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Apr 19, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Powerline Hobbies 52" Albatros DVa

Since I was a kid, I had this fascination with the exploits of Manfred von Richthofen. It must have started when my father took me to the movies when the movie "Von Richthofen and Brown " came out in 1971.
Anyway, I bought this ARF about a year and a half ago. When Parkzone and Hangar 9 announced they were coming out with Albatros planes, I got the bug and started this build. Its not a exact replica of the Baron's plane, but its close enough for me.
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Apr 19, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Very nice work. How does it fly?
Apr 21, 2012, 07:59 AM
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I have yet to fly it. Waiting on weather and some 3000mah batteries to arrive.
Aug 23, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Hi John, and congratulations on a great looking model!
Have you flown her yet?
I have one and found that it flies great but is a bit quirky and does need to be flown all the time. This seems to be on keeping with the full sized.
You can find build and flight reports at
Here's a pic of mine.
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Aug 27, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Unfortunately not. The spinner disintegrated on my on run ups. I am waiting for the Hangar 9 plane to come out so I can purchase their spinner.
What size battery are you using? I had difficulty balancing mine. I added about 4 ounces of lead to the nose and will be trying a 3000mah lipo.

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