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Old 10-19-2013, 05:09 PM
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Friends...........Does anyone have experience with Aero-Werkes WWl models? They have some dandy WWl aircraft. Looks as though some of them would make good r/c candidates. Affordable too!!

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Can you post a link?
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It isn't easy to build a 1/2A powered WWI plane that isn't tail heavy. Put the battery pack in the cowl and do not fret over how heavy the fiberglass cowl turns out.
I powered a bipe with a .074 / 8x3 prop combo and the engine ran decently with the big, heavy prop.
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They look pretty small, and with very lightweight construction for rubber. Can't see them being great glow candidates.

http://dpcmodels.homestead.com/DPCM106Fokkerdr1.html has a set of plans in the background, check out the structure.

Not saying it couldn't work, but lightweight lekkie gear maybe a more likely conversion.
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If you look at the pictures on their website, the planes have free flight props on them. To make them candidates for RC I think micro gear like the Spektrum AR6400 receiver and an appropriate motor will be required.

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I didn't look at all the kit specs but those I did were typically 16 to 22 inch span. Only the Hanover is up around 29 inch span.

So for the most part they are pretty small and light. Only the Hanover at 29 inch span would be at all appropriate for glow conversion. And even then it's going to need a HEAP of modifications to make it suitable for RC and a glow engine.
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If the airframe is strong enough to survive being covered with standard iron on film it ought to be strong enough for 1/2A power.
The bipe I built is in the 29 inch span range and it is a good size for the .074. Bipe wings can be built very wimpy since there is so much bracing between the 2 wings..it just needs to be strong enough to survive the covering process.
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