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Spoonwasher 01-02-2008 04:04 AM

I've got a response from Parker and he's asked me to bring the batteries back to the hobby shop so I'll drop them off thursday and find out what Chinese manufacturer made these.
Don

Spoonwasher 01-02-2008 04:09 AM

Oh yeah, Nice colour scheme on the Dr1, there seems to be so many choices for the DR1 that I might have to build one, just to have a little colour around....and that's almost like switching from GM to Ford for me...LoL...Don

WWI Ace 01-02-2008 07:03 PM

Glad to hear you might get your battery problem fixed Don!! Steve

scalercflyer 01-03-2008 04:36 AM

Battery info site
 
Look at this one Boys! Lots of good stuff on batteries, etc. Martin
http://members.aol.com/kmyersefo/ampindex.htm

WWI Ace 01-05-2008 03:20 PM

You guys building or flying this weekend? I'll probably piddle with something. The wind is supposed to be 20-30mph today so no flying for me! Martin's probably going to put his SE5a together if I were guessing! Steve

degreen60 01-05-2008 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 332491)
You guys building or flying this weekend? I'll probably piddle with something. The wind is supposed to be 20-30mph today so no flying for me! Martin's probably going to put his SE5a together if I were guessing! Steve

Lots of wind here too. Temps are headed for record highs so if wind drops and not raining it should be nice flying, will have to put up a Sopwith and look for those black crosses. Till then I am working on a Morane Saulnier L.

WWI Ace 01-05-2008 04:29 PM

Cool Degreen60!! Are you going to post pics of the plane when finished? We'd like to see them!! Steve

degreen60 01-05-2008 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 332534)
Cool Degreen60!! Are you going to post pics of the plane when finished? We'd like to see them!! Steve

Ill post some bones pictures soon. Someone else started this plane and I think I am at least the 3rd owner now. The wing was about an inch too short and someone had started to install alerons. I have made the wing longer and finished the alerons. I have silk soaking in tea for the covering.

degreen60 01-05-2008 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 332534)
Cool Degreen60!! Are you going to post pics of the plane when finished? We'd like to see them!! Steve

Here are the bare bones.

WWI Ace 01-05-2008 07:42 PM

VERY NICE Degreen60!! Looks like a great start!! My wife sometimes has silk soaked in tea too when she gets clumsy with her sweet tea glass!! Haha!! Steve

WWI Ace 01-05-2008 07:42 PM

Who made this kit? Steve

degreen60 01-05-2008 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 332612)
My wife sometimes has silk soaked in tea too when she gets clumsy with her sweet tea glass!! Haha!! Steve

You don't have to soak the silk, just need sharp knife and plane to cover.

This was designed by Peter Rake Bengtson Company.

WWI Ace 01-06-2008 12:11 AM

NICE!!!! Steve

scalercflyer 01-06-2008 02:53 AM

SE5a
 
Well Boys I had to work late today (Saturday) and didn't get to the HS. :mad: However, they're holding it for me. :) Being the curious person that I am, I decided to try something. I called all of the HS's in my area inquiring about the kit. Most didn't have it. So I asked each of them if they could do better on the price. :rolleyes: Not one of them budged! :eek: All said the price was $49.99 + tax. Oh well it's only airplane money!!!! :rolleyes: LOL!!!! :D Tomorrow I will have kit in hand. :cool: Martin

WWI Ace 01-06-2008 03:15 AM

Are ya gonna paint it red Martin? Steve

scalercflyer 01-07-2008 03:16 AM

Got it!
 
Well Boys I picked up the SE5a eflite kit today from the HS. :D :D At first I thought it was just another overpriced ARF but I quickly changed my mind! I am impressed with this kit! :D The kit is somewhat sparse (supposed to be in an ARF). It does, however, have an absolutely beautiful fuselage that is well constructed and complete. :) The control runs are already in place. It has a nice laser cut engine mount already installed, servo bays are cut out and ready to accept the servos. It also has a cockpit installed and engine covers installed. I plan to super detail the fuse and engine and maybe have Snoopy fly her. After all I can't go into battle without a pilot. I will start by adding longer exhaust tubes, painting the exhaust manifolds and adding the missing Vickers to the fuse. After all, I need some fire power to survive in the war choked skies over South Jersey! :eek: I will be constructing the kit over the next week or so as time permits. Should go quite quickly. Just need to find that darn camera...... The build thread by aviatordave pretty much shows the steps to basic construction. I will only highlight the mods I will perform. More details to come... Martin. and NO Steve, It will not be red!!!! Not even a little!!!

