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50+AirYears 09-04-2008 07:22 PM

I did hang some planes from the garage rafters, but it didn't work out too well. I then screwed some vertical 1 X 3s to the garage inside walls and drilled some angled holes for 3/8" dowels to keep some of the wings and fuses off the floor, but I still have several planes, RC and CL, in the shed with the snow blower and other yard equipment and supplies, a bunch of RC, CL, and FF models in the garage on the rack, floor, and workbench, and another bunch of the above and model rockets in the house. Can't put planes in the garage rafters or house mini-attics because that's where most of my kit inventory is. Basement laundry room is full of tools and tool oxes, and only a couple CL and Rockets. Also several decades of model mags, plans, and article copies. basement Rec room valances have numerous 1/2A CL and a bunch of FF rubber power and gliders hanging, and the larger RC jobs are either standing against the walls or parked on the floor.

Kind of funny. The house was just the right size while the wife and I were raising a son, but now that he is out on his own, the house is just to small for the two of us.

Cookie 09-04-2008 07:46 PM

If you want to get really fancy, they make a device similar to a pulley that is spring loaded with a hook on it. Most people use them to put up hanging plants. You pull it down to water the plant then let it go back up to it's original position. That way, you can keep the airplanes hanging up higher so you don't bump your head on them walk you walk into them. ::o

scalercflyer 09-05-2008 02:39 AM

Degreens planes
 
Yeah I'll bet you hang them up degreen..... after they're full of Spandau bullets and too heavy to fly :eek::D:D!.......hahahahahah Martin

scalercflyer 09-05-2008 02:44 AM

Kits etc
 
Yes 50+ you are my kinda Guy..... kits, kits and more kits!!!! Mine are in the rafters above my basement shop (16 feet wide X 26 feet long!), all 32 kits!. BTW, I don't have enough! I'm just saving for my retirement!! Martin

WWI Ace 09-11-2008 01:15 AM

I hope all you guys are fine!! I'm still working crazy hours on top of the youngest just started football. Now I get off work at 5pm and he practices from 5:30-7:00 three days a week with games on Fridays and Saturdays. Oh well at least he enjoys it and thats really all that matters!! Will keep you guys updated. Steve

degreen60 09-11-2008 01:25 AM

Something broke on my eflight Jenny and it spiraled down into a tree. After I got it out of the tree one wing, elevators, and rudder were broken off the plane. I repaired the wing, made new rudder and elevators out of pink foam. I sanded the pink foam thinner and it is stiffer than the Jenny foam ones. To hide the repairs and fold marks in the fuselage and wings I repainted as a US Navy Jenny. As soon as I finish adding brace wire to the tail I will post a picture.

7car7 09-11-2008 03:54 PM

/\/\ Sounds like some great repairs, and a very cool (and rare it seems) scheme. Can't wait to see it.

Any idea what caused the plane to drop? I don't have a Jenny, but keep thinking I should get one some day before they're no longer available. I just keep all this info in the back of my brain for later!

degreen60 09-11-2008 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by 7car7 (Post 473599)
/\/\ Any idea what caused the plane to drop? I don't have a Jenny, but keep thinking I should get one some day before they're no longer available. I just keep all this info in the back of my brain for later!

I suppect the wing brace wire on the side that broke was not glued well enough at the center strut and let the wing fold in a loop. My brace wires were installed like the real plane in a double X on each side not like the model plans show so they need to be fastened at both ends of the middle strut. I used just a drop of white glue to hold the brace wire at the middle struts. This time I used a little more glue.

I still see the Jenny for sale for around $50.

7car7 09-11-2008 06:06 PM

How come white glue, and not CA?

degreen60 09-11-2008 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by 7car7 (Post 473672)
How come white glue, and not CA?

I use white glue to attach my pull pull and brace wires. If I need to make a small change I take a cotton swab wet with hot water and hold against the glue joint. It will become soft and you can slip the thread.

Here are pictures of my Navy Jenny. I am thinking about making removable floats for it.

