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Old 09-21-2010, 01:29 AM
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USE The AA Bats. They last a very long time. About 20 or 30 Flights. They are always ready to go, unlike rechargables. I use reg.AA alkalines in most of my micro transmiters. THE OLD GRUMP
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:22 AM
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Wait a minute enemyace19....I used a high speed slow motion program and detected a line tied from the plane and spiked to the pitchers mound!!! You almost fooled me!~

Nice plane!! Looks like a blast!
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by touche View Post
Ok, a quick question from a newer than newbie. Says in the destructions not to use rechargeable batteries in the TX. Are we then resigned to throwaway AA batteries.
Haven"t flown mine yet....
I do not have this plane but I understand you charge the plane battery from the transmitter. I think this is the reason for not using rechargable batteries. Rechargeable batteries have a full charge at 1.4 volts per cell and have a working voltage of 1.2 volts per cell. The throwaway batteries have a working voltage of 1.5 cell. The transmitter probably needs the extra voltage to put a full charge on the plane battery.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
I do not have this plane but I understand you charge the plane battery from the transmitter. I think this is the reason for not using rechargable batteries. Rechargeable batteries have a full charge at 1.4 volts per cell and have a working voltage of 1.2 volts per cell. The throwaway batteries have a working voltage of 1.5 cell. The transmitter probably needs the extra voltage to put a full charge on the plane battery.
Charging from the transmitter is a bad idea, After a while the plug goes bad and you can't charge the plane (this happened to me with a small copter I had). Marty
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by scalercflyer View Post
Charging from the transmitter is a bad idea, After a while the plug goes bad and you can't charge the plane (this happened to me with a small copter I had). Marty
I total agree with you. I had a plane that charged from the transmitter and the first I did was get a separate charger for it.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:45 PM
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Ok Thanks, So I have a Hobbico DC charger that can do LiPo batts. If I were to get a few extra batts for this plane and I have seen a 4 battery plug in adapter (sorry proper name escapes me, cost about 7.95) I could use that to charge the Li po's ahead of time. Am I correct with this and just use the regular AA's for the TX.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
Wait a minute enemyace19....I used a high speed slow motion program and detected a line tied from the plane and spiked to the pitchers mound!!! You almost fooled me!~

Nice plane!! Looks like a blast!
Can I interest you in some Loch Ness monster footage? it's real I swear it!! lol
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:21 AM
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I've flown mine a couple of times after work this week... it's a fun little plane! I hope that they sell enough to make another WWI plane sometime in the near future. I guess we need an Allied counterpart next. Any suggestions? N28... Spad... Camel... SE5? I'd love to see a Pfalz DIII for a change if they make another German plane!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Germa...39003fcb808ffe

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Old 09-24-2010, 05:22 AM
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I was just looking at the Pfalz DIII on the aerodrome site very nice looking plane..Been raining here on and off for a week and a Colorodo low heading thru only rain this time but next one will bring snow..Getting close to snowbird season...lol gotta get south to Tx for the winter..
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:48 PM
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Short clip from this morning ..Doug

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjv3I-PyIkg[/media]
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:10 PM
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Nice video
Hey , we were sorta flying together / at the same time early this morning , the big moon sure was full , and a beautiful morning to fly here also .
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by wattman View Post
Nice video
Hey , we were sorta flying together / at the same time early this morning , the big moon sure was full , and a beautiful morning to fly here also .
Sad thing is I only got in 2 flights with the albatros and then 3 with the champ before the good old wind made me put the planes back in their hangers... sigh.....Doug
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:36 AM
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Same here also , 2 flights of umT-28 , 1 flight of um Champ , and 2 flights of Elecrtrifly SE5a , , and by then the flag was whipping straight out with the wind , and moved the SE5a sitting on the pavement .
But really nice flying till then .

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Old 09-26-2010, 12:53 AM
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[QUOTE=wattman;752889]Same here also , 2 flights of umT-28 , 1 flight of um Champ , and 2 flights of Elecrtrifly SE5a , , and by then the flag was whipping straight out with the wind , and moved the SE5a sitting on the pavement .
But really nice flying till then .

Winds hopefully gonna die down at least for the morning here. I'm gonna try and get as much flying in as possible tomorrow.Gotta practice with my new dx6i, cant wait to get more bnf planes for it.....Doug
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:21 PM
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Ok so the wind was too strong to fly in so I attacked in another direction..I painted the undersides of the Albatros duck egg blue and added some left over decals from a old he-111.....Doug
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by enemyace19 View Post
Ok so the wind was too strong to fly in so I attacked in another direction..I painted the undersides of the Albatros duck egg blue and added some left over decals from a old he-111.....Doug
Excellent enemy ace! I saw one on Saturday. It's definately my next buy! I do confess that I am a sick man with a terrible addiction! I am a WWI RC airplane junkie! Everytime I get content with what I have, something else comes out I can't live without! Lord help me! Gee, I wonder what's next? Marty
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:00 PM
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Well I went and got my trailer home from storage to go south next month. Found some paint brushes and acrylic paints. My tiny wee little pilot got some colour this afternoon.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by scalercflyer View Post
Excellent enemy ace! I saw one on Saturday. It's definately my next buy! I do confess that I am a sick man with a terrible addiction! I am a WWI RC airplane junkie! Everytime I get content with what I have, something else comes out I can't live without! Lord help me! Gee, I wonder what's next? Marty

saw this captured albatros thought you might like it

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Old 09-29-2010, 02:57 AM
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From this evening...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsY1MoCp_5w[/media]

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Old 09-29-2010, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by IndyJones View Post
From this evening...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp4yxdokYBM[/media]

Nice video and good flying too. seems to me the albatros mine included seems to fly tail heavy or maybe im seeing things
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by enemyace19 View Post
Nice video and good flying too. seems to me the albatros mine included seems to fly tail heavy or maybe im seeing things

Thanks EnemyAce19, this is my very first video.
In my previous flights, it wanted to climb without any elevator movement by me, so I adjusted the elevator rod and now I have to pull back a bit on the stick. I liked it the other way a little better so I may reverse the adjustment for next time out.

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Old 09-29-2010, 05:53 AM
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Another video from this evening...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwc7wd0uIeM[/media]
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by IndyJones View Post
Another video from this evening...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwc7wd0uIeM[/media]
nice landing!
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:26 PM
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Good video IndyJones , and great music , I was expecting the v strutter to attack or be attacked any second at times .
When there is a Sopwith Pup or SE5a in this size plane , you will have the WW1 dogfight micro movie awards .

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:04 PM
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My only wish is for the little Albie to be full house like the little Beast. Granted the beast is twice the weight, for a similar size airframe, but I think many people are going to tire of the limited capabilities of the Albie quickly.

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