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Old 06-22-2016, 01:34 PM
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Default Let's see these kits in the bones.

Does anyone get questions about what has to be built when buying a box of wood?Let's show a few kits built up to the bones to show them. This example is a Sig 1/4 scale cub.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:53 PM
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Excellent job. Building is everything. I have built both the Sig and Balsa USA 1/4 scale Cubs.
Old 06-22-2016, 05:11 PM
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Which engine made a better fit to the 1/4 scale cub? Did you make either with clipped wings?
Old 06-22-2016, 06:12 PM
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Balsa USA Der Jager biplane, World Engines Robinhood 99, Bud Nosen 1/4 sc Citabria (bush plane set up though), Goldberg Cub

will see if can dig up some others from back in the day of 35mm.

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Old 06-22-2016, 07:41 PM
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not your current kits but still out there in the great internet market. Goldberg Ultimate Biplane, 1/3 sc Pixie Pober (forgot kit maker), 1/4 sc Jack Strickland Super Stearman
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:43 PM
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ACE 1/4sc Taylorcraft (not fresh bones), NorthEast Aerodynamics Twinair 20, Dave Platt Waco 1/6 (before PICA bought)

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Old 06-22-2016, 07:49 PM
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Last one I found for now. yep another oldie. ACE Seamaster 40

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Old 06-23-2016, 08:16 AM
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Love the biplanes. I enjoyed the lines of the Great Planes Spitfire 40
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:07 PM
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I build and fly WW I 1/4 scale war birds. I build Balsa USA kits, 2 Fokker D-VIIs, Spad XIII, and the Sopwith Pup. My current build is the 1/4 Scale Fokker DR 1 Tri-plane. All of these can be scale detailed to produce a beautiful flying airplane. Here they are in the BONES and finished.

Fokker D-VII










Spad XIII






Sopwith Pup








All of these airplanes are a joy to fly.

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Old 06-23-2016, 02:20 PM
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Oustanding ww1 examples. Thank you for posting. Excellent work.
Old 06-23-2016, 04:47 PM
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Sig Hog Bipe with custom cowl ready to cover.
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:55 PM
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I liked the OS FS 120. Don't know is it's still available in that displacement. Saito may have a four stroke twin that would work.
Old 06-23-2016, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Navy18 View Post
Which engine made a better fit to the 1/4 scale cub? Did you make either with clipped wings?
OS FT160 is a perfect match for the 1/4 scale cubs and sounds better in it than just about any other engine.
Old 06-23-2016, 07:08 PM
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1/4 scale dh-60 moth, scratch built from blown up aerodrome model plans
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:01 AM
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These are just a couple of my in the bones scratch builds over the years, all without plans or drawings, but I do layout and cut out all the parts by hand making a kit as I go.





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Old 06-24-2016, 05:28 AM
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very impressive, aside from size, super clean building, nice work
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Sig Somethin' Extra:



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Old 06-24-2016, 10:17 AM
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One of the best models I've enjoyed putting around the field; a Dynaflight Butterfly:
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:28 PM
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Default Balsa 1/4 J3 to super cub

Going from a J3 to a super cub has its challenges, taking it to a scale replica only adds to it. When it's done it will have everything on it the real plane does including a finished cockpit/cabin. Plane at this post is ready to paint but it's bare bones time but I will post some of the finer details to show where my build is going.

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Originally Posted by jwrich View Post
I build and fly WW I 1/4 scale war birds. I build Balsa USA kits, 2 Fokker D-VIIs, Spad XIII, and the Sopwith Pup. My current build is the 1/4 Scale Fokker DR 1 Tri-plane. All of these can be scale detailed to produce a beautiful flying airplane. Here they are in the BONES and finished.


Spad XIII





All of these airplanes are a joy to fly.

Rich
That is the exact plane I hope someday to build, the 1/4 scale Balsa USA Spad XIII. The Sopwith Camel may be more famous, thanks to Snoopy, but I feel the Spad was the better plane. Thanks for posting those!
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Flyboy, I just like the looks of this airplane, it has great lines. I am still in the learning curve in flying it. Everyone I spoke with who built and flys this airplane says it is a great flyer. Many say it flys as well as the Fokker D VII. However, the 1/4 scale Balsa USA Fokker D-VII is the best flying model I have had in the 30+ years of flying RC airplanes.

Rich
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I may have one of my 1/3 scale Balsa USA DRI in the bones. Great flying aircraft.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:18 PM
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If I can remember, I will put some pics of my current build in this thread. It's nothing as involved or detailed as the other fantastic kits that have been posted by you guys. It's just a 50cc AMR High Wing Stick. I do LOVE the BUSA WW1 planes in the pics. I want to build the D7 one day myself. Then, if I win the lottery, I want to build the big Albatross. . . . . . . LOL

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