Dobble (oz14817)


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Dobble. Radio control sport biplane model, for electric power. Wingspan 1100 mm.

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Quote: "Hello Steve, here is an other of my designs. It is a bipe called 'Dobble'. An eerobatic bipe, simple to build, easy to fly. Design by Ekkehard vom Hofe. Published in MFI (modellflug international) 11+12/2022.

I had lost my foam Pitts and now I want to build a new bipe. But I don't want to stay several month in my workroom, so it has to build very simple. And also I want to use the engine and servo.

I designed a multiple choice plane, there are some alternativ wingtips and tail plane drawn, so the plane may look a bit different, like a Fokker ore Stearman or Pitts or as you like.

The fuselage is build simple on one side. First you have to prepare the side panels, balsa with ply reinforcend and some strings and the pylon for the upper wing. To get symetrical build the second side panel on the first. The bulkheads are all the same width made from plywood and easy to build up. Close with the second side.

Rudder and elevator are made from 5mm balsasheets.

The upper wing is build with no dihedral. First put the lower sheeting on your workbench then glue the lower spar on and then the ribs. Close it with the upper spar and sheeting. The struts are made like the pylon from pine strings and plywood. The dummy engine on my plane is made from rigid foam.

Flying with this bipe is very easy. Starting from gras is possible. In the air it makes no troubles but is very manoverable, loopings, rolls, invertet fly and also turns the whole airobatic program. Only stall is not possible, it seams the oratex covering makes it unfortunally. But that is no mistake, so landing is no trouble.

It is a good plane for every day and evening.


wing span : 1020 - 1100 mm, 40" - 43"
length : 960 mm , 38"
wight : 1590 g , 3,5 lbs
area : 41,8 dm² , 6,5 sqin
wingloading : 37,8 g/dm² , 7,75 oz/sqin
aerfoil : bikonvex 12 %
engine : 35-36-920Kv ore Torcster 2826/5- 3XL
option : nitro 0.21 to 0.30 ci
battery : 3s 3200 mAh ore 3s5000mAh
airscrew : 12 x 6" ore 13 x 6"
servos : rudder, elevator 17g MG
aileron 2 x 12g MG
rc-function : elevator rudder aileron throttle

control throw , dual rate

aileron : +18 -10mm , + 14 - 8mm
elevator : +30 - 15mm , + 23 - 10mm
rudder : +-38mm , +- 30mm

All rights reserved by Ekkehard vom Hofe
Not for commercial use"

Note see suplement Photo Pack zipfile for lots of excellent build pics, showing construction details.

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Parts List.
Photo Pack zipfile (55 pics).


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Dobble (oz14817) by Ekkehard Vom Hofe 2020 - model pic

  • (oz14817)
    by Ekkehard Vom Hofe
    43in span
    Electric R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 14/09/2023
    Filesize: 201KB
    Format: • PDFvector
    Credit*: Ekkehard vom Hofe
    Downloads: 509

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Two wings and a round engine, the golden formula.
Miguel - 21/09/2023
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