7car7 09-11-2008 08:41 PM

Plane looks great! Wow, hard to believe it's the same one, or that it's been crashed! Good job.

scalercflyer 09-12-2008 03:31 AM

Jenny
 
Very nice job on the rebuild and the rigging Degreene! :) Hard to believe it's a model! Boy is this a great hobby or what? :eek::D:D BTW, where is your coat of arms??? :D Martin

degreen60 09-12-2008 05:56 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 474064)
BTW, where is your coat of arms??? :D Martin

Did not want a bullseye on it. LOL

7car7 09-12-2008 05:18 PM

btw Degreen, LOVE the pull pull setup! So cool looking.

dharler 09-16-2008 10:07 PM


Originally Posted by luc (Post 2494)
here is the GP DR1 I have...

I added cockpit coaming AND a small audio system that reproduces the W1 radial engine sound. I can control on and off from my radio. Neat for "strafing" runs

Biplane Murphy 09-16-2008 11:20 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 473272)
I hope all you guys are fine!! I'm still working crazy hours on top of the youngest just started football. Now I get off work at 5pm and he practices from 5:30-7:00 three days a week with games on Fridays and Saturdays. Oh well at least he enjoys it and thats really all that matters!! Will keep you guys updated. Steve

Steve,
Are you doing well?.....Haven't seen you around for a few days....Hope you are doing well after the crazy weather came through your state!

Chris.

richg99 09-17-2008 12:56 AM

"Dharler"...."I added cockpit coaming AND a small audio system that reproduces the W1 radial engine sound" Would you mind sharing what sound system; costs; availability, etc. ? thanks Rich

bladerunner1955 09-17-2008 01:27 AM

Saved this Neiuport 17 from a death of gas
 
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My friend had been flying this 1/4 scale Balsa USA kit for awhile but grew tired of it. I was able to pick it up from him and converted it to electric power with an AXI 5330/24 on 10 cells, Over powered but needed the weight. It swings a 22/12 prop and I can fly her 4 times on one charge. Each flight can be about 6 mins. 8000 mah lipolys are great for the weigh needed for the balance. I'll see if I can stick a clip of it on here for you guys. Oh, and a shot of the Fokker D7 that is about 90 percent done.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgpmq0y_iDk[/media]

7car7 09-17-2008 10:13 PM

blade, that first photo with the sun coming thru is amazing! Very nice planes.

bladerunner1955 09-17-2008 11:04 PM

Cool, glad you noticed it. We get to the field before the sun comes up so often times I like to take a sunrise shot or two, was sorta blurry though,but Thanks,,,
blade

scalercflyer 09-18-2008 01:55 AM

Welcome!
 
Welcome blade to the best thread on Wattflyer (at least I think so)! :D I'm thrilled to see you are building and flying WWI birds. :cool: The Guys here are top notch and just love to see what's new with WWI planes. Keep us informed on the DVII build. I hope you get to know us better.:) Martin

bladerunner1955 09-18-2008 02:43 AM

Hey Thanks Martin for the kind words.
blade

FlyingMonkey 09-18-2008 02:48 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 476752)
Welcome blade to the best thread on Ezone(at least I think so)! :D I'm thrilled to see you are building and flying WWI birds. :cool: The Guys here are top notch and just love to see what's new with WWI planes. Keep us informed on the DVII build. I hope you get to know us better.:) Martin

but, this is Wattflyer...

bladerunner1955 09-18-2008 02:56 AM

I just remembered the old Fokker DR1 I have stashed you might like to see
 
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This old Balsa USA Fokker DR1 is still around and in flying condition. I want to install a larger AXI in her. When I first flew this Fokker DR1 I had a AXI 4130 geared 2 to 1 on 30 nmh cells,boy that was the old days. If I put a 5330/24 on 10 cells I will need a bunch of weight up front but it will fly much better. The old motor set up flew it way to close to scale, I like a little extra in reserve if ya know what I mean. I forgot about thes other WW1 planes.
blade

scalercflyer 09-18-2008 03:54 AM

My Bad!
 
Ooops my Bad! :o I meant Watt Flyer. Sorry Boys.... Martin


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