Jim's 7/8th Scale Nieuport 11 Finished and Flying

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  1. Mar 6, 2018 #1

    JimG

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    Over 4 long year since I purchased a partially plans built GL 7/8th scale Nieuport 11.

    Here is the first day of flying testing at Watts Bridge , QLD Australia

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyfVVEUEWTI

    Cheers

    Jim G
     
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    Woo hoo, congrats!
     
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    Congratulations.

    A pilot report after you get some time in it, please.


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    Nice one M8. An open question though, why bother designing something 7/8 in size. Might as well go all the way to full size.
     
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    Sweet. Congrats!
     
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    Looks and sounds great
     
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    That's a nice looking bird! Looking forward to a pirep, if you decide to stop flying it long enough to write one.... :D
     
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    Congratulations. Looks like a lot of fun.
     
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    What a nice accomplishment! Congratulations!

    I did a double take, at first, at the three blade prop. I quit caring as soon as the wheels left the ground. :)

    I saw the note in the video about changing out a carb jet. What carb are you using?
     
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    Very nice,should be fun.
     
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    Great Job. Congratulations!
     
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    Well done M8!

    Didn't Tim's (Flyerme) recently sold one get delivered somewhere up that way?
     
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    At 7/8 scale you have about 3/4 the wing area, and probably an even smaller fraction of weight. Many warbird replicas are reduced size, of course, and the final size may be chosen by the original designer for a number of factors... availability of materials or parts, fits in a hangar, suitable engines, etc.

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