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Don McLellan
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« on: December 24, 2017, 10:15:25 PM »

Hi All,

As we all know the first world war ended in 1918, almost 100 years ago.  I know this has been done before, but wondering if there is any interest in doing a WWI cook up.  I can't get a WWI bird to fly worth beans, but am willing to build and try to fly etc.  Maybe have the cook up end prior to Nov 11 2018, but fly on Nov 11, 2018 (or before). 

Just wondering..............

Cheers, and happy holidays,

Don


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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 11:13:54 PM »

Make it a dimer and I'll do the Peerless Fokker DVIII I'm working on now.
ian
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 12:32:51 AM »

I'll do it
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 12:58:51 AM »

I'm interested, but it will be spring before I could start on the build.  I have a Midkiff Sopwith Strutter plan that keeps catching my eye...
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 03:21:11 AM »

Sounds good to me!
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 03:42:39 AM »

I wanted to get one built for exactly the same reasons, so I would definitely be interested.
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 06:28:46 AM »

I'm in.

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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 06:51:07 AM »

No worries, I'm in.
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 07:27:18 AM »

Neville's in.

Does it matter what scale it is, whether indoors or out, power-type, etc?
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 01:15:24 PM »

Just finishing up plans on a Rumpler C1
with  laser cuts.
Count me in
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 03:26:36 PM »

Yes....... always wanted to do a Spad without dihedral, but being fickle it could be anything other than perhaps a Zeppelin Staarken RV1 float plane.
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 06:34:26 PM »

I'm going to put my neck out and say to count me in.  Either an SE5 or Fokker Dvii. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2017, 10:42:41 AM »

I'm looking at a Sopwith Dolphin.

...Maybe...

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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 01:41:24 PM »

I'm down. Would anyone else want to do an FSI plan or something on floats?
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 06:26:29 PM »

Hi All,

Well there appears to be a fair bit of interest, so let's go ahead. 

I suggest:

- any airplane from WW1 and any scale;
- start posting at the beginning of 2018;
- build a new model and/or finish up an old one;

............any comments or additional thoughts??
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2017, 03:22:04 AM »

I imagine then Don the idea is to have it as wide open as possible?  So any power source too for example.  That way we should of course see a wide range of models hopefully that will make for greater interest.  So now just just needs a decision!  I hope we can rely upon Mr Fardell to produce something challenging and obscure that will intrigue us all?
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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2017, 04:41:25 AM »

Would anyone else want to do an FSI plan...?

Well I suppose one has the whole of 2018... Grin
... or at least until 1100hrs on the 11th Nov?

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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2017, 02:03:08 PM »

Hi David,

My first thought was to make it as wide open as possible, so any power source is fine.

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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2017, 02:09:13 PM »

That all sounds good to me Don .... including the finishing up of old models!  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2017, 03:38:26 PM »

Hmmmmm. Never participated in one of these before. I have a laser cut Easybuilt D VII sitting here. If that's within the requirements, I'm in.
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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2017, 05:17:45 PM »

Hi Dale,

Perfect.  I have a DPC DIII I'm going to take a swing at.
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2017, 06:54:21 AM »

Dale and Don - that seems very sensible - why is it my knee jerk reaction is immediately to complicate things - a Spad - yes fine - but from a plan - which immediately means more work - hardly sensible in the case of someone who is pretty slow generally build wise!!  So ..... a new year resolution is clearly required!

But I have unrolled the plan - by Frank Greene for California Models - 18.75ins span which will do I think - might just get it blown up a little on reflection to say 25ins to increase the wing area to allow for the inevitable excess weight that I seem to build into models in the latter stages. 

But have a look at the fuselage construction - even I can deduce that there is a lot of excess timber there!  And wing ribs of 1/32nd rather than 1/16th.
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2017, 10:12:08 AM »

Yes, and we seem to lam-blast Sterling and Guillows for for sin of excess lumber and weight, but it really was in the spirit of getting the masses to pick up the the blade and start removing excess, finally evolving to the state which many of us are now in, but we do look back and utter tsk! tsk! tsk! Now in the age of click click click, we now have the challenge of compensating for all the technology, we are losing the feel of true experience. HARDLY THE PLACE FOR A WINDY SERMON. I am looking at two Skylake kits, the Pup and the Triplane. I also have a couple MAL kits the DVII and the SE-5.
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2017, 10:51:09 AM »

I am in with a 1 1/2 Strutter or a Triplane. VMC kits provide a good start for you Davis if the requirement is a quick build of how about a kit of laser cut parts to speed things up a bit. I am in the UK and will be at Bushfield on the 6 Jan. Are you about?
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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2017, 01:24:30 PM »

Ahhh... so you are are you. Hmmmm...  then must try and do some re arranging.... thus hope to see you. 

Yes have built the  VMC Hurricane - brilliant but somehow kits and I - or more precisely ā€œIā€ am not compatible - it is a quirk from my formative years!
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