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WWI Ace 06-23-2008 07:09 PM

That tripehound will be easy pickings for my Fokkers!!! Like shooting fish in a barrel!!! Steve

7car7 06-23-2008 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 430292)
The Fokkers are safe from my TripeHound for a while. Last night it desided to fly away, I regained control long enough to turn it 180 degrees back toward me then lost control again. It is in the top of a tree. Now I need the wind to blow.

What is causing this loss of contol? Is it a pilot thing, or a bad receiver thing?

degreen60 06-24-2008 12:06 AM


Originally Posted by 7car7 (Post 430345)
What is causing this loss of contol? Is it a pilot thing, or a bad receiver thing?

I think a bad receiver. I had no control over the rudder. If I get it out of the tree I am going to trash the receiver. It is a Walkera. The only system that is not PPM. The receiver has to lock on the transmitter.

degreen60 06-24-2008 12:14 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 430307)
That tripehound will be easy pickings for my Fokkers!!! Like shooting fish in a barrel!!! Steve

Only if you can fly through the trees. It is on the edge of a thick woods. To find it I had to start the motor and listen, that let me pick the tree but I still could not see it. I wiggled the rudder and finally saw the leaves moving and the red on the rudder. Even after that I still could not see the plane. This morning I went back and I think the plane had moved cause I could see the wings before I got to the tree. The wind has been blowing some so I am going to check on it again this evening. I now have a plane in one tree and the wings of another one in another tree. Maybe I need to buy a chain saw.

WWI Ace 06-24-2008 12:32 AM

I haven't heard anything good about any Walkera electronics!! Steve

scalercflyer 06-24-2008 01:15 AM

Rx
 
Degreen, 7car7, I use exclusively BERG Rxs. They lock onto your signal and ignore others even if they are on the same channel! I have never had a problem one. For the cost (about 26.00 to 29.00) it's worth it. Martin

scalercflyer 06-24-2008 01:19 AM

Tiger Moth
 
7car7 check Tower's sight. I think you can get a slope version of the Tiger Moth for about $26.00. What you need you can take from the old one (motor, batt, etc). I think I might go for one (since my Birthday is next month). Gee I hope my Wife sees this.... Martin

degreen60 06-24-2008 01:48 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 430612)
7car7 check Tower's sight. I think you can get a slope version of the Tiger Moth for about $26.00. What you need you can take from the old one (motor, batt, etc). I think I might go for one (since my Birthday is next month). Gee I hope my Wife sees this.... Martin

I built my Sopwith Tripe Hound using 3 of the TM wings and a sheet of foam board from $tree.

7car7 06-24-2008 04:20 PM

I went for this deal...
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...9&pid=NGWSV373

Here's the main page with GWS replacement stuff - would be great for a scratchbuilder who's into foam - like what degreen60 did.

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V531939

They have parts for a PT17 on there.
Or perhaps a biplane using Spitfire wings? :D

walterk 06-24-2008 09:48 PM

Great Planes Electrifly SPAD XIII
 
Does anyone have any info on the new SPAD from GP. I saw a short blurb on Fly R/C but thats it. I contacted GP and they said they did not have any info?

Biplane Murphy 06-24-2008 10:42 PM

Expect to wait a couple months if it goes like it did with the other planes in the WW1 line....:(

7car7 06-24-2008 10:54 PM


Originally Posted by walterk (Post 431161)
Does anyone have any info on the new SPAD from GP. I saw a short blurb on Fly R/C but thats it. I contacted GP and they said they did not have any info?

You'll want to keep an eye on this thread...
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...t=35420&page=2

I think it's going to be a popular one :tc:

flypaper 2 06-28-2008 03:28 PM

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This 1913 Eastbourn Monoplane was out of date when WW1 started:D

WWI Ace 06-28-2008 04:26 PM

Yeah but the artillery worked great!! Ha ha!! Steve

**neons** 07-04-2008 02:02 AM

Hello WWI fans,
Remember that Pink foamy Fokker Dr-1 Tri that used to be on thread page #79?. It sure is doing some nice flying. I posted another video on me sport flying it in Webshots here: http://good-times.webshots.com/video...29027590CeHfIB
She is now all trimmed and have about 12 flights on it now. There are 35 mixed electric videos I posted in the Webshots site of some of my 24 plane squadron. There is also a Das Ugl-E Stik and Eindekker some place in there. Incedently, the Das Ugl-e Stik, Eindekker and others posted are home built Foam electrics. Feel free to look around. Use the FULL Album in the upper right corner to open more albums. Also, Webshots allows free posting of 950 videos and 9,500 pictures. Good Deal! Free.

