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Forum: WWI Era 03-02-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Griff Murphey
Williams Bros. small scale wheels return!

The 3/4" and 1" Golden age wheels are back... They are close "enough" that they can be used for WW-1 small scale models. They are now in Hutto, Texas, near Austin. Larger scale builders will be...
Forum: WWI Era 02-27-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Griff Murphey
Checked the Tower website the last SE-5s they...

Checked the Tower website the last SE-5s they have are marked at 89.95 and they have a bunch of DAMAGED planes in scratch and dent that have the prices jacked way up. Capitalism in action!

I will...
Forum: WWI Era 02-10-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Griff Murphey
The end of Flyzone WW-1 Micros?

The new Tower Talk catalog that came today listed NO micro Flyzone WW-1 planes. Previously the line included the Albatros and Triplane as well as the 1930's Tiger Moth, but recently only the Nieuport...
Forum: WWI Era 02-07-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Griff Murphey
Brick test fitted

Here is the brick test fitted. It barely fits over the battery box.
Forum: WWI Era 02-07-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Griff Murphey
Motor test fit

Here is the motor test fitted. When I took the picture I had not yet realized I needed to thread in the power plug for the brick before gluing in the motor. But thankfully I had just placed the glue!
Forum: WWI Era 02-07-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Griff Murphey
Motor mount

This is scratch built from scaled down plans.

I build a cross bolt through the motor with 1/4"x1/16" basswood strips, assembling them with white glue. Once that's dry, a little sanding to square...
Forum: WWI Era 01-20-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Griff Murphey
You are correct, sir! Stick and tissue.

You are correct, sir! Stick and tissue.
Forum: WWI Era 01-19-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Griff Murphey
1/32 scale micro JN-4D

Just started a 16" span scratchbuilt Jenny. It's based on a plan I found on the Internet, and modified. The only thing I really changed was widening the fuselage by 1/16" to accommodate the Tactic...
Forum: WWI Era 12-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks

Thank you for the compliment. I have a neighbor with two wrecked Cox 300 extras... He may give those to me.

I had considered going with the parkzone guts. I may experiment with some more direct...
Forum: WWI Era 12-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
If I had it to do over I would have picked a box...

If I had it to do over I would have picked a box cross section fuselage bird like Aerowerks Albatros D-1. The Pfalz has a lot of wood in it, some is my fault and some is in the design. You build a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-25-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Griff Murphey
Yo, dawg! Thanks for the reply- I can't...

Yo, dawg!
Thanks for the reply- I can't see how you could get 7.4 V to do anything but blow up the Flyzone Brick. I went by the local hobby shop and found some brushed motors interestingly not...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-25-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Griff Murphey
More power for 3.7v micros?!?

Howdy. Old multi subject modeler here, new to rc electric but been flying the Flyzone Micro WW-1 Foam micros for 3 years and I have also built three stick and tissue models with Flyzone 3 channel...
Forum: WWI Era 11-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. I am an old plastic modeler but had not...

Thanks. I am an old plastic modeler but had not run my airbrush in at least 8 years. The colors are all eyeballed Testors mixes and I used the new Testors Airbrush Thinner. It is kind of pricey but...
Forum: WWI Era 11-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. My only regret is my lack of knowledge...

Thanks. My only regret is my lack of knowledge about what to buy to put together a Powerplant and flight control system beyond using the Flyzone micro guts. You can do ok with the Flyzone stuff in a...
Forum: WWI Era 11-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
One more... Having trouble adding more than one...

One more... Having trouble adding more than one photo At a time
Forum: WWI Era 11-15-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Some pics youngest daughter and her husband took

Some pics youngest daughter and her husband took
Forum: WWI Era 10-31-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Whoa! Talk about RF interference! I had not...

Whoa! Talk about RF interference! I had not thought about all the electronic emissions!

With the air group ashore when in port, the hanger deck ought to be pretty good but....

They had a...
Forum: WWI Era 10-30-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Being perfectly honest with you it is a bit...

Being perfectly honest with you it is a bit heavier by about a half an
Ounce than the foam Flyzones. You build an internal cage with the Pfalz then add formers to that and then stringers. Plus all...
Forum: WWI Era 10-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. My daughter and son in law got out with...

Thanks. My daughter and son in law got out with me and took a bunch of flying pix last Sunday but they have not sent them to me yet.

This is the one photo taken with my camera. Plane is pretty...
Forum: WWI Era 09-14-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Mein pilot Ltn Ritter Von Griffinstein

He was so eager he jumped into the cockpit in his field gray tunic with cavalry slash - no warm coat. He is presently in the officers mess tossing down a few with Willy after a harrowing few flights...
Forum: WWI Era 09-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Aft view

Aft view
Forum: WWI Era 09-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Forum: WWI Era 09-04-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Installing control horns

Use of a "gust lock" type stabilizer holds control surfaces in neutral while control horns are ACC'd to control surfaces. Control horns are Flyzone long N-17 type, cut off flat and sanded. Control...
Forum: WWI Era 08-27-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 42,458
Posted By Griff Murphey
I am currently flying the SE-5 and DR-1 and have...

I am currently flying the SE-5 and DR-1 and have "gone through" two other SE-5s and a Nieuport 17. All came with down and right thrust. I assume that yes you would need that on the Albatros.

I...
Forum: WWI Era 08-27-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Painting and about to begin assembly

Painting coming along well. I copied the one Planes of Fame has. Final assembly next.
Forum: WWI Era 07-28-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
The airframe

Here's the pile of structure awaiting covering. The strut mounting plates are supported on both sides by good strong ribs, thanks to Dave.
Forum: WWI Era 07-28-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Wing root

Here is the wing root. The lower wing was strengthened with a third spar. All spars are basswood, so the three spars are engaged in the balsa wing root. I might pad them with a little silicon sealer....
Forum: WWI Era 07-28-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Griff Murphey
Some photos

Just installed the motor. The wing root area was supposed to be managed with ribs and formers, but I felt it would be too fragile, impossible to sheet up... so I carved it out of 1/4" balsa sheet,...
Forum: WWI Era 07-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Griff Murphey
Low tech printing of German Lozenge Tissue

I had an idea about how to do this for the computer stupid like me. One of my buddies is still very active in scale plastic modeling. He copied some 1/48 lozenge decals blown up to 1/22 scale for my...
Forum: WWI Era 07-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By Griff Murphey
102 flights as of 7-10-14. I count flights as a...

102 flights as of 7-10-14. I count flights as a minute, minimum. This plane probably has over 300 launches and as many earthly returns. Very impressed with its sturdiness and continued airworthiness.
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