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degreen60 12-06-2010 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 769427)
Good grief..I could have done that myself, and put it all in a smaller box. GEEES...Well, no more UPS!!!! Thats terrible.:mad:

The pilot that designed the sidemout for the machine gun actually scored some kills with that method. I think the oposeing pilot thought he was safe with the trailing Bristol to his right rear. NOT!!!!!!!!!!! Imagine looking over your right shoulder and see a machine gun firing right at ya!!:<:

Sorry it got beat up so bad. I know you'll do fine with it.

AND WOW>>>>I finally got back on WATTFLYER....thought I maybe forgot to pay my dues![popcorn]

Maybe you can tell UPS it was a new plane and collect the insurance. I beleive UPS has at least $50 insurance on every shippment. It should rebuild into a nice plane for me.

Yes you did forget to pay your dues. Sent them to me right away. LOL

TM4197 12-12-2010 06:25 AM

Micro Albatros
 
Got my Albatros back from the repair shop, Towers does not quibble about broke things!!! The control wire inside came undone from the servo, of course it was in flight when it did it. Anywho, they did the right thing. I flew it today and both wheels fell off in flight, the little keepers decided not to KEEP anymore. I did a carrier landing in my hand. Glued new keepers on and she flew perfect the rest of the day. wooohoo..no wind!:D

degreen60 12-12-2010 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 770312)
Got my Albatros back from the repair shop, Towers does not quibble about broke things!!! The control wire inside came undone from the servo, of course it was in flight when it did it. Anywho, they did the right thing. I flew it today and both wheels fell off in flight, the little keepers decided not to KEEP anymore. I did a carrier landing in my hand. Glued new keepers on and she flew perfect the rest of the day. wooohoo..no wind!:D

WHAT, you sent it to Tower and not to me. LOL Glad you got it back flying.

TM4197 12-13-2010 03:42 AM

Funny!! If it gets to that time when I gotta send it to you, it might make a nice starfoam beer mug. If not by me...by UPS. Hows that Bristol coming?

BTW: Don't ever use UPS this time of the year.....I looked inside this guys truck, boxes were smashing other boxes, he even stepped on one..NICE WORK!!:mad:

waynek 12-13-2010 12:42 PM

hi i'm new to these forums and also a ww1 nut. i have 2 micro albatros, and aerodrome rc short kit fokker triplane,a 30" alfa albatros d5 and i am building a 42" peter rake albatros d3. i've only flown the micro albatros and they look cool and are a blast to fly.i've re-finished both of them.

degreen60 12-13-2010 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by waynek (Post 770486)
hi i'm new to these forums and also a ww1 nut. i have 2 micro albatros, and aerodrome rc short kit fokker triplane,a 30" alfa albatros d5 and i am building a 42" peter rake albatros d3. i've only flown the micro albatros and they look cool and are a blast to fly.i've re-finished both of them.

Hi, I am Don, I am a WW1 RC airplane junky. Welcome to the group. You are now part of the 12 step program.

degreen60 12-13-2010 01:54 PM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 770458)
Funny!! If it gets to that time when I gotta send it to you, it might make a nice starfoam beer mug. If not by me...by UPS. Hows that Bristol coming?

At least you can tell your wife you have to buy the full beer mug cause you need the empty mug to ship the plane in.

I have the fuselage stripped, breaks glued. Elevator fixed. Fixed the broken struts by replacing the broken parts with popscile sticks. Heated the fuselage and got it straight again. Was my first time to use heat and got it a little too warm and the foam got a little ruff. Spackle and sanding should take care of that.

Had to stop on Bristol cause I found on the net a free Parkzone FW190 pickup only. It was just 35 miles away. I could not pass that up. Person said it did not have enough power to fly. I took the Nimh battery out of the plane put a Lipo in and it is a good flyer. It does nothing for my shakes cause it is not a WW1 plane. It came with an extra wing, What WW1 airplane can I make using the wing, maybe a Junkers D1?

TM4197 12-13-2010 07:25 PM

Welcome Waynek...If you are into WWI airplanes...you'll find every answer you can ask in here. These guys are the best around. Nice Albatros's...they are fun to fly! They go backwards real easy too.:eek:

DeGreen: A 190 huh.....Thats a cool plane, I know it won't help with the "shakes" but if its the one I think it is, you can fly the crap out of it. The D1 might be a good start...will have to break out some books.[popcorn]

scalercflyer 12-14-2010 03:39 AM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 770493)
At least you can tell your wife you have to buy the full beer mug cause you need the empty mug to ship the plane in.

I have the fuselage stripped, breaks glued. Elevator fixed. Fixed the broken struts by replacing the broken parts with popscile sticks. Heated the fuselage and got it straight again. Was my first time to use heat and got it a little too warm and the foam got a little ruff. Spackle and sanding should take care of that.

