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WWI Ace 05-14-2008 11:28 PM

I would have painted the stripes red!! Steve

Biplane Murphy 05-14-2008 11:35 PM

Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 407244)
I would have painted the stripes red!! Steve

Marty would love that...LOL...like a big DR1 Candycane....:Q:Q:Q

scalercflyer 05-15-2008 12:55 AM

In trouble
Steve, Murph, you Guys are in trouble....... candy stripes indeed! Martin

FlyingMonkey 05-15-2008 01:17 AM

candy stripers...

(snicker snicker <no pun intended, of course>)


Biplane Murphy 05-15-2008 03:47 AM

Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 407292)
Steve, Murph, you Guys are in trouble....... candy stripes indeed! Martin

:D:Q:D:Q:D:Q:D <-------------The WW1 thread guys laughing as a group....:)

Biplane Murphy 05-15-2008 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 407244)
I would have painted the stripes red!! Steve

OK...I liked your suggestion so much I decided to do it.:eek:

Just Kidding.... More painting tonight though...:)

scalercflyer 05-15-2008 10:01 AM

Too much
Flying Monkey, you have too much time on your hands.... martin

FlyingMonkey 05-15-2008 11:52 AM

Oddly enough....

You're not the first to mention that.

degreen60 05-15-2008 01:10 PM

Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy (Post 407487)
OK...I liked your suggestion so much I decided to do it.:eek:

Just Kidding.... More painting tonight though...:)

At the very least it needs a red cowl. LOL

jjordison 05-15-2008 02:16 PM

Thanks again for the kind words, guys - I wasn't looking for compliments, just wanted to share. What I really wanted was advice on motors, and I got that, which I appreciate. I will keep posting pics as I progress. My Dad was an RC flyer from the 1950's on, but over the years I saw so much gas engine unreliability that I never got serious about RC until the electric boom...built a Nieuport 17 and a P-40B, and only recently did I consider that a 1/4 scale plane like the DVa could fly electric. So keep your fingers crossed, adnt hanks again! Jordy

WWI Ace 05-15-2008 11:16 PM

Come hang out with us whenever you want Jordy!! Steve

scalercflyer 05-16-2008 02:50 AM

We salute you
Jordy we salute you on your build. :D I for one am terribly interested and IMPRESSED with your build of the DVa. :):D A superb job my Boy! :D:) I also second Steve's remarks. Feel free to join us frequently on Wattflyers best thread. BTW, if I can help with some documentation, feel free to let me know. I have an extensive WWI reference library on all types of WWI aircraft (I'm partial to German Fighters). Keep up the good work. Martin

Virgil Kee 05-16-2008 08:09 AM

Scale WW I Machine Gun Kits
I don't know if this has been covered yet (I'm back on page 80 something). The URL I bookmarked no longer works, but the folllowing will get you there:



There you'll find kits for SPANDAU, LEWIS and PARABELLUM in 4 sizes.




http://www.wrightbrothersrc.com/img/nav/spacer.gifWorld War I Scale Detail Kits
Scale Spandau Gun Kits
Price: $6 plus S&H*
Specifically designed for electric R/C, these gun kits provide an accurate representation of Germany's primary World War I aircraft weapon. Each kit contains laser-cut balsa and card stock, as well as plastic parts, and creates a gun that weights only 2 grams when fully assembled. Available in 1/8, 1/9, 1/10 and 1/12 scale. Approximate length of the built models: 1/12: 3-1/2", 1/10: 4-3/16", 1/9: 4-7/16", and 1/8: 5-3/16". For information on assembling the Scale Spandau Gun Kits, see our detailed instruction page.


WWI Ace 05-17-2008 12:45 AM

Hey I have some of that Wright Brothers stuff and it's good!! Steve

Biplane Murphy 05-19-2008 10:00 AM

Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 407244)
I would have painted the stripes red!! Steve

Steve.....Have you and Marty seen this thread?


