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Old Feb 03, 2012, 03:45 AM
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It looks great so I'll add it to my shopping list. But I understood the DV, DVa & III were sesquiplanes [lower wing span less than upper] so why are all these models biplanes?
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 03:53 AM
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Not all of them were...check this out

http://www.google.de/search?q=albatr...w=1458&bih=785
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 03:57 AM
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So make sure you have your brushes read...seems doable!

cheers
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 03:58 AM
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Really nice model! Great job by Parkzone!!!

Just the "wood" looks odd... anyone knows a good painting technique to solve that?

Cheers,
Bernhard


In the SE5 thread RAGE found a way to fake it should be pretty easy
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 05:37 AM
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Thanks Anj4de, an excellent source of information!
Looks like about 95% were biplanes and only say 5% were sesquiplanes? I wonder how their flying characteristics compared. Maybe the ses turned quicker but the bipe was more stable?
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Looks like about 95% were biplanes and only say 5% were sesquiplanes?
According to what I can find it seems both the D.III and the D.V and D.Va were sesquis with a lower wing with only one spar...
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 05:46 AM
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[IMG]So make sure you have your brushes read...seems doable!
A thinned black India Ink wash should probably do it. That's what military and train modelers use for weathering/blending.

That or crash it into the dirt.
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 05:52 AM
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For those who believed that Parkzone couldn't do an Albatros because it does not have a square fuselage as was mentioned, then why does every WW2 plane have a "round" fuselage. I think that was Horizon's way of putting some misinformation out there.
Here you go, at 9:10.

HorizonRC.Com Preview - E-flite Fokker DVII 250 ARF (9 min 47 sec)


Two years down the road, seems like technology has improved.
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 06:06 AM
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Wasn't that small D.VII made of thin, Depron-like foam?
Cause the Albatros is an EPO-plane, like the Se.5a...

We are talking about different technologies here... still, Parkzone's first fighters were also made of Depron-like foam and of course had round fuselages...
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 06:30 AM
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The Eflite SE5a and Folker are ultra-lights with a flying weight at approximately 1/2 lb. A box fuselage is much simpler to construct with minimum weight. The PZ planes are solid foam which can be constructed in any profile without weight penalty.
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 07:01 AM
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That or crash it into the dirt.
I fly mostly off rough grass/dirt. Getting a weathered look's not been a problem.
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Some useful finishing tips here, including painting woodgrain

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/hintsandtips
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Nice and easy, just perfect! Thanks, Roger!!!
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Here you go, at 9:10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wW-Fwn-gSw

Two years down the road, seems like technology has improved.
What I gathered from that was that round fuselages aren't hard to make, or make flyable, they're just hard to produce straight. Getting a round fuselage to come out straight off the production line was the issue, but surely you've seen the Wildcat, T-28 & P-47. They may not be totally round, but they aren't square either.

Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden once told a fan that you can't have keyboards in heavy metal (this was during the Power Slave tour). The very next album (Somewhere in Time), had keyboards. Or like the RUSH song Tom Sawyer has this line:
"He knows changes aren't permanent, but change is".
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Wing Rigging

The new Parkzone Albatros D.Va model (EXCELLENT scale!) just begs for some added wing rigging that the full size Albatros D.Va had, which was not too much to model as is seen here:





Any ideas? Spiderwire or?

Here's a link to more detailed photos of the full size Albatros D.Va:

http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/proje...dva-walkaround

Can't wait to get one!

-Gary Sewall
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