View Full Version : WW1 monoplane

04-09-2010, 02:48 AM
as anyone built 1 or have plans for 1 either in depron or fff?? Got lots of motors and servos and just looking for a semi-scale slow flying single wing plane. Needs to be parkflyer size (30 to 48 inch wingspan). Thanks for any and all responseshttp://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

Bill G
04-11-2010, 03:38 AM
I once slammed together an Eindecker using the small Pico Stick wings, which was around 30". A 3-view should be plenty enough to build the fuse from, using depron. The flying wires make the wing installation simple, as they provide much of the strength. I used balsa for the fuse construction, but if I build one again with the Pico Stick foam wing, I'd build a foam fuse. The wing set is dirt cheap:

Here's the balsa Sterling kit version I now have. As you can see, the Pico Stick wing set is perfect for the Eindecker:

04-11-2010, 12:25 PM
Thanks a lot for the reply. I'll look further into it. Rick

04-11-2010, 03:07 PM
If you want do an easy foam WWI monoplane you could start with a GWS from BPH like this one (http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V177910&pid=V735015)

At $15 it is a pretty cheap ARF. They also sell a wing and tail feather set for it for around $7.
Shipping is around $7 - $10
Solid company too.

04-11-2010, 10:47 PM
Thanks, guys. I've started a fan fold foam parasol type ww1-ish plane I've kinda scabbed together from a few places, I'll let you know how it turns out.

09-05-2010, 12:32 AM
wow very nice!!!

09-05-2010, 12:22 PM
Both flew pretty well, but the British plane fell victim to a pair of dumb thumbs...lol