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shoes 01-29-2008 05:43 PM

fyi i do have on the other end of the scale hobby lobbys su-27 twin elec ducted fans iam getting it dial in.......

WWI Ace 01-30-2008 01:39 AM

Well boys my 18yo just signed up for 5yrs in the Navy. He's gonna be in submarines!! I think he got $50,000 bonus for his enlistment. The first of my boys to join the military like their dad!!! Too proud for words!!! Steve

Biplane Murphy 01-30-2008 01:59 AM

Wow!!!...That's great Steve!!!!

shoes 01-30-2008 02:03 AM

cool steve i have an church member whos an retired submariner

50+AirYears 01-30-2008 02:03 AM

Congratulations!

Boy, times have changed from when I thought it was great to get a whole $98.72 for my first pay. Of course, my "bonus" for my first enlistment was a free ride into the federal building on 9th street in Cleveland, a free train ride to Hopkins airport, three meal tickets, and a ride to Lackland AFB that had 4 plane changes, 3 of the planes DC-7Cs, one Lockheed turboprop job, and the final leg in a Boeing 720. Flight took over 12 hours.

You probably had something similar.

WWI Ace 01-30-2008 02:20 AM

I spent 4 years in the Army as a combat engineer. Ft. Leonardwood, Mo. , S. Korea, Honduras

scalercflyer 01-30-2008 02:22 AM

Excellent!
 
Congrats to the both of you! I'll bet you're one proud Pop! Needless to say I will pray for your son. tell him we need more MEN like him. May the LORD bless him, all of our vets, past and present, and may GOD BLESS AMERICA!! Martin

AeroDude 01-30-2008 02:34 AM

Steve,

congrats! You should be very proud! I have had many in my family to serve in the military, ARMY and USAF, none in the NAVY that I know of. I have 30 years as a civilian for the USAF, my son received his Commission in the OH ANG back in November, he finished in the top of his class at AMS, he's working on getting a UPT slot. I know that proud feeling.

AD

scalercflyer 02-01-2008 02:04 AM

WWI German Aircraft armament
 
Check out this website Boys. Very interesting. Martin

http://www.brushfirewars.org/weapons...armament_1.htm

WWI Ace 02-01-2008 02:52 AM

That's cool!! Steve

Acky190 02-01-2008 10:48 AM

Help
 
I have a Guillows SE5A and want to convert it to elec flight with micro rc, it has a 24" wingspan and this is my first elec plane, can anyone help!!!!

Hedlro 02-01-2008 02:05 PM

A little bit of advice
 
Hi Guys,

Following your fantastic advice previously, thought I would ask again. As some of you may remember, I am building a 1/8 (40" Span) Sopwith Pup. The Fuselage is almost finished and I need to put in the linkages for the Elevator and Rudder. My question is what is the best thing to use, the flexible snake type linkage or a solid piano wire linkage? Sorry if this is a silly question but I am new to this.

The servos are mounted upside down just under where the pilot is. I have mounted them so they sit either side next to the fuselage with the arms inwards so the linkages go down the centre of the fuselage. Hope that makes sense.

Is it best to maybe move the servos slighty more inboard, flip the arms round (so they are pointing outwards) and run the flexible linkages down the side of the fuse?

Hope you can help.

Rob

degreen60 02-01-2008 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Hedlro (Post 348867)
Hi Guys,

Following your fantastic advice previously, thought I would ask again. As some of you may remember, I am building a 1/8 (40" Span) Sopwith Pup. The Fuselage is almost finished and I need to put in the linkages for the Elevator and Rudder. My question is what is the best thing to use, the flexible snake type linkage or a solid piano wire linkage? Sorry if this is a silly question but I am new to this.


Rob

I use pull-pull on all my WW1 birds. I don't think it weights as much as push rods which helps keep the tail lighter. It also is more scale.

