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Dec 05, 2008, 11:38 PM
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Electrifly Sopwith Camel


My latest project, the Sopwith Camel. Keep an eye open for my review coming soon.
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Dec 05, 2008, 11:59 PM
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BLOG on dude!

That looks like something I wanna take photos of (with my soon to arrive new zoom lens!)
Dec 06, 2008, 01:49 AM
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My latest project, the Sopwith Camel. Keep an eye open for my review coming soon.
Looks like a nice kit - except the "high gloss" finish.

Jürgen
Dec 06, 2008, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Jurgen Heilig
Looks like a nice kit - except the "high gloss" finish.

Jürgen
Use water based Liquitex Matte finish media which is clear to give a cloth look, brush it on with a 2inch sponge brush (sponge type brush for the best results) in one direction let dry and then another coat brushed on 90 degrees to the first coat, looks great when finished, just like the cloth finish on bipes of that era. Unfortunately I did not do that on this model as the wing wires were in place and I was to lazy to take it all apart. I did do it on my Fokker DR1 and it came out great. Do this before assembling the model.

My DR1 met a terrible end as I had it in the box opened and ready to assemble on my living room floor when my girlfriend trips and falls into the box destroying the model. , she is very lucky I love her.

Jim
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Dec 06, 2008, 11:55 AM
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i want to see a video of it. Could you please post one?
Dec 06, 2008, 11:56 AM
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My DR1 met a terrible end as I had it in the box all ready to assemble on my living room floor and then my girlfriend trips and falls into the box destroying the model. , she is very lucky I love her.

Jim
Ugh....that would suck.....

Although I guess you could say that it was shot down by a Triphound???
Dec 06, 2008, 12:26 PM
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Ugh....that would suck.....

Although I guess you could say that it was shot down by a Triphound???
Yep, could not believe my eyes when I witnessed that. Glad she did not get hurt, the model (Green model DR1 the big one in black scheme) the model was destroyed beyond any thought of repair. $279.00 out the window. Fate.....

Jim
Dec 06, 2008, 03:04 PM
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Dec 06, 2008, 06:43 PM
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SWEET!!! funny i didnt hear any thing about the camel, has it been released yet?
Dec 06, 2008, 06:49 PM
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Use water based Liquitex Matte finish media which is clear to give a cloth look
Is this the product you used:

http://www.tudaysartisan.com/product.php?pid=2030948

Thanks,

Pat MacKenzie
Dec 06, 2008, 07:47 PM
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Don

Looking forward to seeing the Camel finished and flying. I've never flow a bipe, might be something to look into.

Jim
Dec 06, 2008, 08:11 PM
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I am interested to see how it compares to other Camels out there, specifcially the BPhobbies one.

I have, and love the D-VII. If it flies like that, this should be a great bird. The tricky part of these planes is the ground handling, particularly with the camel, which barely has a nose. The original plane had almost the entire weight of the aircraft within the first 7 feet.

It looks like the Electrifly looks a bit more scale, particularly in the nose. Other companies tend to make the nose longer for better handling and avoid the aforementioned ground handling problems....Will be interested in the flight report on this one!
Dec 07, 2008, 01:57 AM
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Use water based Liquitex Matte finish media which is clear to give a cloth look, brush it on with a 2inch sponge brush ...
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Jim
Hi Jim,

I am sure there are ways to change the glossy appearance of the model, but why not make it matt out of the box? Any additional treatment means more work and more weight.

Jürgen
Dec 10, 2008, 08:49 PM
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Could you please post a viedo of flying!!!!!
Dec 10, 2008, 11:28 PM
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Hey hotflyer,

Maiden this Saturday weather permitting. Hopefully we'll get something then.

Don
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