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Old 05-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Here is a Peter Rake Fokker DVII that was in a FSM magazine. The original did not have ailerons, but Peter drew a new wing to include the ailerons. This is a straight forward build without a lot of detail, but that is what I like. The plane is covered with Monokote and all the trim is Monokote ironed on at low temp. The final weight with all the electronics and balanced is 24 oz.


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Looks nice, and one that should be in every WWI collection. Really pretty build. I need one.
I've been catching on to the idea of covering for trim lately, which really is easier than masking/painting, all said and done. It looks cleaner too.
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I have a garage full of unbuilt RC planes, Free flight planes and Estes rockets, so simple and clean is the only way for me to go.
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You can pass some of those kits this way.
To be clear, what I meant by simpler, is that it's a lot less messy than dealing with tape and paint. Still a good deal of effort put into covering trim work. Finally reworked an old Guillows Dauntless build with a lighter tail, removing the 3 tons of nose lead needed that kept me from flying it. I was just about to paint on the red stripes, and then decided to use Microlite for them. Turned out to be a good decision. The old one had a waterslide decal, but of course they don't give you a spare.


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