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Warbirds / Re: Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Fokker...
Last post by Lane C. - January 26, 2021, 10:38:01 PM
Worked the bottom of the wing today. Cap strips, reinforcements, dowels, and the wing is very rigid now. Still more to go.
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Warbirds / Re: Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Fokker...
Last post by Lane C. - January 25, 2021, 08:31:37 PM
Day is not over yet! Sheeted the LE on the left outer panel. Turned out nice. One more LE to sheet (on upper wing).

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GSWAM News / Valley View VIP Club
Last post by Lane C. - January 25, 2021, 08:27:58 PM
Not many builders here, but engines are still needed for those ARF's. VV has a VIP club for $30 a year and you get 12 percent off goods and free shipping. Plus a free Tee Shirt.

For example, a DLE-85 engine that sells for $550, you get 12 percent off ($484) and free shipping. That's $66 off regular price! Items from Horizon not discounted. So, the VIP club cost not only pays for the club membership, but you save another $36 to boot! FYI.
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Warbirds / Re: Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Fokker...
Last post by Lane C. - January 25, 2021, 08:54:38 AM
Got going early today. Gave the wing tubes a coat of Z-Poxy to seal them in place.
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Warbirds / Re: Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Fokker...
Last post by Lane C. - January 24, 2021, 06:17:58 PM
A LONG Sunday and got lots done on the upper wing. Bottom line, got the wing tube installed to make a 1 piece wing out of 3 panels.

On the 3rd photo you can see how the "donuts" are fitted to hold the wing tubes in place, along with triangle stock, to tie the tube to the upper spar and shear braces.

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Warbirds / Re: Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Fokker...
Last post by Lane C. - January 22, 2021, 07:59:00 PM
Got the right outer panel finished to the point of making the left outer panel, per the assembly manual. I suggest you follow the manual to keep from going past important reasons for not skipping ahead!

Of course, I had to see how the center and right panels hooked up. I did have a bit of a problem with the right panel, but have it worked out. The test fit looks good at this point. Looking forward to seeing both outer panels on the center section with the wing tube glued in.

The wing is 118 inches long. But, that's including the ailerons which protrude past the wing tips a few inches.
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Warbirds / Re: Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Fokker...
Last post by Lane C. - January 18, 2021, 06:44:52 PM
Hi Darrell, yes, putting it on RCSB. Prolly doesn't get much readers here, but what the hey? Might help educate someone wanting to see how I do things RC.

Took a comparison photo of my 1/4 and 1/3 scale DVII's center wing sections. The third scale is huge - 21 inch chord. 1/4 scale chord is 16 inches.

Also thru with the center wing section today, and will start the outer panels next.

Last photo. Doing a few things the manual says to do before building the outer panels. One job is setting up the wing inserts to hold the N struts and the other is capping the wing tubes with balsa on one end. I coated the ends with Z-Poxy to seal over a bit of sanding. Next, I can lay down the bottom spar for the right outer panel.
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Warbirds / Re: Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Fokker...
Last post by dlabby - January 18, 2021, 09:02:44 AM
Lane, guns look good. I would post my build here but it does take a fair amount of time to do that. Readership seems to be minimal. Maybe there are more outsiders looking at it. Are you putting yours on RCSB also?
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GSWAM News / Biplane Event coordinator NEED...
Last post by dlabby - January 18, 2021, 08:52:56 AM
If this event is to continue, we need a coordinator. I took it over from Max Ficken 8-9 years ago. It's time for someone else to take over. It can be as simple or complicated as you desire. Don't hesitate to contact me for more info.
Darrell Abby
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Warbirds / Re: Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Fokker...
Last post by Lane C. - January 18, 2021, 08:18:52 AM
Hi Paul, I'm building the 2nd one, that is! First DVII was the 1/4 scale.

Jack Haynes says his son's H9 DVII flies well. It's a quick way to get in the air for WWI! Gas engine would be a better choice for power!
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