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  • DVIII

    Finally got my Christmas present today a little late. It is a Balsa USA Fokker DVIII. Looking forward to the build of this plane!
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    Looks like a very nice flying plane. Have you decided on a power plant yet. Gas or electric?

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    • #3
      I'm going with a gas power probably a DLE engine.

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      • #4
        Got my attention - I’ll be watching this one for sure.

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        • #5
          I got the major assemblies of the wing assembled. I got some more trimming before I can join the wings to the center section of the wing. The wingspan is just shy of 8' and I used up one bottle of CA glue on the wing so far. Had to order some more CA from MRC today and ordered a new Zenoah G26 to power this beast.
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          • #6
            Got the engine I using to power this DVIII yesterday! Its a Zenoah G26.

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            • #7
              I must have missed it, is this 1/4 scale, n ? The Zenoah G26 has a good kick for its size. Should be a sweetheart in your DVIII!
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              • #8
                It is 1/4 scale.

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                • #9
                  Got the wing 90% finished I'm 5' 9" tall and this wing is just shy of 8'. I know its not a biplane but it did serve in WW1. I get to start building the fuselage next!
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                  • #10
                    8' wing! 1/4 scale is such a great size for aircraft from this period. 'Eager to see how the fuselage construction progresses!
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                    Live chat with me and other RC Nuts on my Discord

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                    • #11
                      Got the fuselage framed up last Saturday.
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                      • #12
                        Got the wing struts attached and ready for soldering, assembled the landing gear, sub wing & hatch covers. Its moving slow and steady, hopefully will ready for its maiden by late summer!
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                        • #13
                          This is 2020😙

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                          • #14
                            Finally have the wing mounted to the front struts it was a bit of a fight but I got it!
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                            • #15
                              I got the wing mounted up today the two extra struts really tightened up the wing
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                              • #16
                                Getting closer to the finish of my DVIII! I had to take over the dining room table because it wouldn't fit on my workbench
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                                • #17
                                  Here is a pic of my pilot checking out the progress of the plane.
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                                  • #18
                                    Mad Baron Looks Great!

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                                    • #19
                                      Thanks! I'm working on the covering right now I hope to get it finished soon. Life events put it on hold for awhile.

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