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WWI Ace 07-28-2006 01:31 AM

I've been so busy with family, church, and job lately. I need to get back to work on my planes!!! I guess when it rains it pours! Steve.

WWI Ace 07-28-2006 01:32 AM

Oh yeah, thanks for the Wings Pallette site Martin!!! Still trying to find the time to look at all of it!! Steve.

scalercflyer 07-29-2006 02:49 AM

7 C Futaba Radio
Oh, Happy Birthday to me... Happy Birthday to me.... :D :D I love FUTABA radios.... Check it out on Tower Hobbies Boys... Happy Birthday to meeeeeee..... :D :) Martin

WWI Ace 07-29-2006 03:10 AM

How many candles were on that cake Martin? Ha!Ha! Steve.

Walt Thyng 07-29-2006 03:42 AM

By the looks of it candles weren't the issue (-:

scalercflyer 07-30-2006 08:37 PM

You Guys are just jealous because YOU didn't get the new Futaba 7C computer radio for your birthday!!! :D Ha Ha...... Now I can fly my Katana and my Triplane and my MINIFLASH, etc, etc (10 model memory, yada, yada) and use all those bells and whistles...... :) Don't be jealous Boys, Life is good. Martin

WWI Ace 07-30-2006 09:16 PM

So what!!! My Spektrum DX6 also has 10 model memory. Nah nah na nah nah!!! Steve.

WWI Ace 07-30-2006 09:50 PM

By the way, I have all my little Fokker tripe covered except the elevator, stab, bottom of fuse and bottom of top wing. I left the wing and fuse open so I can run the pull-pull cables and adjust them. Steve.

scalercflyer 07-31-2006 03:03 AM

Little Fokker
Steve, tell us how you intend to install/hook up the pull/pull cable system. :confused: What materials, etc. Pics would be great too Pal. :) Martin

WWI Ace 08-09-2006 02:36 AM

Okay guys, I'll quit playing with my new G3 sim and get back to work!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 08-27-2006 11:35 PM

Wake Up!!!!!!
What are you guys doing??? :confused: How come we haven't heard from any of you? :confused: :confused: Let's hear the latest. :D Steve tell the Boys about the new SE5a and DVII coming out. :D Martin

Ron 09-03-2006 04:33 PM

could you give me some information on your DX6 ? I was thinking to use one as the main radio for my smaller models. Is it easy to operate for one of us old guys? Have you had any interference issues or range issues with it? the reason I am considering it is that we are going to be doing a little travelling in the motorhome during the next hopefully quite a few years, and I was thinking it would be a good idea to not have to be worried about interference etc. when I get to fly at smaller areas.
Have you bought any receivers ? and are they hard to obtain?
AND...goodness what are you building? I guess everyone is out flying instead of spending time here. Soon though the weather will be changing and we'll all be stuck indoors. I see you bought a flight sim too. I have been " playing " with mine too, and noticed it really isn't "just like the real thing"....but it is helpful.....mine on auto zoom loses track of the model sometimes when you are doing big loops, or a split S, or a 1/2 reverse Cuban 8. I haven't had time to find out how to cure this yet, but I'm sure I'll get it figured out and be flying it fairly steady later in the year.

WWI Ace 09-03-2006 08:48 PM

Hey Ron, I've been sidetracked lately but I'm still working on the little Fokker tripe. My 8 year old has been wanting me to build plastic models with him. I am watching him build a 1/72nd scale pirate ship in my airplane workspace. I figure if I can keep him interested in plastic models maybe he'll move to RC models later on. I say I'm "watching" him because I don't help him unless he needs a helpful tip or gets dangerous looking with the hobby knife!! My DX6 is the best radio I've ever owned!!! I have two extra recievers that I bought from Horizon Hobby. Any place that sells JR radio stuff should have extra RX's if you need them. It's not hard to program and even comes with a decal to put on the bottom to remind you of what function is what!!! The short TX antennae makes the radio feel very light and balanced. I have yet to experience any kind of glitch at all!!! Even in my .25 sized triplane that is supposed to be too big for the system, ( I sometimes tend to make my own rules)!! The range is supposed to be 2,000ft and I usually don't fly it very far out anyway as watching a "speck" in the air is no fun. For the price I don't see how you can beat it!!! And those two tiny RX antennaes sure look good inside of the model instead of being a tail behind it!!! The only thing it doesn't have is expo for the rudder but I don't really need that anyway. I think if you get one you'll like it!! It also has 10 model memory which is probably more than you will need while travelling. Steve.

