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degreen60 03-23-2008 07:17 PM

Yes it is nice to just be able to grab a plane and walk outside and fly it. I don't have the landing strip so have to hand launch then land in grass.

Biplane Murphy 03-23-2008 07:24 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 381336)
Yes it is nice to just be able to grab a plane and walk outside and fly it. I don't have the landing strip so have to hand launch then land in grass.

It sure is!!!

I feel spoiled.......

The last place I lived was dense forest....all huge redwood, pine, cypress, fir trees etc......absolutely no possible way to fly planes in the yard....
Tried in my neighbors "clearing"....ended up stuck over 100 feet up in a tree...
Had to pay a tree climber to retrieve it....


I now feel truly blessed in the plane flying situation....
No big trees here....:)

hillbille 03-23-2008 07:56 PM

Hey Murph - are you anywhere near Calico Dry Lake (Ft. Irwin NTC)?


Hillbilly
:D

WWI Ace 03-23-2008 11:54 PM

Sounds like Murph has it made!! I flew Friday night and Saturday morning. Got home and my shower drain had stopped up and then in the process of charging my batteries my charger smoked itself!! Oh well, still trying to get the drain completely unclogged and ordered TWO new chargers. So at least somebody is having some good luck! Steve

scalercflyer 03-24-2008 05:04 AM

The charger
 
Musta been one of those cheap texican battery chargers! :eek::D The chargers up north never have any problems! BTW, this is what I use. Plug and play. No need to set any charging rate etc. Charges and balances automatically. I love it. Martin

http://www.fmadirect.com/images/products/2218_small.jpg

Biplane Murphy 03-24-2008 05:40 AM


Originally Posted by hilbilly (Post 381351)
Hey Murph - are you anywhere near Calico Dry Lake (Ft. Irwin NTC)?


Hillbilly
:D

Hi Bill......I am just North of Lancaster.....not sure what all is around here yet...except Edwards Air Force Base is real close...planes fly overhead all the time.

degreen60 03-24-2008 11:35 PM

Here is the charger I use. Balances and charges for under $9. No setting either. Just plug the battery in.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8798

WWI Ace 03-25-2008 12:20 AM

I went ahead and ordered three new balancing chargers from Hobby City. I've had very good luck with their products and the price was right. I have so many lipolys now that it takes too long to charge them on one charger! I figure with that many chargers going I can charge my batteries in no time!! . In fact having to charge all my batteries is probably what killed my other charger. I have about five flyable planes right now and batteries for all of them to fly twice. When I get good weather for flying I take all my planes to the field. Steve

scalercflyer 03-30-2008 03:08 AM

Chargers
 
Hey Steve, did you get your chargers yet? :confused: How do they work? :confused: Also how is Hobby City to deal with? I have some airplane money that needs to be spent. :D Martin

FlyingMonkey 03-30-2008 02:52 PM

came across this, thought I'd share...

http://www.aviationfilm.com/index.html

WWI Ace 03-30-2008 07:58 PM

My chargers have been shipped but haven't gotten them yet. I haven't had any problems with them yet. All the stuff I've gotten has been good. I've made over ten orders. The shipping takes about two weeks and try not to order anything that's out of stock and you'll be fine. They are supposed to be opening a store in Ohio soon so shipping won't take as long.

daCelt 04-05-2008 05:33 AM


Originally Posted by Stickhead (Post 3108)
If you haven't already, check out this addy: www.aerodromerc.com ...

Wow. I honestly think I got into this hobby just to fly WWI planes. While I have a mere 12 minutes (yes, that's minutes...as in less than 1/4 hour) of flight time :o on my first plane (super cub), I know I'm destined for this genre. I have loved the bipes and tripes all my life. They're gorgeous. I may have to work on my craft skills if they don't come ARF tho...

Thanks for the pics!

