WWI planes - Page 203 - WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight

WWI Era Discuss all your favorite WWI warbirds here!

WWI planes

Old 05-21-2012, 08:03 AM
  #5051  
mclarkson
Super Contributor
 
mclarkson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,958
Default

Say what you want, my pilots are keeping their long, impractical scarves!
mclarkson is offline  
Old 05-21-2012, 12:50 PM
  #5052  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Say what you want, my pilots are keeping their long, impractical scarves!
You can always say your pilots are Hollywood stars. LOL
degreen60 is offline  
Old 05-21-2012, 10:09 PM
  #5053  
7car7
Member
 
7car7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WA State
Posts: 843
Default

I'm probably in agreement with most here, in that the scarves did not stick out very often, and not done on purpose. (motorcycle example being a very good one!)

I would however take a wild guess and say, like many things in life, that there could have been some exaggerated truth to the scarf blowing in the wind thing. I bet there was an occasion when a scarf may have gotten loose from a pilots neck, only to have it come out of the coat and blow around, even if only for a moment. If a couple of soldiers (or civilians) saw that, they might easily think it was the norm, and then from there on, it's *FACT* that pilots wore their scarves out!

Also, if they did in fact use them to wipe the goggles, It would be very hard to get them stuffed back inside the coat everytime.

I sure like the look of a scarf blowing around on my pilots, even if it's silly. I just think it's one of the charming things that separate our planes from WWII warbirds or later. Kinda like wing rigging. Not always needed, but just looks the part.
7car7 is offline  
Old 05-24-2012, 02:58 PM
  #5054  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

Found this http://www.rc-cam.com/combat2.htm Wish another WWI flyer was close so could install this and have dogfights. I have 12F508 dip and 12c509 sm pics. If anyone would like to try making this I can program you the pic.
degreen60 is offline  
Old 06-15-2012, 02:08 PM
  #5055  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

I have a problem. I can not deside which one of my WWI planes I like to fly the most. I do know I like flying the light foam planes like the Eflites more than the build up ones. Seems like every time I take a differant one out to fly it becomes my favorite until I fly the next one. LOL I guess it does not matter as long as I get my fix about everyday. LOL
degreen60 is offline  
Old 06-15-2012, 03:05 PM
  #5056  
WWI Ace
triplane test pilot
Thread Starter
 
WWI Ace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pampa, TX
Posts: 1,600
Default

At least you're getting to fly. Between work, gale force winds and thunderstorms my planes haven't been up much this year. Lol
WWI Ace is offline  
Old 06-15-2012, 03:06 PM
  #5057  
wattman
Member
 
wattman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chandler ,Indiana
Posts: 410
Default

Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
I have a problem. I can not deside which one of my WWI planes I like to fly the most. Seems like every time I take a differant one out to fly it becomes my favorite until I fly the next one. LOL I guess it does not matter as long as I get my fix about everyday. LOL
That is so true for me also
wattman is offline  
Old 06-15-2012, 03:33 PM
  #5058  
CNY_Dave
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: near Cortland NY
Posts: 777
Default

Just acquired a Global Hobby Fokker D-VII that was built as electric.

Is about 4.5-5lbs, 50-inch top wing, 44-inch lower, came with servos and a Turnigy 5055-580 that was reputed to fly well on 5S with a 12x8, I may need to get some 5S batts if on 4S with a 13x or 14x isn't peppy enough.

First task will be to make a battery holder, has a hatch just in front of the top wing. I figure if I build a simple open box the airflow will be better than if I just nestle everything in with foam, especially as on 4S with a 13x8 or x10 it'll be pulling a fair number of amps (although less than with my 770kv).

It is a little rattier than appears, lots of small repairs, and I think I need to re-do the aileron servo mount.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC06741 33.jpg
Views:	486
Size:	289.4 KB
ID:	160735  
CNY_Dave is offline  
Old 06-15-2012, 08:14 PM
  #5059  
wattman
Member
 
wattman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chandler ,Indiana
Posts: 410
Default

Nice plane , I have the SE5a from them still in the box in the closet for "some day" to assemble and convert to electric and fly .
The wire wheels are beautiful spoked wheels .
wattman is offline  
Old 06-15-2012, 08:43 PM
  #5060  
CNY_Dave
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: near Cortland NY
Posts: 777
Default

Yes, the wheels are quite cool, god help me if I screw 'em up.

Right now am wondering if it is foolish to try to fly off pavement with a crosswind with it just a taildragger. Original kit had a tail-wheel, but the owner only flew off grass so made it a dragger, and doesn't have the original wheel.
CNY_Dave is offline  
Old 07-26-2012, 12:53 PM
  #5061  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

Update on my crashed GWS Tiger Moth into a Spad XI. Just waiting on me to finish guns and install them. It flys ok but it will only fly straight on its own for a short time then will turn either left or right as if the rudder has moved then if left alone it will circle. I am guessing if I had enlarged the tail it would not do this. It is not a problem, quick blip of the rudder when it starts to turn will set it straight again.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5055.jpg
Views:	169
Size:	99.0 KB
ID:	161571   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5056.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	147.5 KB
ID:	161572  
degreen60 is offline  
Old 07-26-2012, 03:06 PM
  #5062  
wattman
Member
 
wattman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chandler ,Indiana
Posts: 410
Default

I have no doubt that someday you will turn a TM into a German Gotha bomber

You can see so many mods possible from the basic GWS TM , and thanks for there finally being a posting on the WW1 forum .

