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watt_the?! 06-09-2006 01:42 AM

have you guys seen the full scale and 3/4 scale ww1 types (videos!!) at this site?

http://www.airdromeaeroplanes.com/Default.asp?page=59

unbelievable..

our FAA wouldnt let them get off the ground...let alone barnstorming and tree topping!

USA ..... USA..... USA....

lol

WWI Ace 06-09-2006 06:17 PM

All right guys, thanks to Martin's keen eye for bargains I now have a Ben Buckle 57"ws Fokker D8. This looks like a really good kit. All the wood is machine cut and the cabanes and landing gear wire is already formed!!! Now I have something to mount my Eflite Power 25 outrunner on. The kit box says a .19-.30 two stroke. Should work out well. Always wanted a larger electric to show the glow guys how far electric has come. Steve.

50+AirYears 06-09-2006 06:51 PM

Boy, you guys are making me jealous. The only WW1 bird I have right now is a Pee Wee 020 powered CL Nieuport 11. But, I have a bunch of Aviation Modeler Internatiopal mags with lots of WW1 plans for 2.33/1 400 power. Some strange ones, too. Wish I could afford to retire and do some more building and flying.

watt_the?! 06-09-2006 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 78621)
All right guys, thanks to Martin's keen eye for bargains I now have a Ben Buckle 57"ws Fokker D8. This looks like a really good kit. All the wood is machine cut and the cabanes and landing gear wire is already formed!!! Now I have something to mount my Eflite Power 25 outrunner on. The kit box says a .19-.30 two stroke. Should work out well. Always wanted a larger electric to show the glow guys how far electric has come. Steve.

where'd you get this from?

WWI Ace 06-09-2006 11:31 PM

I got the Fokker from Martin. He found it on Ebay and got it for a good price but he already had one. So in his generosity he allowed me to buy it from him. Gotta love friends like that!!! 50+Years, I'm also waiting to retire so I have more airplane time but I'm only 40 so I have a ways to go!!! Plans have no expiration date. Just hang onto them and eventually you'll get your wish!! Steve.

WWI Ace 06-14-2006 11:41 PM

Hey guys!!! Just emailed Daniel Brett and he is getting Williams Brothers up and running again. Check out the wheels and WWI machine gun kits at www.williamsbrothersmodelproducts.com for prices. I wanted to buy a canopy for a Gee Bee racer kit I bought a couple years ago. He told me to send my address and he would mail one to me. What a great guy!!! Anyway, check out the website. Steve.

Bill G 06-15-2006 05:26 AM

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I posted this somewhere else here, but it is one of the more eccentric WWI planes I've seen. Recent best of show winner. I saw it a Mars PA a few weeks ago, flying to. Flys well, but quite labored, at its size. I told the boy to stay in the pic for size ref. Its still a lot bigger than it looks, at something like 12 ft span. Electric, of course. A number of rc car/boat style packs.

scalercflyer 06-22-2006 01:01 AM

What's going on?
 
How's the flying going Boys? :confused: Anything you want to share? :) I know the flying season is here, but I don't want to lose touch. :D Any new projects or are you Guys like me, wanting to build/fly more but I'm too beat. :eek: Martin

dicknadine 06-22-2006 01:23 AM

finally found a big roll of Natural Coverite and have 1/2 the Jabiru 80" wing covered, waiting for 3 new gear boxes and then ready to fly again. all is well. dick stamm

WWI Ace 06-22-2006 02:40 AM

Hopefully will get back to work on my small tripe this weekend. I need to do the leading edge sanding and then start "painting" on the Sig Stix It for the Polyspan. Had to build a old Squadron kite kit of the Wright Flyer for my wife to hang in her store. It has about a five foot wingspan. But now I'm free to work on "my" stuff again!!! Did you guys check out the Williams Brothers website yet? Steve.

watt_the?! 06-22-2006 04:42 AM

i finished and test flew the peter rake castaibert....in the castaibert thread.

50+AirYears 06-22-2006 02:19 PM

Sorry, I know this is an electric power forum, but the only WW I plane I have in my queue right now is a peanut scale SE-5A for FAC competiton for this year or next.

