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Old 02-08-2009, 06:37 PM
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Default Half Scale Fokker DVI

Paul Westrich and Barry Vogel from the Ohio Dawn Patrol just decided that 1/3 scale wasnt big enough.... so we are trying 1/2 scale to see if that "scratches our itch". Glenn Torrance has supplied us with the plans and parts for the build. We do not plan to do a full build thread, but we will definitely keep you updated on our progress. Our goal is to have it ready for the 2nd annual Ohio Dawn Patrol, July 18th and 19th. Today was our first build day...and this is our progress....
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:38 AM
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You guys didn't waste any time on this. Looks really good. For 1/2 scale it is large but not as large as you would think. - Glenn
Old 02-09-2009, 09:54 PM
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Default RE: Half Scale Fokker DVI

And I can say that I actually know these guys!
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:47 PM
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I heard that Randy......but do you really want to make that kind of acknowledgement in an open forum?

Cheers,
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:45 PM
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Randy always wanted to run with the wrong crowd.
Old 02-10-2009, 03:00 PM
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I'll come clean also, I know them toooo............

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Old 02-10-2009, 06:31 PM
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Barry....are you actually going to let Paul do some of the building?

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Hey Guys,
Wow I'm actually surprised to see you all acknowledged knowing us. As soon as Paul puts the chainsaw and axe away he's good to go.

Barry
Old 02-10-2009, 09:41 PM
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Hey.....Arty Farty..............I got mass skills!............Just because I ate the wood glue that ONE time,no one ever really gave me a second chance! GEEEZZZ![:@]
Old 02-15-2009, 08:13 PM
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Ok, we just got through week two. Here is our progress.

The picture with the body only is 12 pounds (will try to update you as the weight increases)

The picture with the body, subwing frame and the wheels weighs 16 pounds.

Subwing- We added two 1/2 inch carbon fiber tubes for strength

Axle is a 3/8" titanium rod

The wheels are two 16" bicycle tires from my neighbor's bike

The stab permeter frame is 1/2" carbon fiber

The elevators are piece laminations - just like the rudder
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:25 PM
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Half Scale DVI will be powered by a DA150 with a 32x12 prop

Elevator will use 2 JR 8711s servos (approximately 840 in. oz. torque)

Rudder will use two Futaba 5050 quarter scale servos (approximately 525 in. oz of torque)

Ailerons will use two JR 8611s servos (at approximately 660 in. oz of torque)

Throttle will use Futaba 3151 digital servo

Four 4200 milliamp battery packs

Electronic kill switch and power expander - made by 42% Aircraft

Four switches and a lot of extensions... made by Bad Brad Graphics

Will have a full smoke system installed


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Old 02-16-2009, 12:37 AM
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Default RE: Half Scale Fokker DVI

Paul, I cant wait to see this in person. Im planning on attending and I will be bringing my 1/3 GTm D6. More Pics please cant wait to see her when shes completed!
Glen B.
Old 02-16-2009, 09:13 AM
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Glen I hope you make it to ODP 09.......Are you coming from California?...That travel distance is going to be impressive as my plane! Do you have any pics of your plane? We will keep you updated........keep watching....................... Paul and Barry
Old 02-18-2009, 07:26 AM
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Can I have your old planes since you will need lots of room for your next build????
Mike
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Can I have your old planes since you will need lots of room for your next build????
Mike
Thanks for your offer, Mike............but I still have plenty of room left in my 40'x40' workshop
Hope to see you at some of the Dawn Patrols this year.
Paul
Old 02-18-2009, 07:49 PM
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ORIGINAL: flyingrazor

You guys didn't waste any time on this. Looks really good. For 1/2 scale it is large but not as large as you would think. - Glenn

i agree. it looks to small. any chance to do a 3/4 scale?[X(][sm=tongue_smile.gif]
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Wait till your "neighbor" finds out his kid's bike is missing! Super project, do you have any all up weight projection?..........John
Old 02-21-2009, 06:17 PM
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Default RE: Half Scale Fokker DVI

Very cool. Looks great so far. So what paint scheme? The problem as always is the losenge! Are you going to tackle that and if so how?
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Hey guys,
Well we're moving forward and expecting to put a full day in tomorrow, and you guessed it, Pauls been avoiding the neighbor kid like the the taxman. Thus far we're guessing the final weight to be in the 60's. The colors are going to be a painted DVI, the green and mauve one with the letter A on the top wing. We would have really liked to do the lozenge, however in 1/2 scale we would have to paint the whole shoot'n match. We'll be posting progress photo's for this week prob. tomorrow night or Mon. Have a great day.

Barry
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Hey Dave,
Never say never.
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ORIGINAL: caribefoto

Wait till your "neighbor" finds out his kid's bike is missing! Super project, do you have any all up weight projection?..........John
The bike isnt missing...its just up on blocks!!!
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Heres some pis with the DA 150 installed with the cowling and without............(keep in mind we still have to cut the lower part of the cowl yet)
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Heres some pics of the sub wing and the wheels
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Heres some pics of the tail, seat,back side of the cowling cheeks to see the fit...
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:57 PM
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Come on guys whats up? Any progress? I was wondreing what you plan to use for rivets on the cowl?
Tom

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