Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Scale Aircraft
Reload this Page >

Siemens Schuckart D1 Maiden Flight

Notices
RC Scale Aircraft Discuss rc scale aircraft here (for giant scale see category above)

Siemens Schuckart D1 Maiden Flight

Old 08-30-2005, 10:23 PM
  #1  
Lucky Dog
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Lucky Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 876
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Siemens Schuckart D1 Maiden Flight

It flies!
After much last minute (more like 5 hours) tweaking. Billy Thompson flew my 1/4 scale Siemens Schuckart D1 on it's maiden flight Sunday. Prior to the second flight, we found that a rudder hinges had become loose, and called it a day. Yes, I chickend out and didn't feel comfortable making the first flight myself. This was the first time I'd ever built anything like this. Plus, Bill has built and flown two of these (as Nieuport 17s) and I felt he'd be more likely to save the plane if there was real problem. I also wanted his assessment of power and flight behavior of mine compared to his.

Billy's assessment was that it may be a little underpowered (Ryobi 31cc that wasn't delivering the RPMs it had the day before), but otherwise flew great!

A few other small issues need to be resolved and, hopefully, I'll get some stick time in this holiday weekend.

There are still a number of detail issues to address. Install the gun, add the "spyder" framework to cowl, spinner, pilot, etc.

The last picture is the line up Sunday of my SSWD1, Art Shelton's captured Nieuport 17 and Billy Thompson's Italian 17. All from kits cuts from Scratch-A-Plans. [link=http://www.bealmear.com/dawn_patrol/nieuport_17.htm]Nieuport Project page.[/link]

Many thanks to Art Shelton, Steve Percifield and (of course) Billy for their help. And to Rhonda Shelton for getting some great pictures. And the biggest thanks goes to my very patient wife Kathy, for her patience with me as maiden flight time grew near. I am a "Lucky Dog!"
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Rp44223.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	20.8 KB
ID:	317813   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lg16655.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	6.7 KB
ID:	317814   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rw57095.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	6.3 KB
ID:	317815   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pi16854.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	20.5 KB
ID:	317816   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ny26637.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	18.0 KB
ID:	317817  
Old 08-30-2005, 10:31 PM
  #2  
Kmot
My Feedback: (24)
 
Kmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northridge, CA
Posts: 10,957
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Default RE: Siemens Schuckart D1 Maiden Flight

Beautiful!! [sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 08-30-2005, 10:55 PM
  #3  
abufletcher
 
abufletcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Zentsuji, JAPAN
Posts: 15,019
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default RE: Siemens Schuckart D1 Maiden Flight

Congratulations on a successful maiden, Mike! It's great to see these flying as it gives me a bit of hope for my own N.11 and N.17. Unfortunately, I'll have to maiden mine myself because my radio is set up for mode 2 while everyone in my Japanese club are mode 1. [&o]

PS. Oh, how I envy you folks with grass fields!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.