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Old 08-12-2011, 09:51 PM
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Very nice D! She flys really well. Marty
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:28 PM
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I am so glad that your son is getting your planes on video , and with music , he is doing a fine job , I hope that you can get most of your planes on video also . Thanks for shareing I sure enjoy them , US Navy and a Jenny , great .


I'm ready for the next feature film
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by wattman View Post
I am so glad that your son is getting your planes on video , and with music , he is doing a fine job , I hope that you can get most of your planes on video also . Thanks for shareing I sure enjoy them , US Navy and a Jenny , great .


I'm ready for the next feature film
My son asked me if we were going to video another plane tonight. Yes but not a WWI plane. Going to video Toothless, my flying dragon from the movie. Wonder what music he will choose for it. I think he is ready to start flying my trainer.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:17 PM
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Son flew the trainer last night. Maybe soon he will dogfight with me.

Go here to see Toothless flying.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...50519&page=110
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:13 PM
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So dragons really can fly
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:38 PM
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Early AM patrols , 57 degrees finally , 4 more flights with the PKZ SE5a , really enjoying this plane
I sure hope they continue the WWI line. I'm not a big SE5a kind of guy, and hope the next one they come out with is more to my tastes.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:58 PM
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Just to make everyone aware. Check your E-flight motor mounts..the entire wooden framing. My SE5a came apart in flight, was able to dead stick it down with the motor hanging. Cracked the fuse, broke landing gear brackets. Every part of the motor mount framing had come unglued. No vibration, motor was running about 1/2 throttle. No cracks, no splinters..just unglued. Checked my Jenny and found the faceplate of the wooden frame motor mount was about half unglued. About 15 flights on it. My D-VII was ok at this time, but only a few flights. Planes are stored inside, not in heat nor in direct sunlight. Iam going to coat the entire wooden framing with epoxy. Probably a bad batch with weak glue at factory, but I dont like the fact its doing this! Check yours out!
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:46 PM
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On the maiden flight of my EFlite SE5a , I took off , looped right back into the pavement , thanks to too much wind and my excitement , so my firewall motor mount was checked and very secure and it bent the motor shaft and X mount , so the motor was toast . And a piece of the fuselage side up front was damaged slightly . Has been great ever since , but with each of my new planes , I do add a small amount of the Cyanoacrylate instant glue , around the motor mount just to make myself feel better , just in case .
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:47 PM
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Fuselage and tail fins of the Eflite SE5A night fighter are finished. Next will install RC gear.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:08 AM
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Looks great Don , are you going to be needing your "custom c of g machine " that you left here ? Bet you wondered where it was .
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:38 AM
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Looks great Don , are you going to be needing your "custom c of g machine " that you left here ? Bet you wondered where it was .
I knew when I unloaded the car I had left it there. If you don't use it as a c of g checker maybe you can put it back together and use it to hang your coat. LOL
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:07 AM
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a little off topic, but I am watching "Red Baron" on netflix right now. It is a great movie for those of us enamored by WWI planes.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by barnburner13 View Post
a little off topic, but I am watching "Red Baron" on netflix right now. It is a great movie for those of us enamored by WWI planes.
Off topic? Have you read through past posts?

That's cool, I'll have to look for that. I have a DVD, but it will only play on a computer. Would love to see it on my large screen TV.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 7car7 View Post
Off topic? Have you read through past posts?

That's cool, I'll have to look for that. I have a DVD, but it will only play on a computer. Would love to see it on my large screen TV.
Its a great movie however there are some factual things that dont make sense, but other than that its a good movie!
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:52 PM
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I watched the flyboys as well, both are a little off, but great story and great flying scenes. Movie worth watching is "VonRichthofen and Brown" was done in 1971. Pretty cool movie!
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:14 PM
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I watched "the Flyboys" the other night also...you just can't beat the flying scenes in Red Baron, though.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:14 PM
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I learned a lot about WWI airplanes from Flyboys. Who knew they had heated cockpits, pilot oxygen, reliable engines that never spat oil, F-16 like rates of climb, and could land and take off in a muddy shell-cratered battlefield just like a helicopter!




And all German aircraft were red -- now that I knew.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by HobbyJumper View Post
I learned a lot about WWI airplanes from Flyboys. Who knew they had heated cockpits, pilot oxygen, reliable engines that never spat oil, F-16 like rates of climb, and could land and take off in a muddy shell-cratered battlefield just like a helicopter!




And all German aircraft were red -- now that I knew.
And not to mention the DRI pulling a hard left turn behind a tree at low altitude and not stalling! Marty
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:58 AM
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We'll be having morning WW1 Dawn Patrols at the NEAT Fair this year and in the evenings we'll be showing movies like those you've mentioned. Wish I had "Dawn Patrol" on DVD.

Anyone here going to the NEAT Fair?

Mike
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by HobbyJumper View Post
I learned a lot about WWI airplanes from Flyboys. Who knew they had heated cockpits, pilot oxygen, reliable engines that never spat oil, F-16 like rates of climb, and could land and take off in a muddy shell-cratered battlefield just like a helicopter!




And all German aircraft were red -- now that I knew.
I learned it was hard to hit the other aircraft with the machine gun but only took one shot with a pistol.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:23 AM
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And while we're nitpicking...no one told the animators that the pistons in a rotary are supposed to...wait for it...rotate.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:04 AM
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Well thought id post my finally fully completed Aerodrome RC Fokker DVII with the pilot, guns winscreen, repaired wingtip landing gear wood fairings etc. The color scheme is of warner junck of jasta 8 it was flown around 10 times, its a great flying plane!!
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:34 PM
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I LIKE IT!!
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:51 AM
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I LIKE IT!!
Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:58 PM
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Eflite SE5A home defence night fighter is almost done. Did a test fly and it did not need any trim. Hand launched at just over half throtle and it climbed like a home sick angel. Will have video next week after I add the pilot.
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