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degreen60 10-24-2012 11:50 PM


Originally Posted by Tsavah (Post 887070)
I am trying to imagine the work and I think I understand. The FFF added to the trailing edge made the wing wider. The pink FFF ), normally 1/4" think also, thicken the wing blanks, and bonded to the added blu-core. That would make for a great way to ensure the added foam butt joints wouldn't prove to be weak. Then you cut for shape and sanded down the top pink foam to suggest ribs with dips, normal to a fabric and doped covering. Hope I got that right.

The blue foam I used had been split in half so it was about the same thickness as the trailing edge of the SS wing. I put a strip of CF in the glue joint. The SS wing already had rib shape in the wing so I did not have to sand them in. I used pink foam butt joined to the end of the SS wing, then cut the wing end to shape. The M1C has a lot of curve on the leading edge at the end of the wing and if I cut the SS wing without adding foam the leading edge becomes too high. After cutting the wing tip I sanded the pink foam into airfoil shape. I have a CG arrow shaft as a front spar to make the wings stiff. I used Gorilla glue for butt joints and never have any trouble with them.

wattman 10-25-2012 03:45 AM

Yes Degreen stay out of the woods in deer season while wearing your brown Carhart coveralls :eek:

degreen60 10-26-2012 01:04 AM


Originally Posted by wattman (Post 887101)
Yes Degreen stay out of the woods in deer season while wearing your brown Carhart coveralls :eek:

I would not go into the woods here during deer season if I was wearing a flashing neon light. A few years back I found an arrow sticking out of the side of my house. I guess my house looks like a deer, a white one. Then again maybe they saw me move in the house and thought I was a deer cause the arrow was just below the window.

degreen60 10-27-2012 03:08 PM

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Bristol M1C ready for crash test. It should be easy to see in a tree. LOL

wattman 10-27-2012 09:22 PM

Really nice work again degreen , and it should show up in a tree if you land there .

degreen60 11-02-2012 01:52 PM

Cool this morning but no wind. I took the M1C for its crash test and it flucked. It flys great. Only needed slight change in trim tabs on TX to make it fly hands off. It flys at half throtle real nice.

7car7 11-02-2012 05:18 PM

Congrats! Nice to hear it's flying well. Very cool plane. Makes me want to do a scratch build again.

degreen60 12-20-2012 03:33 PM

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Not an airplane in a tree but I just had to show this here.

7car7 12-20-2012 09:32 PM

wow. What a picture. Thank you.

wattman 12-21-2012 02:48 AM

Yes thats quite a photo , thanks for shareing .

degreen60 04-09-2013 12:12 PM

Here is my SPAD XI I made using a trashed GWS Tiger Moth.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqZoh7s98KQ[/media]

degreen60 04-09-2013 12:16 PM

My scratch built Bristol M1C.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSOHIl-Ajh0[/media]

TM4197 04-09-2013 03:53 PM

Very nice job on the Spad Don!!

**neons** 04-09-2013 04:14 PM

I have watched your reports over the years. I just love all your planes and work. These last 2 videos are so refreshing. I am not sure which I like best. I think I like them all from the beginning.. I would like to see all your planes someday if I could. Maybe there will be a day you could treat us all to a compilation of pics or videos.
Thanks for sharing all you have posted.
**Neons** Bob:)

Bub Steve 04-09-2013 05:28 PM

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Re powered, 2409-18 on a 3-cell 1300 40-c and new castle ESC,, Rock'in!!
bubsteve

wattman 04-10-2013 03:53 PM

Beautiful planes and good videos Don , thanks for shareing the joy .

**neons** 04-10-2013 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by stevecooper (Post 906613)
Re powered, 2409-18 on a 3-cell 1300 40-c and new castle ESC,, Rock'in!!
bubsteve

Watt a great way to sped a day,
**Neons** Bob:)

RCEM-Joey 06-08-2013 10:26 AM

There's a lot of really nice planes on here,

I have a HK/Durafly SE5a, and absolutely love the way it flys.

kdahlhaus 06-20-2013 04:15 AM

Yup, the SE5a is one of those classic designs that just seems to fly well in most model versions. I think the P-40 is that way too.

mclarkson 06-20-2013 04:20 AM

I have the Parkzone SE5a, and it's a great-flyin' plane.

GBLynden 07-02-2013 10:28 PM

Here is my WWI plane:




Ron 02-19-2014 04:29 AM

Another Triplane
 
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Well we're back...after a few years involved with the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada, and not being able to take the time to build, this is
one of my winter projects...1/4 scale....mostly bones yet. My DR1 needed a good adversary...... ready for covering and power...hope to come in at about 14 pounds.

thepiper92 02-19-2014 04:35 AM

Really nice plane :D

gduk 04-21-2014 07:31 PM

Hi, I have one of these planes, boxed, just ready to be built but my instructions are all in German, does anyone have any English versions or any tips, I have tried Ikarus but no luck! Many thanks!

degreen60 04-21-2014 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by gduk (Post 946188)
Hi, I have one of these planes, boxed, just ready to be built but my instructions are all in German, does anyone have any English versions or any tips, I have tried Ikarus but no luck! Many thanks!