Ron 06-22-2006 07:56 PM

Martin...Steve.. flying is going pretty good so far, but time is an issue.
looking after acres of lawn as well as work and trying to fly at every opportunity makes for not much building time. guess it will just have to wait for the weather to turn nasty late in the fall. I am however assembling a new model that is the strangest looking " warbird" I've seen in a long time.. pics when it's about done in a couple weeks :-)
Martin....did you ever get your Formosa going?

WWI Ace 06-24-2006 02:44 PM

Alright guys, I'm headed to the local Walmart Supercenter to get sandpaper and get to work. Wish me luck!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 06-30-2006 03:14 AM

Status
 
Alright Steve! We smell some balsa dust! :D Give us a status report on the little tripe or I'll fill your tail full of lead!!!! :eek: Martin

scalercflyer 06-30-2006 03:21 AM

Just joined
 
Guys, I finally did it! :D I joined a local electric RC club and I'm darn glad I did it! :D :D I haven't belonged to a club since the early 80s. This will give me an incentive to fly and build more. Who knows, I might even find another building Buddy. Ron, I plan on starting on the Formosa right after I put the ACCEL Katana together. It's about 90% finished. Nice kit too. :) I'll post some pics as soon as I find my digital camera! :eek: I also need to finish my tripe. Never seems to be enough time....... Martin

Ron 06-30-2006 04:22 PM

Martin...I know that not enough time feeling only too well....
I haven't flown for over a week now...which is real bad because the flied is actually in my back yard, and Ican see the planes flying out there when I'm home for lunch, or out working on the Garden.....ratz...time for a smaller yard.

WWI Ace 06-30-2006 11:18 PM

Oh no!!!! Martin's on the warpath!!! I'll bet he gets talked into going over to the "darkside." You know, where those 3D guys hangout. Next thing you know his favorite plane will be a Shockflyer and all us WWI guys won't be "cool" anymore. Ha! Ha! Will try to finish fuselage tomorrow and start figuring out the pull pull setup on the tripe. Will try to post pics if all goes well. Ron, get out and fly!! It'll do you good!!! Steve.

WWI Ace 07-02-2006 12:36 AM

She's all framed up guys!!! I put two Blue Arrow 4 gram servos, and a Feagio brushless motor with a IPS gearbox in it. So far she looks like I got her framed up fairly straight. Had a little trouble with the fuse trying to twist on me. Looks good now. If the wife will find her camera and charge it I'll post some pics this weekend. Steve.

Walt Thyng 07-03-2006 10:56 PM

Guess you guys didn't catch this one. It'll make you DROOL!
www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com A Camel and Spit flying together!

Just finished building a Winglet 2 by Ron fikes for a vacation take along plane. 29" S400 tailess. Now back to the Tripehound. One more aileron interconnect to secure. Then take it apart for staining, fixing shop rash and covering. Will send some pics soon.
Walt
PS had to take a little side trip to the cardiac care ward. Lost a week. Battery pack on the Dr1 (still unflown) was OK, I just forgot to connect the two halves )-: Going to program it into my Polk T3 tomorrow, hope to maiden by weekend.

WWI Ace 07-03-2006 11:49 PM

Great to have ya back Walt!!! Hope you're okay!! Have you guys ever thought that you were on the verge of finishing only to find you had more to do than you thought? I thought that by the end of my long weekend I would have it covered. No way!!! I just now got all the wood painted with STINKY Sigs-Stix-It. Bending the LG took a little more time than I thought too!!! Oh well, I guess I'm closer to finishing than I was 2 days ago!! Steve.

WWI Ace 07-05-2006 06:17 PM

I've got pictures of the tripe to post for you guys. The problem is it keeps telling me the file is too big!!! Any suggestions? If you guys can tell me what I need to do, I'll post them. Steve.

kensp 07-05-2006 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 85916)
I've got pictures of the tripe to post for you guys. The problem is it keeps telling me the file is too big!!! Any suggestions? If you guys can tell me what I need to do, I'll post them. Steve.

Two things can be done.

Firstly if your photo has a lot of excess waste area around the aeroplane then you can trim (somtimes called crop) it using your photo program. This them means that the model fills a larger proprtion of the space in the smaller photo.

