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Old 08-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #2090
Wise guy, eh?
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I'll have to dig around, I'm sure I saw somebody with a DR1 micro rtf somewhere.

WWI, WWII, any scale model is a PITA, it just varies depending on the generation. WWI you're concentrating on cockpit, engine, guns, all the exposed stuff, WWII it's cockpit, landing gear details, surface details on the airplane. Always something.
I saw this monster as a plastic model kit and got one of my fellow club members interested in building it. He's drawn plans in 1/5 scale, I believe, which works out to about 100" wingspan or so. I joking talked about doing it in 1/3 scale but that's about 163", not undoable, but a little challenging for a beginning builder. 1/4 puts it around the 120" or so range, not too bad, but it's an unproven model and as far as I know has never flown as R/C. Should be a decent flier...

And just for S&G, here are a couple pics from our club's Dawn Patrol last year. Great turnout, great weather... plus a great venue. Yes that is a real JU-52 in the background...

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