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Jun 18, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Early Airliner--the Dornier DO-X


Took these photos of Don Srull's Dornier DO-X this past Saturday at our flying field--a magnificent plane.
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Jun 18, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Pat Daily
Took these photos of Don Srull's Dornier DO-X this past Saturday at our flying field--a magnificent plane.
Very cool photos Pat!
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Jun 18, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Jun 18, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Don first built that model in 1989 as a free flight electric and converted it to rc some years ago. He recently recovered it and it looks great. He is one of the great modelers of all time.
Jun 18, 2012, 12:46 PM
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That really is a work of art. My hat's off to Mr. Srull.

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Jun 18, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Amazing model, my hats off to him! Especially all the wiring involved with 12 motors!

Ethan
Jun 18, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Amazing work. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 19, 2012, 10:58 AM
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The amazing work is that Don designed the model from scratch--drew up the plans and published them in Model Aviation. It is a tour de force!
Jun 20, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Pat

Cool pics of Don's DO-X. Hard to believe that it is still around and flying!!! Kudos to Don as others have mentioned, his designs are a marvel to look at.

You planning on being at Mikes on 6/30? Ron and I are planning on coming by. Looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the crew.

Brian Allen

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I came I saw I flew
Jun 20, 2012, 03:27 PM
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I plan to be there! Looking forward to seeing you and Ron again!
Jun 20, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Apparently earlier this year a wreck was located from the war and there are plans to raise it:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/w...-children.html
Jun 20, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Try this model.

Dornier DO-X by Mario Schauermann
Size 1:24 scale, scratch-built from balsa. Wing span is 2m, weight 5,1kg. Power is by 12 x Speed 400/7.2v motors (3 x 4 in parallel) direct to 6 x 3 props in front and 6 x 4 props in back, 24 x 2000mAh. Controller: Schulze f-60bo.

It's older and much bigger. See the article here and scroll down the page a bit.
Jun 21, 2012, 09:28 AM
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I doubt that it is older--Don built his in 1989 and was electric powered free flight scale before converting to rc many years ago.
Jun 21, 2012, 12:58 PM
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I doubt that it is older--Don built his in 1989 and was electric powered free flight scale before converting to rc many years ago.
Either way Mr Daily your Do is an amazing RC flying boat!. . .I have to build a china clipper someday!
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Jun 21, 2012, 01:44 PM
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I am so impressed with Don's rendition of this plane. I saw a video of it flying as a free flight model and it flew so nice even without a pilot.

So, I ordered the plans today. I think I will just have to figure out a way to make the time to build one!

Dave


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