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Old 05-18-2012, 11:23 AM
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TK, HRRCflyer,

Yes it is a great, great, great place. The Museum owner is Mr Jerry Yagen.

The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War One and World War Two era military aircraft in the world. Each has been beautifully restored to its prior military condition, using original parts whenever possible. Most of the planes are airworthy and are flown at the museum during flight demonstrations and at air shows throughout the year.

Anchor scheme: One of the 4 triplanes is painted to represent the one flown by Lt. Rudolf Klimke of Jasta 27. It is slightly different than your first post picture as rudder has the "N" number instead of the "Fokker'. Other little things too.

I'll be supportingat our WW-2 airshow but will take some good photos of the DR-1 for you. Will post next week.
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Hey TK 
   I got  the Da 170 from desert, and have done some diminsions for the prototype belt drive unit .. It looks like a piece of cake to me... eeeee
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:55 PM
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52 inch peice of lumber in the front of these Fokkers!!!!!! Gonna be fun!
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:58 PM
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I've been asked for a couple more sets of tail feathers for our Oklahoma boys building along with us. Have one set , working on the other. This will make five sets of tail feathers for the Driedecker projects.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:52 AM
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TK, thanks for the Manhattan suggestion, it's been a long time since I had one but it wont be that long till the next. Not a real commonly ordered drink in San Miguel, but there is a trattoria there owned by an American and I think the bartender can make anything, he never batted an eye, just put it together and served in a frozen martini glass.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:38 AM
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I haven't tried loading any for a while, lets see if this prints. If it does this is an EIII fuselage at 1/2 scale sitting on the wall units in my living room
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OK Doc, now that you're back - what's the story on the half scale eindecker fuse?
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I dont want to fill TKs thread with a bunch of drivel, so in the next few hours I will start a thread on it here and give a bit of background into the project.
TK I'm interested in the learning more about the drive reduction you and your friend are talking about. What the engine is its being desinged for the propellor you hope to turn (big I saw a mention of 52" somewhere) and possible availability. Great work on the tail parts, you're motoring right along.
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Pls make sure you let your fans know when/where you start that thread.

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Hey Doc
The prototype for reduction unit is going to be for the Da 150/170 , hope to have it ready by late August.... Not going to go into details right now but it will be easy to configure it to other engines...

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:52 PM
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Thats what I like to hear!!!
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Now if we can get Glenn in high gear...
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By the way if the portoype works. you can fly a 90 lb plane on a 100 cc engine...

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Craig, thanks for the response, that sounds really good, I like the DA reference! Ill be in touch for sure.
Whit and anyone else there is a thread started here as of a couple hours ago. 1/2 scale EIII etc... Not hard to spot on the main page of RC Scale Aircraft here on RCU
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TK, many apologies for cluttering up your thread but it suffices to say I hope we all run into one another in Dayton.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:21 PM
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It would be pleasent to meet everyone. And I'm sure full of flying fun!
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:17 AM
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This message goes out to all who are involved in this half scale build. If you want ball and cups for your Driedeckers you must let me know. You need 8 sets per plane. Or four just for the gear if your not going to do the interplane struts. I will have a price per set as soon as I talk with my machinist. The more I order the cheaper I'll get them for. If anyone else is interested, I also have them in 1/3rd scale, and I have the N strut cups too. At this time GTM is not going to carry these. I will be the only one selling them. But Glenn is looking into maybe getting these cast, for it would be much cheaper than turning out each set, which is very labor intensive.
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I just came across this thread and WOW!!!
Are any of these future short kits still available? Are all ten spoken for yet?
A couple of us from Minnesota are planning for Dayton in 2014. See you then.
Good luck Tom...

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:35 AM
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You have to get a hold of Glenn to get on the build list. Not sure how many are positive at this point. But it is close to 10.
Hope you get in on the build.
Also would like to mention, my 1/2 scale D-8 is for sale at 12,000. It can be seen on the build thread.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:31 PM
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Well Gentlemen
We have 8 confirmed builders on the Triplane build for Dayton 2014.
This will fill Glenns avalibility for the short kit. Two other Fokker projects are being built but wish to remain private. So there are no more 1/2 scale Fokker cowls left. As soon as Glenn gets the parts from the metal cutter and the ribs and hinges done we will start on the build. Looking at September to start. All aspects of this build will be posted on this thread.
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Don't forget Rhinebeck !!!!
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Have you guys looked over here for any accsories, http://vogelsang-aeroscale.com/ Looks like they like them big too. May I ask what the projected flying weight will be??
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:03 PM
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70 to 100 lbs. depending on covering and scale detailing.
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Looking forward to the build reports Tom, I think it will be very interesting in materials and techniques used. 1/2 scale is definitely Too big for me but who knows what the future brings
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Glenn's metal cutter has slowed down the finishing of this build. Was hoping to have the oppurtunity to fly at Rhinebeck, this Sept. May make it without all the finishing touches.
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Looking great so far.Your enegine fills the cowl pretty good.I was thinking it may look small in there.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:50 AM
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Looking great, I hope to see you at Rhinebeck also.
Yes tell me about it, This build has been put on hold for waiting for parts from Glenn also. But hopefully in september we will be going strong. Only time will tell.
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