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Old May 21, 2009, 01:10 AM
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Hi Guys, I flew my DVII for the first time the other day...I have had it for a while and was too apprehensive to fly such a purty thang... needn't have worried. It flew beautifully.. I have turned the undercarraige around as suggested here to help with nosing over... didn't have any dramas so far anyway.. mine runs an Ultrafly FRIO which doesnt fit too badly once you space the cowl forward to clear the fins on the motor..I know neither changes are scale but you cant tell unless you look close.
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Old May 21, 2009, 08:00 AM
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Congrats Johnnie - it is a great little airplane. Flies well - unlike most WWI models!

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Old May 22, 2009, 01:39 AM
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Does anyone know how we can fab a new radiator cowl? Mine is so think I am afraid that just looking at it will break it. I was thinking taking mine and making some kind of mold in order to make some out of lapped fiberglass??? Any ideas that may be any easier?
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Old May 22, 2009, 04:51 AM
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You could always order a replacement, that sounds like the easiest option to me . Give Scott a call at airland hobbies, he can sort you out.
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Old Jun 01, 2009, 09:00 AM
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My Experiencce with the ElectriFly Fokker

I saw this thread and thought I'd publish a link to my blog sharing relevant experience.

http://helishack.blogspot.com/2009/0...-dvii-wwi.html

It's great plane and has ended up being one of my favorites! She gets a lot of attention from everyone. I think I might have sold several of these by just flying this one around the field and leaving it sitting pretty in the pits.

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Old Jul 08, 2009, 03:27 AM
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Is there another one that looks exactly like this? My brother bought one off a friend of ours but the battery goes in on the bottom, above the landing gear. And it has a motor box mount and wire rigging from the fuse to the upper wing. The tail markings are a white tail with black stripes.

I can never seem to find this one. Only the ones pictured earlier in this thread. It's wingspan is slightly bigger than my Electrifly Ultimate. Either way, this Fokker flys AWESOME!!! Just flew it for the 4th time this evening. Very stable, docile, loops and rolls great and lands like a dream.

Here's a few pics:
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 08:38 AM
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Setting of down- and right thrust

Hi,
I'm just on my way ordering this beautiful kit and have quickly read the construction manual without finding any hints about if you need to set any right and/or down thrust on the motor.

I'm sure many of you will have some ideas, comments or suggestions regarding this

Or do you all fly your DVII's without any change of the thrust angle?

Many thanks in advance,
Newbe who's still training on his Minimag, but desperately want the DVII
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 10:56 AM
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IFT3226,
These ARF's already have the down and right thrust built into the firewall.

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Old Jul 08, 2009, 11:14 AM
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Hi,
I'm just on my way ordering this beautiful kit and have quickly read the construction manual without finding any hints about if you need to set any right and/or down thrust on the motor.

I'm sure many of you will have some ideas, comments or suggestions regarding this

Or do you all fly your DVII's without any change of the thrust angle?

Many thanks in advance,
Newbe who's still training on his Minimag, but desperately want the DVII
These are built with the thrust angles set - provided you use the Rimfire motor. If you are able to maintain the built-in mount, with a different motor, you should be good to go. For example:
- On the SE5a, the thrust angle is set by the first fuselage former, so I just made a motor adapter to mount the motor in the same place the Rimfire would go. I believe the DVII is the same.
- On the DR1, the thrust angle is set by a motor mount box glued to the first former. For the DR1, I sawed off the box and made a flat plate motor mount (firewall) and set the thrust angle by adding a thick washer under the upper left (right if viewing from the front) tang of the motor mount. Not a concern if the recommended Rimfire motor is used.
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Is there another one that looks exactly like this?
That is the Lanier DVII. They came out with the DVII and SE5a roughly the same time as the Great Planes (GP) versions. The Laniers seemed to be pretty good, but not as rugged as GP. They were short lived and went on sale as close outs at Tower last year. I got mine for $49.

Lanier was acquired by GP last year, along with Carl Goldberg. Towards the end Lanier's reputation went way down hill, but my DVII seems to be built pretty well. Some of the hardware is cheap compared to GP models. If the wheels didn't break yet, they will; they are very flimsy. I purchased a pair of GP wheels to use on mine.

Here's the original RC Groups review: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685036
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 12:47 PM
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Does anyone know how we can fab a new radiator cowl? Mine is so think I am afraid that just looking at it will break it. I was thinking taking mine and making some kind of mold in order to make some out of lapped fiberglass??? Any ideas that may be any easier?
Why dont you reinforce the inside of the standard cawl with fibergalss ,just stretch the cawl first to allow a gap to build back to standard internal size,just heat the cawl with a hair dryer wrap the fuse with some tape and stretch the cawl over the fuse,the cawl will be very soft when heated with the dryer dude.
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Stacker and Benhobe,

Thanks for the quick reply! Now I'll find It really hard to resist that "order" button!

My workbench is still occupied by the repair of a crashed Depron pusher prop jet, but as soon as there is some space left
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 03:44 PM
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IFT3226,
You are welcome. You will love the plane. I've flown the heck out of mine. I think these planes are about the best value out there. About the only problem I've had was the cowl is brittle and if it laps the battery panel it cracks easy on nose overs. Also if the wing strut screws are two tight the mounts can split. Drilling a little larger solves this.

Have fun -- Stacker
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 06:44 PM
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I put a little 0.5 oz fiber glass cloth applied with epoxy on my cowl and that helps strengthen it.
Ray
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 11:26 PM
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That is the Lanier DVII. They came out with the DVII and SE5a roughly the same time as the Great Planes (GP) versions. The Laniers seemed to be pretty good, but not as rugged as GP. They were short lived and went on sale as close outs at Tower last year. I got mine for $49.

Lanier was acquired by GP last year, along with Carl Goldberg. Towards the end Lanier's reputation went way down hill, but my DVII seems to be built pretty well. Some of the hardware is cheap compared to GP models. If the wheels didn't break yet, they will; they are very flimsy. I purchased a pair of GP wheels to use on mine.

Here's the original RC Groups review: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685036
Thanks!!! I was thinking this must be the Lanier one. That confirms it. So far she flys great and is holding up perfectly. I'll definitely let him know about the wheel fatigue. Thanks again!!
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