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    Hey folks, I am seeing that boys at Balsa USA...

    Hey folks, I am seeing that boys at Balsa USA have released their Camel. Sells for $289. Looks like might need to visit the Balsa USA trailer at Rhinebeck this year! Here's the link.
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    Well, I started with the horizontal stab,...

    Well, I started with the horizontal stab, elevator and rudder - made mistakes - redo - make a few more - redo those. Took a couple hours. Then the following week, I got my system down and I was...
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    Granpooba, I stumbled across this page when...

    Granpooba, I stumbled across this page when asking the same question. I used Crochet thread from Walmart and picked up the carpet tape at Lowes. Only real tip I can give is it works best when you...
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    Fokker Dr1 Build

    Nearing completion on my build on 1/4 scale triplane. Just got the streaked effect painted. The tripe was covered in natural Solartex. Then a base coat was a computer match of Behr paint in the...
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    Hi, I'd like to join the BUSAB. Can I have a...

    Hi, I'd like to join the BUSAB. Can I have a number please? Currently, I am working on a Fokker Dr1. Should be done by June? Also flying a N11 and a Morane Saulnier Type G (90 size E3) Also have...
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    Granpooba, the Eindecker is a wonderful model. ...

    Granpooba, the Eindecker is a wonderful model. Its really a sport model that looks like an Eindecker. Built lightly, its a floater and the either Saito would be more than enough. I add scale...
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    OK, its now March, almost April. Anyone know the...

    OK, its now March, almost April. Anyone know the latest regarding the release of the Sopwith Camel from Balsa USA? I figure they must be building Albatross kits day and night just to keep up with...
  8. Zenoah G38 Engine and the BUSA Fokker D.VII

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    I am anticipating beginning building a 1/4 scale Fokker D.VII later this year. I have a stump pulling G38 planned as the power-plant of choice for it and I have just been scratching my...
  9. ARUP and RCRC are correct. Precession or...

    ARUP and RCRC are correct. Precession or p-factor is a gyroscopic effect caused by the spinning of the propeller. This gyroscopic effect on the airframe causes the aircraft to want to turn to the...
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    I would agree with everything said - the D7 is...

    I would agree with everything said - the D7 is probably the best flying model of the bunch. I like them all, actually! But with a US41 there's one thing to be aware of, the mounting position of the...
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    Spoke to Dave Lewis at the Mid-Hudson Flying at...

    Spoke to Dave Lewis at the Mid-Hudson Flying at the Rhinebeck Aerodrome about the Camel's release. I had hoped to pick one up there but Dave speculated the turn of the year, maybe February. So I...
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    Jon, If the fuse sides and tail feathers are...

    Jon, If the fuse sides and tail feathers are built up from sheet balsa, it may be a scratch built from a set of RCM plans designed by Henry Haffke. He made a 40 size D8 back in the 70s-80s about...
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    Cool! Thanks for the taking the pictures!. I...

    Cool! Thanks for the taking the pictures!. I was wondering how it came out. The last images were it still in the bones. Dave give any other details on it? Looks like it will be a straight...
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    RE: Handwriting on the wall?

    Interesting discussion. But it got me thinking. I think there's a bigger concern than the demise of glow fueled engines. Its about the hobby in general. On the whole I feel its in a slow death...
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    RE: Who is the manufacturer of this cub???

    Sorry to hear about the Cub. Looks to be built from a Balsa USA kit. The Balsa USA model's wings was attach like your Cub's do/did. The Sig Cub's wing are bolted together first, then attached to...
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    RE: ECOMRC Fokker D-VII wing incidence

    Jim,
    Based on the BUSA Fokker aircraft I've built, they normally had the sub wing set at 0˚ incidence. Just curious about power choices for this airplane. Its identical to the 1/4 scale N11 in...
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    Airplane for a Brison 2.4

    I have a dilemma. I have a Brison 2.4 but no aircraft for it. With offerings in the 30cc and 50cc class aircraft, the 40cc class has gotten lost in the mix. So I thought I would put it out the...
  18. 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: 1/3 Scale 1913 Eastbourne Monoplane

    Greg, Thanks for the info. Ironically, I recently drew my own 1/3 scale plans for the Eastbourne and was debating on which engine to use. I was contemplating the RCS VT50 four stroke up front. ...
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    RE: 1/3 Scale 1913 Eastbourne Monoplane

    Greg, Would you happen to know what size gas engine was in the Eastbourne prior to your conversion? Regards, Jerry
  21. RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe I should let Dave borrow my Effinger 1/4 scale Camel plans and move things along!
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    Rumpler!
  23. RE: NEW BUSA 1/3rd Scale Fokker Triplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I recall chatting with Dave Lewis at Rhinebeck a couple years ago, he was toying with the idea of doing a 1/2 scale N-11. Maybe that's next on his to-do list!
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    RE: Warbirds over Delaware 2011

    I was there on Saturday. Great day! Beyond the all the heavy metal, the WW1 flyers were also well represented. They got 22 WW1 birds up in the sky at once. The photo is of Glenn Torrence helping...
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    DLE 20 idle too fast

    Hello, been flying a Dragonlady for a few weeks now. Runs fantastic. Lots of power. But I have been having a problem with the idle running too fast. We would get it set and the idle would be fine...
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