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7car7 01-19-2009 08:59 PM

Rudder mixing
This last saturday I had the absolute JOY of flying all 4 of my planes in one morning. Never done that before.

GWS Tiger Moth
Eflite Jenny (ailerons)
Albatros (scratch build)

I got a brand new radio with dual rates, expo, and mixing. I really enjoyed flying with the rudder mixing. Did this to all 3 of the aileron planes. What a difference. I had been using my left thumb to add rudder for coordinated turns, but having it automatic was an amazing difference.

The Albatros was especially nice to fly this way.
It makes me wonder if I should take out some differential, especially the SE5 - so I could have a more axial roll rate. (the mixing can be turned off by the flick of a switch).

Just makes me wonder, if the real biplanes ALWAYS use rudder to coordinate, or if it's an option. The planes were looking so scale, and slow flight was so much more stable and safe feeling. I'd sure recomend it to anyone with a WWI plane.

I'd be interested to hear others thoughts on rudder mixing.


Biplane Murphy 01-19-2009 09:30 PM

Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 545044)
Alright gentlemen, one of our club guys just bought a 1/6th Balsa USA Sopwith Pup and I want a 40 size German slimer to dogfight him with!! I would like to get a Fokker triplane. A kit would be best. Anybody know of anything? Steve

Here's an ARF..... http://www.rcuniverse.com/product_gu...fm?kit_id=2643

I know I saw one designed for an OS .70 four stroke....a .40 size 2 stroke would be comparable. But I can't remember where. It was a kit though.


Found it!!!!!!!!!

A Proctor Kit

I want this one...I have an OS .70 four stroke that needs a plane to be in.

WWI Ace 01-19-2009 11:53 PM

Oh Murph!!! You're a genius!!! I'd forgotten about this one!! Now if "MOMMY DEAREST" doesn't beat me with a wire hangar I'm in great shape!!! Steve

scalercflyer 01-20-2009 12:11 AM

VK tripe
Chris, Steve you don't want that Proctor kit (VK) believe me! I owned this kit at one time as well as the built up plane. The kit was a lumber yard and DIFFICULT to build (over engineered). The plane was very fragile and easily broken. Buy the ARF instead. Martin

Biplane Murphy 01-20-2009 01:13 AM

Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 547954)
Chris, Steve you don't want that Proctor kit (VK) believe me! I owned this kit at one time as well as the built up plane. The kit was a lumber yard and DIFFICULT to build (over engineered). The plane was very fragile and easily broken. Buy the ARF instead. Martin

Hi Marty......Thanks for bursting my bubble....hahahhahaha

So.......That kit isn't the best around huh?
At $209 you would think it was a decent one.

Please tell me more about it, because it is one I have had on my wish list for about 18 months.


walterk 01-20-2009 02:05 PM

Aerodrome SPAD VII
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Here are a few pictures of the Aerodrome SPADVII that I finally completed. I have not yet flown it. It has a Rimfire 28-30-1250 for power.


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7car7 01-20-2009 04:08 PM

Walt, that's gorgeous! Very good job. Looking forward to hear how it flys. How much does it weigh with battery?

This is killing me. I really want a Spad as my next plane, but I can't decide between yours, or Great Planes, or a scratch build. If scratch build, it would be a 2 seater Spad XI. Really don't have the time for a scratch build, so that may have to be another time.
I really like the tan schemes for some reason, so that's what's making me shy away from the GP ARF.

walterk 01-21-2009 01:57 PM

Aerodrome SPAD VII
My SPAD VII weighs about 25oz with battery. It was a short kit. An early version and had some errors and incosistencies that I understand have been worked out. I wanted a SPAD XIII but at the time they did not offer a kit at the time. I plan to get the GP SPAD XII but I still may build one.


rhino 01-21-2009 06:03 PM

That is a good looking spad, Walterk, thanks for showing us!

scalercflyer 01-22-2009 12:26 AM

DITO! Keep up the good work!

degreen60 01-22-2009 10:44 PM

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Here is a picture of my rebuild of top wing on my Fokker DVII using foam for the ribs. I cut the ribs out of the egg carton lids. They are the easiest ribs I have ever made and FREE. I had an old plywood master rib that I just laid on the foam and used a shart knife to cut around. No grain to worry about spliting. Next built up scratch I build will have all foam formers. I usally end up braking some of my formers along the grain when building my planes. Foam does not have that problem. A build up plane using foam and balsa should be strong.

floss 01-23-2009 05:59 AM

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I've gotta try one of those wings, looks nice and simple.

