Thread: Build Log DFS Reiher 1/4 scale
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Hi Bill,
I will be following your progress with interest as I have a 1/3 CNC short kit version from Germany I started back in 2011 its shelved at this moment in time whilt i finish my 1/4 scale scratch build mahogany runbout boat.
Anyhow back to the Reiher if you are a discerning builder you may like to add the trim tab on the elevator which is on the port side, mine I made functionl the servo is hidden under the sheeting with scale type exit.
I changed the elevator and rudder T/E to a laminate of bass srips x 1/16 x 1/8 not only to follow scale but I was afraid the T/E would warp from the Solertex covering I also changed the hinges to the correct position and the pull pull attachment is scale. Where the fin and stab meet on the fuselage I made a scale F/G shroud as is on the full size.
My model is almost framed up I believe all have to do is finish the wing sheeting, install the spoilers and finish the cockpit canopy.
AUW should be 36lbs I used Hitec coreless servos, and back up battery system.
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David AKA the Brit
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