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WWI Ace 12-24-2007 07:01 PM

Merry Christmas to all the WWI NUTS on here!!! The triplane flyin' Texican, Steve

Biplane Murphy 12-24-2007 08:12 PM

Merry Christmas Steve and all you other guys/gals...:)

scalercflyer 12-27-2007 12:52 PM

Build tips, etc
 
Check out this thread Boys. :) It's got a lot of neat building techniques and tips, etc. Martin
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27102

Franny 12-27-2007 03:09 PM

Taube Video!!
 
Hi All,

I bumped into a friend of mine at the LHS a couple days ago and he slipped me a disk of video he shot of a Taube flight of mine from last summer. So, I put together a video and posted it to my site. There are two: A large one (20G): Taube Video Large and a smaller one (7G): Taube Video Small

This is my first attempt at a video and Movie Maker is weird...

I hope you enjoy it! I have more photos in the build log here: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17332 in post #9

Thanks,

Franny

WWI Ace 12-29-2007 07:53 PM

Wow!! That's a cool video Franny!! Thanks! How's the DVIII coming along? I haven't checked your build thread in awhile. From what I've seen of it I like it. Will probably be another great looking plane! Steve

degreen60 12-29-2007 08:51 PM

If you want to scratch build a vickers maching gun for a WW1 plane go look here.

http://paperwings.phobby.com/images/.../vickers_k.pdf

scalercflyer 12-29-2007 11:05 PM

Lewis
 
I like it! :) :cool: Nice website. Any for the Spandau? Martin

degreen60 12-30-2007 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 328234)
I like it! :) :cool: Nice website. Any for the Spandau? Martin

Wish I could find a web site that had the Spandau. Also I would like to have the Lewis. I have some printed planes that I need to look at and see if they have a good Spandau. Here are a pictures of the Spandau and Vickers that I thought maybe could be glued on foam and make guns for the front of the planes.

Spoonwasher 12-30-2007 01:00 PM

nice video Franny!I didn't know you had a website. I'll have to drop in and check it out.
Don

Spoonwasher 12-30-2007 02:02 PM

I visited our site Franny, well done.I also noticed you have an eye for photography . The site was a pleasure to visit. Like Arny says " I'll be back"
Don

Franny 12-30-2007 05:48 PM

Thanks Don and Steve!

Glad you liked the video. The music I picked for the video is J.J. Johnson - Almost Like Being In Love. Rather sums it up I thought... And, he is my favorite bone player...

Yes, please peruse my website... We have travel photos from Europe and the US. Some great photos in Munchin at the Deutsches science technology museum. They have an original DVII!

I do need to add more general photography to the site. I'll get to that at sometime...

Thanks!

Franny

Franny 12-30-2007 05:52 PM

Oh, the DVIII... Right,... I haven't updated WattFlyer, But I did update the AerodromeRC site. Check it our here: http://www.bengco.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/...num=1197050787

I'll post here in a bit...

Thanks,

Franny

Spoonwasher 12-30-2007 10:10 PM

hello Franny, I will visit your site again soon.I'll get my wife to visit your site also as she was born in Germany and will love the photos.
Don
PS..just had a battery swell, while I was tryng to balance it.Took it outside immediatlely and good thing as it caught fire and burt up. Lipo's are dangerous for sure.costly too ...think I'm gonna stick to glow and nicads so I dont burm my house down!

w5kfg 12-30-2007 11:54 PM

Looking for plans for a 1/4 scale neuiport 28 c1
Regards
Bill B

WWI Ace 12-31-2007 12:36 AM

You need to talk to scalercflyer to check on those plans. He might have a set. Steve

Biplane Murphy 12-31-2007 12:43 AM

I took a look through the links I have....
only found a 36" one, but they may have plans for a larger one if you give them a call...

http://www.arizonamodels.com/index.p...acturers_id/12

scalercflyer 12-31-2007 01:11 AM

Burned up battery
 
Wow close call alright Spoonwasher! :eek: Here is a suggestion I got from Steve awhile ago. Take 2 plastic bags (don't have to be big) and fill them with play sand. Place 1 each above and below the battery being charged. Charge in the normal manner. If the battery decides it needs to puff up and catch fire, the plastic bag melts and smothers the fire (no air/no fire). :D I know several people in the club that keep sand in a bucket near the workbench for just an occasion (rare BTW). This sandbag fire stopper is cheap and very effective. BTW, I store all of my LIPOLs in an aluminum ammunition box. It has a seal at the top as well as being metal. :) :cool: Martin

degreen60 12-31-2007 07:05 AM


Originally Posted by Spoonwasher (Post 328756)
just had a battery swell, while I was tryng to balance it.Took it outside immediatlely and good thing as it caught fire and burt up. Lipo's are dangerous for sure.costly too ...think I'm gonna stick to glow and nicads so I dont burm my house down!


Put them in your grill to charge them. They can burn all they want in there.

WWI Ace 12-31-2007 07:06 PM

Yeah but my batteries keep smelling like BBQ!!!! Haha!!! Steve

Biplane Murphy 12-31-2007 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 329327)
Yeah but my batteries keep smelling like BBQ!!!! Haha!!! Steve

Mesquite or Hickory?....;-).......:Q

degreen60 12-31-2007 07:41 PM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 328870)
Take 2 plastic bags (don't have to be big) and fill them with play sand. Place 1 each above and below the battery being charged. Charge in the normal manner.

Is this suppost to put battery fire out or just keep it from catching something else on fire? I thought the chemicals in the battery burned without added air same as a rocket motor. I don't know cause I have not had one on fire.

degreen60 12-31-2007 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 329327)
Yeah but my batteries keep smelling like BBQ!!!! Haha!!! Steve

Burned hotdogs?

Biplane Murphy 12-31-2007 07:45 PM

For those who have not seen one catch on fire....this one was charged to about 11 volts at the time.



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Spoonwasher 12-31-2007 08:15 PM

Great video murph...should be required viewing for anybody who uses Lipo's.I did do the right thing as to never leave these batteries unattended while charging.I spoke with a gentleman today about the issue and he told me there was a poor batch of batteries made in china that swell even while sitting, to take them back.....I'll search the forums for more info and keep these ones I have now outside in the firepit....enough of the battery things but thought I would update my earlier comment...back to warbirds....as i'm a lot calmmer today than yesterday...now working on something to fly for a new years day /start the year off right - flight..
Don

Spoonwasher 12-31-2007 08:23 PM

I keep two fire extingishers in my shop that can put out anything, just incase...but these batteries are going out in the cold...I've had my fill of them...


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