WWI Ace 05-19-2008 06:04 PM

Cool plane!! Steve

matador527 05-19-2008 08:53 PM

Hi, folks! I'm SO glad I found this site, as I've very recently decided to take up modelling again, after not having built an airplane since 1952 (and never got them in the air!). But now, being retired (Air Force), and having WAY too much time on my hands, I'm getting excited about flying something that doesn't entail putting on an itchy fire-retardant bag. I'm starting out gently, learning on that ol' reliable, the venerable GWS SS, but already planning on building something a little more elegant to learn with, and couldn't find any airplane that looked like it would be more fun than a couple of WWI types, the era that I really like. There's the Fokker D-8, or course, but then I took a second, then a third, look at the Morane Saulnier "L", and fell for that one. I've found a source for plans for it, but haven't received them yet. I see where you stated YEARS ago that you have plans available for the Morane, along with the others you have. Could you tell me a little about them? I'd sure appreciate any info and help you can give me. I don't want to get in too deep too fast, for fear of getting over my head and losing interest....then having to explain to my wife why I invested so much of what could have been gas money into airplane, parts, engines, motors, etc, that is now just taking up room in my garage....

Biplane Murphy 05-19-2008 09:34 PM

Hi Matador.....welcome to wattflyer, and welcome to the WW1 obsessed forum.http://www.postsmile.com/img/emotions/88.gif

Cookie 05-19-2008 09:42 PM

matador 527, first, welcome to the forum. You'll find a lot of interesting posts and some good advice from fellow modelers. Let me suggest that you find a local flying club or group that you can become associated with so that they can help you learn how to fly these things. Or, at least, find someone in your area who is experienced at flying these models and is willing to show you how it's done. On the other hand, beware of the person who is willing to show you how to fly them but seems to be flying your plane and not really teaching you anything. Those are usually the guys who show up without their own airplane to fly. There are "buddy system" transmitters that you can hook together with a cable type wire (like a computer cable) that in effect is like a pilot and co-pilot. The instructor holds a transmitter and the student holds a separate transmitter. When the instructor holds down a spring loaded button, the student is in control of the model. If the student gets in trouble, the instructor lets up on the button and has exclusive control of the model. This prevents many crashes. I would suggest a "buddy system". A lot of people try to teach themselves, crash the plane, then give up on the hobby out of frustration.
I would suggest that you get a lot of flight time in and at the same time be building the model of your choice so that it's ready when your competent to fly it. There's nothing worse than taking a long time and investing time and money into a favorite model only to have it crash because you weren't ready to fly it.

degreen60 05-19-2008 10:12 PM

Hi Matador. I started with the GWS SS F. I like the full fuselage and the WW1 looks. Being foam it is easy to glue back together after hitting fences, ground loops, landing in trees. Look on the threads and get all the hints you can find to make it a stronger and better flying model. I have now passed mine on to my neighbor who is learning to fly with it. I have a Peter Rake Morane Saulnier L that someone started and modified with ailerons that I finished but do not have flying yet. I am still learning to fly with ailerons. Remember if you get a DR1 my Camel will be looking for you.

WWI Ace 05-19-2008 11:52 PM

Welcome matador!! We'll help you all we can on this end!! The GWS SS is a good starter plane. Just take it slow and don't get frustrated when you crash. WE ALL CRASHED learning to fly these things!! When you get this plane down alot of these guys are flying the foam Eflite SE5a. It might make a good slowflying WWI plane and it looks pretty good too! Ask these guys for info on its flying characteristics. Steve

WWI Ace 05-19-2008 11:56 PM

Oh and by the way. You'll meet some of the GREATEST ladies and gentlemen you've ever met in your life in this thread!!! I feel very proud to call them all friends!! Steve

Hotch 05-19-2008 11:59 PM

Did someone say candy stripes?


WWI Ace 05-20-2008 12:21 AM

I like!!! Steve

jjordison 05-21-2008 05:12 PM

Thanks Steve, Martin and all of you! I have been greatly inspired by your comments and will take some more photos...

I do appreciate the advice on motors, but want to be sure I am investing wisely... I am considering an Axi 5345/18 at $220 plus, versus a Himax HC6332-230 for roughly half that. The Himax lists 2200watts, per your comment Steve. Don't know what the Axi motor will put out but Hobby Lobby suggests is good for "giant scale planes to 26 pounds." I figure my auw will be 22-23 pounds. Not to be picky, but money is an issue when adding the controller and LiPo's, so I would appreciate anyone insights. Thanks, Jordy

Btw, beautioful job on the DVII!!!

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