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Flair DR1 tail plane wood size

Wood size for tail and elevators

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bert baker29/10/2018 17:52:59
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Hi I have a damaged Flair Fokker DR1 coming my way. The bigger one of the Flair Triplanes

Just wondering if I can get a head start and cut some wood strips from sheet,

So dose anyone know the Tail plane and elevator wood sizes

Bert

bert baker29/10/2018 17:53:36
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A pic of the plan section would be handy for reference

Don Fry29/10/2018 19:01:00
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It's a flat plate, made from 3/8 inch of various widths. Medium to soft, and medium needed, but medium only would do. No longer have the plan, gave it away to a lost soul without one.

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Edited By Don Fry on 29/10/2018 19:02:32

Don Fry29/10/2018 19:05:35
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By the way, David Mellor has a thread running on a Majestic Magor. His idea of laminating sheets to make stiff light stripwood, would serve you well.

bert baker05/11/2018 09:24:44
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Made a good start to the repair.929cad61-f93d-459d-8322-942b5b503c2b.jpeg

bert baker05/11/2018 09:26:08
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bert baker05/11/2018 09:27:25
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bert baker05/11/2018 09:29:31
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Duno why, but the Fuz sides have been play sheeted,

Thought had crossed my mind it may not be a Flair kit,,

Having searched the Internet come to conclusion it must be a Flair Fokker

Robert Welford05/11/2018 10:08:48
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Bert, as you probably know Balsa USA kit a 1/4 scale DR1.

stu knowles05/11/2018 16:41:40
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If it's not too late, double up on the hinge spar especially the centre half of the length. The elevators can be prone to flutter but even with general handling and wear the hinge spar will fracture just outboard of the fus sides.

I would also incorporate a rigid brace on the underside and possibly a wire trace brace over the top

bert baker05/11/2018 17:45:28
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no not to late, I have put a bit of extra balsa bits in that area, perhaps I need to do a bit more,a bit further up at the square cross brace

bert baker06/11/2018 09:28:07
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bert baker06/11/2018 09:28:36
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bert baker07/11/2018 17:40:20
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bert baker07/11/2018 17:41:58
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bert baker08/11/2018 20:48:36
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Has anyone one got a piece of white solartex around about a foot square i could have.

Don Fry08/11/2018 21:43:49
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I've got an offcut a bit bigger than that. But it's in France. So if there are no nearer donators, I can do. PM me if there is no other takers in 24 hours.

bert baker20/11/2018 10:51:11
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Hi Don many thanks for the Solartex,,,

It arrived safely today,

Don Fry20/11/2018 11:13:34
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You are welcome.

bert baker23/11/2018 01:23:16
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ad51b3c3-720a-48ad-9f43-053ae692e112.jpegWith the kind donation from Don I completed the covering on the tail,, gave it a bit of weather just to knock the newness off it.

Quite pleased with myself on how it’s turned out,

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