2 days till the Sky Hawks’ Dawn Patrol

Jul 31, 2013 2 Comments by

Still a bunch of little details to get taken care of, but I think we will be ready for this weekend’s Dawn Patrol event on Long Island at the Sky Hawk’s amazing flying field. I even dusted off my leather flying helmet and goggles!

I just installed (reinstalled) the engine in the Fokker Triplane and secured the throttle linkage. Zenoah GT80 engine on Ziroli Soft-mounts.

2 days till the Sky Hawks' Dawn Patrol

Installed and finalized the elevator and rudder control linkages. Robart and Du-Bro hardware

2 days till the Sky Hawks' Dawn Patrol

Glued in all hinges and installed control linkages. Will have to replace one bent clevis for right aileron servo.

2 days till the Sky Hawks' Dawn Patrol

Finalized fuel system and hardware. All fittings and smoke mufflers from Slimline. Thanks for the support Bill.

2 days till the Sky Hawks' Dawn Patrol

Added the black rubber cockpit combing. Glued in place with Zap canopy glue. Glued all hinges in place with the same adhesive.

2 days till the Sky Hawks' Dawn Patrol

Tonight, will button up the radio gear, install a plywood plate in the canopy for the radio switch and engine kill switch.


2 days till the Sky Hawks' Dawn Patrol

Stay Tuned!


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2 Responses to “2 days till the Sky Hawks’ Dawn Patrol”

  1. Mike says:

    I’ve been flying in Dawn Patrol events for a few years now and I think they are about as fun a
    RC flying event you can go to.

    The Dr-1 is looking good. I’m guessing 1/3 scale BUSA?

    If you’re up for a road trip and you’re not doing anything the weekend of August 16-18, allow
    me to recommend the Hoosier Dawn Patrol at Muncie, In.


    • Gerry Yarrish says:

      Hey Mike. thanks for the comments. Yes, the Triplane is the new kit built Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. I would love to come out the Muncie, but I will be flying the Triplane at the IMAA event in Kingston Ontario Canada that weekend! Maybe we can meet at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome!? :)

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