Biplane Murphy 04-05-2008 06:10 AM


Originally Posted by daCelt (Post 388124)
Wow. I honestly think I got into this hobby just to fly WWI planes. While I have a mere 12 minutes (yes, that's minutes...as in less than 1/4 hour) of flight time :o on my first plane (super cub), I know I'm destined for this genre. I have loved the bipes and tripes all my life. They're gorgeous. I may have to work on my craft skills if they don't come ARF tho...

Thanks for the pics!

The WW1 planes are certainly my favorite too.:tc:

WWI Ace 04-05-2008 03:37 PM

Me too!!!!! Steve

Biplane Murphy 04-05-2008 08:09 PM

Tripehound
 
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Speaking of WW1 planes......Hillbilly made me my first foam plane (A Tripehound), and we met yesterday.:)

Here it is with 2 handsome guys to model it...hahahahaha

Hillbilly and Tripehound.
Attachment 61846

Me and Tripehound.
Attachment 61847

Now if the wind would just stop blowing 24 hours a day, I could maiden it...LOL

FlyingMonkey 04-05-2008 08:35 PM

you guys are so.... old!

:D

degreen60 04-05-2008 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 388395)
you guys are so.... old!

:D

And I thought they looked so young.

Biplane Murphy 04-05-2008 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 388419)
And I thought they looked so young.

:):):):):):)

FlyingMonkey 04-05-2008 09:16 PM

I guess it's all a matter of perspective ;)

WWI Ace 04-05-2008 09:17 PM

Those pictures scared my kids!!! Ha ha!! I know what you guys mean about the wind!! It's blowing 20-30 today and will be blowing 20-30 tomorrow according to the weatherman. I did get to maiden a club members trainer for him last night though about an hour before sundown. It was a glow plane. Yuck!!! Ha ha!! Got it all trimmed out for him but he was still too nervous to take the sticks. We're trying to get an alternate field that is a little bigger. Steve

Biplane Murphy 04-05-2008 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 388425)
Those pictures scared my kids!!! Ha ha!!

They must be future DR1 pilots....;-).....Hence the fear...:Q

scalercflyer 04-05-2008 09:58 PM

Buds
 
There is nothing like having a flying Buddy both close and far, not to mention our Brotherhood of WWI aviation enthusiasts here at WATTFLYER WWI ERA, of which I am a humble member! :) Do we have the best WWI flyers/builders? Boy I guess!!! :D:D BTW Chris the sunglasses don't help! You're still ugly! :eek::D Martin

FlyingMonkey 04-05-2008 10:18 PM

I will admit, I am envious.

degreen60 04-06-2008 01:35 AM


Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy (Post 388428)
They must be future DR1 pilots....;-).....Hence the fear...:Q

Afraid my Camel is in the air.

FlyingMonkey 04-06-2008 01:53 AM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 388535)
Afraid my Camel is in the air.

and might crash down on their heads while they're trying to fly... :D

degreen60 04-06-2008 02:04 AM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 388538)
and might crash down on their heads while they're trying to fly... :D

Right on, my wife always asks how bad I tore it up when I come in the house after flying.

But then the flying never hurts the plane, its the landing. Except the time the wings broke when in flight on my trainer.

Biplane Murphy 04-06-2008 02:19 AM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 388463)
I will admit, I am envious.

I figured you might really like the Tripehound, especially since it is made of foam and Hot Glue..;-)

Even the hinges are made entirely from hot glue!!!:Q

FlyingMonkey 04-06-2008 02:21 AM

now THAT'S my kind of plane!

