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11-28-2005, 01:28 AM
Would the AXI 5320 motor be a better match for the ALBATROS DIII? Or would the AXI 4130/20 be enough? Batteries are 9s 8000mah.
German Albatros D.III
Sport Scale
Wing Span
Wing Area
1115 Sq. In.
Modified Clark-Y
Wing Construction
Overall Length
48 3/4
Fuselage Construction
Stabilizer Span
17 1/2
Stabilizer Airfoil
Flat Bottom
Stab and Elevator Area
228 Sq.In
Vertical Tail Area
53.2 Sq.In
Engine Size
.91 4C
Landing Gear
Fixed (Spring Type)
Control Functions
4 ( Ail., El., Rud., Throt.)
Fuel Tank Size
10 to 12 oz.
Dry Weight
10 - 11 lbs.
Wing Loading
22.6 Oz Sq. Ft.

12-30-2005, 07:45 PM
Axi 4130/20 powers my 30% Dr1...it's more than required on 20 round cells. mine's on a reduction, but straight drive it will swing an 18 X 12 prop....lotsa power fo a 10 lb WW1 model.....

12-31-2005, 12:07 AM
Thanks Ron,

I contacted Hobby Lobby and they said the same thing: 4130/20. How do you like your Dr1?

12-31-2005, 06:25 AM
I built it for the 2000 season, since the Nats were held at my field, I thought I'd try something a little different......after 5 seasons, it's still my all time favourite model..swings a 30 X 14 prop at 2500 rpm which seems low, but I don't need to use the throttle for anything except uplines...it will taxi, take off and fly on trim only.... model weighs 10 1/2 pounds...it produces about 14 pounds of thrust....lotsa power, just no real speed, but then the full size DR1 wasn't fast either

01-01-2006, 03:48 AM
Here's a couple of shots I took of Ron's DR I at a local Big Bird event last Sep. He was even foolish enough to let me have the sticks for a flight; what a joy to fly!:D .

01-01-2006, 03:51 AM
Meant to add this shot, with Ron in it for scale effect:

01-01-2006, 11:34 AM
Brad: those are good shots ( as usual) now get to work and get the D V11 back into service so we can bring the Fokker scourge to some fly ins again this year..

01-01-2006, 02:59 PM
Awesome guys.

04-12-2006, 11:01 PM
did you come to a decision on powering your model?? If so, what did you go with?