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Biplane Murphy 08-10-2007 12:27 AM

Our hobby is great like that.....AMA dues for the 11 year old kid was $1....
Our club voted to have kids under 16 and spouses be members free....so the kid gets to be a member for $1 total....And spend quality time with his Dad!!!....His Dad has purchased a supercub for him, and a slow stick that I will be helping him assemble this evening....The Kids are our Hobbiy's future!!!!

So anyway....Where's Martin and that tripe!!!!:)

WWI Ace 08-10-2007 12:39 AM

I know what you mean 50+. My 9yr. old is a skateboarder. When he goes to the skatepark either mom or I stay with him. I have a Sig foam Fokker D7 built that may become his first real plane. He flies alot on my G3.5 sim and likes to fly the triplanes the best. Like father like son I guess!! But he flies fairly well on there so we'll give it a try. Since I bought my DX6 I have a Hitec Laser 4 that he can use. If he crashes it so what!! It's just a plane and he's the important thing here. We can get another plane! Nice build Murph!! Steve

scalercflyer 08-10-2007 01:20 AM

Tripe
 
Guys, I have to put the tripe on temporarily on hold till I take care of some "honey dos" and maintenance around the house. ::o Seems like it never ends! :{ I'm undecided about stripping the tripe or just painting her. Murph's thread intrigues me. Anyway, it's been so stinking hot up here in NJ that I just want to stay indoors. No joy is obtained frying certain parts of my anatomy standing at the field getting a flight in. However, the weather is supposed to ease up this weekend so I may get some flying in. I have yet to maiden my Funny Park, perhaps I'll get a chance. Also want to try my Katana with a smaller prop and see if the motor runs cooler. BTW, I spoke to COX Hobbys today and was told that there was some mind blowing new products coming out shortly. All the arm twisting didn't get me any answers as to what he meant so I guess we'll have to wait awhile Boys. Murph your MC should ship out early next week. It's a complete unopened roll so I think they'll be enough to cover the Brisfit. Needless to say plan it out (I always do) so you get the most out of the roll. I'm not sure, but I think they stopped making it.???? Martin

Biplane Murphy 08-10-2007 01:57 AM

Thanks again Martin...I can't wait to start the Brisfit, but tripe first!!

My Best friend moved to Wayne(sp.?)New Jersey recently....He said he is dying from the weather....It's a far cry from 70 degree Fort Bragg, Ca.

jack7 08-10-2007 06:03 PM

i got a predicament here i bought a parkzone fw-190 cuse i thought it was cool but i read these forums and found out it wasnt for beginners and i have no more money left to buy a trainer so do u think that if i practice enough on fms would i be ready to fly it

Biplane Murphy 08-10-2007 06:35 PM

Welcome to wattflyer Jack!!! There are lots of guys here with that plane...if you search for a thread about it and ask the guys there, they will help you get prepared for that particular plane.


Practice on that Simulator alot......in particular landing and the landing approaches......

Also look through the beginner threads for good help.......right here
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7

Good luck.....Murph

WWI Ace 08-10-2007 07:09 PM

Hey jack7 can you take it back for a refund? If not maybe you can trade it for a trainer. I really don't know much about FMS but from what I've heard it isn't really realistic. Or maybe while your practicing on FMS you can save the money to buy a trainer. Warbirds ARE NOT GOOD FOR BEGINNERS!!! There is a place at the bottom of the Wattflyer homepage where you can buy, sell, or trade if you want to list it there. Steve.

FlyingMonkey 08-10-2007 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by jack7 (Post 245628)
i got a predicament here i bought a parkzone fw-190 cuse i thought it was cool but i read these forums and found out it wasnt for beginners and i have no more money left to buy a trainer so do u think that if i practice enough on fms would i be ready to fly it

No.

Take it from someone who has spent, (looks to make sure girlfriend isn't looking) a couple thousand easy, trying to teach myself to fly.

Take the plane back. Get yourself a HobbyZone Supercub. Buy some extra props, and maybe another battery.

The cub is a nice plane, easy to fly, and looks scale in the air.

