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Feb 01, 2010, 12:50 AM
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1/10th scale Sopwith Dolphin 5F.1


I just recieved my prototype Sopwith Dolphin from http://www.manzanolaser.com yesterday...I started the build today and it is looking good. Charlie does such nice work and is very helpful when it comes to questions and me bugging him with all kinds silly things.

Here are a few pics and I hope to keep posting as I build but I am in school and I guess my school projects need to come first.
Last edited by aeropylot; Feb 02, 2010 at 05:00 PM.
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Feb 01, 2010, 05:43 AM
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WOW!
I love the Dolphin... Such an elegant bird (not).

What scale?

Cheers,

Hugh
Feb 01, 2010, 02:15 PM
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It is 1/10th scale. It is one that doesn't get modelled much and as you say not an elegant bird probably explains it.
Last edited by aeropylot; Feb 01, 2010 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Adding a picture
Feb 01, 2010, 02:21 PM
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Bout time for a kit of the Dolphin this size.

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Feb 01, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Nice looking! And thanks for the compliments.

charlie
Feb 01, 2010, 02:34 PM
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You're welcome Charlie, you deserve all the praise we can throw at you...One more question for you? Do you still sell the wood props by Vintage1? I should have ordered one of those for this too...Maybe as it nears completion I will get one.
Feb 01, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Nice! subscribed
Feb 01, 2010, 07:02 PM
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are you going to allow Manzano to sell this one as a short kit if it flies OK?
Feb 01, 2010, 07:17 PM
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Yes, we still do have some of Vint's props.
Feb 01, 2010, 07:58 PM
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Feb 01, 2010, 08:24 PM
Übung macht den Meister..
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Hey, a dance partner for maltone's Bison! This is looking pretty nice...

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Feb 02, 2010, 02:18 PM
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Thanks for the compliments...We will see how well it flies and then I need to work on minimizing the parts possibly...as it stands right now there are over 300 laser cut parts and that doesn't include the fuse stringers and carbon fiber parts.

I am trying to build this, go to school for architecture and design a couple more in 1/10th scale...I have one more drawn (Great Lakes Sport Trainer) and ready to be cut but am waiting for this one to be built before I get another one cut. So more to come I hope...
Feb 02, 2010, 06:11 PM
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one option may be to have some parts such as the cowling vacuum formed - that would reduce the balsa parts by a dozen or two, and reduce some weight too, probably.
Feb 02, 2010, 11:42 PM
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I got to put a little time into her tonight after school work...
Feb 03, 2010, 04:50 AM
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Super nose end .......................great build and looks like Charlie has done a great job there.

Am subscribed!!!

Ian


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