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Old 03-26-2013, 10:01 PM
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Thanks for the advice on the Nieuport 11. I have thought about adding little bit of dihedral in the top wing, however what do you mean by a "little lift on the bottom wing"? Dihedral?
It already has what I would judge as adequate dihedral in the lower wing? And yeah, I did install "flying wires" too, how did you know?!? Further, following are some thoughts on this subject:
I used grey carpet thread. They were attached to tiny "eyes" made out of very light music wire and CYA'ed into the wings and fuselage. The little "eyes" (think eye bolt design) are easily made with small "round nose" type needle nose pliers commonly used by beading hobbiest. About 3/16" of the tail of the loop is then twisted around the shank. Rough up the shank of the eye for good glue adhesion and insert into balsa were you want it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:04 PM
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Default Scored a SE 5

I went to my Hobby Shop yesterday to get a replacement Greatplanes Fokker DR-1 that I had stolen an when I walked in the owner had a SE5 hanging up that was already built with motor an ESC installed, I'd been thinking of getting one of these to go with my DVII an for $90 out the door already outfitted, I couldn't pass it up. Now if the wind will cooperate this weekend I'll have some fun. One thing, plane doesn't have a pilot an I like having pilots in my planes, empty cockpits look funny to me flying around, anyone have a pilot for one of these or can you tell me where to find one of the correct size??? Thanks

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Old 05-18-2013, 02:56 AM
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Your really going to enjoy flying the SE5a
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:29 PM
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is anyone still making machinegun kits for these, Wattman, thanks for the link for the pilot.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:11 PM
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Look at the following for Lewis guns: Arizona Models and Wright Brothers R/C. Also, Park Zone makes an S.E. 5a with a 37" wingspan which is close to the Electrifly model. I bought a Lewis gun w/Foster mount (PKZ 5512) which goes on the Park Zone plane, put it on my Electrifly S.E. 5a and it looks pretty good.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Mongo40 View Post
is anyone still making machinegun kits for these, Wattman, thanks for the link for the pilot.
If you want a nice Lewis gun in roughly same scale as the Dr.I, look under replacement parts for the Electrifly Nieuport II.

I'm not sure about any german machine guns though.

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