As you get more experience and money, you can buy a better radio system, and add ailerons to it. You can dress the plane up with paint or markers and have a good reliable plane, no matter how experienced you get.

degreen60 08-10-2007 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 244654)
I want the red!!! I have a Sopwith tripe I can cover!!! Oh please oh please!!! Ha ha!!! Don't worry Martin. I have some metallic red for the plane and some yellow for the crosses, (also on the tripehound) . Sounds good huh? Maybe some big orange dots for camo. How have you guys been? Been pretty busy here!! Gonna get back on the tripe this weekend. Steve.

And I though my Sopwith tripe was outlandish with the red, white, and blue wings.

degreen60 08-10-2007 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by jack7 (Post 245628)
i got a predicament here i bought a parkzone fw-190 cuse i thought it was cool but i read these forums and found out it wasnt for beginners and i have no more money left to buy a trainer so do u think that if i practice enough on fms would i be ready to fly it

Best thing I found for learning was a hay field with tall hay. Just wish there hadn't been any trees anywhere close or fence. Don't know how many times I hit that fence with my GWS Slow Stick F and I think I had to get it out of every tree close to the field. Slow Stick F is a tuff plane and easy to fix. I broke the wings into once and the fuselage twice. Before I tried flying it I added all the mods I could find on the net. Bamboo skewers and shipping tape on wings. I learned to fly on the little geared motor. I wore out 2 of the motors. I now have a unmodified brushless motor salavaged from PC tape drive. Flyes much better. I think I put this plane in the air for around $75.

FlyingMonkey 08-10-2007 08:59 PM

speaking of money spent...

I ended up with a GP DR1 yesterday. The shop owner put it together (wrong) put it in the air once, and didn't like it.

I picked the whole thing up, minus the radio (he's bringing in the charger to give me next week.) for under 130 bucks.

I took apart the wings, took out the glow sized reciever (it will fit nicely in my 40 cub when I make it electric) and put everything where it belonged.

I might just have to put it up a couple times this weekend.

If I can bring it home in one piece, I will do some of the scale mods to it. It's really a nice little piece of history, my first WWI bird.

degreen60 08-10-2007 09:39 PM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 245739)
speaking of money spent...

I ended up with a GP DR1 yesterday. The shop owner put it together (wrong) put it in the air once, and didn't like it.

I picked the whole thing up, minus the radio (he's bringing in the charger to give me next week.) for under 130 bucks.

I took apart the wings, took out the glow sized reciever (it will fit nicely in my 40 cub when I make it electric) and put everything where it belonged.

I might just have to put it up a couple times this weekend.

If I can bring it home in one piece, I will do some of the scale mods to it. It's really a nice little piece of history, my first WWI bird.

Another one for my Camel to shot down. Make it red so it is easy for the Camel pilot to see. HAHA

WWI Ace 08-11-2007 02:56 AM

Who ya tryin' to kid? Tain't no such thang as a flyin' Camel!!! Steve.

FlyingMonkey 08-11-2007 03:18 AM

are you sure?


http://www.flyingmachine.tv/images/camel_red_bg.gif

http://www.ananguwaai.com.au/images/flying_Camel.jpg

and my favorite...

http://farm.tucows.com/2004/12/camels_and_duckies.jpg

FlyingMonkey 08-11-2007 03:20 AM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 245776)
Another one for my Camel to shot down. Make it red so it is easy for the Camel pilot to see. HAHA

says you.

After our head to head pass, as you wildly miss with your lil lewis gun, I'll slam a 180 and be on your tail before you can wipe the soot from your goggles...


that's after I learn to fly the thing.

Biplane Murphy 08-11-2007 04:32 AM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 246039)
says you.

After our head to head pass, as you wildly miss with your lil lewis gun, I'll slam a 180 and be on your tail before you can wipe the soot from your goggles...


that's after I learn to fly the thing.

