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Old 10-23-2014, 06:44 AM
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Thanks.. my plane as the Fuji 34 4 banger in it.. I had a buddy of mine spin the numbers for me and this is what we came up with. (see below)...

Never the less I have a tick more work to do but its close.. keep yaall posted as we get ready to fly it.

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2225 sq in area
That’s 15.45 sq ft. Say the weight is 25 lbs flying. That’s 400 ounces. Wing loading is 25.9 oz/sq ft. computed stall speed should be 19mph. You generally want a static pitch speed of 2.5 to 3 times times stall speed, so 47.5
To 57mph should be the target range. Calculating 6000 rpms with a 22X8 (to approximate the 22X6X10) results in 394 ounces static thrust, 45.4mph pitch speed. Thrust good for what you want with that plane, pitch speed close but a touch under. If it will handle a 22X10 you should be right in the perfect range both thrust and speed. As long as it will stay at or above 5600 rpms. If not, I’d sacrifice some static thrust for a bit more pitch speed which would allow you to throttle back a lot more in flight. That would mean something like a 20 or 21 inch prop with 10~12 pitch.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:34 AM
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I had to add 2 lbs of lead to balance. It is important to think light in the tail when building these planes. Many times the tail skid etc. is the culprit. What engines are you guys using, as 25lb is a little high. Mine started with a G38, but was very anemic, so I installed a DLE 55 and it is a much better plane now. The large prop really helps on landings.
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Please add me to the list...

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what list?
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:49 PM
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Here is the picture of my new BUSA 1/4 Cub kit. Please add me to the brotherhood...........

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Old 10-26-2014, 06:13 PM
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He's making a list and checking it twice. Gonna find out if your hair's full of lice.
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Please add me to the list...

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It's not a list it's a brotherhood, introduce yourself, tell us about your plane and show us a pic of it.
If we just compile a list, how interesting would that be?
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BUSA brothers
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Welcome Corsair, keep us updated, nice kit!

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Here's my 1/4 scale DR-1 done in the scheme of the bad guy in Flyboys. Powered by an NGH 38cc FSG swinging a 16-8 prop.

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Old 10-27-2014, 12:12 PM
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Welcome aboard Karp, list above edited.
How are you finding that NGH?
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I've only had it running once but it did ok. At first it was running rough and then I saw I had some loose bolts so I shut it down, tightened everything, and restarted the engine. It was now smooth as silk. It transitioned well and sounded great. This is a well built quality engine and well worth the price. It doesn't have a muffler but it only needs the pipe it comes with. I put on a Higley nut to dress it up and for using my starter. I guess in time I won't need the starter. It's done with break in at 25 to 1 so I'll now run it at 32 to 1 and get it into the air ASAP. It looks like a big OS with a blue head and should perform well on a 1/4 scale WWI plane.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:21 AM
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OK Thanks... Hope mine flys OK.. 25lbs..

Thannks brothers!...

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Grimracer,
I've interviewed you many times in Toledo doing the "latest greatest Aquacraft boats". I didn't realize you were such a skilled scale plane guy as well. You have earned a new level of respect in my book my friend. Missed seeing you in Toledo this year. Carol said you were off in Wisconsin doing some boat race or something like that. Hopefully we'll get to say "hi" next year in Toledo.

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Old 11-05-2014, 08:27 AM
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Don't hold your breath, I wish they would though.
As they still use die cutting setting up a new size would be a fair size outlay.

Chadasmus, how about a 1/6 DVII ?
We are currently in the process of creating more 1/6 scale kits, you will be able to find a home shortly for your Spandau guns
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:40 AM
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Friggin awesome!
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:53 PM
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Just got down from the mountains and found this news, I'll second Verticals comment Friggin awesome!!
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:08 PM
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Pretty much any Fokker offering they come up with in 1/6th scale I will buy immediately. My personal choice would be a DVI.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:59 PM
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Pfalz D-III or IIIa pretty please! Any German 'two holer' would be cool. I'm partial to the Aviatik C1.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:51 PM
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How about a matched WWI pair--a Fokker DVII and an SE-5a? I'll take one of each right now!
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:27 AM
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no promises on dates or models, but there is a possibility that a 1/6 scale D.VIII is on my bench right now with a 1/6 scale DR.I to follow shortly after...
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I will see about getting some pictures posted here in the next few weeks.
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Well, a DR1 and a DVIII are so close to a DVI, that I may just get the kit, and scratch the wings for a DVI. I will have one, one way or another eventually.

Maybe even better yet, BUSA could come out with a Fokker DVI in 1/4 scale! That would really make me happy.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:42 PM
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no promises on dates or models, but there is a possibility that a 1/6 scale D.VIII is on my bench right now with a 1/6 scale DR.I to follow shortly after...
Bugger, I already scratched a D8 in that size (not very well though) DR.I might go on my list.

Hey Chad why don't you start a poll thread asking what would be the favourite 1/6 plane the customers would like?

I personally would like a D7 and Albatross, you just can't please everyone though.
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I have to assume that the more complicated models, like the Albatros and the Pfalz are less likely. It would seem an Albatros in 1/4 scale should come first, as I know that would be a good seller. The Fokker's are easy as they are more straightforward designs and less complicated. Not to mention, just blowing them down in scale from the larger offerings is doable.
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:05 PM
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I'll get in line for a Fokker DVI in 1/4 scale.
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:00 PM
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I'm just about to start building my Balsa USA 1/4 Nieuport 28 again. I took about 8 months off during the building process as my workshop (AKA Garage) has no air conditioning and it get 110+ degrees in there over the summer months.

This is my first Balsa USA Build and have found it to be fun kit.

Built this one as an electric powered model.

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