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Old 09-27-2012, 09:53 AM
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Dick,

Sorry about the delay, I was at camp with my son doing some Duck hunting. The bottom of fuse and wings are sprayed light blue. The enitre plane is sprayed in green, the gray is brushed on with a 1.5 inch brush to get the streaking affect. The yellow is then sprayed on. All yellow on the plane is sprayed.

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Wow Dick, you are lightyears ahead of me. I am plugging along and have tail, fuselage and landing gear all done and will be installing firewall and engine this weekend. you can see lots of shop photos of the build on my FaceBook page. Here's a photo of the spoked wheels going on the axle. I think they look pretty good. Will be painting mine up as Cole Palen's older original triplane.... the one in the hangar up on the hill.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:40 PM
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Sweet looking wheel there Gerry, where did you source those?
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:15 AM
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The Spoked wheels are the ones from my old 33% scale Pietenpol project. THey are from the old Arizona Models wheel kit and my buddy Dave Johnson is the one who assembled them together for me. I do believe are the same ones he has on his 33% scale Albatros.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:14 PM
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Vogelsang Aeroscale has some wheels very similar to those.

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:48 AM
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Yeah, and Herbie makes cool wheels, his might be the ones from Vogelsang.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:06 AM
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Ran the G-38 and Toni Clark prop drive last weekend. Here's a video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxYRE...1&feature=plcp
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:52 AM
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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! BTW, I haven't been keeping up with these 1/3 scale builds but I'm surprised that a G38 (with drive) is enough engine. I had been thinking that people were using much larger engines (G62).
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:57 AM
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The G-38 turns that 32-18 prop at 2900 RPM and produces almost 28.5 pounds of thrust. The plane weighs 29 pounds minus fuel.

Yes, a G-62 would work, but I wanted to do something a bit different.
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Looks great Dick, when's it going to take to the skies.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:45 PM
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Those G38 belt reduction Setups are cool, wish they were a little cheaper ! I always dream of seeing one at a swap meet, and hope nobody else knows what it is, hahahah
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On the other side of the pond, the Brits like this setup. Just remember your swinging a very large and high pitched prop so you may want to have the engine idle as low as possible so not to come in too hot for landing. Maybe not a problem with all that drag once you get the other two wings on.
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the idle speed is 600 rpm prop speed which is 1680 rpm engine speed. At idle the plane will sit still on pavement. I thing the idle speed will be low enough.

Weather and schedule permitting, first flights this coming weekend
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:58 AM
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The BUSA 33% triplane flew on Veterans Day (Also known as Armistice Day) Excellent flying plane, no problems, plenty of power for scale maneuvers.

Here are some photos and 2 video links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7tiF...2&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irGvwbmktII&feature=plcp



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Congrats Dick, looks great. I love the sound. Welcome to the "tri-plane terror" brotherhood.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:37 AM
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that looks to be a great combo for that ship congrats on the flight
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Bill, that would be the "Fokker Scourge" as Del Johnson would say.

Great Job Dick!

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Excellent job Dick! Love the videos, that big slow turning prop makes a great sound along with the reduction drive. Can't wait to finish mine! Am on the wing now!
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Thanks! I appreciate the comments.

Ah, Yes, the wing. Then the next wing, then another wing, then that lower wing.

When will it ever end?


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Dick,
Awesome looking videos. Great build and a fine flyer.

Now to finish the Axe Handles.
Some Pics from replica DR-1's flying here in Virginia Beach area at http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org.

Bring your 1/3 scale Tripe for our “Second annual Mid-Atlantic Dawn Patrol “(MAD) 2nd thru - 6th OCT 2013.
We have three 1/3 scale DR-1s being built now and I'm doing a 1/3 Tripehound.

Two reasons why you need to come to MAD Patrol 2013 (VA Beach)

1. Glenn Torrance Models: Glenn updated his website with an awesome write up and many cool pictures
http://www.flygtm.com/

2. Full scale replica's flying Saturday for us. 5 min long. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PsLjFCg1BZA
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axe handles and replicas.
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Looks like Glenn has removed many products from his website. I will be in need of a few things for a Tripe soon. I hope he still has some stuff
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WELL!!!! Here is an old thread brought back to life. I was talking to the folks at Balsa USA today, and they really are a neat group of people. I wished them a Merry Christmas and had a quick chat about the bottom wing of my 1/3 scale DRI build.
So to all the Huns in the sun I say...Frohe Weihnachten
And a Happy new year.
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VG, you should contact Glenn as soon as possible. He may or may not have any inventory left for any of his kits. He is still offering his SEA5a.. I don't know if a single one has yet been shipped.
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That would be a no to both thoughts on GTM. No extra parts left and no Se5s shipped. There are two people here that are on the wait list with the kits all paid for. They are number one and two on the list. Still no kits.

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