Biplane Murphy 04-06-2008 02:22 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 388453)
There is nothing like having a flying Buddy both close and far, not to mention our Brotherhood of WWI aviation enthusiasts here at WATTFLYER WWI ERA, of which I am a humble member! :) Do we have the best WWI flyers/builders? Boy I guess!!! :D:D BTW Chris the sunglasses don't help! You're still ugly! :eek::D Martin

Thanks Marty...LOL....I did shave the scruffy beard off last night though....I hope that improves things....HAHAHHAHAHA

And yes!!....our group of WW1 Era enthusiasts are indeed top notch!!:)

scalercflyer 04-10-2008 03:04 AM

Speak to me
 
Hey Murph. Would you be so kind as to tell us about the tripehound (how she flys, equipment, etc)? :D Me thinks it might be a good (and quick) build. :) Think we could impose upon HillBilly to get some plans/instructions? How about it HillBilly? :D:D Are you game? :confused: The tripehound sure blows my tail up! :):eek: Then again, I'm a sucker for airplanes with 3 wings! :eek: Martin

Biplane Murphy 04-10-2008 03:33 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 390865)
Hey Murph. Would you be so kind as to tell us about the tripehound (how she flys, equipment, etc)? :D Me thinks it might be a good (and quick) build. :) Think we could impose upon HillBilly to get some plans/instructions? How about it HillBilly? :D:D Are you game? :confused: The tripehound sure blows my tail up! :):eek: Then again, I'm a sucker for airplanes with 3 wings! :eek: Martin

Hi Marty.:)

I have yet to fly the tripe....the wind has been blowing 24 hours a day for weeks here....I am eyeing a Kite that looks like a DR1 so that I can fly something at least!!:Q

The tripe has a towerpro motor and 18amp esc(I think)...little micro servos...I will put a Hitec electron-6 reciever in her, and a 1320mah 3s Thunderpower battery.:tc:

Controls are ailerons, elevator and throttle...Rudder can be added really easy if needed!!

I am sure Hillbilly will share the plans for his tripes when he gets a chance.
He is a great guy.

PS...Give me a call when you get a chance.

Bub Steve 04-10-2008 04:59 AM

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Biplane Murphy::"""I am sure Hillbilly will share the plans for his tripes when he gets a chance.
He is a great guy.""" You can say that again!!!""" He is a great guy!! He is a great guy!!bub,stevePS he just sent a bucket of goodies for the kids!

WWI Ace 04-10-2008 07:10 PM

Guys!! Go to www.nitroplanes.com and check out their 55" .90 sized DR1s!! Martin!!! One is black with yellow checkers just like you wanted!!! The other one is red of course!! They are $179.95 each and the rudder size looks close to scale. Steve

Biplane Murphy 04-10-2008 07:13 PM

Dang....If I hadn't just moved....

I even have a 90 size Saito 4-stroke sitting here that would be perfect for that DR1.

WWI Ace 04-11-2008 01:36 AM

Murph if it really only weighs 6.6lbs. it really shouldn't take a .90 to fly it should it? I wonder if they are recommending that for weight in the short nose? Boy wouldn't that make a KILLER electric conversion? Steve

Biplane Murphy 04-11-2008 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 391376)
Murph if it really only weighs 6.6lbs. it really shouldn't take a .90 to fly it should it? I wonder if they are recommending that for weight in the short nose? Boy wouldn't that make a KILLER electric conversion? Steve

.90 four stroke is like a .60 2 stroke for the most part.....I do suspect it needs the weight in the nose....It would definately be a nice electric.:tc:

BradT 04-11-2008 10:05 AM

With a wing loading of 18 oz./sq.ft., it's going to fly more like an Me109 than a DR 1. A tripe of that size would fly a lot more scale at 11 to 13 oz/sq.ft. The Tiger Moth I'm converting is 51", and should be right at 13 oz. , about as high as I'd like to go for this size model to look good in flight.
Brad.

WWI Ace 04-11-2008 07:05 PM

Your right about the wing loading but I'm sure it can be lightened up if done with some thought. I figured that a .60 would probably fly it. Sure is cool!! Steve

degreen60 04-15-2008 11:16 PM

Here is a free ebook "Lost Eagles" WWI fighter prototypes. Last page is a card model you can print and make.

WWI Ace 04-16-2008 04:08 AM

Where Degreen? Steve


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