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Early Aces Pack

#1
Early Aces Package

I was wondering, if it was possible honoring the first aces of the Great War in building their planes.
This could be the Fokker E-III, Nieuport 11 and D.H. 2.
The Fokker looked easy, the Nieuport 11 more demanding and the D.H. 2 quite challenging.

I liked to get them in the 2826 1200 KV 3 Cell 1300 mAh class, simple T9g servos 4 channel radio. If all works well, I will draw the plans and show the build.

First I browsed the plans at outerzone.co.uk to get an idea of the proportions and here I can present the first of the three, the Fokker E-III or the FB Eindecker:

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This picture was made after an uneventful first flight. Some decoration is still missing. Weight is 730 gr. The wheels should be 70 mm instead of 50 mm, but I could only find expencive Williams wheels in 70 mm. The landing gear is a really complicated bend, but works surprisingly fine. Maybee I find a simple solution. Gun and siluette pilot will be added soon.

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My foamboard is a bit heavier as Fitetestfoam. To counter this, I used this heavier motor, which works fine with a 9 x 3.8 prop.

More to come
 
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#5
The first of the three is now finished.

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You can choose, whether Immelmann or Boelke is sitting behind the controls, aiming over the single Spandau MG.

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Now to French ....
 
#9
FB Baby

The next plane is now waiting for testflight. It resembles a Nieuport 11. If it flys well, I will do it in early Italian markings, very colorful and no roundels.

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Weight is 736 gr and the CG looks promising.

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I hope it stops raining at the weekend
 

SP0NZ

FT CAD Gremlin
Mentor
#10
The next plane is now waiting for testflight. It resembles a Nieuport 11. If it flys well, I will do it in early Italian markings, very colorful and no roundels.
Wow! Love the Nieuport. Great work capturing the look. I'd say you nailed it.
 

mrwhiskers

Ludicrous speed, GO!
#15
if you accept suggestions, i have one. a very uncommon ww1 plane called the Caudron G.3. This plane could be made with a dtfb fuselage nacelle and you could use balsa stock or dowels to make the tail booms.
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#16
Sorry Mrwhiskers,

if you find the name of a pilot who became an ace in this machine, I promise I will do one.

Let me fly the De Havilland D.H. 2 first. This is already a nightmare of struts.

BTW here is a video of the FB Eindecker flying:


And the FB Baby had it's successful maiden flight

Thank's for whatching
 
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#20
FB Baby in flight


At first I had my trimms wrong but sorted it out soon. As you can see, the FB Baby is not very floaty.
 
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