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Old Jan 24, 2014, 05:47 AM
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Start of Micro I-16

I've made a WWII VVS 32" WS and a Spanish Civil War, Republican 28" WS version of the I-16 from the same free paper model plan the Modele Kartonowe Polikarpov I-16 in 1:33 scale now it's time to do a 14.5" WS Micro 1-16.

I'm not sure what scheme I'll do though it will be Russian and winter one maybe the same black nose as my 32" span or a Red 41 or Red 21. I'm leaning toward Red 21.

I 've done the paper mock up. My buddy Speedy01, Gene enlarged the paper plan to a 14.5" WS for me. Thanks Gene.

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Old Jan 24, 2014, 08:07 AM
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Very cool. I saw pretty cool flying sequence of a 1-16 in a Korean war movie "My Way". Yes, it was probably CGI, still was neat to see a correct aircraft flying @ the correct timeline. Looks great.
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Very cool! I look forward to your completion.
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 08:34 AM
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Pete, you beat me to it. The I-16 is on my short list! I have been eyeing it for years. Oh well! I will look forward to your model.
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 08:38 AM
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I've made a WWII VVS 32" WS and a Spanish Civil War, Republican 28" WS
Wow - that big one is a big one.

Why did you select 14.5?

This will be a beauty!

Gene K

P.S. Can you post links to your other RCG I-16 builds, please?
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Thanks to all.

The I-16 like a WWI model can be tricky to fly since it's got such a short nose area but I think this stubby fighter is different and cool.

Gene, You're killing me

I thought since the 14.5"WS work well on the Micro WWI planes I/we've done I'd give this mono wing 1939 to WWII bird a try. Using the PZ P-51 motor/gearbox set up and a std AR6400 brick with one additional servo for ailerons. I usually do 16" WS for Micro WWII builds as I know this works well. I may need to go with a J3 motor gearbox to keep the wing loading down though we'll see.

I think I posted a ton of how to's on both. The larger version 32"WS big one, I think I did it in the WWII scratch builds Forum. I built it maybe 9 or 10 years ago, I can't remember. The Spanish one I did maybe 3 or 4 or so years ago. I thinki I posted it as a Mini I-16 build in the Foam Scratch builds.

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Old Jan 24, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Pete, you beat me to it. The I-16 is on my short list!
That's a LONG-running "short" list, Gary:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=32;)

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Old Jan 24, 2014, 10:01 AM
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The I-16 like a WWI model can be tricky to fly ....
I was contemplating (I'm good at that) a larger model using the innards of my crashed Gee Bee since they're "somewhat" similar shape wise. Around 20" WS.

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Mission accomplished.

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I think I posted a ton of how to's on both [large I-16s].
Yes - they're easy to find using RCG's excellent search engine.

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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:37 PM
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That is Great! work.
Love the shape of those things. A Russian Gee Bee.. sort of.
I was looking for a card model of the !-16 for a bit,.
Ever since seeing the SMEFF flat foamy 'combat' version fly .. which it does, Very well.




Ooops.. I do have it in 1:33 and 1:48
Clearly wayyy more stuff than brain capacity.
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 01:05 PM
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Bare,

Glad you have it. It's a very easy conversion from paper to Depron foam. I recommend you do a sized up paper mock up to ensure how it will go together and look at whatever size you are thinking.

http://www.modele-kartonowe.com/i-16_1_48/index.html

Here's the same bird in Fin scheme.

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Old Jan 24, 2014, 01:49 PM
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Pete -

The I-16 is in my "as soon as all the other planes on my build list are done" queue.

I love any plane that's fatter than a Brewster Buffalo!!

You, speedy01 and Jin have me converted from WWII and Korean-era planes to WWI - I'm starting to get dizzy!!
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 02:33 PM
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We all know what you mean Jim. Case in point my work table still has an unfinished D.VIII on it. I got into the WWI birds and got the bug. I just wanted to step out for a WWII build of one of my favorite subjects. I like it because it's not so often done lots of history, schemes and the paper conversion to Depron is fairly simple yet can look the part.

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Old Jan 24, 2014, 05:01 PM
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That's a LONG-running "short" list, Gary:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=32;)

Gene K
Guilty!!!!!
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 05:38 PM
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Thank you for the link. it is appreciated.
I had the "Hero General" versions :-)
I was considering 1:18 (20") Or 1:16 (22") scale ?. Hex 10 gm motor / 300 mah 2s battery, 3 ish..to less than 4 ounces.. he says hopefully.
I'm not quite ready for 1;24 th size micro builds, as My build skills deteriorate proportionally to size reduction

Excellent suggestion/advise, to build the thing first as a Card model.
What thickness depron would you suggest? 1 or 3mm being locally available and do I needs use tissue or perhaps simply 'lighter' printer paper.. assuming such is reasonably available in these days of 20 lb 'normal' stuff.
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 07:02 PM
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Awesome! The I-16 has tons of character. Would love to add one to my hangar at some point!
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