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Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« on: November 01, 2019, 04:52:10 AM »
Hi all I bought this kit with money I got for my birthday, I've only ever built one balsa aircraft kit when I was still a lad in my teens (ahh how well I remember

the smell of dope and the lovely twist in the wing where I over zealously applied the dope to the tissue (think that's why it always seemed to crash land ) .

Well the kit arrived and it is an impressive kit.

The balsa and ply look to be good quality and the laser cutting is also very good.



There is a lot of balsa too.



I've no idea what the carbon rod is for (or a lot of the other stuff for that matter)

This is the instructions that come with the kit





That's it, no written instructions, nothing about how the fuselage goes together(there are hundreds of parts) since this is supposed to be an rc plane I'm assuming it's meant for experienced builders (of which I'm not) I dont intend to rc it I intend to build it with no skin on it and am going to stain the framework with red wood stain ( that's always assuming I can figure out how to assemble it)

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 02:26:13 AM »
This series of videos might help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwj1Ot7TejY - the rest of the series should follow up as links
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 03:37:07 PM »
Suggestion:
If you haven't started yet, get those balsa sheets scanned. Then you have templates, in case you break a delicate balsa part at some point.

I remember building a P-51 shaped object out of an older style kit: no cutting, the parts were just printed on the balsa. It took a bit of patience to just get the parts ready for building.

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 03:49:29 PM »
Looking at all them wood parts.  See so much waiting and wanting to go wrong if I was building.  Wishing you a successful build.

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 02:26:36 AM »
Hi all well thanks to Ron I have some pdf instructions.

I thought I'd made my first error I was going to stain all the wood before gluing it all together as I thought the glue would stop the stain and wouldn't then look so good.

I started with the sides of the fuselage, as I was painting it on the balsa started to curve, i wasn't too worried as i thought when i do the other side as it dries it would straighten up again but it seemed as though it wouldn't so i started gluing some bits together hoping when i come to attaching the sides i could straighten them up then.

Luckily they leveled out by themselves, unluckily the glue does affect the stain. Not sure if it shows on the pics but anyway once the other side is on I dont think it will notice, so I've spent the rest of the afternoon staining all the rest of the parts for the fuselage.







It's going to be a fair size when done (at least as a static display model anyway)

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 03:30:49 AM »
Hi all more progress, once you've figured out how things go together the fit is great (even with the pdf files it's still confusing) I think the model has been updated since the pdf instructions as the numbers are different and a lot of the parts dont look like the pdf says they should, anyhow here's more progress pics.






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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 04:37:21 AM »
Hi all more progress, some of the parts bare no resemblance to what the instructions say they should look like, it makes things very confusing.
Not sure what I'm going to do with the engine painting wise.





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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 04:48:43 AM »
Hi all more progress on this, I'm really enjoying this, I'm considering adding the serves and control cables just to add more interest to the finished plane.









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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 07:56:11 AM »
You be a wood building expert.  :smiley:     Way better than my effort would be.


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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2019, 09:57:24 AM »
Looks like you found the purpose for the carbon-fibre rods, then. ;) :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2019, 04:38:26 AM »
Thanks guys.
Hi all more progress on this




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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 05:04:30 AM »
 Well got the upper wing structure done (shes going to be a fair size)





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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 04:59:02 AM »
Got some work done on the middle wing




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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2019, 06:32:22 PM »
She keeps on movin'! :D ;)
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2019, 05:06:30 AM »
Nice build! Do the engine cylinders go all the way around, or just the ones visible under the cowling?

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2019, 04:11:52 AM »
Just the ones visible
First 2 wings complete and a mockup of them on the plane (this thing will be huge)




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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2019, 01:48:51 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2019, 05:00:39 AM »
Hi all, more progress it's a good kit as regards fit the instructions on the other hand.






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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2019, 10:32:05 AM »
The instructions probably assume (& we know what that means! ;)) a certain level of expertise of someone attempting a model of this level of complexity. ::)
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2019, 01:22:24 AM »
Sitting on the Cutty Sark hull like that almost makes it look like a float plane version... ;)
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2019, 04:42:21 AM »
Wish I'd put it the right way round would have looked more realistic that way.






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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2019, 05:41:01 AM »
It's nice to see this one proceeding so well.

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2020, 01:16:58 AM »
Hi all well I'm calling this done, I intended to leave the woodwork showing and obviously never intend to fly it so i see no point in buying a prop for it.

Now it's done I have no idea what I'm going to do with it as it is huge so it will probably end its days in the shed hanging from the roof.











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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2020, 05:22:12 PM »
Nicely done! :D

I'd still get a prop for it, just for display purposes. :smiley:
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