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degreen60 12-08-2009 06:40 AM

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I found this in my files.

degreen60 12-08-2009 06:46 AM

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I have this. The plane I have is printed in color. Don't have a picture.

degreen60 12-08-2009 07:06 AM

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How about a Yokosuka K1Y ?

degreen60 12-08-2009 07:15 AM

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Spad S.A.2

floss 12-08-2009 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 669399)
Would you like a twin engine Dufaux?

Thats a Spad A2, a single engined design that had the poor observer suspended in a nacelle in front of the centrally located engine/propellor. The front nacelle pivoted downwards to allow access to the engine for servicing.

Apparently it was fast for its day but very unpopular with the observers for obvious reasons.

Ron 12-08-2009 09:50 AM

De...the Aviatik is getting closer to something I may be interested in......
Surely there's more round cowled airplanes out there :-).....
I just got the front stay wires installed, and the cowl is ready for final fairing before I paint it....then I need to start figuring out how I'm gonna do all the slots in the gun heat shields, and start on them...technically I'm pretty much ready to cover, but I am stalling because I want to do as much of the little details as I can before I start cutting fabric..... can't really fly much till spring anyway, and making parts is a lot more fun than watching TV...I can't cover when the shop is getting dust everywhere from making little parts.and the more I force myself to wait till I cover, the more details I seem to come up with to do...I am considering making an Oberursel motor to hang in the cowl. I can't see having the electric motor and all that stuff visible from the front.....also found a 40 watt sound module which has a very convincing rotary motor sound.....so If I can after I finish the pilot, who is going to turn with the rudder and ailerons, I may just install it...total weight of the module and speakers is about 8 ounces....
Boy I need counselling or something, this model is starting to get away from me with all the little doo dads :-)

degreen60 12-08-2009 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by floss (Post 669411)
Thats a Spad A2, a single engined design that had the poor observer suspended in a nacelle in front of the centrally located engine/propellor. The front nacelle pivoted downwards to allow access to the engine for servicing.

Apparently it was fast for its day but very unpopular with the observers for obvious reasons.

OOPs, I was sleeply when I was looking through my planes. I showed the wrong picture. I have both the Dufaux C2 and the Spad S.A.2 and neither one is a twin.

degreen60 12-08-2009 02:11 PM

The Aviatik is a PDF file and too large to post here. PM me email address.

Ryan Flyer 12-08-2009 05:50 PM

Thanks Degreen! I will PM you but I was thinking of something like a Avro 405K.

Thanks,

Patrick

7car7 12-11-2009 05:34 PM

boo hoo.
 
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Hi, my name's Chris, and I'm addicted to flying bi-planes, even where I shouldn't.

My beloved Gipsy Moth came to a comfortable rest. In my neighbors tree. About 50 or so feet high.

I'm just so distraught, loved that plane so much. I could use a group hug.

Hopefully the wind will pick up, or it will snow, and it will find itself on the ground again.

Ron 12-11-2009 06:20 PM

And you didn't call the fire department?? oh ......no.... that's for cats isn't it....... Maybe you could get a fishing line with a small weight on the end and try to throw it over the model, and give it a gentle tug....I have actually seen this work....you have to rescue that poor little guy....he's gonna get really cold and miserable out there..........not to mention the fact that you will miss him, and you will be miserable....what a horrible way for a poor little airplane to go....frozen to death in the neighbour's back yard ( snif)

dbcisco 12-11-2009 06:25 PM

Maybe it will wander back down, like a Gispy should.

TM4197 12-11-2009 08:59 PM

Ron is right....you must try a fishing line. I dropped a vintage freeflight in a tree one time..probably as high as yours, went and snipped off the barbs on a tri-hook and with a round shot weight...casted it up probably 20 times..and snagged her. No way was I going to leave her in the tree. Ever seen what a BUZZARD does to them??:eek: its horrible...nothing left but your pushrods. Shes hanging on my ceiling to this day. GOTTA GO FOR IT!!

matador527 12-11-2009 09:18 PM

FMS Morane "L"
 
I don't know if I'm posting this query in the right spot, but I'm hoping for some help! I'm VERY new to RC, trying to learn some basics from an FMS simulator. Until I gain some profeciency, I need some airplanes that are real floaters. I love old WW1 airplanes, and have some in the program, but I'm trying to find a model of my favorite, the Morane Saulnier Type "L" parasol. I had one before I upgraded to Vista, when I lost the use of my FMS for quite awhile, until I found a fix. But now, I can't find the "airplanes" I had collected, and can't find a Morane at all! Can anyone help me?????
Thanks so much!

degreen60 12-11-2009 11:45 PM


Originally Posted by 7car7 (Post 670505)
Hi, my name's Chris, and I'm addicted to flying bi-planes, even where I shouldn't.

My beloved Gipsy Moth came to a comfortable rest. In my neighbors tree. About 50 or so feet high.

I'm just so distraught, loved that plane so much. I could use a group hug.

Hopefully the wind will pick up, or it will snow, and it will find itself on the ground again.


