I guess I knew about this kit, after all. Arizona Model Aircrafters also offers Pfalz kits in varying sizes. I guess I'm kinda stuck on airplanes of 50 inch wing span or larger and tend to forget about smaller ones.
Oh, two long years I havenīt been in here. How time goes by...
may be this Pfalz D III is of some interest. A friend of mine, Axel, and me, we designed her in Winter 09/10. But although there is some CAD done, our designs are to be revised. So they are not yet available. She is 1/8th scale wich means about 1,2 meter wingspan, not far away from your preferred 50 inch.
yes we are planning some kind of a short kit of the Pfalz. And, of course, we shall publish the drawings as a .pdf file or, if you know someone to mill, as a dxf file. When this is done, there will be a building thread too, in our German forum rc-network.de.
Over the last couple weeks I've been laying my Polapink 1/5th scale Pfalz DIII plans out and closely examining them, comparing them to the 5 view drawings in my Windsock Data Files on the DIII and DIIIa, trying to figure out how to do things and where to put things. I'm thinking about electric power for this model and think I'll start formulating a Bill of Materials soon.
I have a Super Kaos and a Balsa USA 1/4 scale Neiuport 28 framed up and really should finish them first. However, the thought of building the Pfalz has me excited about the project! Excitement is something sorta lacking in my life and the Pfalz DIII is an airplane I've always considered a "Someday" build. So, I think I'm going to go for it.
Here are the specifications on this airplane: It is 1/5th scale and will have a 74 inch wing span and likely weigh somewhere around 10-12 lbs. Tom Polapink's prototype weighed 12 lbs.; but, he mentions in the instructions that a 10 lb airplane is doable. He powered his with a 1.20 four stroke.
Given the above, what would you electric guys think to be a good power system for this airplane. Is moto-calc. a free download?
The summer is over. Back to the workshop. My friend Axel was busy to make the plans of our Pfalz ready to use. There are only our two prototypes flying till now. Until we donīt have the experiecne of at least 10 flying models, no kit will be available. I think, our prototypes still need some improvement.
But if you want to, you can get the plans as a pdf file. Think of this: she is not a scale model, e.g. the fuselege is lengthened by 1 inch, the tail feathers are engarged a little bit and so on. But she is a really fine flying model. If so, pm me your e-mail.