WWI Ace 01-08-2008 02:12 AM

Maybe just a red stripe around the tail Martin? Steve

Biplane Murphy 01-08-2008 02:24 AM

Hi Guys.....Hope you are all well...I was offline since thursday due to a massive storm.....no power/cable/phone/internet for days.....fallen trees everywhere....

Safe and sound but bored to tears...

Everything is back to normal as of an hour ago...:)

degreen60 01-08-2008 03:22 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 333391)
Well Boys I picked up the SE5a eflite kit today from the HS. adding the missing Vickers to the fuse. After all, I need some fire power to survive in the war choked skies over South Jersey!

Look here for how to make the Vickers. You can cut foam and glue the paper on it.

http://paperwings.phobby.com/images/.../vickers_k.pdf

scalercflyer 01-08-2008 03:56 AM

Thanks
 
Thanks Degreen. According to my sources, the fuse had a synchronized Vickers .303 on the port side of the fuse and a Lewis gun on a sliding Foster mount on the upper wing. Captain Albert Ball (British Ace) used this sliding gun feature to great advantage. One of his favorite combat tactics was to stalk German observation planes until he was flying unseen close to the belly of the plane. Then he would rake the German plane from tail to nose with MG fire. :eek: This of course was a nasty surprise! :eek: Imagine bullets coming up through the belly from out of nowhere! This eflite SE5a kit has the Lewis but doesn't have the Vickers. I plan to make one. Degreen's suggestion is tops. :D Degreen, maybe you have a website for the Vickers MG too. BTW Boys, one of my reference sources for this project is the Squadron Signal SE5a in action book #69. Martin.

degreen60 01-08-2008 03:58 PM

[quote=scalercflyer;334132] Degreen's suggestion is tops. :D Degreen, maybe you have a website for the Vickers MG too.quote]


I been looking for more WW1 type guns but haven't found any yet. I have some WW1 printed planes that have guns on them that are usable. I been going through them and cropping out the guns. I hope to have a file of them soon. None of them look as nice as the Vickers I found.

WWI Ace 01-08-2008 07:05 PM

Wow Murph, that is no fun being without power!! Here in the Texas panhandle we have that same problem because of winter storms and tornadoes. At least you're okay!! How are the pups? Steve

Biplane Murphy 01-08-2008 08:47 PM

Hi Steve....The Pups are great.....for them there is just more mud to roll around in, and more sticks to play with...

For me 4 days with no internet was terrible....I had 52 emails to look at and respond to..... that took forever...

And the woods in the front yard look like no-mans land between the 2 opposing sides in WW1....Looks like a bomb went off and blasted a bunch of trees....another tree fell this morning....

WWI Ace 01-09-2008 03:20 AM

Keep those pups from "marking their territory" or they might get stuck under a falling tree!! I just wish the power would go out at the machine shop where I work (but not at home!), so I could get some extra build time! Steve

WWI Ace 01-12-2008 03:55 PM

Have you guys seen the short kits from www.patscustom-models.com yet? Steve

scalercflyer 01-13-2008 12:37 PM

Eflite Se5a
 
Well Boys I've managed to do some work on the SE5a. :) The small motor/ESC package I bought a year ago fit without any modifications(screwed right to motor box with a flange). However I'm a little scared about just relying on the motor box. :eek: If you search the threads you will come across a problem with the motor leaving the GP tripe because of the weak motor box. I think I'll reinforce it anyway. Also the instructions show mounting the servos into the provided hole in the body. WRONG! :mad: The pushrods are at least an inch above that. Now I have to come up with a way to lift the servos up so they will be in line with the control runs. I am performing all of the installations BEFORE I put the wings, tail etc on. Makes it a whole lot easier since I only have the fuse to deal with. I will be using a 540mah 2 cell to run her. Also plan to use a BERG RX (I only use BERGS):$ . When I find or borrow a camera, I will post pics. Martin

