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degreen60 02-04-2010 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by dbcisco (Post 689289)
I love that paisley print! :$
Looks like they recycled drapes for the covering. :D:D:D

Polyester drapes from the 70s?

Anyone wants to built this plane I have the printed paper files you can enlarge to cover the plane.

dbcisco 02-04-2010 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 689342)
... I have the printed paper files you can enlarge to cover the plane.

You have the Book of Kells ? ::o

You have all the cool stuff DeGreen.:D:D:D

scalercflyer 02-04-2010 08:20 PM

Special patterns
 
Yeah d you'll be the talk of the Wattflyer WWI nuts with those pasley patterns on your plane! Marty

degreen60 02-04-2010 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by dbcisco (Post 689424)
You have the Book of Kells ? ::o

You have all the cool stuff DeGreen.:D:D:D

No I do not have that book. I have lots of WW1 printed paper airplanes. I also have 3views. The plane I am thinking of building next I do not have a printed paper plane of it only a 3 view, the Caudron G4. The G4 has everything I like, twin motors, wood beams hold the tail feathers, only thing I like and it does not have is pusher props.

Biplane Murphy 02-04-2010 11:58 PM

He's doing Wonder Woman's invisible plane!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WWI Ace 02-05-2010 12:25 AM

Maybe we can use Wonder Woman's "Golden Lasso of Truth" to rope him and make him tell us what he is building!!! Steve

degreen60 02-05-2010 12:28 AM


Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy (Post 689506)
He's doing Wonder Woman's invisible plane!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is easy to make. You just take a transmitter to the field and tell everyone the plane is in the air and you are controling it.

scalercflyer 02-05-2010 04:09 AM

The clue
 
I already gave you Guys a big clue. Go back and review. Call upon your vast knowledge of WWI aircraft to aid you in your quests, Oh Grasshoppers! BTW one of you was really warm. Marty

Ryan Flyer 02-05-2010 04:44 PM

hmmm.........?

taz6317 02-05-2010 08:28 PM

How about...
 
Handley-Page 400?

scalercflyer 02-06-2010 01:15 AM

Handley-Page 400
 
WRONG Grasshopper! A Handley Page is big and it CAN be seen. Seek further elightenment my son!

degreen60 02-06-2010 01:32 AM

You building a boxkite?

WWI Ace 02-06-2010 11:53 PM

Just got back from the local park where I flew 3 batteries through my Fokker D7. It's 30 degrees, 3 inches of snow, and calm winds. I couldn't wait any longer!!! I was going through withdrawals!!!! Steve

Mongo40 02-07-2010 02:28 AM

What!!!! No pics, how'd it look in the snow???

50+AirYears 02-07-2010 06:19 AM

It was a little bit too windy to fly tody, but I did make quite bit of snow fly from my snow thrower. Been at the same house since 1977, and this was the first time I used up 3 complete tanks of gas. They're predicting another storm coming through early next week.

My wife complains about the snow no matter how little we may have. I just tell her to be glad we're not Yuppers. Then I bring out the plaque showing he Monument just past the Kewenaw Airport outside Houghton-Hancock. Commemorates the record snow from sometime in the 80s. Something like 28'? in oneWinter.

Ron 02-07-2010 07:07 AM

It Flies !! YAY

short video here [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhblbqICfZI[/media]

to give you an idea of size, the "pilot" is 6 ft 1..the guy in the black leather jacket is 6 ft 4....... enjoy

degreen60 02-07-2010 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 690229)
Just got back from the local park where I flew 3 batteries through my Fokker D7. It's 30 degrees, 3 inches of snow, and calm winds. I couldn't wait any longer!!! I was going through withdrawals!!!! Steve

It was warm flying there. This morning no wind, sunny 11 degrees but I waited till it warmed to 13 degrees. I wanted to test a scratch built rubber ducky antenna I made. The antenna shows as much output as a smiley rubber duck on my FSM and much better SWR. I took my Fokker EIII(GWS SS F trainer) out and flew it almost our of site, no glitches(antenna that came with the transmitter glitches off the end) and no loss of control. The antenna I made is only 6 inches long so when the weather is cold I can install battery in the house and then carry both plane and transmitter turned on out to fly. Keeps hands warmer.

scalercflyer 02-07-2010 03:56 PM

Ron's DRI
 
EXCELLENT maiden Ron! :) Congrats! ;) I am very impressed! She flew great and I especially liked the prop ticking over. I'm sure she was worth the effort. :D Marty

scalercflyer 02-07-2010 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 690229)
Just got back from the local park where I flew 3 batteries through my Fokker D7. It's 30 degrees, 3 inches of snow, and calm winds. I couldn't wait any longer!!! I was going through withdrawals!!!! Steve

Allright you crazy Texican! Where's the pictures? ???? I wanna see if you put any red on that DVII!:mad: Marty

dbcisco 02-07-2010 06:03 PM

Wonderful maiden. Thanks for sharing it with us.

