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« Reply #850 on: November 18, 2018, 06:08:23 PM »

 G'day Mike
                 As usual with my models it's turned into a porker, was going OK until I had to Balance it, 2 lead sinkers later it's around 100 grams! It's scaled up from the Richard Crossley plan in Aeromodeller to 24". Currently it's flying on 4  12'' strands of 3/16 rubber turning an 8" Peck prop. Should have been electric, it would have saved a ton, oh well it was a fun build and it seems to fly OK.
      BTW  that winding method was developed back in the days when we used to run Scale Pylon racing at Indoor, we had to do the most laps in 30mins so no time for mounting in a stooge, from memory around 80 laps got you a win!
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« Reply #851 on: November 18, 2018, 06:34:32 PM »

The rigging certainly sets it off Dave. I'd still like to see a video on the winding method Smiley

John
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« Reply #852 on: November 18, 2018, 07:38:25 PM »

Porkers rule!
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« Reply #853 on: November 19, 2018, 03:35:39 AM »

Good for penetration!  Grin
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« Reply #854 on: November 22, 2018, 08:56:16 AM »

My printer finally gave up the ghost so while waiting on a new one to finish covering my DH-9 the Fokker D6 moved to the front of the line.
The D6 is 1/20 scale about 16" span, not very good pictures but I will get better shots when finished.
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« Reply #855 on: November 22, 2018, 02:02:05 PM »

Impressive  Smiley
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« Reply #856 on: November 22, 2018, 05:58:47 PM »

That is a very neat finish. Would you mind sharing details of how you covered the model. Presumably you could not water shrink printed tissue?
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« Reply #857 on: November 22, 2018, 07:26:40 PM »

You sure can water shrink if you use an Epson printer. I use Easybuilt tissue with a matt finish acrylic spray.
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« Reply #858 on: November 22, 2018, 09:10:46 PM »

  Very Neat!
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« Reply #859 on: November 23, 2018, 01:26:59 AM »

Dave--

Wow!  Very impressive finishing job!

I've got a D.VI taking shape on my workbench too. Building it from a very nice Aerowerkes kit. Grin Grin

Best,

Scot Dobberfuhl
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« Reply #860 on: November 23, 2018, 01:37:26 AM »

  How about some photos Scot, I'm sure folks would be interested.  Smiley
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« Reply #861 on: November 23, 2018, 05:37:44 AM »

Thanks guys.
This is my second DVI first one was a bit larger and radio controlled it may still be in the RC section.
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« Reply #862 on: November 23, 2018, 09:56:14 AM »

As a side note I have found the elusive black monofiliment ! it is jet black all the way through and available in many diameters.
I bought mine from Amazon. Great for rigging our WW1 models.
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« Reply #863 on: November 23, 2018, 04:04:04 PM »

You sure can water shrink if you use an Epson printer. I use Easybuilt tissue with a matt finish acrylic spray.

Do you use any special ink?  I understand Durabrite is supposed to be waterproof but Epson tell me it will only work with “professional” printers?
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« Reply #864 on: November 23, 2018, 04:13:45 PM »

Regular Durabrite is what I use.
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« Reply #865 on: November 23, 2018, 04:16:19 PM »

I have an Epson WF 2630 which is not a professional printer. A mist of water or alcohol will not make the printed image run, and I have even gotten away with very small drops of water.
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« Reply #866 on: November 23, 2018, 07:51:38 PM »

Durabrite is almost bullet proof.  Some tissue for my D VIII taped to the counter and saturated with water.
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« Reply #867 on: November 29, 2018, 07:20:59 PM »

    I've been trying to find a suitable "long grass field" to test glide my Gotha WD11 with not much luck. This morning it was dead calm so in frustration I decided to try some tentative glides on the short grass field near my home.     
Ofcourse by the time I got there the breeze was starting to pick up but a couple of glides and a bit more nose weight (surprise) it seemed OK with a gentle left turn however on landing it would slide along then cart wheel. So instead of packing up I though I would try a short powered flight with about a 10 second power run.  Well that ended in disaster, I had guessed on an appropriate power setting but that was too high and it flew quite quickly out of my hands slightly downhill for about 50' slid along the turf shot up in the air and cartwheeled. It landed heavily on one float and broke the struts.
 I will need to redesign  the struts so they allow a bit more flex of the floats then back off the power and maybe a bit less down thrust.

One thing though, It did look good in the air and showed enough that I should be able to get it trimmed
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« Reply #868 on: November 29, 2018, 07:46:32 PM »

Ohhh, that stings. And from such an amazing looking plane. Oh well, knowing your craftsmanship I'm sure it will come out looking better than before!!!

Paul
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« Reply #869 on: December 01, 2018, 05:09:09 PM »

Bad luck Dave. Did the crew survive and of course you found the black box Smiley

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« Reply #870 on: December 01, 2018, 06:57:27 PM »

   Thanks Fellas, John, you've hit on the problem straight away  Shocked  I had removed the hatch that the pilot sits on to give me access to the timer so it was definitely "FreeFlight"!  Grin
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« Reply #871 on: December 02, 2018, 06:27:32 PM »

The crew may have saved the day Dave Smiley However I think they need a bit of retraining to have left the plane unattended with the motors running.  Send them back for more basic training. Grin

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