Had to stop on Bristol cause I found on the net a free Parkzone FW190 pickup only. It was just 35 miles away. I could not pass that up. Person said it did not have enough power to fly. I took the Nimh battery out of the plane put a Lipo in and it is a good flyer. It does nothing for my shakes cause it is not a WW1 plane. It came with an extra wing, What WW1 airplane can I make using the wing, maybe a Junkers D1?

Don we don't want your nerves to suffer and be shot! :eek: Send that FW190 to ME! :D I'll take the hit for you! :eek::D:D Hahahahaha Marty

scalercflyer 12-14-2010 03:45 AM


Originally Posted by waynek (Post 770486)
hi i'm new to these forums and also a ww1 nut. i have 2 micro albatros, and aerodrome rc short kit fokker triplane,a 30" alfa albatros d5 and i am building a 42" peter rake albatros d3. i've only flown the micro albatros and they look cool and are a blast to fly.i've re-finished both of them.

Welcome my Fellow Flieger and WWI nut!:) Yes we are a rather unusual lot here. :eek: Any and all things sacred to you concerning WWI aviation will be expossed, brought out in the open and shared among your friends here.:eek: Here you will find compassion, and a deep sense of belonging.:rolleyes: Share your addiction with us.:cool: We understand!:D Marty

scalercflyer 12-14-2010 03:51 AM

Where are you?
 
Steve mine Fellow Flieger WWI Ace, where are you? Marty

degreen60 12-14-2010 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 770654)
Don we don't want your nerves to suffer and be shot! :eek: Send that FW190 to ME! :D I'll take the hit for you! :eek::D:D Hahahahaha Marty

When I tire of it I will paint it RED and ship to you. LOL

Captiannoflaps 12-14-2010 04:09 PM

Does anyone know if "FunAero.com" is still open for business.
They make great WWI kits, but no one ever answers e-mails or the phone over there.

TM4197 12-22-2010 05:15 AM

fun aero
 
[email protected]

did you try this addy?

bassfisher 12-22-2010 03:25 PM

Big brown truck made a pitstop yesterday. I wonder what it can be? Oh, I know GP SE5A. Guess Ill be busy Christmas morning! My SPAD was lonely as my only WWI plane, now she will have a stable mate. Maybe be able to test fly on the 26th. Plan to detail this one out like I did with the SPAD. Scale fun-flys are coming up!

degreen60 12-22-2010 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by bassfisher (Post 772388)
Big brown truck made a pitstop yesterday. I wonder what it can be? Oh, I know GP SE5A. Guess Ill be busy Christmas morning! My SPAD was lonely as my only WWI plane, now she will have a stable mate. Maybe be able to test fly on the 26th. Plan to detail this one out like I did with the SPAD. Scale fun-flys are coming up!

OH OH, He is hooked. We have another WW1 junky. Next he will be stealing his wife's jewery to hock to pay for another WW1 plane. Watch out for the dealers on here they will sent you something free just to keep you hooked.

bassfisher 12-22-2010 04:44 PM

The SE5A will have plenty of company LOL. Have about 30 planes to keep it company. I would love to have dealers send me free planes :) I like the way the SPAD flies (once you get used to her habits) and the SE5A write-ups convinced me - along with a $25 off coupon from a fun fly. Ill try to post pics once I get done detailing her out.

degreen60 12-22-2010 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by bassfisher (Post 772397)
I would love to have dealers send me free planes .

I don't beleive you understand, these guys are like dope dealers, want to get you hooked on just WW1 planes. There is one that says he helps me but he just keeps sending me wreaked planes to rebuild, now when he says he is sending one I shake so bad I have to stop what every I am doing and just wait on the mail. LOL They keep saying they will help you break the habit but they just keep getting another WW1 plane and telling about it, showing pictures until you just have to get one too. LOL

bassfisher 12-22-2010 08:00 PM

I know that feeling. Ive been hooked on this hobby for over 25 years. Its worst than cocaine lol I cant think how many rebuilds and repairst that Ihave done for others and myself lol But if they want to send me a free plane or two to fix and keep, let them bring it on! WWI, WW2, or civilian scale , I dont care :)

enemyace19 12-23-2010 02:08 AM

E-flight Fokker D-7
 
Hi Im getting the E-Flight Fokker D-7 for X-mas with all the stuff to get her flying.heard the carbon tube motor mount hits the servos?Any other tricks I should know about? thanks Doug

scalercflyer 12-23-2010 03:21 AM


Originally Posted by enemyace19 (Post 772507)
Hi Im getting the E-Flight Fokker D-7 for X-mas with all the stuff to get her flying.heard the carbon tube motor mount hits the servos?Any other tricks I should know about? thanks Doug

