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degreen60 11-26-2010 01:28 PM

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Here is the only US plane I found. I do like the tail markings but as you can see the plane is all one color. I think I like the scheme TM showed with the gun on the side.

TM4197 12-01-2010 02:42 AM

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BTW...Degreen

The Bristol was put on a slow moving ship to your hanger! Now if it will get through TSA "pat down" you'll have your Scout!:D

HAd to send my Flyzone Albatros back to the factory, the control rod to the elev came off the servo in flight. Talk about a stick and rudder landing. No elev, just throttle and rudder...was like flying the old Magneto switch all the way in! I wasnt about to take that one apart, shouldnt have never happened in the first place...but TOWER HOBBY is always fantastic helping out!

here she is in Observation Mode with camera.

degreen60 12-01-2010 03:19 AM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 768497)
BTW...Degreen

The Bristol was put on a slow moving ship to your hanger! Now if it will get through TSA "pat down" you'll have your Scout!:D
here she is in Observation Mode with camera.

If you shipped the gun with it, it will probably be pulled from the line and blown up. Now if the pilot is with it he maybe grinning from ear to ear after the "pat down".

degreen60 12-02-2010 09:14 PM

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TM4197 has sent me another treasure. I think UPS helped by adding damage during shipping. The box looked like it had been at the bottom of a pile of very heavy boxes. The fuselage is twisted at the cockpit which I suppect happened during shipment. Should not be too much trouble to have it flying again. I like the way the gun is angled so the bullits miss the prop when fired. I wonder if anyone ever hit anything with guns mounted this way except by luck.

TM4197 12-06-2010 04:47 AM

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]

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


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