Hi Chris, I feel your pain. I had my Sopwith Tripe stay in a tree 3 or 4 months till a strong wind ripped the foam apart and blew the pieces out of the tree. I found it scattered over a large area with the largest piece setting between rails of the railroad track. About 15 min after I picked everything up a train went through. Just look at the peices as a chance to use a different paint scheme on rebuild. My cousin told me he shoots the limbs off that are holding the plane with a 22 rifle. Course we live in low pop area.

degreen60 12-12-2009 11:43 PM

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KCLOSE helped feed my bad habit by sending me a "junk" foam Nieuport 28. Asked me to post pictures of the plane. Here is as received and some of my progress. It will receive another coat of blue. It is a US squadron 213 plane. The wings will be yellow. I could not tell in the picture what color the elevator should be so I will be making them yellow too.

7car7 12-13-2009 07:48 AM

Moth is safe and sound!
 
Success! What an epic day.

Last night, went out, bought a new wrist rocket, 30# mono filament, and some lead sinkers.

Ok, so our story starts this morning about 9 am.
Fire the sinkers (wrapped in duct tape). Goes over a branch, but it's not heavy enough to come down the other side. Keep trying, no luck. Attach some large nuts (the metal kind for bolts), and wrap again in tape. Now we've got a whole other issue. The "load" does not want to exit the slingshot properly, about 90% of the time I'm trying to shoot it. Load keeps getting slammed against the arm of the slingshot, and drops about 10feet in front of me.http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/im...milies/mad.gif

Get a couple good shots over, but it happens to go over a branch that's just above plane - start over. http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/im...milies/mad.gif

Finally get it near the right branch, and attach a nylon cord to one end, and pull it up over the limb. Start shaking the limb, plane comes tumbling down, and of course, gets stuck on another branch. It's closer, but still WAY the hell up there. (My estimate is it started about 70-80 feet up.) Now it's about 50 feet up.

Now we're at about 12 or 1 oclock. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/image...s/smiley35.gif

Dad comes over, and can't help but get hooked on the challenge. Takes a couple shots, but his luck is as bad as mine. It's just about impossible to get a good shot over the branches. (We both have used a wrist rocket MANY times, and never had an issue, but today we're looking like fools.)

Finally get near the plane again, and as I'm tugging on the line, I hear this nasty sound of what seems to be cutting styrofoam, and the plane is wiggling. Get it to drop down again, finally, and this time it's about 35 feet up.

Now it's time for the ladder. This is just such a thick tree, we just can't get a good shot off. We drag the neighbors ladder out, and extend it all the way up the trunk. It goes about 28 feet or so high. So up I go, with about 20 feet of bamboo poles taped together. Finally hook the Tiggy by the cabanes, and after feeding it and the poles down, it's in my hand again!http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/im...es/biggrin.gif

It only took me until about 3:00 (yes, about 6 hours).

That awful sound of cutting styrofoam was indeed the upper wing. Just about cut clean through it. Another inch and it would have been a Triplane. http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/im...s/rolleyes.gif

SO, the Moth is safe and sound, and with a bit of CA will be as good as new. Of course the Lipo is shot, it was at about 3volts. It's now had a death by stabbing and drowning in salt water.

Ron 12-13-2009 09:12 AM

glad to hear you have your moth back......... hope it isn't gonna be put in mothballs :-)...gotta fly her again.

WWI Ace 12-13-2009 10:15 PM

Wouldn't it have been easier to wait till dark and shine a bright light on it? Aren't Moths attracted to light? LOL!!! Glad to hear you got your plane back!!! Steve

Ron 12-14-2009 10:37 PM

well..............news flash......I have the cowl for the DR1 finished, and the wheels too.........wms bros wheels weigh 21 ounces each...mine weigh 11 ounces the pair. did the steps under the fuselage, and also the tie down loops...now it's pilot and guns time....there also appears to be some sort of step on the side of the fuselage in my photo's anyone know was the step on one side only or both ?? was it recessed into the fuselage? or on the surface??
I am ready to cover now.....film at 11. gotta charge the camera :-)

Percyflyer 12-14-2009 11:30 PM

Hey 7car7.
Who's kit is the Gypsy Moth??
thanks
steve

scalercflyer 12-15-2009 02:14 AM

Sir Percy
 
Sir Percy! :) Where have you been son? :confused: I hope everything's OK. Good to see you back.! :D Steve, if you shine any lights at night in Texas, you'll get nothing but turkey buzzards! :eek::D Of course we all know that the only things that fly in Texas are turkeys anyway (including RC pilots)! :D Marty

WWI Ace 12-15-2009 03:03 AM

Your mean Marty!!! Anyway, If you shine a light in this part of Texas you'll probably either see an owl or a bat. Steve

degreen60 12-15-2009 03:25 AM

Any turkeys on here live close to Shreveport? I will be visiting there over the New Years weekend. Maybe we can meet and say hi.

Ron 12-15-2009 08:44 AM

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film time :D
here she is ready for guns and covering. all electronics are in..I just need to install the motor...pilot ...prop..and of course guns :ws:


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