Don

WWI Ace 02-02-2008 12:24 AM

Hedlro, if you use the pushrod setup go with the music wire if you don't have guide tubes so it won't flex. You can mount your servos either way. I always cross my pushrods so they exit the fuselage opposite of their servo. Steve

WWI Ace 02-02-2008 12:36 AM

Acky190 what I'm about to say is JUST my own opinion but it is usually Very difficult for someone new to electric to convert a free flight plane that small to RC. Tiny planes can also be a handful to fly. The picture on my avatar is a 23 inch wingspan Fokker triplane I built so I have a little experience. If you are really dead set on building such a small WWI RC plane may I reccommend a kit from either www.aerodromerc.com or www.manzanolaser.com because each of these places sell small laser cut kits. The great thing about their kits is that they are already RC so all the servo locations and stuff are laid out on the plans so there isn't as much guess work. The kits are about $30 each and they even list some possible radio and power system setups. They're also about the same wingspan as your SE5a kit!! I'm not trying to discourage you; just letting you know that from my experience the smaller the plane the tougher the build!! Someone else want to chime in on this one? Steve

scalercflyer 02-03-2008 02:11 AM

Small planes
 
Acky190 I would advise against building something small unless you have an indoor place to fly it or fly it on a windless day. This does limit the planes use. :( Small planes such as the SE5a you are building require quite a bit of experience both in building and flying. :) I don't know how long you have been flying/building nor do I mean to throw a wet blanket on your project. I too have 2 COMET models(rubber power, an SE5a and an ALbatros DVa) that I will someday convert to RC. They are both about the same size as yours. :) They will require extensive modification and the use of small RC equipment which can be in itself, cost prohibitive. I do agree with Steve though. If you are sure you want to proceed, you might want to check those 2 sites Steve mentioned. :) Chris, where are you? Martin

Biplane Murphy 02-03-2008 02:17 AM

Hi Marty.....I have been on the phone with that gal I told you about...:)

Ackky190....I would recommend building a small bipe in the 30-36" wingspan range.... small enough to transport easily, but big enough to handle a variety of weather conditions.:)
Also the electronics can be had for a reasonable amount of $$

shoes 02-03-2008 02:24 AM

well tried to test fly dr1 today, had it on picinic table at the flying field. gust of wind came up blew it off the table first crash with out running the motor......minor damage to wing structs and structs hold downs......must of been an omen lol

scalercflyer 02-03-2008 02:30 AM

Calm day
 
Shoes I recommend flying that tripe on a calm day or indoors first. They can be a handful. Martin

degreen60 02-03-2008 02:35 AM

DR1 down and my Camel did not even have to fire a shot.

scalercflyer 02-03-2008 02:37 AM

You're done!
 
Yeah Chris, stick you with a fork, you're done. :eek: There goes another good pilot Steve! :eek::D I can just hear it now.... yes Dear,.... oh no, I really didn't want to go flying with my Buddies today :rolleyes: ... I'd rather be here with you :rolleyes:;):D.....HAHAHAHAHA! JUST KIDDING Chris...... LOL Martin

shoes 02-03-2008 02:40 AM

wind was 0-5 today thats all it took the plane is very light my fault should of had it held down.......

scalercflyer 02-03-2008 02:41 AM

Don't gloat
 
Don't gloat yet degreen. :D You better check your six! You never know who's there. :eek: Could be the Hun in the Sun! :D Martin

Biplane Murphy 02-03-2008 02:43 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 349840)
Yeah Chris, stick you with a fork, you're done. :eek: There goes another good pilot Steve! :eek::D I can just hear it now.... yes Dear,.... oh no, I really didn't want to go flying with my Buddies today :rolleyes: ... I'd rather be here with you :rolleyes:;):D.....HAHAHAHAHA! JUST KIDDING Chris...... LOL Martin

HAHAHHA

She told me she would be willing to learn to fly.;-)
And said that someday If or when we live together, I get the whole garage or a room inside the house for my planes.....

That's a gal who knows the way to an RC addict's heart.:)

Hedlro 02-03-2008 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 348970)
I use pull-pull on all my WW1 birds. I don't think it weights as much as push rods which helps keep the tail lighter. It also is more scale.

Don

Thanks Don,

Showing my inexperience with scale building there. Hadn't even thought of a Pull Pull system although I had seen it on models I had researched. Went to the LHS on Saturday and got a closed loop setup. Its going to look so cool.

One question, do you cross the cables within the fuselage I.E. Does the left cable on the rudder go to the right arm on the servo?

Thanks
Rob


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