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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2023, 06:52:27 AM »
Hi all,
More information from 'Lukgraph':

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Albatros D.III Oeffag scale 1:32 - final renders.
A small, beautiful compact plane from the Great War period.
There will be 3-4 Austrian paintings and one Polish one packed separately. There will also be a Premium set with decals imitating wood and canvas.
The model will maintain our standard, so it will have a cast fuselage and wings (wire reinforced), and all the small parts are 3D printing, additionally photo-etched parts and decals.
More info coming soon.


















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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2023, 06:55:29 AM »
Lovely!!!
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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2023, 07:53:34 AM »
The renderings look pretty nice! I know these are not actual parts but to me the ribs and sag look just a Tad overstated?
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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2023, 08:17:34 AM »
The rib tapes look nice- I don’t think Rodens D111 has them. Might be my first resin build. Excellent! Lukgraph should do good sales with this - well done to them, and thanks for tackling all these subjects:)
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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2023, 07:51:43 PM »
Speaking of rib tapes, did the Öffag version have these on the control surfaces as well? FWIW the WNW D.V/Va kits don't have them on rudder, elevator and ailerons.
Could be another Öffag improvement, not knowing a lot about these other than that they look nice!
I was able to sell a WNW D.V/Va so this just might be my first resin biplane build....

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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2023, 10:27:20 PM »
Definitely on the radar.

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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2023, 05:09:23 PM »
The renderings look pretty nice! I know these are not actual parts but to me the ribs and sag look just a Tad overstated?
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I think I would agree about the ribs. I think with ribs "less is More" the rest of the kit looks great, I'll definitely be up for one (Polski roots)
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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2023, 07:39:03 PM »
Hi all,
An Oeffag D.III wing,

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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2023, 10:54:30 PM »
....former wing....the section on the right of the picture does show a fair amount of "scalloping" on the wing but could that be due to less stress on the fabric now that the wing is mangled? Tapes look much thinner too.

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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2023, 12:14:08 AM »
....former wing....the section on the right of the picture does show a fair amount of "scalloping" on the wing but could that be due to less stress on the fabric now that the wing is mangled? Tapes look much thinner too.

Steve
If you google Koloman Mayerhofer some nice photos can be found of his full size build of an Albatros
https://archive.aeroscale.net/features/2726/index.htm
The link I posted has some good photos. The scalloping on the wings is quite pronounced so it looks like Lukgraph got it right.
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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2023, 05:40:33 PM »
Hi all,
Some of the schemes so far for the model.
May be others,

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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2023, 12:30:50 AM »
Nice schemes - like to see this kit done in plastic but resin will do :)
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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2023, 09:27:32 PM »
So they will kit the 153 series as well?

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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2023, 11:49:36 PM »
So they will kit the 153 series as well?

Hi Ken,
Their information doesn't say if different engines will be supplied.
As far as I can tell, the only main difference between the 153 and 253 series was the engine.
The 153 series had the high compression 200 hp Daimler engine.
The 253 series had the high compression 225 hp Daimler engine.
Apart from that the 253 series had minor internal modifications.
I'm not sure what, if any, differences there were between the two engine types.
My guess is just the one engine for both versions, which will be defined by their external decals only,

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Re: Lukgraph Albatros D.III (Oeffag)
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2023, 02:21:51 AM »
I believe the engine is the most significant difference.  If I recall, the engines do look different - the manifold and maybe the valve timing gear.