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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for the input. Ive seen the effinger plans for years.. but I've never seen a plane built from them lol
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ORIGINAL: jtisch

    PS: do335a, Do you have Bonzo plans? I remember there being a Buster, but not a Bonzo. I like the Bonzo.
    jtisch,

    now that you mention it, that could be a mistake on my part. Perhaps it actually was Buster.

    in any case, I gave them away for free a couple of months ago to a chap in our Club who built the Berkeley (Effinger's company) kit version at 1/4 size.

    I can check with him to see if he's willing to part with them.

    As I recall, the major difference between Buster and Bonzo was the tail shape.

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Awesome pix. Thanks for sharing! I just received my 1/3 scale Triplane kit yesterday. I ordered it at the 2012 Toledo show! Can't wait to get started on the build! I plan to use a GT80 engine with a 26x6 prop
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wadda ya know! Mine showed up today. This will probably be the biggest plane I have ever built from such small boxes.

    I plan to use a good old G-62 but the new electronic ignition version.

    Not much hardware in the kit so orders are going out today.

    I plan to do von Richthofen's colors.

    No, not the Baron, but his brother, Lothar, just like the BUSA prototype model.

    There's a replica DR1 flying In New Zeland that I will base the model on.

    Maybe even use the tailwheel. (Heaven forbid...)

    I did some research on "Fokker Streaked Camouflage" and it looks a lot like the way I paint anyway!


    Also, the supplied fiberglass cowl measures 14 1/4" wide and 6 1/4" deep. Looks pretty good too
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    For Steve Percifield:

    "Hump? What Hump?"

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ORIGINAL: pettit



    For Steve Percifield:

    ''Hump?* What Hump?''

    Camels have humps, right??
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So did Igor in "Young Frankenstien", the movie
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's the first thing I thought of. And it was Eyegor not Eeegor. lol Dick are you going to do a thread here on it or will it be reserved for an article somewhere? Sure like to watch you build it.
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As soon as I finish my present Top Flite Corsair Build I will be starting a Triplane bulid. All the close up details and comments as I assemble the plane. Should be fun. Of course I will be doing the Build-Along series on the MAN website, like Dick's quarter scale Cub and my recent Florio Flyer 60. the site is at modelairplanenews.com
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To all the Tripe fans out there,

    I just finished the 2nd 1/3 scale Tripe, it is going in the paint shop next week. The color scheme is a surprise. I will be using an older GT-74 converted to electronic ignition.
    I will have the 1/3 Albatros and the Tripe on the road with me this summer. Hope to see you all this summer.

    Wild Bill

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ORIGINAL: wildbills21

    To all the Tripe fans out there,

    I just finished the 2nd 1/3 scale Tripe, it is going in the paint shop next week. The color scheme is a surprise. I will be using an older GT-74 converted to electronic ignition.
    I will have the 1/3 Albatros and the Tripe on the road with me this summer. Hope to see you all this summer.

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ORIGINAL: pettit

    So did Igor in ''Young Frankenstien'', the movie
    What Hump??
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yesterday (Wednesday) was HUMP day. Does that count??

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ORIGINAL: joesigg

    Yesterday (Wednesday) was HUMP day. Does that count??
    YEP, Joe.... it counts!

    Next year there are three of us planning a big surprise centering around the BUSA 1/3 tripe! We hope to unvail them at the 2013 ODP!

    You know, if this kit is as successful as I think it might be.......it could prove that "FlyBoys" the movie was correct to have so many tripes in the air at the same time and place!

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SURE Lots of tripes, all over the place
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have now got 3 wings, a stab, a pair of elevators and a rudder completed. Ailerons will be next followed by the fuselage. I'm widening the LE and TE to use large Robart point hinges.

    I didn't find any W2A ribs in the box or parts list and these need to be cut from the W1A ply ribs. Also the doublers on the top wing trailing edge were not found. I laminated some 3/32" balsa sheet over the TE and cut away the excess.