You can see some info on my homebuilt Dr-1 Tri on this WWI thread at the link here.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...postcount=2156

Enjoy yourself,
**Neons** Bob

Biplane Murphy 07-04-2008 05:44 AM

Thanks Bob.....:tc:

scalercflyer 07-04-2008 06:02 AM

Check this out
 
Check the website out Boys! :D Some juicy stuff here. :D BTW, you can get very nice CDs on e-bay for some planes featured here. http://www.fokker-team.de/ Martin

WWI Ace 07-04-2008 04:09 PM

Once again Martin comes through with great reference material!! Went flying this morning. Took three planes and broke one. My little green tripe!! Landed on our dirt runway and caught a little weed on the wing between the wheels. Instant cartwheel!! Broke the middle wing off one side and the top wing came completely off. I'm in the process of repairing it now. But the flight was great till the landing!! Oh well, we build 'em, we fly 'em, we crash 'em, and then build them again!!! I didn't build it to be a static model. How are all you guys doing? Happy 4th!!! Thanks Bob for more planes to look at!! Steve

scalercflyer 07-06-2008 03:21 AM

Rebuild
 
Steve, tell us you rebuilt her! :) What a shame to crash that fine aircraft. :eek: Then again the real one did the same thing. :mad: Or you could always blame it on wind shear!! ;) Martin

WWI Ace 07-07-2008 12:03 AM

It's fixed!! I just need to do a little wing tweaking. She'll live to fly again!! Steve

Biplane Murphy 07-07-2008 01:32 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 437035)
It's fixed!! I just need to do a little wing tweaking. She'll live to fly again!! Steve

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

Percyflyer 07-08-2008 06:33 PM

Hoosier Dawn Patrol
 
Hey Guys, If you can get to Muncie, The 5th annual Hoosier Dawn Patrol will be held August 22,23,24,2008. A WW1 flyin for pre 1920 models of all sizes and power.

check it all out at www.hoosierdawnpatrol.com

steve

WWI Ace 07-09-2008 12:16 AM

I'm gonna have to rely on you Percyflyer to fill me in. I can't get away from work and my boys start school the 25th. Thanks for the news though!! Steve

Percyflyer 07-09-2008 03:08 AM

HDP
 
WWI Ace,

Just check the website. I'll have video and many still pictures of the event. Check out last years event.

steve

degreen60 07-09-2008 04:32 AM

Daughter lives in Muncie. Guess I will have to go for a visit.

7car7 07-09-2008 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by Percyflyer (Post 437980)
check it all out at www.hoosierdawnpatrol.com

steve

I'm really enjoying that site, and the videos especially. Very nicely done, and some amazing looking planes. Thanks for sharing that.

Percyflyer 07-09-2008 06:56 PM

Check back often. We are behind with some 2007 stuff and the new 2008 video. Hopefully we will get some new stuff on there in the next couple of weeks. I will have the test flight of my new 1/4 scale SE5a and the Hanger 9 Camel in a few weeks. I have too many projects and not enough time.

steve

FlyingMonkey 07-11-2008 04:23 PM

Death of the Red Baron is on the Military Channel right now!

7car7 07-17-2008 12:28 AM

Wow, where is everybody? Last few days have been dead around here!
Hope my WWI nut buddies are all OK.

WWI Ace 07-17-2008 12:37 AM

I'm still here!! I've just been busy lately. I need to get busy building again.

7car7 07-17-2008 12:46 AM

I was beginning to hear crickets chriping!

I updated my Albatros rebuild thread with new pitchurs, but (sniff) no one seemed to notice:sad: (:D)

On another note, I'm curious - I was looking thru more pictures of the Dawn Patrol Site, and noticed a lot of the large models have both sides ailerons drooping down. What's going on with that?

http://www.hoosierdawnpatrol.com/day...s/img_1348.jpg

ShutterAce 07-17-2008 02:50 AM

Can someone point me to this Dawn Patrol site. It looks interesting.

Percyflyer 07-17-2008 04:13 AM

Don't know what that particular site is , but try www.hoosierdawnpatrol.com

The ailerons drop because of the weight of the control surface and the use of coreless servos. When the radio is turned on the ailerons will come up to where they are supposed to be.

steve

Biplane Murphy 07-17-2008 05:44 AM

Still here....hiding inside due to temperatures of 103-110+ degrees....:eek:

7car7 07-17-2008 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by Percyflyer (Post 442935)
Don't know what that particular site is , but try www.hoosierdawnpatrol.com Yep, that's the one. Great pictures there.

The ailerons drop because of the weight of the control surface and the use of coreless servos. When the radio is turned on the ailerons will come up to where they are supposed to be.

steve

Learn something everyday, just figured they used the same servos I do, but just larger. Never heard of those.

Percyflyer 07-17-2008 04:08 PM

Yep, I only use digital high torque coreless metal geared servos on my big stuff. 1 servo on each surface. The security is worth it. My 1/3 scale pup, like the one crashing on my website, carried 9 servos.

steve

degreen60 07-22-2008 03:40 PM

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Who was the cowardly Fokker(maybe Albatros) pilot that shot up my Sopwith Tripe while it was stuck in the tree? HAHA

Storm last night blew the tripe out of the tree. Found it this morning, top wing between the rails of railroad and fuselage about 4 foot from rails. Missing battery, one servo, landing gear, and pilot. The plane must have traveled through about 4 trees to make it clear out of the woods. Found servo and pilot in the rock next to the fuselage. Nothing was found between fuselage and the tree it was stuck in. Landing gear and batttey was at the edge of the woods about 20 feet off line between tree and fuselage, about 30 feet from fuselage. It must have taken quite a trip to the ground.

7car7 07-22-2008 03:51 PM

Oh wow, what a shame! I hate to see someones hard work like that. Now you get to build a new one, right? :tc:

Biplane Murphy 07-22-2008 04:05 PM

Dang...That is quite a bit of battle damage....:{

WWI Ace 07-22-2008 07:00 PM

I really hated to see that happen!! I was hoping to shoot it down myself!! Ha ha!! Sorry about your plane!! Steve


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