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Old Jun 16, 2004, 10:09 PM
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Dornier Do 335 Arrow

I'm building a scratch-built "Arrow" from several 3-views and drawings and I'm stuck on a scale detail. Does anyone know whether the bottom side of the wing is flat in the center or is the wing higher up in the fuselage almost like a mid-wing plane, i.e. Bearcat, Wildcat. I can't tell from the photos and drawings.
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Jeff Vosburg
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 08:52 AM
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I love the Do 335! I just ordered Al Masters' plans for a 56" version If you have any pictures of your work in progress, lets have 'em!

Anyway, I think it is flat on the bottom... see this picture:

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Old Jun 17, 2004, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the info and photo. It was a big help!!

Jeff Vosburg
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 08:32 PM
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God I love this plane!

Hey there!
I built the "peck polymers" Do335 last year, very nice plane, excellent kit!
(came with some of the nicest wood ever!)

You may wanna throw one together, just to see whats what.

Theres also the various Tamiya plastic kits of this plane as well for referance.

Can't wait to see some shots of yours!
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Old Jun 22, 2004, 10:14 AM
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An excellent reference book is:

Monarch 2, Dornier 335 Arrow
by J. Richard Smith, Hitchcock, Thomas H. Hitchcock

Well worth acquiring

Tim
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 06:07 AM
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Jeff,

Any progress with your 335? Which version are you modelling A or B series?

Tim
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 06:13 AM
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Muxje,

I thought the 56" version was for electric - is it your intention to use glow (what size) or join us in the electric world?

The 335 is also a project that I have been poking around at for several years, I have aquired quite a bit of info and detailed drawings from various sources such as Dornier, Smithsonian, DERA (UK test intitute that had #112 in 1945).

I might actually get around to putting some drawings together for a twin Axi outrunner set up on 16 cells, for around 1.8 m span.

Tim
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 06:15 AM
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Mad Duk,

Nice little kit -any photos of the finished job?

Tim
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 09:31 AM
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Tim, the 56" version is for a .20/.40 and .20 glow engine combo, though I bet that you can make it fly on electric as well. Al Masters designed both a 70" electric and a glow version of that size. The electric uses 28 1400mAh cells

I ordered the plans and fiberglass cowls from Aviation Research. Check out this website for the various Al Masters designs of the Do335. The cowls and building instructions for my 56" one arrived today (yay!); the plans aren't here yet.
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 10:00 AM
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Muxje,

You're right. I had actually had a good look at the build site for the 70 inch version a year or so and forgot which version was made for electric.

The build was very interesting and the final result looked really good in the air (first landing not withstanding-lucky nothing serious got damaged!)

Will you be doing a build thread?

Wil your office corner/Ikea table workshop be big enough for the job?

Cheers

Tim
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 02:47 PM
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I just finished setting up my workship (picture here)... it's not very large as you can see, but I can leave this board here permanently and do repair work and the like, or throw on a wider 1,75m board when I need a bit more room to make wings and such. The main thing is that I have all my tools to hand and I don't have to risk the antique dinner table anymore

Aaaanyway... I will definitely do a build thread when the project gets under way!
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Old Jul 03, 2004, 01:42 AM
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I'm building an A model. It is going to be a PSS sloper. Fiberglass fuse (lost-mold method) and sheeted foam core wings. 48" wingspan. It will be very close to scale. I do have to stretch the wing about 12% of because it is a glider. No build thread but I'll post some photos along the way. The wing and tails are finished. I have cut the fuse out of some blue foam and have just started to shape it.

Later,

Jeff Vosburg

"Mad Duk" - awesome job on your "Arrow"!! How does it fly??
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Old Dec 06, 2004, 02:44 AM
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Spitfirem9 : Dunno if its too late, but there is a very slight belly pan on the Do 335, I am building a 105" span from plans I drew and it will have a slight belly pan at the highpoint in the airfoil under the fuse...this is scale!
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Old Dec 06, 2004, 02:49 AM
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By the way guys, can I get big electric motors for my Dornier 335.? I fly petrol, and have designed it around to 25cc motors,....but am interested to see how big a scale aircraft electric motors would fly? Could I get something to lift my big bird off the deck? It will be about 30 - 40 lbs?
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Old Dec 06, 2004, 02:46 PM
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Check out the 14ft Cub thread...they're using some monster amp-devouring device up front...

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