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Mar 26, 2017, 07:35 AM
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Fokker DRI nitro maiden flight with crash


Good plane but very short maiden flight.
Quick repair and motor change and it will be in the air
in no time.
Oh yeah...

Fokker DR.I Triplane Red Baron RC nitro Maiden flight with crash (4 min 3 sec)
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Mar 26, 2017, 08:53 AM
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Great fun. Wonderful attitude. Thanks for posting.
Mar 26, 2017, 02:22 PM
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Finally someone who is understanding that RC is fun. For relaxing after hard days work.
Sometimes you fly and sometimes you crash. But there is always another day and another
oportunity for RC playground.
Thanks for the comment Scott and stay cool. Oh yeah...
Mar 26, 2017, 08:19 PM
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Great vid. Did you ever figure out why it quit? Fix it and keep flying.....
Mar 26, 2017, 11:33 PM
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Thanks for posting! What kit, design or ARF was this?
Mar 27, 2017, 01:20 AM
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All home made design by my friend 75 years old modeler.
It was tuned perfectly on the ground but just died in the air short after take off.
This happens a lot of time with 2C engines. I think that I will
put glow on this baby before Re maiden. I dont want to risk anymore.
Or maybe Saito 7.5ccm 4 cycle.
Mar 27, 2017, 09:47 AM
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Sounded like it leaned out in the air? Though, I'm only guessing after hearing it on YouTube. Last time that happened to me, I had a bad fuel tank installation. Anything that can change the fuel-air mixture in favor of air could be the culprit though - even a small nick in one of the fuel lines. It seems too early to blame the engine?

Anyway, keep having fun! That model looks a little less scale and a lot more flyable than the average DR1, so it should be great fun once you have the engine issues solved.
Mar 27, 2017, 10:18 AM
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You are wright Nergall. It is a brand new Magnum engine and I think that it just needs a little more love and care.
I was too excited to get the bird in the air. But the Red Baron survived to see another day and will be ready for next battle soon. Oh yeah...


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