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Old Oct 20, 2010, 01:35 PM
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wow, so if you reuse your plastic bits a replacement airframe is about $20.

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With Everything its only about $33... and With DJ's great trick of soaking the parts in Alcohol to remove the paint, they become the greatest scale WWI ARF kit ever... at least it will be when full landing gear sets are available.
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 06:14 PM
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She's a beauty DJ !!

Someone mentioned panel line uniformity.

I did my PLH alby lines with a make shift jig spinning the model on it's nose paralell to the firewall. I used a liner pen but I'm sure you could use a scribe to indent the foam.
Not sure if it is relevant or would work at this scale but what the hey.

Again nice model !
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 07:33 PM
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What is the length of the CF axle? Mine broke and some portion of it is somewhere in the grass in a field.

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Old Oct 20, 2010, 09:06 PM
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pretty good idea Brent. Is that the Maxford Albi?
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 09:33 PM
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What is the length of the CF axle? Mine broke and some portion of it is somewhere in the grass in a field.

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3-3/8" or 80mm, as measured directly from the axle removed from my Albatros.


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Old Oct 20, 2010, 09:57 PM
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3-3/8" or 80mm, as measured directly from the axle removed from my Albatros.


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Great, Thanks for the help!
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 10:05 PM
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FWIW: Tower just started shipping land gear assemblies for the Albatros. I have three on the way!

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Old Oct 20, 2010, 10:13 PM
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FWIW: Tower just started shipping land gear assemblies for the Albatros. I have three on the way!

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Let us know if they are more than 2 tires.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 10:41 AM
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pretty good idea Brent. Is that the Maxford Albi?
It's a Powerline Hobbies, manufactured by green models (maxford's stuff is green models too but this one is a different kit 53")
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 04:11 PM
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Hi, attached are pictures of my Albatros. I have added paper cowl pieces, top rear, sides, and front ring. I drew panel lines on it. I am not entirely happy with them as I pressed to hard on the foam. I am used to doing that on depron. I also added the flying wires. I still need to make a dash decal and paint my pilot. I didn't want to get to heavy so I removed a whole bunch of foam before I started painting. The Mauve is Testors North Atlantic Purple and the green is Tamiya Green. The grey is Testors Light Ghost Grey and the red piping is Tamiya red. all are acryilics. I will post templates of the paper hatches and cowl pieces shortly. I will also post a dash decal when finished.

DJ

That is really a beautiful rendition, Dave!

Have you given any thought to producing a "Collector Series" of prepainted Flyzone Albatros airplanes? I love the original, but the Albatros planes were so colorful, I think there'd be a market for a new paint scheme being offered every few months. I know I'd buy a few of them! I'd try doing this myself, but there's no way I'd get the kind of results that I'd want. Your plane looks awesome.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 04:19 PM
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What is the length of the CF axle?
I broke two, after which I replaced the brittle carbon rod with thin wire. Haven't had a problem since, and the flex helps "dampen" landing bounces.

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Old Oct 21, 2010, 04:51 PM
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I broke two, after which I replaced the brittle carbon rod with thin wire. Haven't had a problem since, and the flex helps "dampen" landing bounces.

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Great idea. I have both at home.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 04:58 PM
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I broke two, after which I replaced the brittle carbon rod with thin wire. Haven't had a problem since, and the flex helps "dampen" landing bounces. Gene K
Yes, thanks for the tip.

UNGN: I'll let you now what I get when the landing gear "assemblies" are received.


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Thought I would throw in a video for the heck of it....Doug

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Old Oct 23, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Let us know if they are more than 2 tires.
Two tires. The description for the part number associated with the part number HCAA6347 is misleading to say the least. Description is:

"Complete Main Landing Gear Set", but there is no axle or the landing gear supports, just the wheels. So, the recommendation to use a piece of wire for the axle is valid, and other mods will have to be developed to replace other parts of the Land Gear Assembly.

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