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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Aerodrome RC 36" Albatros DVa

The Albatros DVa is at the top of a short list of my favorite WWI aircraft. I built the Sterling DVa when I was a kid. Screwed a Cox .049 onto the firewall, launched it in the hay field, and we watched it corkscrew it's way into the sky. At around seven or eight hundred feet, she ran out of gas, and did not glide well. She'd dive, pitch up, drop a wing and dive again. It was pretty to watch, an aerial ballet of a sort. This pattern repeated itself several times before she augered herself into the ground. Deemed irrepairable, she was later doused in white gas and ceremoniously torched. It was my favorite thing to do with an old model... this one before it's time.
So this my second go at The DVa. The plan is to finish it like the first, modeled after a black and white one found in the Profile Publication on the Albatros DV which is still in my possession.
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