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Posted by deckert | Jun 30, 2008 @ 12:03 AM | 2,838 Views
Well after "waiting" for E-Flite to distribute their new Bipe, I'm giving up on them. Delay after delay doesn't cut it. Why they, and others, advertise a new product & don't deliver on their release dates is beyond me. It just fries my backside and sends my business elsewhere & induces me to NOT buy from them again. Will I buy the bipe when it's released, I honestly don't know, but I suspect not.

So along that line, I went & bought the (ARF) Fokker D.VII from Great Planes. Not really what I wanted initially. In lieu of that, I'm dragging my feet putting it together but started it today. I'm suprised! Pretty straight forward so far without a lot of horsing around. Inspection @ the LHS looked good. Unpacking 2 days ago revealed a broken left aileron at the tip. (bummer) New one one order.

Concerns about the front part of the horizontal stabilizer having enough surface area to adhere to so I added a 1/4" x 1/2" balsa cross piece inside the balsa fuelage sheeting. Was looking forward to installing hinges today, didn't happen. Supplied material would 'probably' work but I'll be darned if I'm gonna install these chintzy little pieces of CA hinges into the bird. I wonder how much more it would taken to provide some 3/8 by 1/2" CA hinges? Axle install failed partially due to mis-alignment of the holes. Just had to 'file' the holes with the axle threads to allow for alignment. Not a big deal but.. Wasn't impressed with the 4 screw access...Continue Reading