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Old 12-23-2010, 02:21 AM
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Hi Im getting the E-Flight Fokker D-7 for X-mas with all the stuff to get her flying.heard the carbon tube motor mount hits the servos?Any other tricks I should know about? thanks Doug
EA there are a number of ways to mount the motor. I prefer not to use tube mounts since I make my own box mounts. Send us some pics. Marty
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:12 PM
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Hi Im getting the E-Flight Fokker D-7 for X-mas with all the stuff to get her flying.heard the carbon tube motor mount hits the servos?Any other tricks I should know about? thanks Doug
Very cool! I seem to recall I cut the tube a bit on my Jenny. I scuffed up the tube with some sandpaper, and used epoxy. I did have the motor start to come loose from the tube, fortunately caught it in time. (I think I'd used CA on that part)
I ended up drilling a hole thru the tube, into the motor. Just a real shallow hole in the motor, enough to get a tiny screw into it. Then I glued the whole deal before putting the screw in. It's been great since.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:17 PM
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K thanks Marty will do.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:19 PM
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thanks 7car7 Ill try some ca and the screw thing
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:57 PM
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Merry Christmas to all of my Buds and fellow Fliegers! May your holidays be joyful and full of good cheer! Remember to keep Christ in Christmas. After all, HE is the reason for the season. May the Good Lord bless all of you! Marty
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:18 PM
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Merry Christmas everyone, truly hope its a wonderful time for you all.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:36 PM
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Happy Holidays to one and all!
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:09 AM
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Guys, forgive me, for I have sinned...
My wife got me a plane for Christmas, she must have got the "1" mixed up with the "II". She got me a Airfield P-51 Mustang. Anyway, can I redeem myself here? Anything I can change to make it look like a WWI plane??
Even more bad news....It flies like a cream puff...right out of the box.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:31 AM
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TM4197 - The P51 is still in one piece. Maybe connect the rudder clevis and trade, the best plane design in more that 60 years, for a WWI model via WattFlyers iTrader. Cream puff flight is a good start for beginners and they can up the HP with a higher C battery?
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:39 AM
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yeah, really... Well, the pic was taken while the glue was drying on the stab. I did remember to connect the clevis..LOL Got love the wife....at least she got me a plane!! So, I gotta keep this one. besides, it flies inverted so damn easy and can amost land it in my hand!
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
Guys, forgive me, for I have sinned...
My wife got me a plane for Christmas, she must have got the "1" mixed up with the "II". She got me a Airfield P-51 Mustang. Anyway, can I redeem myself here? Anything I can change to make it look like a WWI plane??
Even more bad news....It flies like a cream puff...right out of the box.
You can call the P51 that was given to you a WW1 plane and I will call the Parkzone FW-190 that was give to me a WW1 plane. Now we can have a WW1 dogfight.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:54 AM
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...and it looks great too. My favorite colors and it's a replica of the one at Oshkosh I do believe?
A cool Mustang is Crazy Horse: http://www.stallion51.com/p51-crazy-horse.shtml

Sign up to fly a real one!!!
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:02 AM
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It's actually this one,

[media]http://www.jerrykline.com/images/pics/mustangs/petie2nd.jpg[/media]

Degreen: we can have a death match! get them out of our system, and then go back to the real planes!
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:06 AM
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I think I saw you flying your plane the other day....here's the vid :-)

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Old 12-29-2010, 04:09 AM
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Better link here TM:
http://www.mustangsmustangs.com/p-51...44-72942.shtml
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:12 AM
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there ya go!! Did ya see I had the rudder clevis attached? BP wanted 8 bucks a gallon! Thats $1,200 for a full tank....Iam staying with electric!
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:29 AM
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It's over $5,000 for an hour of dual flight time in Crazy Horse - when I checked a few years ago :-). Need to advance the throttle slowly on the real Mustang or it will torque roll intp the ground just like our electrics. Imagine how many RC planes we can get for that money!
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:40 AM
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Iam just glad there are people who can keep all these birds flying. WWI and WWII birds are so much a part of our history. Keeps the blood going!!
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:01 PM
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I am going to have to refinish my Sopwith Pup. Look what I found on the internet. I just have to have this one to fly.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
I am going to have to refinish my Sopwith Pup. Look what I found on the internet. I just have to have this one to fly.
What kind of birds are those? (laughing)
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by enemyace19 View Post
What kind of birds are those? (laughing)
They are kookaburras.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
I am going to have to refinish my Sopwith Pup. Look what I found on the internet. I just have to have this one to fly.
I'm liking it D! Go for it! marty
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:07 AM
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Well the GP Electrifly Tiggy has been retired.

To replace it, I have have an RAF S.E.5.a scratchbuilt foamie in the drawing stages. I am using an existing set of plans (from Tony65x55 on RCG) which I am modifying using photos of the real plane to add scale details. I also intend on making it a bit larger... 40" WS.

My biggest dilemma right now is whether to keep the undercambered wing (formed from a single thickness of foam) or doing something more adventurous...

Cut a scale RAF15 airfoil from foam with my hotwire jig.

I also intend on painting it with Canadian RCAF (or is it RFC? I'm not good at this history stuff) colours and markings. I've seen renderings of Billy Bishop's SE5a, this could be a possibility for something more 'distinctive':

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by philipa_240sx View Post
I also intend on painting it with Canadian RCAF (or is it RFC? I'm not good at this history stuff) colours and markings. I've seen renderings of Billy Bishop's SE5a, this could be a possibility for something more 'distinctive':
Will this help. It is Insignia of squadron No. 1 of Canadian Air Force WW1.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:35 PM
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Thanks degreen60! That gives me more to work on...
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