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WWI Ace 02-12-2008 03:46 AM

I like three wings!!! I still think it was a good concept. I wonder what a P-51 triplane would look like? Steve

Biplane Murphy 02-12-2008 03:52 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 355448)
I like three wings!!! I still think it was a good concept. I wonder what a P-51 triplane would look like? Steve

It would look GRRRRRREAT!!!!!

Especially if painted bright Red.:D:D:D:D:D:D

WWI Ace 02-12-2008 03:59 AM

You're probably right Murph!!! Steve

scalercflyer 02-13-2008 03:05 AM

On second thought
 
On second thought, I think I'll give you both your own set of wings! :eek::eek::D:D Martin

FlyingMonkey 02-13-2008 11:52 AM

at least it's not red...

http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/at...28Large%29.jpg

http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/at...28Large%29.jpg


blame this guy...

**neons**

**neons** 02-13-2008 07:16 PM

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Hello WWI Pilots,
Yes this is comical in pink. Actually I was just coming in here to make a post of my Pink Foam built Dr-1 Triplane and saw my pink foam on display. Actually it is painted now as Lt. August Rabens color scheme.(White Raven) more info, video, and free plans are in this thread near the begining pages by Steve Shumate.
More Pics and info on my semi scale plane is here.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...38#post9139283
and here
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...44481&page=253 and #254
Yes there is a pink foam on this earth at Home Depot called Z-Fold. Not bad price.
Enjoy
**Neons** Bob

degreen60 02-13-2008 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by **neons** (Post 356608)
Actually I was just coming in here to make a post of my Pink Foam built Dr-1 Triplane and saw my pink foam on display. Actually it is painted now as Lt. August Rabens color scheme.(White Raven) more info, video, and free plans are in this thread near the begining pages by Steve Shumate.
**Neons** Bob

More Camel food.

Biplane Murphy 02-13-2008 08:09 PM

Hi Bob....Welcome to the thread.

**neons** 02-13-2008 10:42 PM

Hello Murph,
This is my secnd try at building a WWI classic. This is bearly a standoff scale. I am combining sport flying into it. Mine has some extra control in it for quicker rolls.
There is not a Camel made that can manuever as this one will.
I just thought it would be nice to fling that Camel dung back where it came from. Camel meat! Delicious, if hungry.
I am ready to build another some thing now just to keep busy. Maybe an Albatros with those nice colors.
Thanks for your invite to this interesting thread.
**Neons** Bob

WWI Ace 02-14-2008 12:33 AM

You're welcome here anytime Neons!! We like all WWI nuts!!! Steve

scalercflyer 02-14-2008 12:57 AM

Welcome!
 
Welcome Neons, welcome! :) In this thread you will find help, support, encouragement, and lot'sa good old fashion bustin'! :eek: I hope you will visit us often and share what you are doing. :D We always welcome any input you may wish to share. BTW pay no attention to that crazy Texican (WWI Ace), and Biplane Murphy! :rolleyes: They just like to raze anyone they can, anyway they can. Oh and here's hoping you don't fly any red aircraft. :D:D:D Martin

degreen60 02-14-2008 01:28 AM


Originally Posted by **neons** (Post 356706)
I am ready to build another some thing now just to keep busy. Maybe an Albatros with those nice colors.
Thanks for your invite to this interesting thread.
**Neons** Bob

Build one of the Red Baron's Albatros so you can paint red on it and keep Martin happy. HAHA. I have one of the Red Baron's Albatros but I covered the top of the wings with lozenge to hide some of the red but left the tail feathers red just to please Martin. HAHA

WWI Ace 02-14-2008 01:31 AM

Gotta love Martin!! He's a good sport!! Steve

robinairerc 02-14-2008 01:49 AM

Martin???
 
Gee, I don't even know Martin, but he sounds like a great "victim"!!! Lee W. Palm Beach.

WWI Ace 02-14-2008 01:55 AM

Not a great victim, just a GREAT GUY!!!!! Steve

degreen60 02-14-2008 02:21 AM

I though maybe you guys would like to hear something my dad told me. My great uncle was in WW1. I think he might have been a sniper cause he was an outstanding shot. He hunted rabbits on the run with a rifle. Dad said he wouldn't talk about the war but sometimes when they were squirrel hunting he would tell a little. He probably told my dad this in the 20s. "They were told not to waste ammo shooting at airplanes. The only time he saw an airplane fly over there was one big person that had a larger gun than the rest(BAR?). He stood up with the gun and shot at the plane. My uncle could see pieces coming off the plane but it flew on out of site.

scalercflyer 02-14-2008 03:28 AM

My Grandpa
 
My Grandfather was also a vet in WWI. He drove an ambulance. He never talked about it. I suppose it was too horrific to discuss. Imagine what he saw. He did, however, leave a diary about day to day events that he put into rhyme! I have only seen this diary once in my life. It's very precious to my Father. After my Dad passes away, it will be donated to the Aberdeen Ordinance Museum in Aberdeen, Maryland for study. My Dad also rebuilt/restored by himself, a WWII Willy's Jeep similar to the Jeep he used when he was part of the occupation forces in Japan after the war. That too will be donated. Martin

