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WWI Ace 10-07-2007 03:27 AM

Are you serious Murph? I don't know what to say!! How are you guys always so generous? I have met some of the greatest people on this site, (like Martin who's friendship I wouldn't trade anything for!!)!!! I like how everyone is always helping everyone else. I would do anything I could to help you guys!! Too bad there aren't more people like this in the world, maybe some of the stupidity would go away. As far as the paved runway, it will start of as packed red clay which sets up as hard as concrete. Later on when the club gets rolling good we plan to pave it. Steve.

Biplane Murphy 10-07-2007 03:49 AM

Yep Steve.... It's no problem....I'll mail it to you at the end of next week.... It's even in it's original box.

The muffler/header could use a little cleaning, but the engine has very little flight time on it. I used it in a low wing sport plane only in super windy conditions...A huge gust of crosswind blew the plane into the safety fence when on takeoff.... end of plane.

Someone should get to use it, I never will....I have 2 other engines that size.
I got it new as part of a really good deal buying everything a guy had when he realized the hobby wasn't for him.....

CarreraGTSCS 10-07-2007 04:00 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 285355)
Hey Mike!! I'm not a big fan of the SE5A but just the sheer size of that kit makes it worthy!! What are you planning to use for the power system? Steve.

I'd really like to do a SPAD VII (or XIII as a second choice) but the Dynaflite S.E.5a is reportedly a really nice flying giant. 64" span and lands like a parkflyer. There's two videos on this page of it in flight: http://www.hoosierdawnpatrol.com/hoo...patrol_007.htm

As for power, it'll be electric of course. I have a few spare Astro Cobalts laying around. I just sold my old but barely used geared 40 so I may go with the Cobalt 25 geared or belted. 16" or 18" prop on either nimh's for balance or lipos if balance is okay. I could always order a big brushless from UH. There are a lot of options for powering the SE5a as the wing has a lot of area and it's not that heavy considering the size of the thing.

Mike

WWI Ace 10-07-2007 04:48 AM

Thanks for the link Carrera!! There are some really cool planes on there!! Watching that Dynaflite SE5A fly almost changes my mind about the looks of the plane. Man that big monster flies well!! Steve.

scalercflyer 10-07-2007 05:10 AM

Smart Alec Texican.........rubber airplane indeed! Martin

Biplane Murphy 10-07-2007 05:19 AM

Martin.... don't forget the oversized floppy rubber rudder.....:Q

scalercflyer 10-07-2007 05:30 AM

Just goes to prove
 
See it just goes to prove Smart Alecking is catching :Q ....... Good thing I don't have it! ;-) Martin

scalercflyer 10-07-2007 05:34 AM

Dviii
 
Since there seems to be a lot of interest in DVIIIs, check out this website Boys. Martin
http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/bi...dviii_nx94100/

Biplane Murphy 10-07-2007 05:39 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 285434)
Since there seems to be a lot of interest in DVIIIs, check out this website Boys. Martin
http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/bi...dviii_nx94100/

Speaking of DVIII's...... one of my flying friends was at a fun fly, and had a midair while flying his GP Electrifly DVII.... the lower wing was destroyed, so he removed it and flew again with only the top wing....One of the older Scale enthusiasts laughed at him and said that was the funniest but worst way to turn a DVII into a DVIII......:Q

MaxHeadspeed 10-07-2007 04:11 PM

I had a successful maiden flight with my GP D.VII with the experienced help of my friend and a buddy box set-up and all the bad things that went through my mind thankfully never happened. :ws:
The midair contact is one thing we have no problems with. Stuff happens and it happens quite frequently but not with the good B1-RDs. We smack out SCs all the time.::o Last weekend I was driving my FF and he had his HBZ SC up and the rubber nose hit him about 100 ft. above us.:sad: We both flew away from the contact area after dropping about 50ft. or so then landed to inspect for damage.:) None was found so off we went to fly for a few hours more.:tc:
The Fokker flies very well. I used the stock motor and speed control which provided plenty of power. these biplanes are really a blast to drive. The Great Planes kit was put together with quality and care. They earned my loyalty to their product line. I'm looking at the DR I as my next project or maybe a Jenny. So many planes and so little time.:D