Using a mix of materials works best for me. Here is my scratch DIII being built with balsa, foam and ply from packing cases at work. You are so right with your comment on the grain, foam has none and is easy to work with, sands well too.


FlyingMonkey 01-23-2009 03:03 PM

WWI fans!

This month in Air Classics they have an excellent article on the DR1

Sorry guys, it's NOT RED!!!

scalercflyer 01-23-2009 11:52 PM

Excellent work Floss! The Albatros DIII is a wonderful subject to model. BTW, what plans are you using? I have 2 sets of plans for a DVa, small and large (1/4 scale!!). How did you manage the sheeting on the fuse? I like the use of foam bulkheads. I think I'll try it too. Keep us up to date on your build and please share with us your building techniques. Martin

scalercflyer 01-23-2009 11:54 PM

Red again!!!
Don't even go there flying monkey! Martin

FlyingMonkey 01-24-2009 12:58 AM

Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 550768)

I was confused.

There on the front of the magazine, was this three winged plane.

It had the black German crosses on it.

But I couldn't place it.

It was a sort of stripped green pattern on it.

It looked for all the world like a DR1, but it wasn't red.

When I read the cover, it claimed there was a story about the DR1 in the magazine. So I quickly flipped the pages to find this story.

When I got to the page it indicated, the DR1 was nowhere to be found, but here was this beautiful three winged plane, obviously german, but completely the wrong color.

They wrote the article with the images, as if they were talking about the DR1, but it just didn't ring true.

I did write a letter to the editor, letting them know, they either had the wrong plane pictured, or the images they had were ruined, and the colors were horribly off.

Everyone knows, every DR1 produced, was RED!

Cookie 01-24-2009 01:03 AM

Yah. What's wrong with those guys? They must be color blind.

scalercflyer 01-24-2009 01:57 AM

Full of lead
FM I'm gonna fill your furry tail full of lead! Cookie, you're not helping here! :mad::eek::D Martin

Bub Steve 01-24-2009 02:02 AM

Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 550853)
FM I'm gonna fill your furry tail full of lead! Cookie, you're not helping here! :mad::eek::D Martin

Bub steve

FlyingMonkey 01-24-2009 08:57 AM

Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 550853)
FM I'm gonna fill your furry tail full of lead! Cookie, you're not helping here! :mad::eek::D Martin

you'd have to get behind me first


scalercflyer 01-24-2009 10:54 AM

Never fear!
Never fear! My superior flying skills will win the day and rid the world of the evil Flying Monkey and his minions! :eek::D:) Martin

degreen60 01-24-2009 11:47 AM

I just don't understand some of the articals I read about the DR1. Some of them claim when the plane was shipped to the front line it was painted a streaked green, now we all know this is wrong, they were all red.

degreen60 01-24-2009 12:01 PM

One thing I do read about the DR1 that I think is a false claim it how great of an airplane it was. By the time it was built the Sopwith Tripe had been pulled from the front lines as obsolite. There were only 320 DR1 built cause they were obsolite when built. The DR1 is famous for getting the Red Baron killed, maybe if he had been flying his DVII that day he would have lived to the end of the war and the DR1 would be just another model of WW1 plane that not many were built. Over 2500 DVII were built.

FlyingMonkey 01-24-2009 12:01 PM


this should hold you over until I find what I am searching for...

FlyingMonkey 01-24-2009 12:18 PM

here we are...


The best part, the "American" in the final film, was originally a character named Wilber, a flying monkey.

My first name, even though I use my middle name of Fred, is Wilbur.

What a coincidence, huh?










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