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DR1 Tri Plane Build

moke

Active member
#4
day 3 or so. Some warned me that this was a little more of a challenge to build and fly. I agree. My first was Scout. That was easy. Second was P40, little more work but easy. This DR1 has three wings, and a lot of parts that need to align perfectly. It has taken more attention to detail than previous two I have built. Looking forward to Maiden..., Friday maybe
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moke

Active member
#5
day 3 or so. Some warned me that this was a little more of a challenge to build and fly. I agree. My first was Scout. That was easy. Second was P40, little more work but easy. This DR1 has three wings, and a lot of parts that need to align perfectly. It has taken more attention to detail than previous two I have built. Looking forward to Maiden..., Friday maybe
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I do need to learn how to air brush. 'winging it', doesn't end up looking great.
 

moke

Active member
#8
beautiful morning for flying in Washougal Washington with Fern Prairie Flyers. First flight on DR1 was uneventful. Slow for sure. And pretty 'sensitive'. This will make a good park flyer for me.

My P40 remains awesone. Solid, and very aerobatic. Still trying to figure out a solution for the prop spinner though.


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Vimana89

Well-known member
#11
I see DR1, I hit like(especially the FT mini). This is my go-to casual park flyer/slow flyer/stick masher...and...even high alpha plane. That's right, the DR1 is actually a beast at high alpha, right up there with the Nutball and Flyer. To me, this is the one 3ch RET plane I've found doesn't get boring.
 

synjin

Active member
#13
Nice! I just maidened my second SE5 today. The first one looked so nice but was fatally tail heavy. It flew about 10 seconds before it died...horribly. Once I got the new one trimmed out it kited around the field nicely.

I may have to do another DR-1 and make sure it is as light in the tail as possible. My first one looked good, but to get it to fly I had to lengthen the nose by an inch. It loses a bit of its charm.