WWI Ace 10-07-2007 10:55 PM

Glad to hear that your maiden went well Maxheadspeed. Welcome to the asylum for WWI nuts!! There are some really great guys on here!! A couple of the guys here have the new GP DR1. You might ask one of them but I think the DR1 requires a little beefing up of the motor mount. Just ask and these guys will give you the information needed. Nothing looks better than a biplane or a triplane in the air!! Steve.

50+AirYears 10-08-2007 03:56 PM

I'm going to have to take some time to reduce the file sizes of some of the pictures I took at our club's annual show this year. Especially the 13' span Hanover CL-12 one of our members scratch built. A picture of it made one of this year's Model Aviation. Been flying two or three years now. Gas, not glow or elec. A two seater biplane with a biplane stab. Slow and impressive in flight.

WWI Ace 10-09-2007 03:52 AM

I'd like to see those pics 50+!!!! Steve.

WWI Ace 10-09-2007 04:45 AM

Hey Murph!! Martin showed me a picture of you with your dogs. With the hat and stuff on you look like you'd fit in great here in cow country!!! Steve.

Biplane Murphy 10-09-2007 04:56 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 286466)
Hey Murph!! Martin showed me a picture of you with your dogs. With the hat and stuff on you look like you'd fit in great here in cow country!!! Steve.

Thanks Steve....

I really like how well that photo turned out.:)

the dogs did well posing for the camera too...

WWI Ace 10-09-2007 05:07 AM

I thought it was really cool!!! You do realize that people around here dress that way almost everyday don't you? You know, I used to be a pretty good bull rider and bull fighter in my younger days!! Steve.

Biplane Murphy 10-09-2007 05:13 AM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 286487)
I thought it was really cool!!! You do realize that people around here dress that way almost everyday don't you? You know, I used to be a pretty good bull rider and bull fighter in my younger days!! Steve.

I really like the way I looked with that gitup......If I could get away with dressing like that everyday, I would...:Q

Bullrider is one occupation that is a little too brave for me.....

FlyingMonkey 10-09-2007 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy (Post 286490)
I really like the way I looked with that gitup......If I could get away with dressing like that everyday, I would...:Q

Bullrider is one occupation that is a little too brave for me.....


You might as well.

I feel like i see that pic every day...

scalercflyer 10-10-2007 01:05 AM

Just imagine!
 
Now there's a scary thought for you! Steve all dressed up like a cowboy and nowhere to go! Crazy Texican! PS Boys I have a sixshooter! For real! Martin

Biplane Murphy 10-10-2007 01:12 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 286917)
Now there's a scary thought for you! Steve all dressed up like a cowboy and nowhere to go! Crazy Texican! PS Boys I have a sixshooter! For real! Martin

Hi Marty.... Steve is crazy......Bullriding is definately not for the timid folks.......:<:

scalercflyer 10-10-2007 01:13 AM

Bristol
 
Hey Murph, check this out.... more to come. Martin
http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/airc...ol-F2b/IMG.jpg

Biplane Murphy 10-10-2007 01:16 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 286919)
Hey Murph, check this out.... more to come. Martin
http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/airc...ol-F2b/IMG.jpg

Nice!!!!.... Saved in the file with all the photos Kiwi posted for me.:)

Thanks Marty....

WWI Ace 10-10-2007 01:44 AM

I ain't skeered o' Martin's gun neither!!!! Steve.