Ron 09-05-2006 05:42 AM

yes the expo on rudder is something I was concerned about.Other than that, I think it will be fine for it's intended use. 2000 ft. is a long way away from you when you're flying. Heavens even my 90 size pattern model doesn't get that far away....150 meters away from the pilot is the accepted distance which is about 500 ft. so at most the model shouldn't be more than 2000 ft away///500 up 500 out.if you use the old square of the hypotenuse thingy to figure it out, the farthest the model could be away is 1120 ft. so this would give about a 1000 ft. margin for error....goodness, even I should be able to keep within that! even on a " bad" day
:eek: When I figureed out the cost of a new JR fm receiver, crystal, and 4 servos, it feels like you get the servos and receiver for normal price, and they throw in the radio for free. A JR 7 channel receiver and crystal is over a hundred dollars and the 4 servos come to 132 dollars
The whole 2.4 gig setup costs 219. this is all Cdn dollars so it may even be cheaper down there, but at this price and from the feed back I'm getting on this rig, I gotta try it. Thanks for the information. keep the young fellow interested in the modeling...soon you likely will have a flying partner. my grand daughter flies with me fairly often, and we have a blast together at the field. she started coming to the field when she was two...now she's 12...soon I guess it will be boys she's interested in, but I sure have enjoyed the last ten years flying with her.

Walt Thyng 09-06-2006 03:10 PM

Well, I finally tried to fly the Dr.1. first takeoff run ended in a flip over due to cross wind. Second attempt went well, but she was climbing like crazy and rolling to one side (can't remember which now). Got the elevator trimmed and then the ailerons. It was clearly tail heavey in spite of being balanced 6-8 degrees nose down. It needed low rate on the elevator and high rate on the aileron. Coordinated turns seemed best. The power dropped out suddenly (I've since cycled the pack and it seems okay). I tried to keep the nose down and make it back to the field. It snapped when I turned final. Fortunately our field is in the middle of a wetland and the "weeds" make a nice soft cushion. No damage.

Second attempt the next day resulted in two aborted take-off runs. Two flips and some minor damage to the plane and a LOT to my ego (-: My asesment is that I was too slow in bringing up the power. Also, I had put the rudder on low rate so I may not have had enough control.

Anyway, she'll fly fine when repaired. I've had a horrible flying season due to health (mine, my wife's and my mother's), work (we started a five million dollar buiding project), heat, a lot of crap with MaxAmps trying to get a pack straightened out (they sent me an 8S2P with no taps, then spent two months arguing with me about what kind of taps I wanted. When I finally got it back there were two weak cells which have now died and they won't rebuild it), a self-destructing Axi (threw magnets) and a melted down Aveox )-: I also did some building for another flier to make some money. I've still got four birds flying (including my avatar Sopwith) and the flying season is getting short, so I'm going to concentrate on flying until the snow flies.

No sobs, just a long update after a long silence.

martin: plans?

Ron 09-06-2006 03:48 PM

Walt...Sorry to hear the first flights didn't go too well. I don't know if you built it in, but on the DR1 there needs to be 3 to 5 degrees positive incidence on the tail plane. This will help lots even if you have the CG right on. Wings O O O and O on the sub wing.

50+AirYears 09-06-2006 04:29 PM

This thread makes me want to push aside my other projects in the schedule and break out the Top Flite SE-5 kit I got at a garage sale. Everybody I've talked to tells me anything bigger than a glow 45 is too much power and vibration, so a larger electric sounds about perfect.

Main problem, the original owner apparently found the construction beyond his skill level, so I will have to replace a fair number of parts and strip stock, but at least the plans are complete.

I would also have to set aside a rubber powered SE-5 that's in line for next year's SAM competition season.

scalercflyer 09-08-2006 12:19 AM

What's next?
Well Guy's I'm itching to start my winter DVIII build with Steve. :) As the flying season ends and the building season starts, I look always look forward to a new project. Perhaps you Guys can tell us about your winter project plans and maybe a little about this seasons flying. BTW Walt, my bad. I still owe you and Steve a set of plans each. Seems I can't remember anything I have to do anymore. :eek: :( Maybe this week.... Oh BTW Boys be sure to see FLYBOYS on September 22. I know Steve and I have been looking forward to the movie. :D It's sure to blow your tail up! Martin

vision 09-08-2006 02:41 AM

Winter? Building season? Don't you guys fly year 'round? :^)


scalercflyer 09-08-2006 03:12 AM

flying season
I would fly year round too if I lived in Arizona! martin

vision 09-08-2006 03:44 AM


That is one reason that I moved here from Illinois 11 years ago...


WWI Ace 09-08-2006 06:05 PM

Hey Martin building season is almost here!!! Walt, sorry about the tripe. Keep tryin' and you'll get it to fly!!! Ron, let me know if you decide to get a Spektrum radio. It's the best investment I've made in a long time!!! Martin might not have much time to build this winter because someone is "special" and joined a club that has indoor flying also!!! Steve.

WWI Ace 09-08-2006 06:08 PM

By the way Vision, do you have any other WWI planes besides your Fokker tripe? If so we'd like to see 'em!!! Steve.

vision 09-08-2006 10:00 PM

WWI Ace,

No other WWI birds right now, but I have been looking at the new Hangar 9 Sopwith Camel. Check this out! http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Def...ProdID=HAN4225


WWI Ace 09-09-2006 03:59 AM

Hey guys, check this out and see what you think.

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