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Offline Andy Hoffer

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2021, 06:21:24 PM »
Hey Guy. Have you tried applying a good spray of windex and then clamping it in the opposite direction of the twist. I have successful done that with balsa, might work on ply.

Hey @GuyOReilly

If nothing else @octagon 's suggestion will result in a nice clean windsceen on your DR-1!   ;D

Andy

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2021, 02:55:14 PM »
Hi Guy,

Here is the translation of the two Chinese instructions of the DR-1

1) Break the aluminum strip at the midsection and bend them.

2) Adjust both sides wing using the two aluminum strips.

Regards.

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2021, 05:33:50 PM »
This is starting to look like a DR-1...
Thank you @Manny for the translation, I hope it was not too much trouble.
The instructions are essentially non-existent; what a pity, such a nice kit. 
It would be a FANTASTIC kit with any degree of information, such as part count and identification and instruction or construction sequence.
@octagon  in the end I decided not to use the Windex method as I was afraid it would delaminate the plywood.
I will live with the twist...  :-[
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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2021, 06:24:01 PM »
This is starting to look like a DR-1...
Thank you @Manny for the translation, I hope it was not too much trouble.
The instructions are essentially non-existent; what a pity, such a nice kit. 
It would be a FANTASTIC kit with any degree of information, such as part count and identification and instruction or construction sequence.
@octagon  in the end I decided not to use the Windex method as I was afraid it would delaminate the plywood.
I will live with the twist...  :-[

Go @GuyOReilly Go !!!  ;D

(Second video comes with explicit twist instructions, just in case the first video does not provide sufficient guidance.  Failing that, call @Frank v B - he has some really wicked aerial manoeuvres on an extension ladder he can show you!!)

Andy









« Last Edit: April 11, 2021, 06:36:04 PM by Andy Hoffer »

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2021, 06:28:27 PM »
May I introduce Baron von Spinz, DR-1 pilot extraordinaire!!!

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2021, 07:02:01 PM »
Yah, zass iss goot @GuyOReilly !  Ze Baron vill be takken ze goot care oof der flugenplane!!   ;D

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2021, 08:24:05 PM »
Yah, zass iss goot @GuyOReilly !  Ze Baron vill be takken ze goot care oof der flugenplane!!   ;D

Andy
By the way, @Andy Hoffer the Baron knows the twist from the very informative youtube videos you so graciously shared.

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2021, 09:59:13 PM »
Hi @GuyOReilly ,

The "Twist" will definitely help the Baron master his aerobatic manoeuvres!  8)

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2021, 06:56:28 PM »
New wood propeller installed.   ;)

But seriously, just a wood dowel holding the motor mount firmly in place while the epoxy is drying.
A bit of built-in down thrust for good measure.

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2021, 08:56:42 PM »
Great clamping technique @GuyOReilly !  Very elegant solution.

Andy

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2021, 09:09:06 PM »
Great clamping technique @GuyOReilly !  Very elegant solution.

Andy

Thank you @Andy Hoffer .
There is another dowel inside holding the other end of the rope, then a couple of "twists" and all is tight.
There might be some epoxy that seeped onto the rope, making part of it a permanent fixture.

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2021, 03:10:49 PM »
I decided not to use the supplied flat aluminium bar for wing strut construction. 
Instead an airfoil shaped aluminium tube will be used. 
More stylish, me thinks.  ;D

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2021, 03:17:01 PM »
I decided not to use the supplied flat aluminium bar for wing strut construction. 
Instead an airfoil shaped aluminium tube will be used. 
More stylish, me thinks.  ;D

Panache est tout @GuyOReilly !   ;D
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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2021, 09:42:30 PM »
Cabane struts done, it was much easier than I ever feared.
Next, servo installation and pushrods forming.

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Re: DR-1 from Free Sky
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2021, 07:54:28 AM »
I can almost see the Red Baron now!  8)

Andy