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Forum: WWI Era 11-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Griff Murphey
Aft view

Aft view
Forum: WWI Era 09-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Griff Murphey
Forum: WWI Era 09-04-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
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: 40,293
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 22
Views: 894
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: 364
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: 1,501
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.
Forum: WWI Era 07-11-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Griff Murphey
DCPM Pfalz XII project

Hello, I am building DPCM's 16" span Pfalz D-XII and presently have it framed up almost ready to cover. I am planning on covering with hex tissue I will print myself. Radio and power will be Flyzone...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Griff Murphey
No big deal. I admit, I am learning. Right now I...

No big deal. I admit, I am learning. Right now I am still learning to fly. i was a very serious nut case obsessive plastic scale IPMS contest modeler for about 30 years. BUT I enjoy resurrecting...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Griff Murphey
...OLD.....

...OLD.....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Griff Murphey
Reminds me of all the cogs and gears in my...

Reminds me of all the cogs and gears in my Graupner Boat-o-matic!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Griff Murphey
Next time I will be sure to say receiver/speed...

Next time I will be sure to say receiver/speed control /servo combo! Or just Brick!

I am a beginner having flown RTF micro biplanes for a year... just built my first two stick and tissue...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Griff Murphey
I take it you are correcting my terminology. I...

I take it you are correcting my terminology. I guess it is a bit like being on a gun forum and hearing someone call an 1998 Krag-Jorgenson a "Craig rifle." I swear I have heard people refer to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Griff Murphey
Souping-up the Flyzone 3.7 V brushed motor

Just for the heck of it I tried the rubber power prop (never throw anything away!) that Guillow supplied in the kit. Wind was way high so I just got in a few short test flights done but my impression...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-13-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Griff Murphey
The plane is set up as a belly lander. So three...

The plane is set up as a belly lander. So three blades seem less than ideal. I do have a three blade I can try.

With respect, I doubt that plumbers' tape will give a vibration-free mounting on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-12-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Griff Murphey
What is the biggest prop I can get to fit a 1.2mm drive shaft?

I have a 5.25x2.75 prop on my Guillow conversion 109, powered by a cheap Flyzone SE5 powerplant and gearbox. I am seeking to boost performance. Is there anyone who makes a bigger prop?

I can fit a...
Forum: WWI Era 06-03-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By Griff Murphey
Peculiarity with Flyzone WW-1 aircraft motors

If you fly the micro WW-1 aircraft (and their Cub or Playmate) you might encounter a full-on nose-impact crash right on the propeller boss. This leaves the prop very stiff to turn by hand and not...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok plane has flown about 80 times made about 25...

Ok plane has flown about 80 times made about 25 decent flights. It doesn't climb real well and needs air and lots of room to turn. Still kind of fun. I have thrown it up in 15 mph wind and it has...
Forum: WWI Era 06-03-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,501
Posted By Griff Murphey
92 flights, probably over 300 launches. A few...

92 flights, probably over 300 launches. A few battle scars but still flying reasonably well. I added an mg salvaged from a Flyzone. Nieuport 17 wreck.

I am impressed with the robustness of the...
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