Posted by 68Strat |
Mar 02, 2010 @ 01:37 AM | 5,421 Views
In the later part of 2009 I was really excited about several DR.1s I had built and wanted a smaller more scale bird to fly at the local park. My solution was an easily built design that used readily available (and cheap) Guillows plastics but had the durability and flexibility of foam.
Several models later and beta plans uploaded I have yet to see more than one attempt at this design. Larryross kindly took my hand drawn plans and worked them in cad to PDF format. I need people to test the plans and help me make revisions! This model is made with 3mm depron as the main build material.
She flys great on rudder and elevator alone even without dihedral, but I am sure people will want ailerons.
Really great little plans (the pdfs are what I used)
I have always loved the Fokker DR.1 and in winter of 2008 I converted a guillows kit rather hastily. It flew okay but wasn't strong enough to last more than a few flights. The little airframe was toast after a mid flight wing failure...
Well anyways I built the first triplane more out of curiosity than anything. After messing around with wing incidence it became a great flyer but after MANY modifications and a rather sloppy paint job it soon became too heavy for relaxing flying. This is when I began to build version 2. I wanted it more scale... more practical and lighter and able to fly in smaller spaces! I opted for a smaller 1000Mah 3s pack in this plane which is accessed inside the fuse (against the firewall) through a hinged canopy hatch.
The planes main parts are made up of Dow Protection board
Top Wing Span: 28.5"
AUW: 11.2 ounces
Motor: KMS (Bp 18 clone) with 18 amp esc
Prop: Balanced hobby king 10x4.7
Radio: 2.4 Ghz FASST reciever 2x Futaba micro servos (may add 2 more for aileron control)
Batteries used: 1000 and 1500Mah 3s packs
I flew V2 this past evening and the flight went off without a hitch! Beautiful little flyer and I would encourage any tripe lovers to try this model (I'd be happy to help with the specs!) ...Continue Reading