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7car7 05-29-2008 07:03 PM

That is one nice looking foamy!

Seems Snoopy has changed teams.

I have 2 CD's by the Royal Guardsmen, and neither have that version. Mostly an instrumental - interesting.

WWI Ace 05-31-2008 04:03 AM

Tramp built a pretty cool tripe!!! Steve

WWI Ace 06-02-2008 01:09 AM

Where did everybody go? Do I stink? I shouldn't, last night was Saturday so I took my weekly bath!!! I just spent my whole weekend putting in new carpet for the wife. Oh well, she's much easier to get along with when I do stuff like this every once in a while. Steve

Biplane Murphy 06-02-2008 01:51 AM

Steve......we are all hiding from Degreen60's Camel....:D:Q:D

tramp8754 06-02-2008 07:05 AM

7car7, rest easy. Snoopy was sent behind enemy lines to liberate the acft. Slight mods have been made since maiden. It should fly even better now.

jjordison 06-02-2008 03:28 PM

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Steve and all - thanks very kindly for the comments. I am NOT that good a modeler, just started with a great kit. What I am is good enough to cover up my mistakes so they can't be seen! A lot of this detail I only got right on the second or third try. There's a limit only on ingenuity - the cone for the radiator pressure tank is a mechanical pencil part.

Question: right now the control surfaces are connected to the stick and rudder bar, but not sure I can successfully add in the servo connections and have a "working" cockpit - may have to just "dummy up" the scale cockpit wires. It would be cool to move the Tx rudder stick and see the rudder bar move, but that may be gilding the lily, so to speak.

Thanks again for the (undeserved) compliments.

And, Degreen60, after we meet I might erroneously claim a "Martinsyde" as having fallen, rather than a Camel!;-) Note the "real" bullets in the photo - helps to model in quarter-scale!!

jjordison 06-02-2008 05:55 PM

And, Don, were I to build a Camel in 1/6 scale, I would have to include a pair of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/DID-Colman-Vicke...3286.m20.l1116

degreen60 06-02-2008 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by jjordison (Post 417108)
And, Don, were I to build a Camel in 1/6 scale, I would have to include a pair of these:


YES, and thread 2451 has the engine you need to power it.


I have found the trees like my planes that have aileron controls. One wing is still up in the tree and I just got my MS-L out of the tree next to it this morning after it spent the night. There must have been a Fokker up high that it was trying to out run.

jjordison 06-02-2008 06:27 PM

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If money were the only object....agree completely, Don!

Not to neglect the Allies completely, here's a digital pic of a pre-digital era snapshot of a 1/5 scale SPAD my late father and I built in the late 90s.

degreen60 06-02-2008 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by jjordison (Post 417134)
If money were the only object....agree completely, Don!

Not to neglect the Allies completely, here's a digital pic of a pre-digital era snapshot of a 1/5 scale SPAD my late father and I built in the late 90s.

Where is it now?

I will be going nuts around the 4th of July. My wife told me she don't know what to get me for my birthday and to go buy myself an airplane. Will be in Baton Rouge around the 4th and I will go to Hobby Town. I know they will have several WW1 models. Will be hard to pick just one.

WWI Ace 06-02-2008 07:07 PM

Jordy, nice Spad!! Degreen, are ya gonna eat some mudbugs in Baton Rouge? Steve

degreen60 06-02-2008 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 417148)
Degreen, are ya gonna eat some mudbugs in Baton Rouge? Steve

I just may. Son has taken me to get mudbugs a couple of times. I always take some WW1 plane to fly with him. Anyone close to Baton Rouge that wants to meet and fly?

jjordison 06-02-2008 08:52 PM

The SPAD is currently - I have no idea. We sold it, not wanting to risk flying it after a guy made us an offer we couldn't refuse. Wish I still had it. Probably hanging from the ceiling in some restaurant in DeKalb, IL or wherever. Made it from plans in RC Modeler in 1995 or so.

