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  • #21
    Coming along very nicely!

    The D-VIII is such an iconic WWI bird. I still miss my 1/3 scale. Rumor has it that BUSA may be coming out with a 1/3 scale D-VIII kit. Just might have to build a new one.


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    • #22
      Nice looking plane. Looking forward to getting mine finished and flying.

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      • #23
        Getting closer!
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        Hopefully I will get it ready for the maiden flight soon

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        • #24
          It is 95% ready just waiting on graphics from Callie and a few more things to do on it.. I checked the balance on it and I just need to add a little nose weight, got the radio system working. Just have to wait on the weather now its too cold and windy here.
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          • #25
            Lookin' Good! Needs a pair of Spanduas under the wing though

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            • #26
              Originally posted by Mad Baron View Post
              It is 95% ready just waiting on graphics from Callie and a few more things to do on it.. I checked the balance on it and I just need to add a little nose weight, got the radio system working. Just have to wait on the weather now its too cold and windy here
              MB, Beautiful model and ditto on adding Spandau's Maxim LMG-08 gun, but was there one or two? Matters not...Bravo Zulu, Sir. Best, LB
              Captain: Got any ideas?
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              — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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              • #27
                I have 2 Spandau gun kits that I have to assemble and install
                That is one of the items I have to complete on it.

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                • #28
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                  I have the Spandau guns installed and the graphics applied. Just got to wait for a decent weather day for the maiden! I have to clean up the aileron wires yet.
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                  • #29
                    Looks great! Good luck with the maiden.

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                    • #30
                      Here is some pics outside in the sun. I shouldn't have any problems seeing this one in flight.
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                      • #31
                        A year of work shot

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                        • #32
                          Mad Baron This doesn't sound good.

                          Does it look anything like this? You may remember my 1/3 scale D8. I feel your pain brother

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                          • #33
                            Never got a chance to fly it. The plane is too tail heavy. I hung 6oz on the prop and it just barely was level. I feel that it would need 6-7oz of nose weight and that will add a lot of stress on the landing gear and the wing struts. It hurts to look at your plane I always hate when I plow one into the ground.

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                            • #34
                              Mad Baron I know that seems like a lot of weight, but for this, and similar, airframes, it's not bad. A pound or more is normal for WWI birds at 1/4 scale. My 1/3 scale was flying with 7.5lbs of lead in the nose. Add what's needed and enjoy it. It's too nice a bird to be a hangar queen.

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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by Mad Baron View Post
                                A year of work shot

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                                • #36
                                  Here is the problem...you need a bigger heavier motor. Will the 26 fly it....maybe. But a 35-45 would do so much better. Six ounces of weight on a plane this size is nothing. I added about 2 pounds to the nose of my BUSA 1/4 scale SPAD.

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                                  • #37
                                    I do have a Zenoa engine but it has the same weight as the NGH engine that I have in it. I moved the plane to the back burner for now. Have some other things come up that are a little more important.

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                                    • #38
                                      I finally got my DVIII balanced and ready for the maiden flight. I took off the NGH engine and installed my Zenoah 26 engine. The Zenoah was 2lbs heaver than the NGH engine. I still had to add 30oz of weight to it, it took a quite of more nose weight than I thought it needed. Looking forward to the first flight!
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