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Old 07-02-2013, 10:28 PM
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Here is my WWI plane:



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Old 02-19-2014, 04:29 AM
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Well we're back...after a few years involved with the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada, and not being able to take the time to build, this is
one of my winter projects...1/4 scale....mostly bones yet. My DR1 needed a good adversary...... ready for covering and power...hope to come in at about 14 pounds.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:35 AM
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Really nice plane
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:31 PM
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Hi, I have one of these planes, boxed, just ready to be built but my instructions are all in German, does anyone have any English versions or any tips, I have tried Ikarus but no luck! Many thanks!
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by gduk View Post
Hi, I have one of these planes, boxed, just ready to be built but my instructions are all in German, does anyone have any English versions or any tips, I have tried Ikarus but no luck! Many thanks!
What plane do you have?
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:34 PM
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What plane do you have?
Hi, it is the Grade Eindecker, thanks for the quick response!!
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by gduk View Post
Hi, it is the Grade Eindecker, thanks for the quick response!!
I bought a crashed Grade Eindecker and found it was not too hard to put back together using the pictures. I replace the main wooden square shaft(which was broken) with a CF arrow shaft. The struts that makes the A frame for the landing gear was broken too so I made one using CF arrow shafts. It makes a really nice slow flyer. You can PM me and get my cell number if you think I can help you with anything. I decal mine as it might have looked as a german WWI trainer. It has a BL motor and 2s lipo fits in front of the pilot.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:58 PM
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Wow, thanks for the offer, I can now get the instructions translated bit by bit and have now started it! Fingers crossed should be okay, I have just one question I have the original motor, would a 7.4 lipo or 8.4v standard cell 900 mah would they both be okay apart from the weight issue? thanks again.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by gduk View Post
Wow, thanks for the offer, I can now get the instructions translated bit by bit and have now started it! Fingers crossed should be okay, I have just one question I have the original motor, would a 7.4 lipo or 8.4v standard cell 900 mah would they both be okay apart from the weight issue? thanks again.
First thing I do when I get a plane with a brushed motor and gearbox is to not waste time installing them. I have not had a brushed motor last very long. This plane will fly on a slow turning outrunner using 7.4 lipo.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:37 PM
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My Grade Eindecker flying.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N09Xbq_yLYY
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:17 AM
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Beautiful flying video , many of us wish we could also step out our backdoor , and have a place to fly like you have there .

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Old 04-27-2014, 09:26 PM
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Default Ikarus Motor

Thank you for the answer, and yes I will get to brushless.
It is just my Ikarus was my late Uncle's and I wanted to get it in the air as 'stock', slower for me also! (still learning)
I hear you need a bushing on this Ikarus motor, I just wondered where it goes and what it looks like, is it a washer?
One last thing, it says break the motor in at 3V, I assume this is power straight to the motor and not through the speed controller, many thanks.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:18 PM
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Default wwI kits

don't know if you've heard of this site, Manzanolasar.com. They specialize in wwI kits. Also Airodromerc.com. They carry plans for many wwI planes. I just started a Nieurport 28c1 from dumas. I also have kits for an Ansaldo and a Nieurport Triplane waiting for me.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:22 PM
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Manzano is the only place I can find what I want.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:37 PM
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I picked up the same Albatros this winter and did a custom paint job on it. tried to send pic but file to large, when i can will post
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by njbipes View Post
don't know if you've heard of this site, Manzanolasar.com. They specialize in wwI kits. Also Airodromerc.com. They carry plans for many wwI planes. I just started a Nieurport 28c1 from dumas. I also have kits for an Ansaldo and a Nieurport Triplane waiting for me.
Thanks, we do try and provide a lot of different kits are reasonable prices.

We also have an agreement with AerodromeRC to provides parts to go with the plans that Kay sells from the AerodromeRC website.

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Old 06-02-2014, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by gduk View Post
Thank you for the answer, and yes I will get to brushless.
It is just my Ikarus was my late Uncle's and I wanted to get it in the air as 'stock', slower for me also! (still learning)
I hear you need a bushing on this Ikarus motor, I just wondered where it goes and what it looks like, is it a washer?
One last thing, it says break the motor in at 3V, I assume this is power straight to the motor and not through the speed controller, many thanks.
The break in period for speed 400 motors is to seat the brushes on the motor. The 3V is direct from a battery, such as 2 C or D cell batteries. An esc will work but not as well since it is supplying the full voltage pulsed at a high frequency.

And there are some who will say to put the motor in a glass of water during break in. I have never done it that way but it supposedly shortens the break in time to a few minutes.

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PS brushless motors DO NOT need to be broken in!!!
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:32 PM
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Where is that DRI flying Texican?
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:11 PM
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here is my 1/4 scale tripe minus Snoopy.

He arrived this week for preliminary inspections and has given the OK for balancing, and a maiden :-)
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:04 PM
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Default Quick Indoor Color Change

I wonder why these foamy indoor plane makers mass produce clones all the same color. It is like early Ford. You can have any color you want as long as it is black, Ever notice all the WWI German Fokkers are red or red&white. Must be something to do with the Red Baron. Or is it the thought that like in cars, red sells? Why does a favorite plane like a Cub only come in yellow. How about at least a couple runs of different colors. Everyone shows up for indoor with a yellow cub.

Well here is my answer for a snowy day project and plenty snow still going on in the N East. Color the plane using water base paint or some Magic marker color pens and some tape. Makes a nice quick project.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:13 PM
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Very nice!!!
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:20 AM
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As far as the Cubs usually coming out in yellow, that's because, like the Ford Model T, that pretty much was what they were painted, a "Cub Yellow" with a black lightning bolt. In fact, I remember some years ago, someone in maybe Model Builder, did some research, and found out that one of the companies selling dope to modelers was also the company that provided the original Cub Yellow to Piper. In fact, there were actually a couple different shades, one a bit more orange than the other. It had something to do with the production date.
As far as the "Fokker Red!", I think that is just pretty much a lack of imagination on the manufacturers' parts. In WW-1, many German pilots got very creative with their paint schemes, and not just with the various lozenge patterns. One of the more interesting German plane color schemes, f you want to call it that, was a trial where several Eindeckers were covered with a transparent covering. One of the Squadron pubs I have on the plane shows one behind a normally painted E-III.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 50+AirYears View Post
One of the more interesting German plane color schemes, f you want to call it that, was a trial where several Eindeckers were covered with a transparent covering. One of the Squadron pubs I have on the plane shows one behind a normally painted E-III.
The orignal 'Stealth' aircraft. I read an article about this, I don't remember where, but the covering was expensive and yellowed in the sun very quickly so the project was abandoned. At altitude the plane was very difficult to see.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by **neons** View Post
Well here is my answer for a snowy day project and plenty snow still going on in the N East. Color the plane using water base paint or some Magic marker color pens and some tape. Makes a nice quick project.
Bob
Beautiful plane you've made her into! I agree, too many planes on the market that all look the same.
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