Secondly if the model takes up most of the photograph you will need a photo program that will resize the file. The program that I use to resize photos is called Thumbs Plus. Thumbs Plus can be downloaded as a free trial version.

Ken

WWI Ace 07-06-2006 01:55 AM

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All right guys here goes!!! I think it took them. If it did you're not allowed to laugh at my poor building skills. I'm not as talented as some of you guys!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 07-06-2006 02:46 AM

Tripe
 
Steve, you are the MAN!!!! :D :D Absolutely fantastic building job! :) Listen, I think I hear the engine running! :D I can't wait to see her decked out. She should fly great! :) Boys, Steve has done us proud! Lets give him a good atta Boy Fellows! PS: Check out the pic below. Martin

http://www.brooksart.com/Lastdance.jpg

WWI Ace 07-06-2006 03:14 AM

That's her Martin!!! That's the version I'm gonna do. Steve.

WWI Ace 07-07-2006 11:41 PM

Hey guys, here is a link to the trailer for the WWI Flyboys movie due out in about OCT. You gotta see this to tell me what you all think!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNBtSheiVwg

scalercflyer 07-08-2006 02:48 AM

Flyboys
 
Steve, needless to say I"M THERE for this movie!!! :D :D Who's got the popcorn? :confused: BTW, is that a RED DRI I see? :mad: Martin

WWI Ace 07-08-2006 02:44 PM

I thought you might like seeing that Martin!!!!! Steve.

WWI Ace 07-12-2006 01:06 AM

Where did everybody go? I feel so alone!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 07-12-2006 04:23 AM

I'm here!
 
Alright Steve! Give us some more pics of the tiny tripe and tell us how you intend to finish her. :) Oh and post some pics of the other plane too. :D Martin. PS: where are the rest of you Boys???

WWI Ace 07-13-2006 02:07 AM

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Okay guys. I posted these on the Polks thread but I'll put 'em here too so Martin can give me fits. Yes it's red and yes the rudder is far too big. But, this is the only .25 size glow WWI ARF to convert to electric. All the equipment details are in the other thread. Steve.

WWI Ace 07-13-2006 02:53 AM

Decided to cover the tiny tripe with iron on film and then paint it. Kurt Bengstron told me the Polyspan might shrink too much on such a light structure. I'll paint the film a sky blue and then drybrush streak OD green paint on it. I test painted some of the film and it seems to work fine. Steve.

scalercflyer 07-13-2006 04:24 AM

Red DRI
 
Steve, I'm gonna beat you till you bleed......... :mad: :mad: :mad: Martin

WWI Ace 07-13-2006 06:01 PM

Beat me if you have to Martin. I can take it, Im a big boy. Actually, I might recover it eventually if it survives. Like I said, it's a test bed more than anything else. I didn't want to do a 3D plane and .25 size ARF planes are hard to come by. Steve.

scalercflyer 07-16-2006 02:03 AM

Table saw
 
Here is a tool not one of you should be without. I ordered it from Harbor Freight tools. It's on sale and works great! Makes beautiful straight cuts with the diamond blade. Can't beat the price either. Steve, you gotta get one! Martin
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WWI Ace 07-16-2006 02:22 PM

It seems like we're the only ones left Martin!!!! Cool little saw though! Steve

scalercflyer 07-16-2006 02:33 PM

Invitation
 
Steve, I'm for putting an invitation to our thread on the other scale threads. What do you think? Martin

Ron 07-17-2006 05:42 PM

Martin....You are getting entirely too technical here :-).....I still use a razor blade and a steel rule for long straight cuts, or a balsa stripper if I need a really straight cut. About the only power tool I have for modeling is a Dremel. however if I run across one of these saws in the great White North area ( Canada)...I likely would get it along with a small band saw.
I think I'm going to do a power tool bench in my new shop. I just finished moving into it this last week, and I have room for a small sander belt/disc...a small drill press and band saw and table saw if it's the size of the little beauty you just bought. Not enough time, too many projects....Like my wife says, I'll soon have to get a new fire because I have too many irons in the one I already have :-)

WWI Ace 07-17-2006 11:50 PM

Projects do multiply rather quickly!!! Yeah Martin put the word out that we're here. The more the merrier!!!! How did you like the Flyboys movie trailer I posted above Ron? Steve.


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