Just for fun, I had the guy at our local HobbyTown order me one of the foam SE5a's (not sure who makes it). Our problem is here in Nebraska it's calm three days a year.

jjordison 06-02-2008 08:54 PM

BTW, that is 1:1 scale dust on everything on the DVa cockpit, Spandau's, etc. Need to clean it up!;-)

degreen60 06-02-2008 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by jjordison (Post 417191)
Just for fun, I had the guy at our local HobbyTown order me one of the foam SE5a's (not sure who makes it). Our problem is here in Nebraska it's calm three days a year.

I have the Eflite Jenny and like the way it flys and floats in for a landing. I can fly it in some wind. I have an AX 2306n motor on 2s lipo battery. It will fly at half throtle and when the wind is blowing I can fly it at WOT. I bought 2 of these motors from UH for less than $17 shipped. I have the other one in a GWS Tiger Moth. If the hobby shop has the Eflite SE5a I will sure be thinking about buying it but I am hoping to get a wood plane sence it will be WW1. The wind is almost calm today and I have flown twice so far and hope to fly more this evening when the temp drops. At least I am getting good enough at flying I can stand in the shade of a tree to fly now instead of out in the open in the sun.

50+AirYears 06-02-2008 09:55 PM

Somebody brought up an idea at yesterday's club meeting that recieved favorable comments; Let's have a steak fry combined with a WW I fly-in. If it is in the late September time frame, maybe I could get the Top Flite Red Box SE-5 I have setting in my garage rafters built up. Might run into a conflict, though. With my luck, they'll have the event the week I'll be in SC for my grandaughter's 1st birthday.

WWI Ace 06-03-2008 01:07 AM

Glad to see ya back 50+!!! If I lived anywhere close to Northern Ohio I would love to go to a WWI Fly and Steak Fry!!! Great idea!! Congrats on the grandaughter!! So your about to work on an SE5a huh? Just more planes for my Fokkers to shoot down!!! Where are you Degreen!! Afraid to fly your Camel over my lines!! Steve

50+AirYears 06-03-2008 03:14 PM

Only trouble withthe SE, I picked it up CHEAP ($15.00) from somebody who had assembled a few arfs previously, then found out a "Stick and Tissue" type model was a bit beyond his capabilities. I may actually have to remake some of the sheetwood parts. Kind of a butcher job.

WWI Ace 06-04-2008 12:45 AM

My Grandpa always used to say, "No step for a stepper!!!" Steve

scalercflyer 06-08-2008 04:47 PM

WWI website
 
Boys, make sure you check out the info on this website provided by our good Pal Flying Monkey (thanks much FM!). Wonderful stuff and well worth favorite marking the site. Marty
http://www.ww1accordingtobob.com/

WWI Ace 06-09-2008 12:17 AM

No flying today!! Started off windy and then we had golf ball sized hail. I love it here!! The weather is so crazy!! Steve

scalercflyer 06-09-2008 01:12 AM

Weather
 
Better you than me Steve! :eek: We have had 2 days of very hot and humid weather. :mad: No fun roasting your tail off for a couple of flights. :( I'll wait for a nice evening to get some flying time. :) Martin

degreen60 06-09-2008 01:23 AM

We have wind, rain, and FLOOD. I tried to go some where today and every hi-way I tried to use was closed cause of high water. Guess I am suppost to stay home and wait on wind to stop blowing. Maybe tonight it will stop blowing and the temp drop below 90.

scalercflyer 06-09-2008 04:33 AM

Build!
 
Maybe you just need to spend some time in the shop degreen! :D If I were stuck at home, that's what I would do! :):D Martin

Cookie 06-09-2008 06:22 AM

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Still working on the Dr1. The original model is such a funky design with criss cross wing ribs that I just couldn't bring myself to build it like that. The wing spars in the box aren't long enough, so you have to glue two of them together to make a long enough spar.
I went over the plans and drew in where I thought wing ribs should go if they were laid out the right way plus I added the cut outs for the ailerons and a few 1/16" balsa gussets in the "weak spots". Then I went to the hobby shop and bought all new balsa spar material to replace the short material that came in the kit. I've got the top wing framed up and now I have to cut out the holes in the 1/!6" ply servo trays to mount the servos for the ailerons. I used a band saw to cut out the ribs. See photos.


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