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Old Nov 11, 2006, 03:08 PM
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How are the "stock" motors? I haven't used a Rimfire motor before...Thanks!
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 04:57 PM
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UPS has mine for delivery Monday. Can't wait to get started
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 04:58 PM
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I would also like to hear opinions about motor selection. I have an AXI (2212-20) but I do not think that is a good wind for this plane. Any suggestion would be apreciated as I will need to buy a new motor. The nice thing about the rimfire and GP speed controllers is they come with pre-wired connectors. I have one on the way so hopefully I will see it next week.
I sure would like to put some Losenge covering on it but I also want to just go fly as well. I reall do not like the red. Way to common.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 05:16 PM
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I have other motors but I ordered the Rimfire they suggest. I plan on using a CC25 ESC. The motor has goofy connectors so I ordered the adaptors so I can use the 3.5's that are on the ESC already. Others have said the motor works fine. As for the color I don't believe any D.VII's were ever painted in that scheme. I have been searching for other color schemes. I really am not too worried about the color as I am the only electric flyer who goes to the field with any regularity. The only warbirds that show up are WW2.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 05:45 PM
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I would also like to hear opinions about motor selection. I have an AXI (2212-20) but I do not think that is a good wind for this plane.
just my opinion ,,, but the 2212/20 would do just fine ... somewhere around an 8.5 x6 throttled back and you'd have ample cruise + enough to get a little wild if the mood struck .I fly the /20 on 4 different models .... one motor is over 3 years old and going strong...

on the se5a I'm using the recommended rimfire and performance is very nice...

take care
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 06:09 PM
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Actually, the D VIII scheme looks pretty authentic to me. The markings are for Jasta 18 "Staffel Raben" who received their Fokker D VIIIs in July 1918 and were based at Montiingen, east of Metz to intercept enemy bomber formations. Staffelfuhrer August Raben (Raven) was their leader and there is a photograph showing their ready shack decorated the same as their airplanes, red and white with ravens all over it. Another photo shows 11 Fokker D VIIIs lined up, all in a similar paint scheme. I'm not sure who the pilot was of the model represented by Great Planes D VIII, but I suspect it is authentic as everything looks right. The underside of the wings should probably be lozenge and all the planes look to have a white scallop paint job on the front of the cowl, but for an ARF, it looks pretty good. All this info from Ospreys's book "Fokker D VIII Aces of WW I part 2" by Norman Franks and Greg VanWyngarden I ordered one of the D VIII kits.

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Old Nov 11, 2006, 06:37 PM
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The DVIII is the single wing parasol fighter that came out after the DVII.

Gary
The paint scheme is as real as the plane is, I have a photo from WW1 that shows the DVII's of Rabens mob lined up in front of a hanger. There are some with the red front and white rear and some with a white front and red rear, the raven on the side is alternatively black and white. The photo is of course b/w but I imagine the dark colour is red.

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Old Nov 11, 2006, 06:38 PM
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Yes, I agree that the colors are probably acurate the problem is I just do not like them because of thier commonality. I am currently building a 1\4 scale BUSA and I will be covering it with Glenn Torrence fabric in the Rudolph Stark scheme. (losenge and puple trim)
I will most likely end up leaving the plane covered red mainly because it is always tough for me to remove a pefectly functional covering job. It would be nice to get one as an ARC.
One more note on the Raben scheme, you sometimes see models using this scheme but in blue. It is pretty much understood that the color was red though.
If anyone is interested in some great documentation, get a hold of the Windsock data files on the DVII.
I am just very happy to see this model produced. I truly love this size.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 07:31 PM
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It's a little tight getting the receiver in and getting all the wires out of the way. The lead exiting the fuse is for the aileron y-connector. This one has just the top wing ailerons.

There are 4 pairs of strut anchors, a, b, c , and d. It is a little hard to read some of them, but you can pretty much tell if it is correct by fitting it into the wing.

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Old Nov 11, 2006, 07:48 PM
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Thanks guys for correcting me. Good to hear it is reasonably close to being accurate. I will have a look at those sites.
Gary

EDIT:
Found a nice link.

http://www.cbrnp.com/profiles/quarter1/fokker-dvii.htm
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 09:47 PM
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echoplanar,
What does the tail skid look like? I hope its better then the Se-5a.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 10:01 PM
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Actually, the D VIII scheme looks pretty authentic to me. The markings are for Jasta 18 "Staffel Raben" who received their Fokker D VIIIs in July 1918 and were based at Montiingen, east of Metz to intercept enemy bomber formations. Staffelfuhrer August Raben (Raven) was their leader and there is a photograph showing their ready shack decorated the same as their airplanes, red and white with ravens all over it. Another photo shows 11 Fokker D VIIIs lined up, all in a similar paint scheme. I'm not sure who the pilot was of the model represented by Great Planes D VIII, but I suspect it is authentic as everything looks right. The underside of the wings should probably be lozenge and all the planes look to have a white scallop paint job on the front of the cowl, but for an ARF, it looks pretty good. All this info from Ospreys's book "Fokker D VIII Aces of WW I part 2" by Norman Franks and Greg VanWyngarden I ordered one of the D VIII kits.

Gerry
Gerry:

Do you mean DVII or DVIII?
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 10:07 PM
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Mike,

It's a wood skid.

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Old Nov 12, 2006, 12:52 AM
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All finished and ready for the maiden if the weather cooperates...

AUW is 21.6 oz with the 3 cell 1320 pack.

I have to say this is a very nice ARF. If you have already built the SE5a this one will go even faster.

-Jon
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