Spoonwasher 01-13-2008 02:12 PM

Hello Martin....You are building the E Flight SE5a Arf are you not ? because of your comments on the motor box and servo rods as I didn't see this in my GP se5a arf. Also you mentioned the 540 mah 2 cell lipo, I built my SE5 with a 1350m3cell, GP rimfire motor,10x3.8 apc prop and 25amp GP silver series esc.The combo has plenty of power, rog's in 10ft and usually I need to throttle back to 20% throttle to cruise scale like.The E Flight version sounds a little light on power but maybe it's a lot lighter than my GP version. .. Just a thought /concern that popped into mind when I read your post. The e flight SE5a must be lighter thsn the GP aef version. I'll keep an eye on your build and see how things go for you. Hopefully you don't run into too many more discrepancies like the servo runs and the motor box...I know your a great builder and you'll fix just about anything to make it right, Good luck with the build.
Don

scalercflyer 01-13-2008 08:34 PM

Eflite SE5a
 
Thanks for the reply Don. Yes this is the eflite kit. AUW is about 10-12 onces. The Power batt combo should be about right. I'm just aggravated about the servo situation. However, I will overcome! This is a very complete kit that's just begging for some super detailing. I already have several "upgrades" in mind. More later. Martin

Spoonwasher 01-14-2008 05:32 AM

The plane should fly well with your set up then. Mine is about 10 oz heavier which expla[ns the need for more motor and battery in mine.I suspect your plane will likely slow down better for some nice landings. I'll keep the e flight kit in mind if I try another one in the future.Light airplanes almost always fly better.
Don

degreen60 01-14-2008 02:38 PM

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Will this do for making Spandau gun to mount on plane?

scalercflyer 01-15-2008 01:28 AM

Spandaus
 
Thanks Degreen! They will work just fine. Martin

degreen60 01-15-2008 02:57 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Here are the twin Spandau guns mounted on my Albatros. I will start work making a Vickers Mk.1 to go on my Sopwiths.

scalercflyer 01-16-2008 02:37 AM

How to print
 
Degreen, How do I print the page out for the Spandaus? Can't seem to do it. Can you send them to me via e-mail? Martin

AeroDude 01-16-2008 03:03 AM

my DR-1
 
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here are pic's of my DR-1 Triplane, this was an ARF from Polks Hobbies, I removed the monokote and replaced it with Sig Koverall with Nitrate Dope and painted it with my own scheme, added details ..

AD

degreen60 01-16-2008 03:18 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 339040)
Degreen, How do I print the page out for the Spandaus? Can't seem to do it. Can you send them to me via e-mail? Martin

Anyone that would like a copy of the file send me your email address and I will send you a couple of files. I have made a larger file that I think is closer to 1/12 scale. With it you will need to make larger foam rods.
I also have made a file of the Vickers gun but haven't made any guns from it yet.

scalercflyer 01-16-2008 03:19 AM

Dri
 
Welcome to the thread Aerodude! You will find alot of good people here as well as a lot of help. We think it's the best thread here on Wattflyer. Nice job on the tripe paint job. At least it's not all red! Steve, Chris where are you Guys? Martin

degreen60 01-16-2008 03:40 AM

Now there is a red and yellow tripe for my Camel to hunt and shoot down.

Biplane Murphy 01-16-2008 03:42 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 339086)
Welcome to the thread Aerodude! You will find alot of good people here as well as a lot of help. We think it's the best thread here on Wattflyer. Nice job on the tripe paint job. At least it's not all red! Steve, Chris where are you Guys? Martin

HAHHAHA...I am hiding from Degreen's Camel...:)

Oh....and Yes...Best thread on Wattflyer....and all forums for that matter.:)

WWI Ace 01-16-2008 07:05 PM

I'm just waiting for your SE5 to cross over my lines Martin!!!

AeroDude 01-17-2008 02:21 AM

degreen60,

bring your Camel to OHIO, we'll see who shoots who down!

Bring It!

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