When ever its not way too hot , or too much wind , I continue to enjoy flying my PKZ SE5a and the Albatros Dv , the 250 size slow flyers just haven't had a chance to fly lately .
wattman is offline  
Old 07-27-2012, 12:28 AM
  #5063  
mclarkson
Super Contributor
 
mclarkson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,958
Default

Originally Posted by wattman View Post
I have no doubt that someday you will turn a TM into a German Gotha bomber
That's take at least two set of wings.
mclarkson is offline  
Old 07-27-2012, 07:53 PM
  #5064  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
That's take at least two set of wings.
I will give you my address when you crash a plane so you can send me the wings. LOL I did turn 1 and a half set of wings into a Sopwith Triplane.
degreen60 is offline  
Old 08-13-2012, 11:35 PM
  #5065  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

I finally finished the SPAD XI bash.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5089.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	87.1 KB
ID:	161906   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5090.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	72.5 KB
ID:	161907   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5091.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	74.3 KB
ID:	161908   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5092.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	75.2 KB
ID:	161909  
degreen60 is offline  
Old 08-14-2012, 01:39 AM
  #5066  
7car7
Member
 
7car7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WA State
Posts: 843
Default

Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
I finally finished the SPAD XI bash.
Love it D! you did a great job on an under modelled specimen.

Remind me, is that Belgian markings?
7car7 is offline  
Old 08-14-2012, 02:34 AM
  #5067  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

I need another crashed Tiger Moth. I was looking through my WWI books and found a Sopwith Cuckoo. Looks like it could be made from a Tiger Moth. LOL
degreen60 is offline  
Old 08-14-2012, 06:09 PM
  #5068  
7car7
Member
 
7car7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WA State
Posts: 843
Default

mmmmm. I say start with a JN4. Maybe someone will crash one. I'm not crashing mine, I like it too much.
7car7 is offline  
Old 08-15-2012, 04:46 PM
  #5069  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

Originally Posted by 7car7 View Post
mmmmm. I say start with a JN4. Maybe someone will crash one. I'm not crashing mine, I like it too much.
The JN4 makes a nice Navy N9.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	plane 003.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	82.2 KB
ID:	161922  
degreen60 is offline  
Old 08-20-2012, 07:36 PM
  #5070  
CNY_Dave
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: near Cortland NY
Posts: 777
Default

It seems this is a good place to ask- what is the common method of attaching to the wing the little wood (not balsa I assume) tab that sticks out of the wing that the struts bolt to?

I have snapped a few (or more) of my 8 through the hole, not to mention breaking both struts.

Anyone think I can get away with repairing (well, half the tab is missing, so I guess 'adding new') and reinforcing as opposed to having to dig into the wing and putting in a new tab (however the heck it's mounted)?

CNY_Dave is offline  
Old 08-21-2012, 08:09 AM
  #5071  
BradT
Scale Nut Loves Biplanes!
 
BradT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Abbotsford,B.C.,Canada
Posts: 520
Default

Dave, I used 3/32 aircraft ply (NOT "liteply") for the strut tabs on my 75" D VII scratch build, and they survived some less than delicate landings and nose-overs, and even held up to the plane's final arrival in a very sturdy hazelnut tree, which broke the struts, including the cabanes. I used a washer on each side of each tab, and tightened the nuts firmly, to keep everything in place. I think that epoxying something similar to what's left of your broken tabs should do the job for you.

Brad.
BradT is offline  
Old 08-21-2012, 02:21 PM
  #5072  
CNY_Dave
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: near Cortland NY
Posts: 777
Default

I got the plane out of the car yesterday and things are much better than I feared, I only broke one of the mounts, and both wings are undamaged except for some loosened screws, and only some bulkhead cracking cracking and other minor stuff in the fuse.

I can see that the motor X plate deformed and that's why the motor points off to the side, one side of the firewall did come loose, and I'm hoping the firewall did not itself crack, the previous owner swiss-cheesed it pretty good.

I also need to figure out a way to make a quick pivot for the sign at the dead-end where I fly, I was afraid I was going to smack it and that's why I maneuvered quickly.

I can unbolt it in 5 minutes every time I fly, but that's inelegant.
CNY_Dave is offline  
Old 10-23-2012, 07:14 PM
  #5073  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

Here is my second scratch built Bristol M1C ready to have motor and RC equipment installed. My first one spend year and half in a tree and by the time the wind blew the top out of the tree the foam was no good. I increased the wing span 6 inches on this one so it should be a real nice floater.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5107.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	72.9 KB
ID:	163701   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5108.jpg
Views:	145
Size:	101.4 KB
ID:	163702   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_5109.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	67.2 KB
ID:	163703  
degreen60 is offline  
Old 10-23-2012, 08:49 PM
  #5074  
7car7
Member
 
7car7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WA State
Posts: 843
Default

Came out great. What wings are you using on this one?
7car7 is offline  
Old 10-23-2012, 09:00 PM
  #5075  
degreen60
Flying Fish
 
degreen60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bloomfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,995
Default

Originally Posted by 7car7 View Post
Came out great. What wings are you using on this one?
GWS SS, I trimmed the trailing edge straight and glued on an inch wide piece of blue foam. I added about 3 inches of pink foam on the tip of each wing then cut the wings to shape.
degreen60 is offline  

Quick Reply: WWI planes


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.15370 seconds with 24 queries