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**neons** 10-23-2012 10:10 PM

Very Nice! I like your thoughtful use of existing market items. I flew my Eindeker a few years back until it finally was wore out. It was built with Depron fuselage and with the full body GWS Little Stik wing lengthened. I miss it but moved on.
Cheers,
Bob

mclarkson 10-23-2012 10:17 PM

Looking good, degreen. Stay away from that tree!

degreen60 10-24-2012 12:22 AM


Originally Posted by **neons** (Post 886931)
Very Nice! I like your thoughtful use of existing market items. I flew my Eindeker a few years back until it finally was wore out. It was built with Depron fuselage and with the full body GWS Little Stik wing lengthened. I miss it but moved on.
Cheers,
Bob

I am always looking for parts and pieces someone wants to throw away. I found the SS wings on free thread and was luckly enough to be the first to ask for them. When the old M1C finally came out of the tree in several pieces none of the foam was good, weather had pitted it bad. All RC parts were usable. The cowl, cockpit surround, nylon wing spars, and control horns from the old plane are on the new one. I never found the pilot, spinner, or the other set of nylon wing spars. I seem to loose most of my planes in about the same area of the woods. Mabe I will find more parts one of these days. The leaves should be off the trees in another week or so and I will be looking for my SE5A about the same place. LOL I only have a short window to go looking, I stay out of the woods during deer season.

TM4197 10-24-2012 04:27 AM

Looking good DE !!!!

I like this one!

Tsavah 10-24-2012 10:44 PM

Bristol
 

Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 886930)
GWS SS, I trimmed the trailing edge straight and glued on an inch wide piece of blue foam. I added about 3 inches of pink foam on the tip of each wing then cut the wings to shape.

I am trying to imagine the work and I think I understand. The FFF added to the trailing edge made the wing wider. The pink FFF ), normally 1/4" think also, thicken the wing blanks, and bonded to the added blu-core. That would make for a great way to ensure the added foam butt joints wouldn't prove to be weak. Then you cut for shape and sanded down the top pink foam to suggest ribs with dips, normal to a fabric and doped covering. Hope I got that right.

degreen60 10-25-2012 12:50 AM


Originally Posted by Tsavah (Post 887070)
I am trying to imagine the work and I think I understand. The FFF added to the trailing edge made the wing wider. The pink FFF ), normally 1/4" think also, thicken the wing blanks, and bonded to the added blu-core. That would make for a great way to ensure the added foam butt joints wouldn't prove to be weak. Then you cut for shape and sanded down the top pink foam to suggest ribs with dips, normal to a fabric and doped covering. Hope I got that right.

The blue foam I used had been split in half so it was about the same thickness as the trailing edge of the SS wing. I put a strip of CF in the glue joint. The SS wing already had rib shape in the wing so I did not have to sand them in. I used pink foam butt joined to the end of the SS wing, then cut the wing end to shape. The M1C has a lot of curve on the leading edge at the end of the wing and if I cut the SS wing without adding foam the leading edge becomes too high. After cutting the wing tip I sanded the pink foam into airfoil shape. I have a CG arrow shaft as a front spar to make the wings stiff. I used Gorilla glue for butt joints and never have any trouble with them.

wattman 10-25-2012 04:45 AM

Yes Degreen stay out of the woods in deer season while wearing your brown Carhart coveralls :eek:

degreen60 10-26-2012 02:04 AM


Originally Posted by wattman (Post 887101)
Yes Degreen stay out of the woods in deer season while wearing your brown Carhart coveralls :eek:

I would not go into the woods here during deer season if I was wearing a flashing neon light. A few years back I found an arrow sticking out of the side of my house. I guess my house looks like a deer, a white one. Then again maybe they saw me move in the house and thought I was a deer cause the arrow was just below the window.

degreen60 10-27-2012 04:08 PM

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Bristol M1C ready for crash test. It should be easy to see in a tree. LOL

wattman 10-27-2012 10:22 PM

Really nice work again degreen , and it should show up in a tree if you land there .

degreen60 11-02-2012 02:52 PM

Cool this morning but no wind. I took the M1C for its crash test and it flucked. It flys great. Only needed slight change in trim tabs on TX to make it fly hands off. It flys at half throtle real nice.

7car7 11-02-2012 06:18 PM

Congrats! Nice to hear it's flying well. Very cool plane. Makes me want to do a scratch build again.

degreen60 12-20-2012 04:33 PM

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Not an airplane in a tree but I just had to show this here.

7car7 12-20-2012 10:32 PM

wow. What a picture. Thank you.

wattman 12-21-2012 03:48 AM

Yes thats quite a photo , thanks for shareing .

degreen60 04-09-2013 01:12 PM

Here is my SPAD XI I made using a trashed GWS Tiger Moth.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqZoh7s98KQ[/media]

degreen60 04-09-2013 01:16 PM

My scratch built Bristol M1C.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSOHIl-Ajh0[/media]

TM4197 04-09-2013 04:53 PM

Very nice job on the Spad Don!!

**neons** 04-09-2013 05:14 PM

I have watched your reports over the years. I just love all your planes and work. These last 2 videos are so refreshing. I am not sure which I like best. I think I like them all from the beginning.. I would like to see all your planes someday if I could. Maybe there will be a day you could treat us all to a compilation of pics or videos.
Thanks for sharing all you have posted.
**Neons** Bob:)

Bub Steve 04-09-2013 06:28 PM

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Re powered, 2409-18 on a 3-cell 1300 40-c and new castle ESC,, Rock'in!!
bubsteve

wattman 04-10-2013 04:53 PM

Beautiful planes and good videos Don , thanks for shareing the joy .

**neons** 04-10-2013 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by stevecooper (Post 906613)
Re powered, 2409-18 on a 3-cell 1300 40-c and new castle ESC,, Rock'in!!
bubsteve

Watt a great way to sped a day,
**Neons** Bob:)

RCEM-Joey 06-08-2013 11:26 AM

There's a lot of really nice planes on here,

I have a HK/Durafly SE5a, and absolutely love the way it flys.

kdahlhaus 06-20-2013 05:15 AM

Yup, the SE5a is one of those classic designs that just seems to fly well in most model versions. I think the P-40 is that way too.

mclarkson 06-20-2013 05:20 AM

I have the Parkzone SE5a, and it's a great-flyin' plane.


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