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Biplane Murphy 11-03-2009 01:25 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 658178)
Boys, I am going to offer the deal of a lifetime. :eek: I have in my possesion a complete 1/4 scale FOKKER DRI kit ala Nick Zoroli and a framed up 1/4 scale Fokker DRI airframe ala Nick Zoroli that I need to move out of my shop. :) These 2 (plane/kit) take a 2.0 CID gas engine or large glow motor. The airframe has been stripped(not all of it) to gain access to the airframe for repairs which I completed. The framed up airframe is too large to ship :{ but the kit can be shipped :). I also have a RYOBI 2.0CID motor converted for RC use (new, never run) available. :) BTW, I have the plans for the DRI I will throw in with the kit. I had at one time considered flying this big bird but now am only interested in smaller stuff. PM me if anyone is interested or pass this on to someone who may be interested. I will make you a deal you can't refuse. PS pics on demand. Also may be persauded to swap for some items I need/use. Marty

OK.....You're killin' me Marty. :(

No funds for more airplanes right now. :(

scalercflyer 11-03-2009 01:30 AM

WWI Ace
 
I wanna know where that triplane flying Texican is! ???? He should be here sharing with us his inner most feelings about being addicted to WWI planes! :eek::D:cool: After all he started it way back when!!!! :D Marty

7car7 11-03-2009 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by capn chaos (Post 658102)
Yeah...alot better than AA. Nothin but a bunch of quitters there.


That's too funny! And yes, we're different. No quitters here, we fall down, and get back up for another flight.

btw, Hi! My name's Chris. I'm addicted mostly to biplanes. I've thought about dabling with a monoplane, but haven't found an "enabler" yet.

scalercflyer 11-03-2009 06:14 PM

The Albatros
 
Tell me about that Albatros Chris. :cool: It's beautiful!!! :$ Marty

7car7 11-03-2009 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 658359)
Tell me about that Albatros Chris. :cool: It's beautiful!!! :$ Marty

Thank you sir!

It started out as a Cedar Hobbies ARF. It was a pile. Very un-scale shape, and heavy for it's size. It had NO access to the inside for gear, or even a battery. I had to build a hatch on the top where the engine is. I had also originaly re-shaped the nose, it also was very poorly done, very un-scale.
I pretty much learned aileron on that plane, and it was a bad one for it. After a couple good crashes, I decided to completely re-build it.

Everything aft of the hatch was rebuilt just using photos and "3-views". Wings were a file sent to me by Peter Rake (very nice guy), and I re-scaled them, and gave them to a budy who lazer cut them.

Whole plane is covered in Silkspan and Dope. Lozenge was made by puting the tissue on a sheet of paper, and sending it thru the printer.
Fuse is just painted to look like woodgrain. Landing gear is sprung like the real plane, as is the tail skid. Cabane Struts and landing gear is made of Carbon tubing. Interplane struts are balsa with 1/64 ply inside.
Engine and exhaust is depron foam.

All controls, including ailerons, are pull/pull. Single servo with built in differential on ailerons.

Still need to mount a windshield, and put in a paper instrument panel - some day.

WS 32"
AUW (IIRC) 16oz w/ battery.

Ryan Flyer 11-03-2009 07:13 PM

Nice plane 7car7!

Pat

dbcisco 11-03-2009 09:10 PM

Thanks for the inspiration. I just started a G.A.R. Albatros.

details 11-04-2009 12:32 AM

Chris,

When did you turn the GWS Tigermoth into a Gypsy Moth? I was going to do that and ya went and beat me to it.:o

Bravo!:ws:

How about some details and photos?

Thanks,
Dave

scalercflyer 11-04-2009 12:46 AM

Keep us posted
 
db keep us posted on the build. Marty

7car7 11-04-2009 01:04 AM


Originally Posted by dbcisco (Post 658412)
Thanks for the inspiration. I just started a G.A.R. Albatros.

I'll be watching for that one!


Originally Posted by details (Post 658477)
Chris,

When did you turn the GWS Tigermoth into a Gypsy Moth? I was going to do that and ya went and beat me to it.:o

Bravo!:ws:

How about some details and photos?

Thanks,
Dave

Thanks! I think I did this one about 1 year ago. Not really a true Gypsy, I did just the nose. The wings are still swept back like a Tiger Moth.

Here's a zoom of the nose. It was made from a 2 liter pop bottle.
I keep thinking I need to "finish" this one. Needs some lettering on the wings, and the un-authentic wood color on the cabanes needs to go away.

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...0_24_08010.jpg

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...0_24_08014.jpg

floss 11-04-2009 10:16 AM

Nice one Chris

details 11-04-2009 10:52 PM

Chris,

I concur wholeheartedly! Very nice job! :D

So which GWS kit of the Tigi did you base it on? I don't recognize the undercarriage. What did you carve the nose pattern from?