Actually......I think your tripe will be goin' down from friendly fire....hehehehe:Q

FlyingMonkey 08-11-2007 05:09 AM

going done?

is that like...

get er done?

jack7 08-11-2007 04:16 PM

exactly i have a 30 acre hay feild behind my house

FlyingMonkey 08-11-2007 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy (Post 246070)
Last edited by Biplane Murphy : Yesterday at 10:12 PM. Reason: Typed wrong word due to brain fart!!!!


thought I smelled something...

FlyingMonkey 08-11-2007 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by jack7 (Post 246269)
exactly i have a 30 acre hay feild behind my house

That's great! Don't try learning right after they cut the hay though. Those stubs will tear a plane up!

jack7 08-11-2007 04:29 PM

lol yah that sux they just cut it but it grows rele fast

WWI Ace 08-11-2007 04:33 PM

I didn't know they had hay in Florida. Only swamps and alligators!! Ha ha!! I gotta quit yappin' at you guys for awhile and get to work on my tripe!! Talk to ya'll later!!! Steve.

FlyingMonkey 08-11-2007 04:39 PM

My first job was working on a farm, loading hay bales, in the summer.

Fresh from the cold white north of MA, and here I was, out throwing bales of hay.

What was I thinking?



oh, and to stay on topic,

yup, need to work on my tripe as well. I broke one of the monts for the lower wing strut being stupid last night while handling it.

So much of it needs reworking. The guy who built it, is definately not an electrician!

WWI Ace 08-11-2007 11:21 PM

Took a break from sanding the cowl. Hard to get alot done on it while my 9yr. old sits beside me building a 1/72nd Albatros DVa. Oh well it's time spent together!! He is just learning to build models so he needs help frequently. At least he's interested in planes!! His older brothers could care less most of the time. Anyway made a decision guys. The rudder and the ailerons are supposed to be coupled together on the same servo. Interesting, but tough to do with fat fingers in a little fuselage!! I ordered 3 new 4.3gram servos from www.unitedhobbies.com so the rudder and ailerons each have their own servo. I know it'll weigh a little more but it will also allow more room to get things adjusted correctly. The ailerons are definitly pull pull and the rudder will probably be also. The elevator will probably end up with a pushrod: 1. 'cause I'd have to build another IDENTICAL control horn and: 2. it will be easier to run one small wire through the tiny fuselage without taking a chance of poking holes where I don't want them!! Anyway United Hobbies is selling the servos for $3.45 a piece!! They are selling some 9gram servos for $2.99 each if you guys need some servos for a project. I've had very good luck with their products so far and if there is a problem, just notify them and they'll give you a number for a US (or Canada) Rep to deal with your claim. They have outrunner motors and ESCs dirt cheap!!! Steve.

FlyingMonkey 08-11-2007 11:27 PM

where are the pics?

Biplane Murphy 08-11-2007 11:30 PM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 246444)
where are the pics?

I think Steve's camera is broken right now, but look in the "Member Gallery"....nice photo in there!!!:)

WWI Ace 08-12-2007 01:16 AM

Murph's right!! My camera is dead!! They just don't build 'em tough enough to survive two teenage boys. Sorry there are no pics. Maybe by the time it's finished I'll have pics of her. I get this one done I'll either start the little Eindecker or the 35"ws Fokker tripe. More than likely the tripe since I've already bought machine gun kits and custom decals for it. I wonder where Martin is? He always has good input on things. Steve.

scalercflyer 08-12-2007 05:03 AM

Su-27
 
Well Boys, one of my best friends gave me this jet. I may temporarlly sideline some building and put it together. Seems like I need a jet to turn and burn. Back on the DRI shortly. BTW, this is an Ultrafly plane. Check out this site for more info. Martin
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=571

http://image2.rcuniverse.com/magazin...571/splash.jpg

Biplane Murphy 08-12-2007 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 246697)
Well Boys, one of my best friends gave me this jet. I may temporarlly sideline some building and put it together. Seems like I need a jet to turn and burn. Back on the DRI shortly. BTW, this is an Ultrafly plane. Check out this site for more info. Martin
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=571

http://image2.rcuniverse.com/magazin...571/splash.jpg

Are you entering the modern era of flight Martin....hehehhehe:Q
I've heard those fly well!!!

scalercflyer 08-12-2007 05:11 AM

Free
 
Murph, if it's free it's me! It'll never replace my love for WWI birds though. Martin

Biplane Murphy 08-12-2007 05:26 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 246704)
Murph, if it's free it's me! It'll never replace my love for WWI birds though. Martin

I hear that Martin....I have a couple free ones waiting to be dealt with.:)
And yep...WW1 birds are my favorite as well!!!!

