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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:29 PM
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You are correct in your observation that CA is too brittle for this application. I assembled mine from parts and used Canopy glue throughout. I'd give it a try on yours, but it won't work miracles. You need a good smooth surface and the ability to actually land on it.
Same here once I started using canopy glue no more pulled out landing gear or struts

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Old Jul 29, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Awesome bird, I too would like to see some details on that pull pull on the wing and how it is controled inside, especially how this controled.
Dave,

I'd really like more details on your pull-pull aileron setup
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:45 PM
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I finally got to painting the pilot figure that mtflyr (Pete) molded. More molded in detail than most humans can paint. Yes, he's a "ginger". I was mixing colors for another pilot I was painting trying to get the right brown leather color and the eyebrows are done with an intermediate color I stumbled on during the process. The scarf is Esaki tissue. It really dresses the plane up. Thanks Pete!

Ran a couple more batteries through it at the last indoor session. The big prop makes for rudder trim changes with throttle. I may try some throttle rudder mix, a smaller prop, or both to get that under control. Like every other Dr.1 I've flown, it has to be flown the whole time it is in the air and does not act nice if you get ham fisted with the stick.

Needs some guns. The photo etched guns from overseas look like the best candidate if I can assemble them neatly.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Raise this thread from the dead.

Been working on this all night... Very close to being done. Gave a test flight a couple hours ago, been just working on final details now.





FlyZone DR.1 Modded (1 min 15 sec)
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Wonko, Very nice. Glad to see another four channel DR 1. I love flying mine. Just make sure you fly it like a WW 1 plane, What I mean is start into the turn with rudder then add opposite aileron to complete the turn. If you just use the ailerons it doesn't really turn, just kind of fly's on its side. Of coarse I maybe preaching to the choir here, sorry? Have fun.

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 04:56 PM
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So many super nice dr1's in here.
I see people have changed to pz champ or p51 motors. Any flight reports with those? How are the flight characteristics of the heavier setup, and can it handle more wind outdoors? Considering getting this and modding it with a pz motor, or just get a stock se5 Any input appreciated.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 07:05 PM
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So many super nice dr1's in here.
I see people have changed to pz champ or p51 motors. Any flight reports with those? How are the flight characteristics of the heavier setup, and can it handle more wind outdoors? Considering getting this and modding it with a pz motor, or just get a stock se5 Any input appreciated.
With so much wing, i don't think it would ever be able to handle much wind.

This plane can use as much nose weight as it can get, so the extra 2.5g doesn't hurt at all.

If you convert the plane to a Spektrum brick, it will lose at least a gram of nose weight, so the heavier motor is a +.

on the longer nose plane, you can keep the 7mm, but for the rotary motored airframes, there are few downsides to an 8.4mm motor/gearbox.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:19 PM
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1st flight...

I finally got the 1st flight in with my DR-1. Even with the foam removed up front, and the battery pushed all the way forward to the rotary engine, it was tail heavy. Flew pretty good actually, but had to use full down on the elevator trim. I'm going to stick a couple small pieces of lead in the cowling... and this will be a fun little flier!
(but out of the box... the Albatros is perfect!)
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:15 AM
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I mounted 2 pieces of lead, (1 gram each) to the front of the firewall and flew the DR-1 today in a 6-8 mph breeze. Could almost back it up, and it did jump around a little.. but flew great. I'm re-gluing all the gear and wing attachment points with canopy glue and will do some detail painting shortly. Neat little flier!
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Wow, GREAT THREAD!! Mine is on the way, should be here end of the week. Looking forward to adding scale detail and might build a little hangar scene for it.....
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Went to the Dallas Gun Show this weekend. A kid had a 1918 Spandau Machine gun for sale for $4,000 he acquired from a museum that closed. He let me pick it up (Very light) and showed me how to operate the safety lever and the charging handle. My wife would have killed me if I bought it, but it'd have been worth it.

They don't allow photographs at the show, or I'd have already posted 20 pictures of it.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Very nice DR-1, looks great! I have one also but not modified. Even so it is my favorite indoor flyer. I would like to do the aileron mod. How did you take the dihedral out of the wings, cut and re-glue, heat etc.? Also do you feel that you have enough aileron control with the scale aileron size. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Rich
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Hi,
I was wondering if there was another solvent besides Naptha to dissolve the glue along the seam. I saw on Google that Rosinol lighter fluid was taken over by Zippo and that the formula has changed. I haven't had any luck finding small quantities at the local ACE Hardware store.
Thanks for any help!
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Hi,
I was wondering if there was another solvent besides Naptha to dissolve the glue along the seam. I saw on Google that Rosinol lighter fluid was taken over by Zippo and that the formula has changed. I haven't had any luck finding small quantities at the local ACE Hardware store.
Thanks for any help!
Ray
Goo Gone is a available in a 3 Oz size and will dissolve the tape and leave the foam intact.

Goof Off is a similar product, but it will dissolve foam, so don't get that.
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Old Feb 25, 2014, 09:25 PM
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This one spent a while on the bench. Assembled from parts. Spektrum AR6400L RX. Gasparin 4:1 7mm gearbox with the stock DR.1 motor and a Micro Invent 5530 prop. It may be too large and I have a 5" if it is. One thing that annoys me about most WWI models is the tiny looking props that most of the gassers fly. I didn't want that on the DR.1. Thunder Power 160 mAH battery. Balances w/o added weight. Set the CG per the few posts I've read where the poster was happy with the handling AND wasn't complaining about tearing the gear and wings off of it. Paint is acrylic craft paint thinned with water and Windex and airbrushed. Pull-Pull controls. The black cowl is "scale", but I like the white one better. 35.1 g with battery. Maiden planned for this Saturday at the PERF Fly-In in Toledo.

I've also got an awesome pilot for it that needs to be painted. I've been pushing myself to get the plane flight ready for the last week or so and not miss the final indoor session of the season here.
Very nice ,any chance you would sale this plane
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