Kit construction spanned 10/4/04 through
In October of 2004 I bought
the Eindecker I kit from SR
Batteries and started construction. Below is list of the items that
I've chosen for the build.
- Zenoah G-26 gas engine.
26cc displacement with modifications by Ralph Cunningham including capacitive
discharge ignition and some weight loss. The plane is supposed to weigh
in at about 16 pounds. See the information at
bhhanson.com who is a distributor for Ralph's creations.
- JR 9303 radio with 8611
digital servos. There are 6 servos needed with 2 for ailerons, 2 for split
elevator and one each for rudder and throttle (811 for throttle).
- Dual battery packs for
receiver/servos shared using an Electrodynamics battery balancer system.
Single battery pack for ignition system.
- Rcats relay ignition cutoff
switch controlled by the receiver
- Scale prop hub from
- Hardware and finishing
materials from SR including pull-pull elevator and rudder linkage, aluminum
tape finish for the cowl and Solartex
Antique fabric and Iron cross emblems.
- The pilot from Aces of Iron
was designed for the SR kit.
Construction started on October 4th on the left
wing and Oct 17th on the right wing. No I did not
make 2 left wings! The right wing base construction was completed on
10/20/04. The tail feathers were completed on 11/03 and the fuselage
started on 11/05 and covered by 12/18. The landing gear started on 12/20
and was completed on 1/3/05. Finishing was started on 1/4/05 and completed
on 2/13/05 ready for first flight! (I think....).