    Balsa USA is now aware of this shortage and subsequent kits will have the manual and parts updated.

    I looked ahead to see how the Interplane struts attach to the wings and asked BUSA if their method in the book is strong enough. It's a pair of ply strut fittings that fit on both sides of the struts but the blind nut is in the strut, not the other fitting. I suggested using safety nuts on the bolts to clamp the struts between the fittings. You have to look at the book to understand what I am trying to describe.

    BUSA says their way is OK but my way may work too. You just have to keep up with 16 safety nuts and washers rather than rely on a blind nut.

    My engine is on the way. Gonna use a Zenoah G-38 (no, not a typo) but attach it to a Toni Clark belt reduction drive that will spin a 32-18 prop at 2800 to 3000 RPM prop speed. Idle should be 700-800 RPM. Also using a Toni Clark canister muffler to keep exhaust noise down under the prop noise.

    Here's a video link to the G-38 running, both with a 20-6 prop and the 32-18 prop using the Toni Clark Prop Drive. The first part shows running in the G-38, and further on is the prop drive. The noise you hear is mainly the air being sucked into the carb, not the exhaust!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96wQK...1&feature=plcp
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I like your idea on the struts. I never liked the way the 1/4 scale was done either. A more scale approach would be better I think. As soon as funds free up I will either build this big one or get another 1/4 scale. I really love this plane.
    ORIGINAL: pettit

    I have now got 3 wings, a stab, a pair of elevators and a rudder completed.* Ailerons will be next followed by the fuselage. I'm widening the LE and TE to use large Robart point hinges.

    I didn't find any W2A ribs in the box or parts list and these need to be cut from the W1A ply ribs.* Also the doublers on the top wing trailing edge were not found.* I laminated some 3/32'' balsa sheet over the TE and cut away the excess.

    Balsa USA is now aware of this shortage and subsequent kits will have the manual and parts updated.

    I looked ahead to see how the Interplane struts attach to the wings and asked BUSA if their method in the book is strong enough.* It's a pair of ply strut fittings that fit on both sides of the struts but the blind nut is in the strut, not the other fitting.* I suggested using safety nuts on the bolts to clamp the struts between the fittings.* You have to look at the book to understand what I am trying to describe.

    BUSA says their way is OK but my way may work too.* You just have to keep up with 16 safety nuts and washers rather than rely on a blind nut.

    My engine is on the way.* Gonna use a Zenoah G-38 (no, not a typo)* but attach it to a Toni Clark belt reduction drive that will spin a 32-18 prop at 2800 to 3000 RPM prop speed.* Idle should be 700-800 RPM. Also using a Toni Clark canister muffler to keep exhaust noise down under the prop noise.

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello, Just curious if there's any update on the status of the Albatross. Thanks!
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ORIGINAL: jlsimon

    Hello, Just curious if there's any update on the status of the Albatross. Thanks!
    I think the Albatros needs it's own thread.
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ORIGINAL: vertical grimmace


    ORIGINAL: jlsimon

    Hello, Just curious if there's any update on the status of the Albatross. Thanks!
    I think the Albatros needs it's own thread.
    Ditto.

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That will be a lot easier when there are kits available and someone starts a build. Right now things are somewhat in limbo with the Alby. Its not like theres any kind of build happening here, actually Wild Bills prolly posted as much on the alby as DJ did on the DrI. DJ got it started then disappeared. Also I think if someone wanted to direct comments elsewhere than for a Dri it would be Daves place to do so, it is his thread.
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To All,

    The 2nd BUSA 1/3 scale tripe had its maiden tonight.

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Another picture of the tripe, will only let me download one at a time

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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great looking DrI Wildbills, you finished that in very good time. How about some details ie power, covering, paint etc....
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    RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you very much,

    Engine is an old Zenoah gt-74 converted to Rcexl electronic ignition swingin a 26 x 6 Xoar Axial prop, plenty of power. Flies around at 1/3 throttle. Covering is solartex and painted with household latex paint. What a joy to fly.

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