it on most of my parkflyer models. The red Microlite is strange though -- it's semi-translucant, so you get a darker red where it overlapps on itself...

For that reason, I like the yellow color better. ;)

texasclouds
11-16-2009, 09:03 PM
we'll your red dr.1 looks good. i have some white solite/microlite (i think they are the same product) that i wanted to slap on a guillows semi scale supercub 95. i'm having a hard time scoring dope around here. ;-)

dbcisco
11-16-2009, 10:04 PM
The red is wierd. I did a light coat of testors red over it and blue under the wings. Aftr the paint dried it had to be reshrunk. Gotta go light on the heat though both with iron a blower. It melts pretty easy if you aren't careful and sometimes even if you are.

Lieutenant Loughead
11-17-2009, 12:04 AM
Well, I'm glad to know it isn't just me. :D

texasclouds
11-17-2009, 02:35 PM
Well, I'm glad to know it isn't just me. :D

is it not a true red? i was planning on using it on the leading edge of my white super cub (mountain models j-3).

I picked up this Guillows kit Saturday. It was a fun build. I'm covering it with the white so-lite. I didn't get any warps, even with the light balsa.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p112/marksale05/RC%20Air/Photo936.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p112/marksale05/RC%20Air/Photo942.jpg