Albatros C.I (oz14021)


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Albatros CI. Free flight scale model German WWI biplane. Wingspan 646 mm, for CO2 or rubber power. Scale is 1/20.

Plan and article from the now-defunct Czech magazine, RC Revue.

Quote (google-translated from the Czech): "One of the best armed of aircraft became in early 1915 biplane C1. Its foundation was the slightly smaller Type B II that was fitted with a new engine, for the time very strong water-cooled in-line six-cylinder Benz with power 110 kW. The C1 aircraft was produced by the company Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke (OAW) in SchneidemĂĽhl. In combat it was proven to be excellent robust thanks to the powerful engine construction. Piloty was very popular, also because of the movable machine gun, controlled by the rear by the gunner who defended the plane at attacks from behind. On Albatross C1 several later aircraft also flew aces, like Manfred von Richthofen or Oswald Boelcke. Total the number of aircraft produced reached several hundred pieces, there is no exact number known.

The design of the C1 aircraft was simple, all-wood, only ailerons, rudders, interwing and undercarriage struts were welded from steel pipes. Rudders and the wings were covered with cloth, hull with plywood panels. Machine it had a sizeable, adjustable multi-piece water coolers on both sides hull. Other details were published in LetectvĂ­ magazine and cosmonautics 24/1990. Basic technical data: Range 12.90 m, length 7.85 m, weight of an empty airplane 875 kg, flight weight weight 1190 kg, max speed 140 km/h, reach 3400 m, endurance 2.5 h.

This model Albatros C 1 in 1:20 scale can be powered by a motor on CO2 or rubber. It is a relatively complex model, and not only in construction, but also the requirements for flying due to bifacial concept. It certainly cannot be recommended for less experienced modelers, and that is why there is also a building description very brief.

The fuselage is assembled from two side panels and balsa bottoms 1.5, superstructures are of balsa 0.8 and 4. Partition 1 is from balsa 10, bulkhead 2 of balsa 2, bulkhead 3 of balsa 5 and plywood 2.

After cutting out all the body parts assemble upside down directly on drawing in actual size, superimposed transparent film. We will glue and partitions from balsa slats 2x5. After we will complete removing it from the worktops superstructures including pilot ones spaces and mock-up engine cover, which is removable; is settled on bamboo stakes. We will not forget glue the storage plate CO2 tanks. We will make the details, like a machine gun, spur or undercarriage, including wheel covers. Details however, we only glue on the finished model.

We glue the tail surfaces from balsa bar 1.5x1.5. From the moldings of the same struts are also cross-sectional. Tail surfaces we can also make it from full balsa 0.6 if we have for this purpose appropriate.

The upper wing is glued as a whole to tension, the lower one consists of two halves, glued to the hull. Both the wings are connected by struts and braces from the thread.

We will make the wing ribs according to templates glued from plywood parts. Cut 1.5 pieces of balsa from the cutting board the necessary number of upper ones and the lower ribs..."

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Article, in Czech.


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Albatros C.I (oz14021) by Zdenek Raska 2001 - model pic

  • (oz14021)
    Albatros C.I
    by Zdenek Raska
    from RC Revue
    March 2001 
    25in span
    Scale Rubber CO2 F/F Biplane Military
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
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