WWI Ace 08-12-2007 07:56 PM

Paint it red Martin!!! Cool jet!!! I just hope you aren't so old that your reflexes can't keep up!!! Ha ha!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 08-12-2007 11:17 PM

Big or small, I CAN fly them all!! Martin

degreen60 08-12-2007 11:59 PM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 246697)
Well Boys, one of my best friends gave me this jet. I may temporarlly sideline some building and put it together. Seems like I need a jet to turn and burn. Back on the DRI shortly. BTW, this is an Ultrafly plane. Check out this site for more info. Martin
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=571

http://image2.rcuniverse.com/magazin...571/splash.jpg

And I always thought jet started flying in WW2, guess I was wrong.

WWI Ace 08-13-2007 12:12 AM

Just think what it would be like to have a couple of engines like a ME 262 under the wings of a Fokker tripe!!! They were Jumo engines I think. Do you think the tripe would have enough structural integrity to fly or would it instantly turn into a flying bonfire? Steve.

WWI Ace 08-14-2007 03:23 AM

Okay guys, bad day here!! My 9yr. old that was going to probably fly his first WWI plane this weekend has broken his arm!! He has a compound fracture. Yep, both wrist bones were poking out of the skin!! He's okay. He is just one of those kids that always has to be doing something. Now he's down for 6-8 weeks!!! He ain't liking it!!! Oh well, the plane will be waiting on him when he's well. Steve.

Biplane Murphy 08-14-2007 03:51 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 248201)
Okay guys, bad day here!! My 9yr. old that was going to probably fly his first WWI plane this weekend has broken his arm!! He has a compound fracture. Yep, both wrist bones were poking out of the skin!! He's okay. He is just one of those kids that always has to be doing something. Now he's down for 6-8 weeks!!! He ain't liking it!!! Oh well, the plane will be waiting on him when he's well. Steve.

Dang Steve, that stinks:<......Hope he heals well!!!:)
I'm sure you were lookin' forward to that flight even more than he was!!

Best wishes for the kid........

FlyingMonkey 08-14-2007 04:02 AM

how did he do it?

scalercflyer 08-14-2007 04:12 AM

Down and out
 
Man Steve!! Seems like the Devil is working overtime at the Collins' house!!! A compound fracture!!! Man does that smart! My youngest boy did the same thing when he was your boy's age. Only he needed to punch the concrete at that time for some reason (I still haven't figured it out!). Hope the youngin' heals quick! How's Mom handling it? Anyway, I started putting the controls into the SU-27 tonight. I'm concerned about the motor not being right on the thrust line. I'm not using the recommended gearbox. I'm using my brushless bell type with a direct drive using a 7X5 prop. As soon as I get the camera, I'll shoot you Guys some pics. Any and all criticism and opinions are welcome as always. Also seems like I'm running low on RXs and servos. Steve didn't you mention something about Chinese servos? How are they? I think I'm gonna order something from them real soon. Just need to come up with some "airplane money"! I have resigned myself to only buying the Berg Rxs. They are absolutely bullet proof and the price is right ($30.00). They lock on to your TXs signal and only recognize it. It does require a specific channel crystal. All for Now. Martin

Tucson Don 08-14-2007 04:18 PM

WW-1 airplanes Bristol Scout.
 
I have a foam version of a BRISTOL SCOUT on my work bench. It is a very
well proportioned model and should fly better than the shorter nosed
Camels and Nieuports. In an effort to save weight I am using 3mm depron
in places where less strength is needed. The wings will probably be flat
panels.
Thse old biplanes are fun..!


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