Albatros DV (oz3032)

 

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Albatros D.V. Free flight scale WWI biplane fighter. Model Aircraft, November 1955.

Quote: "PMH LEWIS contributes an attractive flying scale model of a German World War I fighter, powered by a half-cc diesel. Albatros DV.

SINGLE-SEATER Albatros fighters earned fame during the 1914-18 war in the hands of several of Germany's best pilots. With their finely streamlined fuselages, DV's were a notable advance in all-wooden design and formed the equipment of a number of the Western Front circuses during 1917.

It lost favour with the leading German staffels in the autumn of that year, when the Fokker Triplane made its appearance, but a number of DV's were still in service when the war ended.

An upright in-line Mercedes engine of 175 hp gave a top speed of 120 mph. The span was 29 ft 7 in, and the length 24 ft 2 in; armament was two Spandau guns. The original flying scale model was powered with the 0.5 cc Frog 50 engine.

Fuselage: 3/32 in sheet is used for the crutch outline, to which the 1/4 x 3/8 in hardwood motor bearers are firmly cemented. The spacing of these should be adjusted according to the motor to be used. C1 is cut from 1/16 in plywood and pinned and glued to the front of the bearers. Using 3/32 in sheet, make formers F1-F8 and cement them into their respective positions above and below the crutch.

Shape the undercarriage veer and also the centre-section struts from 18-g. wire and sew and cement them to their respective formers as indi-cated on the plan. The tail unit is cut to outline from 3/32 in sheet and sanded to section before cementing to the fuselage. 3/16 x 1/16 in strips are now used to plank the fuselage from F1 to the tail. Work upwards from the crutch edge, meeting at the top and bottom centre lines..."

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