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7car7 08-12-2008 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by barmonkey (Post 455533)

Thanks so much! That thread will keep me busy for a while!

7car7 08-12-2008 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 455619)
I bought a Dodge Magnum for my wife. It's the Inferno Red. It has the high ouput V6 in it. No stripes but still a good car!! Steve

They are great cars. I have the smaller of the 2 Hemis, (5.7), but the 3.5 V6 is a very respectable engine. More power than most V8's had for many years! If you ever need answers about your car, go to LXforums.com That sight has changed my life.

WWI Ace 08-12-2008 06:05 PM

I don't even want to know what Martin means by "stripes"!!! Ha ha!!! Steve

7car7 08-12-2008 08:20 PM

Wow, that is an amazing thread on the building of the Albis.
Check this pic out, now I'm really wondering about the struts - looks like wood to me. (but I could be wrong - happens all the time!) I'll keep reading...

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...y/P3226472.jpg

Cookie 08-12-2008 09:14 PM

Now THAT is a project! If I built a full scale plane like that, I wouldn't have the guts to fly it. You wouldn't be picking up the pieces if that one crashed. Someone else would be picking up the pieces.

degreen60 08-13-2008 03:59 AM


Originally Posted by Cookie (Post 455767)
Only if you hang them from your antenna.


Or over the side of the cockpit so they look like strips on the plane.

Cookie 08-13-2008 07:00 AM

Yes, stripes in motion.

degreen60 08-13-2008 01:37 PM

IT FLYS, IT FLYS. I flew the SE5A for the first time this morning. Had a few scary moments but that was more from pilot experence(read need more) than the plane. Next flight I hope to get the trim dialed in a litte better. Sence I hand launch the first flight is aways a hurry to get hand from launching to stick cause I never know what the plane will do. The SE5A just had a slight turn to the right and lots of climb, I got it leveled before it stalled. With the 2410-9 motor, 10x8 prop, and 2s lipo it seems to have plenty of power. It seems to have enough power to climb at a 45 degree angle.

I am thinking of adding strips to the plane. I thought about having Martin's striped drawers hanging over the side of the cockpit but I think I will just add white strips to the cowl.

FlyingMonkey 08-13-2008 01:43 PM

cmon, paint on a pair of flapping boxers!

barmonkey 08-13-2008 02:43 PM

7car7...I saw that you posted a question about the struts at the other forum...If you look real close at the picture I posted on the previous page, you will notice the welds on the struts. I have referred to my Windsock Datafiles, and through the availible pictures and period drawings am certain that they were steel.

The reddish color you see in your photo is probably just primer. I am pretty sure that the Plane is to be an OEF (Oeffag/Austrian) built plane...whether or not they are to be black...I am not sure...but probably so. However, on your plane...which has the lozenge...and thus an Albatros built plane...will have all exposed metal surfaces painted grey. Whether this grey was "grey" or "grennish grey" (which I figure is close to RLM 02) is debatable.

Are you guys talking about "Bacon Stripes"? :D

degreen60 08-13-2008 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 456490)
cmon, paint on a pair of flapping boxers!

Would that show that the pilot got so scaried in a dogfight he had to hang them out to dry?

FlyingMonkey 08-13-2008 03:15 PM

spare pair...

Cookie 08-13-2008 06:31 PM

degreen60, black and white checkering might look good on the cowling too. You can find various colors of checkering in Monocote trim sheets. You cut to fit. They're adhesive backed.

7car7 08-13-2008 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by barmonkey (Post 456502)
....picture I posted on the previous page, you will notice the welds on the struts.

I saw that, but I was reffering to the outer struts, "V" struts. I've yet to see a good close up picture of those, and the ones I've seen just don't seem to show any welds. But I'm sure you're right, the outers would be metal also. Makes sense.

7car7 08-13-2008 09:38 PM

HA! I found an example with wood V struts!
http://www.proctor-enterprises.com/p..._schwind2w.jpg

:D
however, it's a model. Just like me, I guess the builder likes wood struts, and just wanted them that way. ;-)

WWI Ace 08-15-2008 12:32 AM

I had to go 60 miles this afternoon and pick up the 2009 Sun Glow Red Harley Davidson Lowrider my wife bought for me. I just hate it when I have to do stuff like that!!! Ha ha!! Steve

degreen60 08-15-2008 12:45 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 457310)
I had to go 60 miles this afternoon and pick up the 2009 Sun Glow Red Harley Davidson Lowrider my wife bought for me. I just hate it when I have to do stuff like that!!! Ha ha!! Steve

Boy are you henpecked, had to get that instead of a WW1 R/C airplane.

Cookie 08-15-2008 04:40 AM

WWI ace, photos of the Harley?

scalercflyer 08-15-2008 08:28 AM

Helmut
 
I think a nice spiked WWI German helmut is in order here Boys!!! :D:D BTW, it might be hard transporting your plane to the field with that thing.:eek::rolleyes: Maybe you'll think of something! :rolleyes: Oh Yeah Steve, Let's see some pics (you lucky dog!). Martin

7car7 08-15-2008 03:40 PM

Wow, I thought I had a great wife for tollerating all my hobbies, but that's way beyond "tollerating". Looking forward to pics!

Biplane Murphy 08-15-2008 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 457310)
I had to go 60 miles this afternoon and pick up the 2009 Sun Glow Red Harley Davidson Lowrider my wife bought for me. I just hate it when I have to do stuff like that!!! Ha ha!! Steve

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You will be like the "Red Baron of the Road"...:)

WWI Ace 08-15-2008 06:10 PM

Yeah guys, I'm really lucky!! She has stuck with me through the good and the bad. I love the new bike!! I will try to get some pictures posted in the next few days. Steve

Percyflyer 08-16-2008 01:22 PM

Camel ARF
 
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...9&pid=C2490074

Here's a new one to check out!
steve

degreen60 08-16-2008 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Percyflyer (Post 458069)
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...9&pid=C2490074

Here's a new one to check out!
steve

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I do stand off scale but there are a couple of things that I would change on this. I don't like the looks of the 1" wheels on a WW1 plane. The guns look great but need covered on a Camel. It looks like the hump is on the plane for the guns but the guns are mounted on top of it. Love the brace wires.

Price looks good too. Wonder how much trouble it would be to put the guns under the hump cover, I may just have to find out. I would have to see the plane first but I suppect I would want to shorten the cowl too if I thought I could add enough weight under the cowl to keep CG in place. I have the Wattage Camel with a short cowl and I think it looks great on a quick turn the way the plane looks as if it swings around the prop.

Percyflyer 08-17-2008 03:02 PM

DR1
 
http://www.wattflyer.com/photopost/d...flydr1_009.jpg

Here's my Electrifly DR1 Tripe, just finished this morning. Test flights in a little while.

steve


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