WWI Ace 02-14-2008 04:16 AM

Martin comes from a family of heroes!! I don't know if I had any kin in WWI or not. I had 4 in Vietnam though!!! I would have loved to have loved to have gone rabbit hunting with Degreens great uncle! A rabbit on the run is a very tough shot. Steve

degreen60 02-14-2008 06:13 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 357027)
I would have loved to have loved to have gone rabbit hunting with Degreens great uncle! A rabbit on the run is a very tough shot. Steve

I have my dad's very first gun, it is a Marlin 39, hex barrel lever action 22. My great uncle bought it new and then sold it to my dad cause it did not shoot fast enough to suit him. He replaced it with a bolt action. To me this is unbelieveable, he could shoot a bolt action faster than a lever. I was told that a rabbit jumped up and he shot at it 7 times before it stopped rolling, my dad went and got the rabbit, it had 5 hits in it. Wonder what he would have done in WW1 if they had put him in an airplane. I have read that some of the WW1 aces were not great pilots but outstanding shots. I know several more tails about him and WW1 but they don't include an airplane. I been told by others about going hunting with him for the first time and thinking he was nuts when he told them to take the setting rabbits with thier shotgun cause he would get the running ones with his rifle.

robinairerc 02-14-2008 02:46 PM

I had 2 uncles in WW1, one was wounded, the other gassed! In WW2, I had 2 uncles, and 2 cousins, 2 in Air Corp, and 2 in Army. One stepped on a land mine at Anzio, one was a gunner on a B-24 lost over Ploesti, One was a tank commander, who came through unscathed, until a few days after the war ended. He fell off his tank and shattered his left elbow. He was an up-and-coming southpaw pitcher, but that took care of his pitching. The other was in Pacific with air transport command, and made it back in one piece. I went into USAF in late '45, and after radio operator school, they put me into a control tower!! Out in '48, with absolutely no heroism!! Claim to fame-- made sharpshooter with the 45!! Lee

7car7 02-14-2008 08:57 PM

I really enjoyed everyones stories, thanks for sharing those.

My dad's uncle was in B17's in WWII. Shot down 2x. I wish I could talk to him about his ordeals, but he doesn't. My dad told me that when he was a kid, his 2 uncles and his dad would talk about it a bit at the kitchen table when they didn't know my dad was around the corner. The B17 uncle is still alive, and is the highlight of our family reunions. Hope he knows how much we respect and admire him.

WWI Ace 02-15-2008 12:23 AM

My father-in-law had two sons. After he passed away I found out that I was the only one he ever told about his time in Korea during the Korean conflict. I guess because I was in Korea (1986-1987) he could talk about places in the country and I knew where he was and about the weather and culture so he felt more connected.. Steve

50+AirYears 02-15-2008 01:51 AM

I had two uncles in Armor in Europe during WW-2, two others were in Infantry. A fifth was in the Merchant Marine, sailed a number of North Sea Convoys. An aunt is married to someone who was in the Army Engineers. One of a cousin's husbands was in the Air Corps, B-24 pilot,

They apparently saw a pretty fair amount of combat. None of them ever talked much about their time. My aunt's husband once brought out a couple of his souvineers, a dummy 2.75" bazooka round, a dummy fragmention grenade, and a Luger. My aunt and cousins didn't even know he had them. This was in 2004. My cousin didn't even know more about her husband's service other than that he had been in the USAAC till when she was cleaning up his effects after he died, after almost 23 years of marriage, she found out he had made Lt. Colonel, and had about 18 medals, including a Purple Heart with clusters, a Silver Star, and a DFC. Apparently he'd flown several missions to Ploesti, among others. She only knew that he had frequent nightmares, which he never discussed with her.

And the uncle in the Merchant Marine, had started sailing on the Great Lakes in one of the last Whalebacks, sailed the oar boats till he went into the MM, but after the first season back on the boats after the war, he decided the lakes were more dangerous than the North Atlantic during a Wolf Pack or Condor attack. Also warmer than the Norther Russian ports.

By contrast, my 4 years in the AF were very quiet and boring.

**neons** 02-15-2008 07:28 AM

Very interesting stories here. I was born during the WWII era. I don't know anyone with any stories to talk about in my relations. By the way thank you for the invitation to your group. If I have some thing worth submitting to the group I will gladly list it here. I'll be checking in at times with my link. I have almost 2k war books all eras with thousands of pics and history to dig into for references. Lots of building ideas to dream about.
Happy Flyin"
**Neons** Bob

degreen60 02-15-2008 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by 50+AirYears (Post 357605)
Apparently By contrast, my 4 years in the AF were very quiet and boring.

4 years pease time Navy but not quiet and boring. Traveled from east coast to far east. One year on aircraft carrier. One year helo squadron. Watch one person get killed, several injured. Saw lots of pictures of bad crashes, burned up helos. Saw one plane that was just a pile of metal the day after the crash. Help search for downed pilots and even looked for a person that fell overboard. Watched some lucky ones too that walked away. Was in a helo that had troubles but made it back. You never forget.


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