Author Topic: Pfalz D.VIII Mikael Carlson Maiden Flight 30.05.2020  (Read 1374 times)

Offline macsporran

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII Mikael Carlson Maiden Flight 30.05.2020
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2020, 05:13:18 PM »
Hi Gene, as Terri says, the Tom's kit is as rare as rocking horse sh*t. I bought mine so long ago I can't remember where. Probably eBay.
Like the Dr.I it was a bit of a pig with mismatching fuselage halves but what an attractive subject! I'd buy a 1/32 one in an Augenblick - hint, hint Roden!

Again, brilliant links Bertl: my reactions were perhaps a little more restrained (!), but still highly appreciative.
S

Offline Gene K

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII Mikael Carlson Maiden Flight 30.05.2020
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2020, 03:58:45 AM »
... as Terri says, the Tom's kit is as rare as rocking horse sh*t.

Wow - now that's is pretty rare.  :o  Thanks Terri and Sandy.

Looks like I'll just have to build a small (1/20) RC model using these plans:



Got that from this interesting July 1973 American Aircraft Modeler article: https://tinyurl.com/y4jrhje4

Anyone have links to other plans and drawings ?

Gene K


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Re: Pfalz D.VIII Mikael Carlson Maiden Flight 30.05.2020
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2020, 05:12:36 AM »
   My thanks as well Bertl, the video is spectacular, the sound, well, even better! What a treat! :) :) :)
Cheers,
Lance

Offline Bughunter

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII Mikael Carlson Maiden Flight 30.05.2020
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2020, 08:44:02 PM »
I wonder how it starts, pneumatic or something? No prop swinging like on e.g. Kermit Weeks Sopwith Snipe.
I heard, that they are able to do "alarm starts". At first a preparation with switching off the ignition and filling some fuel into the cylinders and slowly rotate the air screw into a specific position (this is also shown on the video here). Then the engine could be fired up by rotating the crank handle on the Bosch magneto. This puts high voltage on the ignition and this pre-filled fuel burns and starts the engine.
This was used on a Fokker D.VII, but here the procedure looks the same. May be on a rotary it has to begin with the upper cylinders because the lower ignition plugs are wet then.

Cheers
Frank
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So I create downscaled originals.

Offline jeroen_R90S

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII Mikael Carlson Maiden Flight 30.05.2020
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 06:38:41 PM »
Interesting -thanks Frank! :)

Jeroen