Hope I'm not being too demanding, it's just that I have been wanting to do this for so long and things just keep getting in the way. Hopefully your lead will spur me on to get moving on mine.:)

Please include all of us when you start working on it again!:o

Thanks,
Dave

WWI Ace 11-05-2009 01:02 AM

My name is Steve and I too am addicted to WWI crates!!!!

dbcisco 11-05-2009 01:26 AM

1. I am powerless over ailerons and my wife has become unmanageable
2. Came to believe that a plane better than mine can restore me to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn my life and paycheck over to the care of my LHS.
4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of my workshop.
5. Admitted to my club mates and on the forums the exact nature of our errors.
6. Were entirely ready to have friends remove all these defects of our flying habits.
7. Humbly asked for help to resolve our short landings.
8. Made a list of all aircraft we had crashed, and became willing to repair them all.
9. Made repairs to such aircraft wherever possible, except when to do so would hurt new projects.
10. Continued to take inventory and when needed promptly purchased parts.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with all things RC and the power to carry them aloft.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, carry this message to other hobbyists, and continue to add to our fleet and friends.

capn chaos 11-05-2009 01:32 AM

Hello, my name is Bob and I havent discharged a lipo in 63 minutes.

degreen60 11-05-2009 01:35 AM

How many WW1 airplanes do you have to have before you know you have a problem? I have 12 flying, 2 being built, and dreaming about which one to start next. I think I really need help, wife caught me trying to get money out of her purse to buy RC parts for another WW1 plane.

Bub Steve 11-05-2009 01:44 AM


Originally Posted by capn chaos (Post 658816)
Hello, my name is Bob and I havent discharged a lipo in 63 minutes.

Hi Bob,,Bubsteve

capn chaos 11-05-2009 01:46 AM

Yo Bub,
Have seen ya round the threads, glad to see you guys in shadesville are still with us. Still cant figure where you get those 25 hour days though.

Bub Steve 11-05-2009 01:55 AM

capt,C::were powerless over our fly'in vices and love'in it! bubsteve

7car7 11-05-2009 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by details (Post 658759)

So which GWS kit of the Tigi did you base it on? I don't recognize the undercarriage. What did you carve the nose pattern from?

It's the typical GWS Pico TM. Little one. It has a GWS Geared 350 in it, as opposed to the IPS. Slightly heavier, but still a great floater. It's only 10oz with battery.

The landing gear uses the original rear leg, and I added the front legs to look more like the real plane. It has a carbon tube that goes thru the fuse, and the front legs are bent and inserted into the carbon tube. Rubber band keeps them together, and acts as a shock absorber. THe skinny thing you see is braided fishing line that forms an X under there to keep the legs from spreading. Light simple and strong.

Not sure what you mean by carving the nose pattern? It's just plastic, from a bottle, cut and glued with GWS contact cement.

degreen60 11-05-2009 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by 7car7 (Post 658966)
It's just plastic, from a bottle, cut and glued with GWS contact cement.

Did you over lap the glue joints or glue the edges together?

I think the TM would bash nice into a Fairey Swordfish. But then that is a WW2 airplane and might not keep the shakes away. LOL

dbcisco 11-05-2009 08:22 PM

I was thinking the TM would make a decent Rumpler with a little work.

7car7 11-05-2009 10:51 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 658970)
Did you over lap the glue joints or glue the edges together?

I think the TM would bash nice into a Fairey Swordfish. But then that is a WW2 airplane and might not keep the shakes away. LOL


Yep, I overlapped all the joints. Held it together with clothes pins.

I agree, the TM is a great fuse to start with for bashing. I keep thinking I want to do something wild with one. Seal up the forward cockpit, and change the nose a bit, and you've got some cool looking Golden Age planes, or possibly even something more modern. It's harder to really go back in time to WWI with them though, they are sort of on the sleek side. Perhaps you could shorten the fuse to give it a more "thick" look like some of the WWI planes.

http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/eng..._swordfish.gif

details 11-05-2009 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by 7car7 (Post 658966)
It's the typical GWS Pico TM. Little one. It has a GWS Geared 350 in it, as opposed to the IPS. Slightly heavier, but still a great floater. It's only 10oz with battery.

Not sure what you mean by carving the nose pattern? It's just plastic, from a bottle, cut and glued with GWS contact cement.

Thanks Chris, when you said that you made the nose from a soda bottle, I thought you meant you heat formed it over a pattern. But now I know you made it by glueing pieces together! Still not sure how you formed some of the sections such as the top hump of the fairing though.

Thanks,
Dave

7car7 11-05-2009 11:23 PM


Originally Posted by details (Post 659042)
Still not sure how you formed some of the sections such as the top hump of the fairing though.

Thanks,
Dave

Ha! That was the easiest part! That's the lower "leg" of the soda bottle. It's already formed, I just cut it out. There's what, 6 of them per bottle?
Actually not quite authentic - the Gipsy used a sheet metal cowling, and didn't really have much compound curves. Mine was just meant to be a slight likeness, and basically simple. Thin styrene plastic is good for making this stuff too, in fact, that's what the triangle shapes on each side are, since they are flat.


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