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Old Jul 23, 2004, 08:45 AM
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Bengtson 54" Alb DV


I have the honor of being chosen by Kurt to do another of his prototypes. I expressed an interest in doing something bigger and he redrew and redesigned his smaller Albatros DV to a 1/6 scale 54" design.
As usual this is a short kit with superb laser cutting. So far I have only had to pick up some spar and leading edge material. I will be cutting my own stringers from sheet stock I have and eventually the plane's fuse will be fully sheeted
It will be powered by a Mega 22/20/2 w/ MEC gb and 10 CP1700's swing a 14x7 prop. We're hoping the plane comes in under 5lbs. (I'm flying a 5lb P47 on the same system).
Here's a couple of early building pics (this is as far as I've gotten). The last one is the forward landing gear mount.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 09:19 AM
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Absolutely ony of my alltime favorites!
If only I had a runway for these models...
Canīt you guys make one of those cool ww1 german flying boats. Please, please

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 10:12 AM
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Absolutely ony of my alltime favorites!
If only I had a runway for these models...
Canīt you guys make one of those cool ww1 german flying boats. Please, please

Kuni
Looking good as usual, Dave! A bit large for me, not to mention the expense of the brushless setup, but cool nontheless.

I'm with Kuni...a (smaller) WW I flying boat would be big fun. I think my next cheap project will be a GWS Beaver on foamfloat.com loats, we got Percy Priest lake 5 minutes from my house...gonna have to fly off the water, a good way to get my feet wet...

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 01:00 PM
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Sweet looking kit waiting for the production run as we speak.

Hey Mu you live only about 2 hours from me ive or take a bit


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Old Jul 23, 2004, 02:03 PM
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Sweet looking kit waiting for the production run as we speak.

Hey Mu you live only about 2 hours from me ive or take a bit


Tracy
Yep...weren't you participating in the Tiger Moth Tour? I think we may have had this conversation! 'Course, with the state of MY mind, I never know...heh heh

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 02:07 PM
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While it's on my mind, Dave, are you going to use the stain technique to simulate varnished plywood as you did with the earlier Albatros? That looks so nice!

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 02:39 PM
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Dave,
So glad to be working with you again. Looking forward to another great build.

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 04:59 PM
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Kurt,
I noticed that most of the WWI designs are useing a "clark Y" airfoil. Have you tried a undercambered wing? The old Top Flight SE5a used a close to scale airfoil. Flew just
great. Just one more question, when do you sleep?
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 05:10 PM
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Rich,
Sure, I have tried an undercambered wing. I found it looks great and really makes the model harder to build. It also slows down the model even more due to it's inherent drag. In this class of model, I strive to make the WWI as easy to build and fly as possible. I probably will do a real fully scale model line sometime. In fact, my 54" Fokker DVII will have nearly scale wings with two main spars and several top and bottom mini-spars. It will also have the "ply" tabbed leading edge. The wings will still be flat bottomed.

Sleep, I design in my sleep.

Kurt
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 05:33 PM
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Glenn,
Yea I intend to sheet it and stain it. I'm pondering schemes right now as I work on the kit. Kurt and I have a great relationship and bounce ideas off each other when the need arises.
I have a bunch of color schemes downloaded and a couple of books that I'm pouring over. I'm kind of leaning towards the attached schemes.
Dave
Old Jul 26, 2004, 01:58 PM
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Here's a bit more progress. Laser cut stuff is so easy to work with!!
Old Jul 27, 2004, 10:43 AM
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Old Aug 02, 2004, 05:19 PM
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more progress


Well the wings are done and I've started the sheeting. This is defintiely going to be a bit more work than the DII because of the cylindrical shape of the fuse. I figure I'll wind up doing it with a number panels like the full scale aircraft.
The ruler gives some idea of the size.
Excuse the messy work bench.
Dave
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Old Aug 02, 2004, 08:30 PM
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Dottney, My vote is for the Jasta 21 profile shot color scheme. I just love that varnished wood look. I t really sets off that DII you did earlier. Keep uop the great work. I can't wait to see the finished product and some flight documentation. Later...Greg
Old Aug 03, 2004, 08:26 AM
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This is gonna be good!

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