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Old 09-25-2012, 04:26 AM
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Default RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WildBill:


Decal Package? Does BUSAhave a decal package for the triplane? It's not listed in the catalog yet.

Should I give them a call or do you have "influence" with them?


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Old 09-25-2012, 07:46 AM
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Dick,

The decal sets are complete, they do not have a part # as of yet. Call the shop, tell them what you are looking for. Should have it in a couple of days. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:51 AM
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Default RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was easy!

They're in the mail this afternoon!

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

Another question:  If you or whoever painted the prototype BUSA triplane, did you spray or brush the yellow on the tail and top wing? 

Also did you apply streaking to the fuselage and then paint the yellow, or did you just do the yellow on the bare covering?

I plan to spray the light blue on the bottom, then do the streaking, add the "FOK***"" numbers and then do the yellow.






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Old 09-25-2012, 09:23 AM
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Default RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Dick,

Just to add a little controversy:
http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazin...rofile_dr1.htm

This article has alot of useful info.  It seems that the top wing of Lothers #454 was not Yellow but was streaked.  As per Windsock Vol. 8, No. 6, Dec 1992.

No matter what the paint scheme, I'm sure it will be a great flyer.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:31 AM
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I'm copying a replica triplane (ZK-FOT) based in New Zealand that resembles Lothar's plane.

That one does have a yellow top wing. Why, I do not know.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:54 AM
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Balanced with out adding weight. Current weight 75 lbs. Next to do is start engine, pre flight check and fly. Balance of detail to be built and added now that flying season is slowing down.
1/2 scale with 3w 240
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:25 AM
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Covering complete. Solartex Linen color, and LOTSof it!


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

WOW you guys build fast. This would be a 3 year build for me. What do you think about a Saito 450R3 on this?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:48 AM
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The saito may be a bit too light weight for this plane. My engine weighs 7 pounds and will need about 2 pounds of nose weight.to balance.

Power wise, Saito will do the job.

You also may want to check the overall length of the engine. You can position the firewall on the triplane anywhere it needs to be.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:29 AM
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That's a lot of nose weight. It would sound cool. Thanks for the feedback.
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The 450 R3 weighs a tad over six without exhaust and ignition, prolly do just fine
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Default RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Howdy Pettit,

Lothar VonRichtofen's airplane as part of Jast 11 would have had his chosen colors on the tail and the top of the top wing.What isdisputed is the darkened area around the Iron crosses. The Balkan Crosses on the NZairplaneare incorrect Here's a photo of the airplane we built at Golden Age Air Museumusing the latest research of the experts such as Achim Engels and Gary Sewall.

Enjoy
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The engine was on my son's AT-6 he is changing it to a G-62. So it needs a new home.
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Howdy Steve,

Are you going to head over for the RC meet this weekend?
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Covering complete. Solartex Linen color, and LOTS of it!



Can you define LOTS?
I am trying to figure out how much covering I am going to need for mine.
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Default RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What he posted on RCSB sounds like he used a ten meter roll and all but six feet of another. He said he used some small pieces somewhere but Dick can better explain that.
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Default RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I ordered two 10 meter rolls and one 2 meter roll, as mentioned in the instruction manual. I cut pieces for the wings as follows:

15" wide pieces for the bottoms of each wing

16" wide pieces for the tops of each wing

These are cut to length of each wing plus 4 " for pulling around the wing tips.

I then cut pieces from the leftovers for the bottom, sides and top of the fuselage.

What was left from the leftovers were used for the ailerons, elevators and landing gear wing

The stab and rudder had to be cut from full width pieces.

And I still have about 6 feet of a 10 meter roll left over plus that 2 meter roll.

Call me frugal, but don't call me a cheapskate!


Also, here is the 1/3 scale Oberusel Rotary from Nick Ziroli Plans. It's just hanging on the prop shaft of the engine, but I had to see what it looks like

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Howdy Steve,

Are you going to head over for the RC meet this weekend?
Hi Damiani,
Not sure I’m going to make it this weekend the wife has other plans. My club is having a jet meet next weekend it should be a big event. Stop out if you can, www.farviewflyers.net.

If I build the Fokker Triplane I could model it after the one you guys built, it looks amazing.
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Also, here is the 1/3 scale Oberusel Rotary from Nick Ziroli Plans.
Your dummy engine really looks the part! Look the dripping caster oil! Does Ziroli set cylinder kits or is it all just scratched from plans?
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Nick sells the Oberusel kit with 4 full cylinders and 5 "half" cylinders plus crankcase and all details. Urethame plastic. Also sells this engine assembled and painted like mine.

He also has LeRhone and Clerget engine kits.

http://www.ziroliplans.com

Look under "Scale Items" and tell him I sent you

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Nick sells the Oberusel kit with 4 full cylinders and 5 ''half'' cylinders plus crankcase and all details. Urethame plastic. Also sells this engine assembled and painted like mine.

He also has LeRhone and Clerget engine kits.

http://www.ziroliplans.com

Look under ''Scale Items'' and tell him I sent you

The list does not show the price of the painted unit. Care to share how much yours set you back:-)


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You'll have to call them about the assembled and detailed engines but I can say that it costs in the neighborhood of $160.00 or so,.

Ask for Mike Gross and tell him I sent you.
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Nice engine detail indeed [8D]
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Covering complete. Solartex Linen color, and LOTS of it!



Can you define LOTS?
I am trying to figure out how much covering I am going to need for mine.
Go to Aircraft spruce and look up the light weight Dacron. It is a lot like Sig Koverall. It is very inexpensive and works great. Shrinks with heat, but must be applied with Balsarite. Around $3 a yard on 5' rolls. You could cover one of these for no more that $30 plus glue.
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