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Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Griff Murphey
This is a DX6i if that helps.

This is a DX6i if that helps.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Griff Murphey
And bind mode is power on then move the training...

And bind mode is power on then move the training mode lever, right?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Griff Murphey
So I decided to move up to 7.4 v...

Previously I gave built several planes and tried to use flyxone 3.7v powerplants with some limited success. But I really want to build slightly larger ones so I bought a used DX6i radio and a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-06-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Griff Murphey
[QUOTE=Rockin Robbins;975787]I encourage you to...

[QUOTE=Rockin Robbins;975787]I encourage you to use the 7.4 V bricks with brushless ESC.[/

Thanks! I will miss the cost factor because with Flyzone the brick was $40 and the engine and drive was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Griff Murphey
Definitely stick snd tissue. I have my eye on the...

Definitely stick snd tissue. I have my eye on the DCPM Aerowerkes kits maybe the N-28 also I like that reissue of the Guillow Storch.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Griff Murphey
Want to move up past Flyzone guts

So... A friend sold me a Spektrum DX6i and I think I want to buy a brick for all in one 3 channel flying. This will allow me to get into using brushless motors. I want to build 18" to 22" biplanes....
Forum: WWI Era 05-24-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Comparison with the old Lindberg plastic model...

Comparison with the old Lindberg plastic model which has a bigger tail than I originally built. I missed the contour a bit but for a flyer it's ok, at least to me. The fin on the Lindberg as well as...
Forum: WWI Era 05-24-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Bigger fin and rudder

The plane as built had a real problem with directional stability. Looking at youtubes of other RC Jennies, I think I can say that all of them have much higher and wider vertical tails. I just tested...
Forum: WWI Era 05-20-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Griff Murphey
Happy Ending!

I called Tower hobbies and they gave me the customer service/warranty - very helpful. The guy told me to disconnect the struts from the lower wing and cut the fuselage down the side seam. I chose to...
Forum: WWI Era 05-19-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks- glaring omission on my part and I have...

Thanks- glaring omission on my part and I have gone back and edited my post. It is the Flyzone micro. I called their shop that takes care of warranty issues and their advice was to detach the lower...
Forum: WWI Era 05-19-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Griff Murphey
HELP!!! Advice Fokker Triplane fix

Dammit all! This morning I needed some more down trim on my Flyxone micro Fokker triplane and I tried squeezing the external pushrod "V" with my fingers. I apparently pulled it out of the brick....
Forum: WWI Era 05-10-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Size comparison

Here is the Jenny with two well-used old foamy Flyzone WW-1s approx. 1/20 scale, quite diminutive in comparison, but with the same Powerplant.

By the way the SE-5 has 191 flights logged, Dr.1 has...
Forum: WWI Era 05-07-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Fort Worth Jenny. I seem to only be able to add...

Fort Worth Jenny. I seem to only be able to add one picture per post.
Forum: WWI Era 05-07-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Small wheels, wot? Lots of dihedral for a Jenny,...

Small wheels, wot? Lots of dihedral for a Jenny, but pictures show the Fort Worth ones were rigged with a lot of dihedral.
Forum: WWI Era 05-07-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Jenny is done

Well it's finished. I have maidened it, flew ok. I have reset the upper wing to deal with a slight difference in incidence, and I have added some right cant to the motor.

The prop is way too big...
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-15-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,352
Posted By Griff Murphey
The most frequently asked question when a middle...

The most frequently asked question when a middle aged lady sees my micro WW-1 biplanes is: "Is that a DRONE!?!?"

I think a lot of them are afraid a drone is going to hover outside their window and...
Forum: WWI Era 04-13-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
In final assembly

Here she is awaiting adding details, and final touches.
Forum: WWI Era 04-13-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Detail parts

Made a balsa and basswood radiator but I am a bit concerned about durability as that is the end that gets tweaked. I told impressions of it and an old Renwal tanker figure and made dental acrylic...
Forum: WWI Era 04-02-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Decals

Made some decals using my HP office jet printer and Testors white decal paper and decal bonder. I copied and adjusted the size of the decal images out of an old profile on the DH-4. The decals are...
Forum: Beginners 03-18-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Griff Murphey
Right now I am getting ready to re-cover the...

Right now I am getting ready to re-cover the upper wing on my Jenny for the third time. If my memory is any good I was a helluva lot better at it when I was ten.

Kinda back burnered the...
Forum: WWI Era 03-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Yes. I figure I must have not pulled it tight...

Yes. I figure I must have not pulled it tight enough when I glue sticked it... Or the Crane tissue is weird-shrinking.... Or a combination of the above plus bad Karma. Also my time has been limited...
Forum: WWI Era 03-14-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Close up. EWWW uglie!! Gotta pull it off, sand,...

Close up. EWWW uglie!! Gotta pull it off, sand, and redo. Arrrgh!!
Forum: WWI Era 03-14-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Griff Murphey
Covering but I am not happy with the upper...

Covering but I am not happy with the upper surface tissue covering of the wings.
I used some left over Crane tissue from my youngest's left over wedding invitations. It has done well on flat stuff...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok yes the link does help. Agreed looking at a...

Ok yes the link does help. Agreed looking at a similar size model should put me in the ballpark.

I think the plane will continue to be under 3 oz. the idea is to leave it as 3ch. Basically it's a...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Griff Murphey
I tried Headsup RC and they do not sell Spectrum....

I tried Headsup RC and they do not sell Spectrum. The guy at motion RC said there were so many valuables, ticked off CG, line of thrust, etc. in a. "customized" plane, there was no way he could...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok....

Ok....
Forum: Beginners 03-10-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks, I try to stay out of the Airport Freeway...

Thanks, I try to stay out of the Airport Freeway traffic but it might be worth the trip to get tutored. For starters I want to rebuild a Guillow 109- but it is not as nuts as it sounds. I built a new...
Forum: Beginners 03-10-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks to Dahawk and Pizzano! Hawk - I am in Fort...

Thanks to Dahawk and Pizzano! Hawk - I am in Fort Worth.
Forum: Beginners 03-10-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Griff Murphey
Need a good mail order RC knowledgeable hobby shop

Been flying 3 years with WW-1 Flyzone foamies and have built some walnut scale stick and tissues with a little success using Flyzone guts. I have a Spektrum DX6i and I want to move up to 7.4 v...
Forum: WWI Era 03-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
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...
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