WWI Ace 10-10-2007 01:46 AM

Somebody spent a long time on that card model!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 10-10-2007 03:32 AM

CAMO Website
 
Check this website out Boys! Great info here. Martin
http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww1/f/254

scalercflyer 10-10-2007 03:35 AM

Sixshooter
 
I keep my sixshooter around so I can put crashed foamies out of their misery after they crash! :eek::D Martin

scalercflyer 10-10-2007 03:40 AM

Guns for WWI birds
 
Guys here is a website for some absolutely wonderful machine guns for our WWI birds. Alan just so happens to be a friend of mine whom I have known for many years. His stuff is top shelf. Check it out. Martin
http://www.wrightbrothersrc.com/

Biplane Murphy 10-10-2007 03:44 AM

Nice links Marty....added to favorites.:)

50+AirYears 10-11-2007 03:55 PM

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Well, I did threaten to resize these pictures and post them so here they are. Sorry, some of these planes are not WW1, but this was at our club's annual show, which was a bit smaller than usual since we had to use the rain date. At least I'm not showinig the Turbine powered Eurofighter.

WWI Ace 10-12-2007 12:43 AM

I like 'em!!! Thanks for posting them!! Steve.

50+AirYears 10-12-2007 12:51 AM

I don't think I ever spent more than maybe $300.00 complete for any kind of model. If you want to talk about an expensive form of flying, I just got off a site showing RTF models for ff competition Coupe de Hiver models. Only requirements are 10 grams of rubber and a minimum 70 grams airframe weight without rubber. This apparently VERY high tech model showed a list price of something like $1685.00 direct from the mfg. Rubber motor not included.

WWI Ace 10-12-2007 01:52 AM

That's nuts!!! I can get a rubber powered plane for $1.29!!! Steve.

scalercflyer 10-12-2007 02:10 AM

Yeah and I'll bet you Texicans have rubber powered bulls too! :eek::D Martin

WWI Ace 10-12-2007 07:11 PM

What's with all the rubber jokes? I don't get 'em!! Ha ha!! Steve.

Spoonwasher 10-13-2007 11:46 AM

Hummm...now how much rubber would I need to swapout my 50cc gasser for a rubber powered 1/3 scale cub ? Sorry Steve...couldn't resist stretching a little humour in...lol....But I do need a rubber tailgate on the truck for the cub...fuse lenght is 90in, shortbox on the truck is 87in...flexible rubber tailgate...priceless!
Don

WWI Ace 10-13-2007 04:44 PM

You guys are all nuts!! You should all be confined to a RUBBER room!!! All right guys, If you go on the AMA site you'll find our club!! Pampa Outback Radio Kontrol Society is now officially chartered!! They even have an aerial pic of our field. I'm gonna try to build some more today. What about you guys? Steve.

MaxHeadspeed 10-13-2007 09:02 PM

Nice looking flying site.
Good luck and happy landings...or at least entertaining ones.

Geoffrito 10-13-2007 11:26 PM

I have some pictures of amazing models from a model meet at Old Rhinebeck aerodrome....I'll try and resize some of them =]

WWI Ace 10-14-2007 03:57 AM

Okay boys I'm going crazy not having my camera working!!! I put the bottom two wings on the little tripe. I painted my wrightbros machine guns flat black and then weathered them with flat aluminum drybrushing. I painted the Voss face on the cowl. Put the landing gear together and put the cones on the wheels. I have it all mocked up right now and my boys love it!! They keep telling me how great it looks!!! Guess I'm doing something right!! What are you guys working on. Steve.

scalercflyer 10-14-2007 04:16 AM

Projects
 
Guys, I'm working on my pattern plane tonight. Can't seem to get the motor mounted correctly. :mad: I must'a spent 2 hours on it so far. Anyway.... I'm getting ready to start cutting out 3 kits for my N11 project. One for Murph, one for Steve and one for me! :D Also need to find time to have the plans copied. Anyone else interested? The plans are Peter Rakes, 400 sized N11. Later this winter I will be back on my 72"DVIII build. That build should be interesting and probably expensive too! But what the heck.... it's only money!! :D:D Martin


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