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WWI Ace 06-20-2008 03:40 AM

You guys working on anything this weekend? Steve

Biplane Murphy 06-20-2008 03:42 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 428049)
You guys working on anything this weekend? Steve

That depends on what plans my girlfriend has made for me...LOL

Of Course I am the last one to know.....

scalercflyer 06-23-2008 12:30 AM

How about you?
 
Are you Guys having the same problem as me? ???? Poor/bad weather, plans that often go astray and no time to build? :mad: Seems like it's getting worse. :roll: Was supposed to go to a fun fly today but by the time I got out of church and had something to eat, it was too late to go. ::o Not only that, but the glider pilots took over the field. I HATE gliders! :eek: They are the most boring thing to me. I'd rather have some good hair raising, scary flights than 1 glider flight. :eek: How about you Guys? BTW, did you notice my avitar? Looks familar HUH? Martin

Cookie 06-23-2008 01:07 AM

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Steve, I'm still working on the Comet SuperStars Dr1. I haven't built from a kit in a long time and most of the "short cuts" are coming back to me. I'm spoiled by the ARF's that are like snap together toys compared to building from a kit. Slow process of ironing on the Micorlite covering and getting all of the little corners tacked down. Trying not to break the little 1/16" stringers as I handle it. But, it's coming along, slowly but surely. The photos aren't up to date. I cut away the stringers on the bottom of the fuselage from the firewall back to the next bulkhead to install a hatch for battery insert/removal.

degreen60 06-23-2008 01:41 AM

I been flying almost everyday this week. Have to wait on rain to quit, then put mosquito net that has been sprayed with off over my head(the blood sucking knats can get through the mosquito net), wear long sleeve shirt in the heat, spray hands with off. Sometimes they are thick enough in front of face to be distracting. I finally got the Morane Sauliner L trimed to fly nice with A/E/M, it was designed for R/E/M. I was having trouble hand launching it. Now it launches nice and straight without rolling to one side and diving. Now to just find them unexpecting Fokkers with the Hotchkiss gun and the deflectors on the prop.

Biplane Murphy 06-23-2008 01:45 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 429761)
Are you Guys having the same problem as me? ???? Poor/bad weather, plans that often go astray and no time to build? :mad: Seems like it's getting worse. :roll: Was supposed to go to a fun fly today but by the time I got out of church and had something to eat, it was too late to go. ::o Not only that, but the glider pilots took over the field. I HATE gliders! :eek: They are the most boring thing to me. I'd rather have some good hair raising, scary flights than 1 glider flight. :eek: How about you Guys? BTW, did you notice my avitar? Looks familar HUH? Martin

Yes......:o

degreen60 06-23-2008 01:50 AM

I am working on rebuilding my Loening M8 scratch built foam WW1 plane. It had crashed so many times that the fuselage front was more glue than foam.

7car7 06-23-2008 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by Cookie (Post 429779)
Steve, I'm still working on the Comet SuperStars Dr1.

Looks good! Sorta where I'm at with my Albatros. Used to be an ARF, but now a kit!

In other news, (I know, not WWI, but still a biplane) my beloved Pico Tiger Moth is out of commission. My 8 year old was flying it on the trainer cord, when he went into a dive, and by the time my reflexes caught up, it slamed into the goal post at the school. Destroyed both wings. I loved that plane. Now I need to decide what to do with it - new wings, or start over. I have another TM kit, in box, but I was sort of wanting to do that as a 100% stock ultralight.

degreen60 06-23-2008 06:49 PM

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.

Biplane Murphy 06-23-2008 07:05 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.

:(

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


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