79CJ 02-07-2010 07:30 PM

Great Dr.I Ron! Way to grease it in on the landing too.

Biplane Murphy 02-07-2010 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by 79CJ (Post 690485)
Great Dr.I Ron! Way to grease it in on the landing too.

+1

:):tc:

Gonzo007 02-08-2010 03:06 AM


Originally Posted by Ron (Post 690364)
It Flies !! YAY

short video here [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhblbqICfZI[/media]

to give you an idea of size, the "pilot" is 6 ft 1..the guy in the black leather jacket is 6 ft 4....... enjoy


Congrats Ron

Look forward to seeing it flying later on

Colin

Ron 02-08-2010 04:35 AM

Thanks fellas..it flew without one adjustment in trim or CG..once it took off, all flying was done with the throttle lever backed off to the bottom, and it was flown using only the throttle trim lever for power. Colin you will have to get that D V11 up and running soon...May is coming fast :-)

Gonzo007 02-08-2010 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by Ron (Post 690620)
Thanks fellas..it flew without one adjustment in trim or CG..once it took off, all flying was done with the throttle lever backed off to the bottom, and it was flown using only the throttle trim lever for power. Colin you will have to get that D V11 up and running soon...May is coming fast :-)

Its up on the bench. I have bought some tamiya paints to start the painting it. Will be testing the primer this week. I hope it looks ok once its done.

Colin

WWI Ace 02-09-2010 12:45 AM

Great job Ron!!! Steve

scalercflyer 02-09-2010 01:02 AM

The Pilot
 
Hey Ron! Where's your pilot? ???? Marty

degreen60 02-09-2010 01:55 AM

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I made a set of skis from a meat tray for my GWS Tiger Moth. I give the TM to my son but he lives far enough south not to need the skis. I desided with the snow storm coming in again tonight maybe I could put the skis to use on another plane. The skis were easy to attach using one rubber band that both holds the skis on and lets them rotate if needed but always returns them to the same angle in flight. Now let it snow, my J9 is ready.

Ron 02-09-2010 08:24 AM

Marty:
do you think he was actually dumb enough to go up in an un-proven airplane?
not a chance..he'll be in the office next time though :-)

7car7 02-09-2010 05:16 PM

Great job Ron! Nice to see that. I always thought it bad luck to not have a pilot, but you proved otherwise!

It's amazing, it appears to fly exactly like my Electrifly DRI - just want to go straight up! (cept yours is much more scale looking speed)

degreen60 02-09-2010 06:10 PM

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Wife took these this morning. She says I am nuts. It is snowing but no wind. Snow was too soft to take off and land on the skis.

Ryan Flyer 02-09-2010 06:59 PM

Your Like me De I fly in all sorts of crazy wether:)

scalercflyer 02-10-2010 12:50 AM

You had to
 
You had to get your flying fix didn't you de? ????:eek::D:cool: Marty

degreen60 02-10-2010 01:23 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 691161)
You had to get your flying fix didn't you de? ????:eek::D:cool: Marty

Yes, it had been a couple of days sence I had flown. Last time I flew temp was 13 so today was nice. Now my shakes are gone, maybe the snakes will be not be in my bed tonight. LOL

7car7 02-10-2010 04:44 PM

Need larger skis? You know, those bird houses sure seem like they would be in the way of flying.

79CJ 02-10-2010 05:15 PM

For sure I would be smacking into one of those birdhouses sooner rather than later!

Biplane Murphy 02-10-2010 05:44 PM

I Think the Birdhouses are for Pylon Racing.

:)

degreen60 02-10-2010 09:58 PM

The open area is to the right and beyond the bird houses. If you fly over the birds houses going left you have to turn right or climb in a hurry, you can not see the trees in the picture. If your low and fly this side of the bird houses you have to land in a hurry or you will be in the trees.

scalercflyer 02-10-2010 11:16 PM

Show off!
 
De you're just a show off trying to impress us with your piloting skills! :eek::D:rolleyes::cool: Pay attention Boys, you just might learn something! :) Marty

degreen60 02-10-2010 11:40 PM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 691476)
De you're just a show off trying to impress us with your piloting skills! :eek::D:rolleyes::cool: Pay attention Boys, you just might learn something! :) Marty

I can teach you how to get planes out of trees. LOL My cousin told me he used a 22 rifle to shoot limbs off to get planes out. My piloting skills are great at dumping my landing into the tall grass beyond the bird houses. If for some reason when landing toward the birds houses I come in too high I have to land under the trees, no going around when landing it that direction.


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