EA there are a number of ways to mount the motor. I prefer not to use tube mounts since I make my own box mounts. Send us some pics. Marty

7car7 12-23-2010 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by enemyace19 (Post 772507)
Hi Im getting the E-Flight Fokker D-7 for X-mas with all the stuff to get her flying.heard the carbon tube motor mount hits the servos?Any other tricks I should know about? thanks Doug

Very cool! I seem to recall I cut the tube a bit on my Jenny. I scuffed up the tube with some sandpaper, and used epoxy. I did have the motor start to come loose from the tube, fortunately caught it in time. (I think I'd used CA on that part)
I ended up drilling a hole thru the tube, into the motor. Just a real shallow hole in the motor, enough to get a tiny screw into it. Then I glued the whole deal before putting the screw in. It's been great since.

enemyace19 12-24-2010 12:17 AM

K thanks Marty will do.

enemyace19 12-24-2010 12:19 AM

thanks 7car7 Ill try some ca and the screw thing

scalercflyer 12-24-2010 09:57 PM

Merry Christmas Boys!
 
Merry Christmas to all of my Buds and fellow Fliegers! May your holidays be joyful and full of good cheer! Remember to keep Christ in Christmas. After all, HE is the reason for the season. May the Good Lord bless all of you! Marty

7car7 12-24-2010 11:18 PM

Merry Christmas everyone, truly hope its a wonderful time for you all.

dbcisco 12-25-2010 12:36 AM

Happy Holidays to one and all!

TM4197 12-29-2010 03:09 AM

Forgive
 
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Guys, forgive me, for I have sinned...:(
My wife got me a plane for Christmas, she must have got the "1" mixed up with the "II". She got me a Airfield P-51 Mustang. Anyway, can I redeem myself here? Anything I can change to make it look like a WWI plane??
Even more bad news....It flies like a cream puff...right out of the box.

foamjetpilot 12-29-2010 04:31 AM

TM4197 - The P51 is still in one piece. Maybe connect the rudder clevis and trade, the best plane design in more that 60 years, for a WWI model via WattFlyers iTrader. Cream puff flight is a good start for beginners and they can up the HP with a higher C battery?
Doug

TM4197 12-29-2010 04:39 AM

yeah, really... Well, the pic was taken while the glue was drying on the stab. I did remember to connect the clevis..LOL Got love the wife....at least she got me a plane!! So, I gotta keep this one. besides, it flies inverted so damn easy and can amost land it in my hand!:D

degreen60 12-29-2010 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 774014)
Guys, forgive me, for I have sinned...:(
My wife got me a plane for Christmas, she must have got the "1" mixed up with the "II". She got me a Airfield P-51 Mustang. Anyway, can I redeem myself here? Anything I can change to make it look like a WWI plane??
Even more bad news....It flies like a cream puff...right out of the box.

You can call the P51 that was given to you a WW1 plane and I will call the Parkzone FW-190 that was give to me a WW1 plane. Now we can have a WW1 dogfight.

foamjetpilot 12-29-2010 04:54 AM

...and it looks great too. My favorite colors and it's a replica of the one at Oshkosh I do believe?
A cool Mustang is Crazy Horse: http://www.stallion51.com/p51-crazy-horse.shtml

Sign up to fly a real one!!!
Doug

TM4197 12-29-2010 05:02 AM

It's actually this one,

[media]http://www.jerrykline.com/images/pics/mustangs/petie2nd.jpg[/media]

Degreen: we can have a death match! get them out of our system, and then go back to the real planes! :eek:

foamjetpilot 12-29-2010 05:06 AM

I think I saw you flying your plane the other day....here's the vid :-)

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Lr_B4u7CE[/media]

foamjetpilot 12-29-2010 05:09 AM

Better link here TM:
http://www.mustangsmustangs.com/p-51...44-72942.shtml

TM4197 12-29-2010 05:12 AM

there ya go!! Did ya see I had the rudder clevis attached? BP wanted 8 bucks a gallon! Thats $1,200 for a full tank....Iam staying with electric!

foamjetpilot 12-29-2010 05:29 AM

It's over $5,000 for an hour of dual flight time in Crazy Horse - when I checked a few years ago :-). Need to advance the throttle slowly on the real Mustang or it will torque roll intp the ground just like our electrics. Imagine how many RC planes we can get for that money!
Doug

TM4197 12-29-2010 05:40 AM

Iam just glad there are people who can keep all these birds flying. WWI and WWII birds are so much a part of our history. Keeps the blood going!!

degreen60 01-15-2011 07:01 PM

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I am going to have to refinish my Sopwith Pup. Look what I found on the internet. I just have to have this one to fly.

enemyace19 01-15-2011 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 777924)
I am going to have to refinish my Sopwith Pup. Look what I found on the internet. I just have to have this one to fly.

What kind of birds are those? (laughing)


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