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Oct 01, 2019, 11:00 AM
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80" enlarged Tritle plans DOUGLAS DC-6B build


Hello all thanks to amamodels on eBay I managed to order enlarged DC-6 plans (for your reference eBay item#333346682250) I'm basing this build on 1/72 scale Heller kit in SCANDINAVIAN livery,the model will be fully sheeted with hand selected 1/16" balsa from BALSA USA ,it will be covered in PARK LITE Silver ,etc.,have sport scale in operation flaps, electric retracts,and of course electric motors and E.S.C.'s . The out line I will tweak to the Heller plastic kit ,that I will referencing through out the build AND will have windows!😎
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Oct 02, 2019, 08:34 AM
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The 80" makes for a good build. I enlarged the plans about 2 years ago for my build and finished it in Northwest Airlines livery, it can be found on this website somewhere, either under" Pat Tritle aircraft", or "show us your airliner". One thing I wished I would have done and that was design a way into the batteries so I would not have to take the wing off. I may do some modification still, after all I am a retired aircraft mechanic and these are the type of things we did.
Good luck with your build, and if I can offer any help, let me know.Dan
Oct 02, 2019, 04:19 PM
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Thanks Dan ,I appreciate any help, I'm glad you posted I'm trying to find your posts,of you can provide a q link that would be great. On my 60" version the battery pack is accessed from the bottom of the wing.
Oct 04, 2019, 07:26 AM
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fastruchard:

If you didn't find those DC-6 photos, here is how to get there.
RCGroups/Aircraft-Electric-Airplane/Scale Kit/Scratch Build then search for Pat Tritle appreciation---post your pics/pg 39/report #582.
As mentioned before any help I can give!

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Oct 04, 2019, 08:27 AM
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Or you can just post a link!!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=582
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Oct 04, 2019, 09:54 AM
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Thanks for making life easy for fastruchard! I know just enough about computers to get into trouble. You interested in a DC-6 too?

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Oct 05, 2019, 12:13 AM
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Thanks for making life easy for fastruchard! I know just enough about computers to get into trouble. You interested in a DC-6 too?

Dan
ohh that's nice just received the 80" plans today. That 80" DC-6 looks great and thanks for the link that got me so easily to the four great photos of it. Again here is my 60" version.
Oct 05, 2019, 09:10 AM
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That United livery is a very attractive scheme also. I went with the old Northwest Airlines scheme as I was an aircraft mechanic for them for years here in Minneapois. If I may give a few suggestions that I got from another guy, payne9999, who inspired me to do the 80" version. I changed out the 1/8th fuselage stringers to either a hard balsa or spruce as it seemed so delicate, but then I see you are going to sheet it all. I wish I would have maybe gone that route, it would have been stronger and look better too. At the junction of the inboard nacelle and wing spar you no doubt will have to do a little mod work to get any of the electric retracts to work right and clear everything, that's if you are using them. check out video's on you tube if you have not already, there is a young guy flying his 60" version along with "payne9999" flying his 80" version. Good stuff!
Oct 06, 2019, 08:15 AM
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Yes I followed the build thread Another DC-6 build by the young guy with great interest his thread proved very helpful and yes I did see Payne99 and wayguy flite video.
Oct 06, 2019, 08:18 AM
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Yes I saw WagGliderGuys & Payne99 video very nice.
Oct 08, 2019, 11:06 AM
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I managed to order 4 Cowls today from Park plastics today,does anyone know if any other vacuformed parts are available like we find for the 60" Pat Tritle DC-6. Sure would save me some work on down the line. Well today I will work on the balsa order,and decided on what stringer material that I'm going to use. I'm curious what you all would suggest for electric retracts.
Oct 13, 2019, 12:15 PM
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I received the Cowls today from Park plastics,fast delivery. Worked on the balsa and Lite plywood order. I reviewed the plans ,so it is time to start looking for suitable electric retracts. Regarding the motor and four E.S.C.'s I'm most certainly open to suggestions!! One thing regarding balsa planking selection: is deciding on the balsa sheet planking to utilize ,it MUST be Light---I'm considering 1/32" Balsa or perhaps BALSA USA's hand selected (light weight 1/16" balsa.(planking up date) I will be using 3/16" planking,which will be finish sanded down to ,1/16" thickness.
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Oct 13, 2019, 11:18 PM
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Rather obsessed with Douglas airliners at present and ordered another DVD ,this one is the original Airplane movie titled :ZERO HOUR! and I was not disappointed,because of all the in flight shots of a Douglas DC-4 ,it's excellent for viewing the great Douglas Mainliner in flight!!
Nov 02, 2019, 08:19 PM
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Been torn between two.builds,having just received a set of 9 plan sheets from England for Phil Noels super looking 88"ws Lockheed Constellation.,however I'm sticking to plan and sending in my balsa order to National Balsa for now.
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Nov 13, 2019, 01:26 AM
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Received my balsa order from NATIONAL BALSA, now beginning to make the wood parts kit,laser cut would of been nice.. I have made mention of Phil Noel's 88" Lockheed Super Constellation and having read the multiple build threads ,I have managed to take gain a lot of building techniques ,that I'm applying to my 80" Douglas Mainliner build.
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