What plane do you have?

gduk 04-21-2014 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 946191)
What plane do you have?

Hi, it is the Grade Eindecker, thanks for the quick response!!

degreen60 04-21-2014 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by gduk (Post 946197)
Hi, it is the Grade Eindecker, thanks for the quick response!!

I bought a crashed Grade Eindecker and found it was not too hard to put back together using the pictures. I replace the main wooden square shaft(which was broken) with a CF arrow shaft. The struts that makes the A frame for the landing gear was broken too so I made one using CF arrow shafts. It makes a really nice slow flyer. You can PM me and get my cell number if you think I can help you with anything. I decal mine as it might have looked as a german WWI trainer. It has a BL motor and 2s lipo fits in front of the pilot.

gduk 04-22-2014 09:58 PM

Wow, thanks for the offer, I can now get the instructions translated bit by bit and have now started it! Fingers crossed should be okay, I have just one question I have the original motor, would a 7.4 lipo or 8.4v standard cell 900 mah would they both be okay apart from the weight issue? thanks again.

degreen60 04-22-2014 11:32 PM


Originally Posted by gduk (Post 946323)
Wow, thanks for the offer, I can now get the instructions translated bit by bit and have now started it! Fingers crossed should be okay, I have just one question I have the original motor, would a 7.4 lipo or 8.4v standard cell 900 mah would they both be okay apart from the weight issue? thanks again.

First thing I do when I get a plane with a brushed motor and gearbox is to not waste time installing them. I have not had a brushed motor last very long. This plane will fly on a slow turning outrunner using 7.4 lipo.

degreen60 04-22-2014 11:37 PM

My Grade Eindecker flying.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N09Xbq_yLYY

wattman 04-23-2014 03:17 AM

Beautiful flying video , many of us wish we could also step out our backdoor , and have a place to fly like you have there .

:)

gduk 04-27-2014 09:26 PM

Ikarus Motor
 
Thank you for the answer, and yes I will get to brushless.
It is just my Ikarus was my late Uncle's and I wanted to get it in the air as 'stock', slower for me also! (still learning)
I hear you need a bushing on this Ikarus motor, I just wondered where it goes and what it looks like, is it a washer?
One last thing, it says break the motor in at 3V, I assume this is power straight to the motor and not through the speed controller, many thanks.

njbipes 06-01-2014 09:18 PM

wwI kits
 
don't know if you've heard of this site, Manzanolasar.com. They specialize in wwI kits. Also Airodromerc.com. They carry plans for many wwI planes. I just started a Nieurport 28c1 from dumas. I also have kits for an Ansaldo and a Nieurport Triplane waiting for me.

thepiper92 06-01-2014 09:22 PM

Manzano is the only place I can find what I want.

njbipes 06-01-2014 09:37 PM

to GBLynden
 
I picked up the same Albatros this winter and did a custom paint job on it. tried to send pic but file to large, when i can will post

njbipes 06-01-2014 10:01 PM

customized Albatros
 
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portablevcb 06-02-2014 12:14 AM


Originally Posted by njbipes (Post 949495)
don't know if you've heard of this site, Manzanolasar.com. They specialize in wwI kits. Also Airodromerc.com. They carry plans for many wwI planes. I just started a Nieurport 28c1 from dumas. I also have kits for an Ansaldo and a Nieurport Triplane waiting for me.

Thanks, we do try and provide a lot of different kits are reasonable prices.

We also have an agreement with AerodromeRC to provides parts to go with the plans that Kay sells from the AerodromeRC website.

Charlie

portablevcb 06-02-2014 12:17 AM


Originally Posted by gduk (Post 946688)
Thank you for the answer, and yes I will get to brushless.
It is just my Ikarus was my late Uncle's and I wanted to get it in the air as 'stock', slower for me also! (still learning)
I hear you need a bushing on this Ikarus motor, I just wondered where it goes and what it looks like, is it a washer?
One last thing, it says break the motor in at 3V, I assume this is power straight to the motor and not through the speed controller, many thanks.

The break in period for speed 400 motors is to seat the brushes on the motor. The 3V is direct from a battery, such as 2 C or D cell batteries. An esc will work but not as well since it is supplying the full voltage pulsed at a high frequency.

And there are some who will say to put the motor in a glass of water during break in. I have never done it that way but it supposedly shortens the break in time to a few minutes.

Charlie

PS brushless motors DO NOT need to be broken in!!!

scalercflyer 06-03-2014 01:32 PM

DRI
 
Where is that DRI flying Texican?

Ron 06-22-2014 07:11 PM

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here is my 1/4 scale tripe minus Snoopy.

He arrived this week for preliminary inspections and has given the OK for balancing, and a maiden :-)


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