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Post  944_Jim on Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:09 pm

dpcmodels.homesteadDOTcom

These are a.couple of the Dave Cowell Scientific clones:



And the packaged 1/2A Sterling P-38:


And his price list as of a four months ago:


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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  rsv1cox on Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:40 am

I wish I hadn't see that list Jim, as I want all of them.  But........they look like print cutouts???  I can't do those any more. Sad

Is that 944 like as in Porsche............  Sorry, anything that's remotely sports car related pops into my mind.  

Boxster Bob

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I couldn't find that exact list Jim, but I did find this:

http://dpcmodels.homestead.com/DPCM123.html

on a Spad model, the first kit I ever made in my preteens. Laser cut parts, veery guillows ish.

I would like the Nieuport 28 and P-38 listed in your post but I could not find them at his site.
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  ian1954 on Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:14 am

They are definitely laser cut kits - the outlines are the laser scorch marks and they help identifying the parts for us blind old ones.
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  944_Jim on Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:22 pm

Hi Bob,

Yes...944 NA. Been married to it for 22 years.

Dave's kit list does change from time to time. I understand his Short Run Kits list is by definition small batches run at once. He produces kits that are redesigns based on the original kit.

Ex: the leading edge of the Typhoon and FW wings is actually simple square stock. It is up to the buyer to notch slots for the wing ribs, and shape the leading edge appropriately. Another "change" is he laser cuts wheel blanks, bellcranks and elevator horns from 1/8" plywood. Main wheels are two flat blanks glued together.

I actually like the plywood wheels more than plastic ones. They are thinner, and don't melt when soldering retention washers onto the landing gear wire.

The laser cut parts need only a little slice with a razor to drop out of the sheet.

Find my posts on RCG in 1/2A and Control Line to see the build process. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the kits!

Use the Dave's site to get his email address. He always replied to email within a day or two. Once the kits were selected/paid for he emailed faster.

My youngest son wants a profile bipe with built up wings for his birthday. I'll order that one near then end of the month.
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  akjgardner on Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:21 pm

I can't seem to find where to order these.
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  944_Jim on Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:08 pm

akjgardner wrote:I can't seem to find where to order these.

Go to the full website listed above. Find his email address and email him for his current list. The one I posted was copied from RCGroups where he posted it a few months back.

I haven't been a member long enough to drop complete URLs or email addresses here.

Moderators....Please feel free to find me on RCGroups in the Control Line forum and/or the 1/2A forum. My relevant threads concern the Typhoon and FW-190 builds. Dave Cowell himself jumped in and posted the list I copied here, as well as leaving his email address for all to have.
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  getback on Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:27 am

WELCOME TO THE FORUM JIM!! Here you go till you can post so you dont have to look for it .. Joe any anyone else http://dpcmodels.homestead.com/ Email dpcmodels@aol.com Nice looking kits and decent prices !! This Site Rocks!
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  akjgardner on Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:36 am

getback wrote:WELCOME TO THE FORUM JIM!! Here you go till you can post so you dont have to look for it .. Joe any anyone else http://dpcmodels.homestead.com/ Email dpcmodels@aol.com Nice looking kits and decent prices !! This Site Rocks!
Thanks Eric. Yes , real nice kits, As a matter of fact, I'm getting ready to spend some more of my kids inheritance on them. LOL
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  rsv1cox on Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:51 am

getback wrote:WELCOME TO THE FORUM JIM!! Here you go till you can post so you dont have to look for it .. Joe any anyone else   http://dpcmodels.homestead.com/     Email dpcmodels@aol.com  Nice looking kits and decent prices !!  This Site Rocks!

That's the site I found too Eric, but it looks like all the kits are built-ups and I'm looking for profiles. Especially the P-38 ($18.00 seems like a bargain,) and the 33" W/S Nieuport 28 at $45, no mention though of built-up or profile, but I would think B/U.

I think his email folder will be a little more full after these threads. Smile

Bob
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  akjgardner on Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:02 am

rsv1cox wrote:
getback wrote:WELCOME TO THE FORUM JIM!! Here you go till you can post so you dont have to look for it .. Joe any anyone else   http://dpcmodels.homestead.com/     Email dpcmodels@aol.com  Nice looking kits and decent prices !!  This Site Rocks!

That's the site I found too Eric, but it looks like all the kits are built-ups and I'm looking for profiles. Especially the P-38 ($18.00 seems like a bargain,) and the 33" W/S Nieuport 28 at $45, no mention though of built-up or profile, but I would think B/U.

