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degreen60 12-10-2011 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 847569)
Hey D would you 'splain to us how you set up your pull/pull cable control system? I never tried one. I have just started a scratch build Fokker DVIII Peter Rake design that I would like to incorporate the system on. Marty

You are not the first person to ask about installing pull-pull system. I crashed my Jenny N9 because an antenna broke. I have the plane rebuilt and ready to redo the control system so I am making a thread with pictures.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...d=1#post848012

TM4197 12-18-2011 03:00 AM

Thanks!!

Great explaination!!! Might give that a try on my next plane.









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wattman 12-20-2011 02:08 AM

Wow did you guys see the post reference the
Hansa-Brandenburg W.29/Float


from Maxford USA ?

under seaplanes
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64998


This is really a different WW1 plane :D

TM4197 12-20-2011 02:39 AM

I saw that. Interesting airplane....however....its one very ugly airplane!!!:D

7car7 12-20-2011 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 849244)
I saw that. Interesting airplane....however....its one very ugly airplane!!!:D

he he! Well, it's certainly not "conventional", and won't win an award for the prettiest, but it's sort of cool in it's own special way. It's a tool of war, and sometimes they (as in a tank, gun, etc) just have a purpose-built look that makes them endearing to us that love machinery.

I applaud them for making something other than another red Fokker, or another green British plane.

Nitro Blast 12-20-2011 06:26 PM

Out of stock tells me others like it a lot too.
And put me on the "so ugly its good looking" list.

degreen60 12-20-2011 06:33 PM

I saw a video of a model of this plane taking off and landing on water. Probably on Utube.

TM4197 12-20-2011 06:50 PM

Sorry I sounded over the top on the beauty of this plane! Its for sure a one of kind design. I remember years ago, going through photos of WW1 airplanes and one after the other I am thinking wow...beautiful...wow..look at those lines or just a deadly looking airplane, then I came accross this one and thought...hemmmmmmm...never seemed to jump out and say fly me! But then again, I drive a ugly car!:concern: So..who am I to say anything!!

TM4197 12-21-2011 06:41 PM

Just saw the YOUTUBE video of this one on SKI's...now thats COOL!!!!!
Looks like the bottom drops out on her with low speed! They did a good job on the Ski takeoff!

7car7 12-21-2011 09:26 PM

Yep, looked like a blast. We all need a WWI plane that can have skis or floats!

TM4197 12-22-2011 01:11 AM

Ok...DEGREEN.....get on that for us would ya!!! I would like an JN4!! I can put the gear in it!

degreen60 12-22-2011 03:16 AM

4 Attachment(s)
Here is my Eflite Jenny N9 on floats, wheels, and skis. Picture on skis taken before I changed the motor on the cowl and added spinner. Skis are easy to make, use foam meat tray. Use the side as the front of the ski. They are held on by a single rubber band that keeps them flat while flying but lets them rotate when landing. The main float is made with foam formers and covered with water proof photo paper. The paper has a milar top covering. Wing tip floats are clinders of rolled water proof photo paper.

TM4197 12-22-2011 03:22 AM

All very nice Don!! I made a set of skis for my GWS beaver from your design, it works very well. And really pretty cheap to make..and you can get steak out of the whole deal!! LOL

dcwwcp 12-22-2011 05:15 AM

if you look at the history of aircraft, several planes that are "purpose built" for a specific job in the military are a bit goofy or unconventional. Like the A6 intruder, or the A10 tank killer.

As far as WWI goes, I love the "off the beaten path" rare birds. I'm a huge Aviatik berg d.1 fan along with the phonix austrian scouts and the Ansaldo SVA5 italian beauty. and of course my favorite, the siemens schuckert D.III

It all goes back to that whole "in the eye of the beholder" thing.

~dcwwwcp

TM4197 12-22-2011 05:22 AM

A very good way to put it!! I second the vote on the berg d.1
thats just a BAD looking plane!! Just says " gonna kick you arse"

FlyingMonkey 12-22-2011 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by dcwwcp (Post 849542)
if you look at the history of aircraft, several planes that are "purpose built" for a specific job in the military are a bit goofy or unconventional. Like the A6 intruder, or the A10 tank killer.

As far as WWI goes, I love the "off the beaten path" rare birds. I'm a huge Aviatik berg d.1 fan along with the phonix austrian scouts and the Ansaldo SVA5 italian beauty. and of course my favorite, the siemens schuckert D.III

It all goes back to that whole "in the eye of the beholder" thing.

~dcwwwcp

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/...saldo-SVA.html

scalercflyer 12-25-2011 04:22 AM

DC,TM, I have a nice set of plans for the Berg if you Guys are interested. Oh and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone! :D:) Marty

7car7 12-25-2011 04:59 AM

Merry Christmas my friends!

TM4197 12-25-2011 05:36 AM

Merry Christmas!
 
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas to all of the Family here on WF. I hope and wish you all a very happy New Year. Many fun hours of flying and building!
Thank you all for your expertise and ideas, this is surely the best forum around!

degreen60 12-29-2011 06:49 PM

I just got another crashed plane to rebuild. I now have about 4 waiting in line. I am working on a GWS Tiger Moth into a SPAD XI. I took my GP SE5A out for a flight and crashed it myself(guess I did not have enough to do). When I rebuild it I plan adding the dihedral in the wings. The Loening M8 is still waiting to be finished. The plane I just received in the mail is a GP Fokker DVII with the front cowl missing. I was going to make it a black plane with northwind on it but this one has already been changed to all white except elevator and looks so good I think I will leave all white.

degreen60 12-29-2011 06:57 PM

Found this in the forsale section. Anyone want to guess what it supposted to be? Maybe pre WWI? Or not even scale, maybe just a trainer.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1562303

Tsavah 12-29-2011 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 850639)
Found this in the forsale section. Anyone want to guess what it supposted to be? Maybe pre WWI? Or not even scale, maybe just a trainer.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1562303

I would be guessing on that one. Hard to say if it was a civilian racer, or an early military observation version, but those are my best guesses. Love your builds to day. Thanks for sharing.


degreen60 01-02-2012 03:33 PM

I have a few receivers that when flew through certian spots they would giltch. I found this http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/bhabbott/decoder.html I bought a programer and some pics. I installed the pic and the glitches are gone. Also if I forget to turn the TX on first the servos no longer go mad. The pics I bought are 12F508 for about $1 each. If any of my friends here would like to try this mod I can program you chips. Just pay for the chips. Things I will need to know to program are, input to receiver decoder pos or neg pulses(not the FM shift). JR throtle(do not know what this means cause I do not have JR). Also if you want fail save on throtle to act same as ESC, I programed mine this way.

7car7 01-02-2012 05:55 PM

Don, are we talking 72 or 2.4?

I have one plane thats on a GWS receiver, and it's occasionally freaks out in a certain spot at my field.
It's a somewhat fast but cheap ducted fan, and has battle scars from just dropping straight in uncommanded.

scalercflyer 01-02-2012 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by 7car7 (Post 851219)
Don, are we talking 72 or 2.4?

I have one plane thats on a GWS receiver, and it's occasionally freaks out in a certain spot at my field.
It's a somewhat fast but cheap ducted fan, and has battle scars from just dropping straight in uncommanded.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek: Sounds like flying Russian Roulette to me! :D;) Marty


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