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Old Dec 13, 2001, 09:30 PM
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Fokker Dr1 Guillows - Fly It?

I've built the Guillows Fokker Triplane, 18.5" on top wing, and have loaded uo the necessary RC equipment. It has the GWS A with an APC 8" x 6 prop. The all up weight is 7 oz. with 8x50 mAh sanyo's, for a wing loading (est.) at 8.0 per foot.

I built no dihedral into the wing, and have rudder and elevator control. Wire landing gear attached under the wing and to the firewall. (no pics available)

I've turned it on, and run it on the floor in the hallway, but I'm scared to fly it!

I've flown lightsticks, pico jets, and zagi's, and have the Kyosho F-16 in the works, but this easily took more work to build than all of the others. I love the way the Triplane looks, and want to see it in the air, but just know if I fly it I will no longer have a displayable plane.

I know, nothing ventured, nothing gained, but (sniffle, shiver, cower) I'm afraid, mommy!

I need words of (you decide) from you knowledgable fliers - risk the agony for the thrill, or leave on my desk?
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