I think his email folder will be a little more full after these threads. Smile

Bob
Bob, go to the tab labled SRKs
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  rsv1cox on Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:27 am

akjgardner wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:
getback wrote:WELCOME TO THE FORUM JIM!! Here you go till you can post so you dont have to look for it .. Joe any anyone else   http://dpcmodels.homestead.com/     Email dpcmodels@aol.com  Nice looking kits and decent prices !!  This Site Rocks!

That's the site I found too Eric, but it looks like all the kits are built-ups and I'm looking for profiles.  Especially the P-38 ($18.00 seems like a bargain,) and the 33" W/S Nieuport 28 at $45, no mention though of built-up or profile, but I would think B/U.

I think his email folder will be a little more full after these threads. Smile

Bob
Bob, go to the tab labled SRKs

I did, but still no P-38. Sad There is a N-28 there though.

Bob
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  944_Jim on Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:06 pm

Bob, all...
The list I copied in above shows the P-38 as a built up. But that is with respect to the wings, not the fuselages.

The list above shows what the kit is based on...So you can cross reference the original manufacturer's kit.

He lists the simple series kits...Slab wings, profile fuselages.
And built up wings, with profile fuselages.
Then the Zero and one or two others are built up wings, box fuselages with plastic "turtle shells" to shape the top of the fuselages with. I just checked...There is the Hellcat with OK Cub .049 on StuntHanger (search DPC Hellcat Cub .049 since I can't post links yet).
The built up wing/profile fuselage comes with reproduction plastic nose cowls If the original kit came with it...Like my Typhoon and FW has.
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  rsv1cox on Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:44 pm

I emailed him an order this morning for the P-38. Testing the waters.

Bob
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  getback on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:21 pm

Like this ? what is 1/50 scale ? http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  944_Jim on Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Bob,
How did the order go?
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:47 pm

Went great. Shipped fast and packed well. I thought it was a profile kit, but it's not. I'm very happy but can't make up my mind which to build first the BH Electra or this one.



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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:13 pm

rsv1cox wrote:I thought it was a profile kit, but it's not.

Looks like a profile kit to me Huh...
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:59 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:I thought it was a profile kit, but it's not.

Looks like a profile kit to me Huh...

Wing ribs and bulkheads, what am I missing?  Only removed the plates that you see though, there are four or five sheets under there.  Maybe those are just engine firewalls, I didn't look that closely. It was listed under profiles.
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  getback on Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:25 pm

Shoot go ahead and look at the other 2 sheets and then break out the INSTRUCTIONS!! Damn! tongue
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  944_Jim on Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:56 pm

I think you'll really enjoy the P-38!
The Typhoon and FW went together smoothly.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2754564-Scientific-Hawker-Typhoon-Reproduction-by-DCP-Models

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2754568-Scientific-FW190-DCP-Models-reproduction

Dave Cowell packs an ID sheet that shows what each part is. Since the directions are basically reprints of the original plans, you'll have to figure out the differences. Example: The original plans say "install wheels," but the DPC kits ship with plywood wheel parts with no mention of glueing the wheel slabs together.
The ID sheet will use the same words as the instruction sheet does, so that helps!
Did you find "Airsoft Brenda's YouTube video of her P-38? She used electric motors instead of wet fuel.


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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  KariFS on Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:51 pm

rsv1cox wrote:
Oldenginerod wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:I thought it was a profile kit, but it's not.

Looks like a profile kit to me Huh...

Wing ribs and bulkheads, what am I missing?  Only removed the plates that you see though, there are four or five sheets under there.  Maybe those are just engine firewalls, I didn't look that closely. It was listed under profiles.

Looks like a profile model with a built up wing. On one of the sheets you can see one of the fuselages and those ply parts look like engine mounts to me.
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  rsv1cox on Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:36 am

Let's call it half a profile. Smile  I always consider a slab wing as being part of the profile package.  But, that second sheet down sure looks like a profile fuselage.  

I haven't made up my mind which to build next, the Electra or the P-38, but I'm leaning toward the Electra.  I probably won't do a build on it here though in the hopes that someone else will present theirs.

Jim, I can't locate the Brenda video, but I did visit both of your build threads. Very concise, all the meat without the potatoes. I crossed all the T's and dotted all the i's on my build probably boring everybody to tears. Enough with the pictures already! Smile

Bob
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  944_Jim on Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:32 am

Bob,
Please continue posting pics, details re: balance points, flight reports.
Let the bored ones drop out... I'm having a good time watching your work.

I'm dying to see the final product!
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Re: Dave Cowell 1/2A Scientific, Sterling, Comet clones

Post  944_Jim on Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:41 pm

Bob,

For you: https://youtu.be/h3yhvtWsJf0

rsv1cox wrote:

Jim, I can't locate the Brenda video, but I did visit both of your build threads.  Very concise, all the meat without the potatoes.

Bob
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