View Full Version : Recovering a Dr.1 ARF

03-01-2008, 03:29 PM
I was wondering how to go about recovering an ARF? I love WW1 aircraft and plan on getting a Dr.1 but lets face it there is too much red out there all ready. I want mine to be a copy of Lt. Fritz Kempf's machine. it will be electric so painting over the covering is not an opition. most likly will be the great planes Dr.1 Thanks for the help Gregg

03-02-2008, 05:19 AM
With todays powerful brushless motors you CAN paint the covering. You just need to use thin coats. If you want to recover then just lift the covering in a spot and start slowly pulling it off. If you have stubborn or fragile areas you can use a heat gun to help loosen the coverings glue. Save your crosses because you can use them as patterns for the new ones. Hope this helped. Steve

03-02-2008, 03:17 PM
Ohhhh Steve! Did you notice his comment about too much red!?? :p:) See there are some really smart and observant people out there. :)Gregg, Steve is right. It's possible to paint over the covering. I have an article from a magazine that details the process. I will dig it up and post it when I get a chance. BTW, I'm thrilled to see another WWI enthusiast join us here at WATTFLYER. Be sure to check out the WWI era thread. All the Best, Martin


03-02-2008, 08:41 PM
Dr.1 but lets face it there is too much red out there all ready. I Gregg

Welcome to the group but you will have to put red on it somewhere just to keep Martin happy. HAHA. So many Dr1s and so little time for my Camel to hunt them.

03-02-2008, 11:01 PM
How about pink with purple crosses Martin? Steve