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Old Jul 12, 2009, 11:38 AM
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Arrived!

So, my DVII has arrived! I'm hoping I will find some time tonight to at least open the box and maybe-maybe start building a bit
Still waiting for the motor, ESC and the battery from HK.

I now know where to direct myself in case of any questions that might come during building, excellent forum with expert help.
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Well...

Just have tried to maiden my Fokker, but it went on it`s nose. At the next attempt the motor mount just exploded, hacking the hood into small pieces

Seems as if the motor mount real is a weak part of that plane... I`ve now replaced it by a selfmade one of aluminum, waiting for a new cowling which was ordered from the German importer, Simprop.

It wouldn`t be a bad idea to have that one made of fiberglas, or?

Hope when it flies it`s worth it...

Regards from Munich,

Roman
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 01:33 PM
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I've been flying mine for a few years now and have yet to have an issue with the motor mount, despite the model nosing over on nearly every landing. You may have just had a bit of bad luck with yours.
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 03:22 PM
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Roman,

That is quite odd. It makes me wonder if you didn't damage the box on the nose over. Combine that with a bent prop adapter you could have had quite a vibe there.

Just a thought.

Ben
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Old Dec 02, 2009, 09:53 AM
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Hello Ben,

well, it was not a smash on the nose, just a last dive before it stood still finally.
Therefore I had no concerns in starting a new run.

But it obviously must have been hard enough to brake something at the mount - anyhow, I repaired it and am waiting for the new cowling to make a new attempt.

Mark maybe I didn`t build the mount massive enough, now with 2 layers of 1mm aluminum that shouldn`t be an issue any longer.

I will report if I smashed it in the first flight or if it works fine
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Old Dec 03, 2009, 10:28 AM
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Well...

Just have tried to maiden my Fokker, but it went on it`s nose. At the next attempt the motor mount just exploded, hacking the hood into small pieces

Seems as if the motor mount real is a weak part of that plane... I`ve now replaced it by a selfmade one of aluminum, waiting for a new cowling which was ordered from the German importer, Simprop.

It wouldn`t be a bad idea to have that one made of fiberglas, or?

Hope when it flies it`s worth it...

Regards from Munich,

Roman
Air Sally here on the forums sells nice fiberglass GP D7 cowls.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=95393
Not sure if he ships out of the country or not, but it worked great on my old war torn D7.

Cheers--Stacker
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Old Dec 03, 2009, 04:24 PM
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Hy Stacker,

thank you very much for that link - today I got the cowling, so if weather is alike I will try to maiden it this weekend...

But making that cowling with fiberglass makes sence in my eyes. Especially at temperatures around 0° C the material of the genuine one is like glass...

Regards,

Roman
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:00 PM
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So, long time since, but Sunday afternoon my D VII flew.

Nice one, just a bit quick maybe for a plane of that age but good controlable. Have to take back ailerons a bit, but then it will be fine I guess.

it`s nice looking and even the sound fits to that sort of plane - obviously the fus is resonating so it sounds quite nice.

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Roman
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Old Oct 02, 2010, 03:40 AM
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Well it finally happened...

Wrong program on my Tx so seriously rolled my Fokker into the ground, all the struts we broken and the cowl and hatch were a mess....well out of the fire came the Pheonix....The only thing that bothered me slightly about this great flying/looking aeroplane was the thin cowl and the engine detail (or lack of) so here she is now after a Major refit to the front end including a rebuild cowl (much thicker plastic and wood)....and an cartoon attempt at an engine......I also stiffened up the ply plates inside the fuselage where the struts attach......not a serious job on the engine but a little better than before..

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Old Oct 02, 2010, 08:03 AM
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@ Warbird

Hey, that looks pretty good. Not too shabby at all.
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Old Oct 02, 2010, 09:26 AM
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@ Warbird

Hey, that looks pretty good. Not too shabby at all.
Thanks P_F, it's just to give an idea of an engine........it looked a bit *bare* as supplied.....but up to the crash I couldn't be bothered to change anything .....Great aeroplane though, flies well and looks great.

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Old Nov 03, 2010, 09:25 PM
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Guys,
can anyone recommend a less expensive servo for the DVII that is reliable?

i am almost ready to start installing in the wings. Not sure what to buy?

David
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 02:41 PM
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Guys,
can anyone recommend a less expensive servo for the DVII that is reliable?

i am almost ready to start installing in the wings. Not sure what to buy?
Hey, man. i'm surprised no one has chimed in by now, but it is an old thread - I guess folks have moved on to other airplanes.

Anyways, make sure the servo you select has enough torque (at least 17 oz IAW the manual) - there are good inexpensive ones in the 22 oz range made by Blue Bird and GWS $10-12. Check BP Hobbies - they have 4-servo deals on the Blue Birds. You can use a lower torque servo for each aileron, something like an Hitec HS-55 would do, but make sure you use the higher torque servos for the elevator and rudder.

Have fun.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 09:45 PM
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Guys,
can anyone recommend a less expensive servo for the DVII that is reliable?

i am almost ready to start installing in the wings. Not sure what to buy?

David
I used 9gram hextronic's from hobbyking and havn't had any problems.
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 08:23 PM
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Thanks guys. Yes I was starting to despair that this thread was going the way of the dodo bird
thanks guys.


Any of you guys have nay luck with inexpensive 2.4 receivers?
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