Originally Posted by airboss45
Pete, where can i buy white tires/wheels like that which is on your D-7? those look scale for sure. don
They are Dubro 1/5 scale vintage tires. The tires are painted with a automotive grey primer, almost a dolphin grey. Be careful of what primer to use because some paints will eat the foam rubber. My tires include scale air nosels inside the hub access adding more accurate scale detail.
Both of my planes I was told will be in the next issue of Model Aviation in the next Focal Point. Dave Mathewson just emailed me asking if I wanted any extra complementary copies. The AMA happened to be at one of the local shows I was attending and took a picture.
If you want to see all I did on the Dr1 including all the tips and tricks I have a build thread you can go to if you feel like reading. The rebuild and modification took about one year to complete and the maiden flight was very successful. I just wished I was a little more patient for picking the right day to maiden. The winds were gusting up to 9mph that day, and when I thought the winds were going to die down- it came back with force!