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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) DonnyW is offline
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      Started: 09-30-08 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hi again folks :-D

      While I am waiting for the solder to dry on my 1/16th scale Fokker Dr1 build, I thought I would post some pictures to illustrate the kind of modelling I was involved in before giving up around three years ago

      This is a 1/6th scale Caudron GIII and it is based after a Polish variant because it had ailerons instead of the normal wing warping. I drew the plans myself hoping it would be aerodynamic enough to fly. It took around six months to draw the plans and build the model.

      I will never forget that day when I took it down the flying field and lined her up into wind for the first time. Easing the throttle open, I watched nervously as the model build up speed, lift off the ground then flew….. beautifully. I felt like Rene and Gaston Caudron must have felt when their real version of the G111 flew for the first time in 1914

      For me.. a maiden flight of a scratch built aircraft was the ultimate model “rush”

      Thanks for looking

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.

  2. Tage's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    ROCK ON!
    Looks SWEET! Way to go.

  3. xken's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Now that is a great model and it flies too!

  4. DonnyW's Avatar Active Member
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    Thanks for your comments they are appreciated I still have that model and it will fly again. Its over 6 years old and has had many flights..oh..and a crash or two as well

  5. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    How the heck did I miss that?!? That's incredible. Donny, you do unbelievable work. I'm really glad you joined up with us.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)

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