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Old 07-27-2009, 06:18 AM
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Default Scratch built DR.1 Foamie

Been raining for a week now so, what can you do with a trifold display and a CD rom case?
Oh yeah, you need a hot knife and gorilla glue.
Just getting started. Cutting and forming is the hardest part.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:07 PM
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Starting to look like a plane!!!!!!!!!!
I forgot to mention, the other thing I needed was old floppy disks for hinges and some metal rod for stiffening the wings.
So far, all recycled stuff. So black plane is pretty green.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:04 AM
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Your plane is looking Great, Can I be the first one to Maiden it LOL keep up the great work, Chellie
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:46 AM
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This one will be too light for you Chellie
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:54 PM
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Need to paint it pink for Chellie
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:44 AM
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Starting to look like a DR.1 now. So far only 12.75 Oz.
Electronics will add less than 3 Oz.
This thing should floooaaat!

These are the specs I'm aiming for:
Wing area: 575 sq in
Span: 36.5 in
Length: 30.1 in
Weight RTF: 21.0 oz
Wing loading: 5 oz/ft2
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:40 PM
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Looking good! Love the color! Too bad it's not red.


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Old 08-04-2009, 02:51 AM
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He can paint the cowl and struts red!! Steve
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:16 AM
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Nope. All black except rudder.
It's a surprise.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
Need to paint it pink for Chellie
Yea Add some PinK to it like this, replace the ugly red with PINK

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Old 08-04-2009, 03:45 AM
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No Pink! ...and Snoopy is already flying my D.VII. My poor Camel has Woodstock at the sticks, you would think a bird would know how to fly, but no. Darth Vader would look good in this, but that's already been done
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:19 AM
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Any guesses on whose plane this is?
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:46 AM
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some nice looking plane's gd look with them
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:09 AM
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I'm starting a 1/8th scale DR1 that will be a Jacobs tripe. I've had the decals forever. Steve
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by WWI Ace View Post
I'm starting a 1/8th scale DR1 that will be a Jacobs tripe. I've had the decals forever. Steve
I would have asked you to scan the decals and post them here.
I made the crosses in photoshop. Was it you who posted the "God of the North Wind" pic? Can't remember who but thanks!!!!!!!!!! I had to make him fatter in photoshop for the DR.1, his D.VII's art was same but thinner and longer than the DR.1's. Anyway, printed out everything on sticky-backed label paper.

Need to find wheels, guns and finish the gun platform cowling.I'll install a firewall once I decide what motor to use,Everything is going in the nose for CG. I added dihedral to the top wing and have ailerons on all wings. Getting close to finished.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:54 PM
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You did a good job on your decals and they were ALOT cheaper than mine. I had mine custom made in .003" vinyl for $30. Your tripes coming along nicely!! Steve
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:37 AM
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I need to glue stick the decals. The glue on the label sheets is pretty useless.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by dbcisco View Post
Any guesses on whose plane this is?
I built his DVII
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
I built his DVII
Nice!!!
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Originally Posted by WWI Ace View Post
You did a good job on your decals and they were ALOT cheaper than mine. I had mine custom made in .003" vinyl for $30. Your tripes coming along nicely!! Steve
My wife has a photo printer that only prints 4x6 inch sheets but they are high quality water proof. I print my decals on this printer then remove the paper from the back of the print which leaves a thin sheet like a piece of iron on covering. My "God of the North Wind" decal was longer than 6 inches so I made it in 2 parts. I have a collection of WW1 unit and personal emblem files.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:35 PM
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How do you remove the paper from the back?
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dbcisco View Post
How do you remove the paper from the back?
I use a modeling knife to seperate the paper then just peal it apart. I cut the decal before pealing cause the part you want to keep will roll up and is then hard to cut.
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:15 AM
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I am starting on the aileron control links next. I realy should have cut the servo hole before I installed the top wing and middle ailerons. A little cramped now. Should I put the inter-aileron links in the middle of the ailerons for best tracking? Suggestions and ideas welcome! If I am the only one here who has done triple ailerons then I guess I'll just have to wing it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:08 PM
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Fairly early on in the original WWI thread someone built a Sopwith tripe with ailerons on all three wings and had fits getting the throws to match!! I don't remember how he dealt with it. Steve
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:43 PM
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Have hung this on the wall for now (Pretty but not flying yet). I need to figure out an aileron mechanism before I do much more. Taking a break to work on something less mind melting for a while. I opened up the SIG Bristol Scout box and have the fuse and cowl assembled (glue drying as I type this). Watch for new thread and pics.
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