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Forum: WWI Era 04-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Griff Murphey
I am really stupid about computers. "I can send...

I am really stupid about computers. "I can send email..." Our hero said, hopefully.

I"ll ask a couple of computer literates I know, maybe they will help, but I was hoping to avoid that.

Oh...
Forum: WWI Era 04-19-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Griff Murphey
Availability of pre-printed German Lozenge tissue

A guy named Robert Wells is listed on the Internet but his email is no good. Does anyone have his correct email or a source for tissue to use on "Guillow"?size (walnut) scale german WW-1 single...
Forum: WWI Era 04-18-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
Damp this morning...

Tissue sealed with 50-50 thinned Aerogloss clear, and a quick dust over with Krylon clear matte spray. Grass was very damp this morning on the flying field, very humid, and I have some baggy tissue....
Forum: WWI Era 04-10-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
Follow up, the Pup has been flying for two months...

Follow up, the Pup has been flying for two months now, has 60 some flights logged. It is a bit underpowered and right at the limit of the Flyzone package's ability. The plane has had crashes and I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-10-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Griff Murphey
109 is slightly HEAVY I fear..!

Weighed the 109's component assemblies - she weighs 2.0 oz. this will be pushing the Flyzone micro foamy biplane powerplant. Those planes are 1.2 oz. I had fair success with the DCPM pup which is 1.6...
Forum: WWI Era 03-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks - much appreciated. Will pass on to an...

Thanks - much appreciated. Will pass on to an acquaintance who sometimes flies here.
Forum: WWI Era 03-31-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By Griff Murphey
Hawk; Just noticed your byline on the...

Hawk;
Just noticed your byline on the bottom of your reply. Can you tell me about activities in this area? I am in Ft. Worth. I am such an amateur I think people would laugh, tho!
...
Forum: WWI Era 03-31-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks, many helpful points. The comments about...

Thanks, many helpful points. The comments about trees explain why my planes have occasionally fallen like rocks out of the sky.

I fly micros, have one stick and tissue and two foamy WW-1 biplanes....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks for that, I have at least 100 holes I bet....

Thanks for that, I have at least 100 holes I bet. Of course, Guillows are way overbuilt to begin with! Wings are strengthened with one spar replaced by basswood and same deal here and there in the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Griff Murphey
Guillow 16" span electric conversion

Here is my rc micro conversion Bf-109, just about to start covering, as soon as my radio arrives. I went kind of crazy with lightening holes... Building skeleton structures would have been much...
Forum: WWI Era 03-29-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By Griff Murphey
Effects of Topography on Crashes

I had a crash this morning which dud substantial damage to my Aerowerks Pup. I had just had a real clean landing. I fly a lot on an unfenced golf course at dawn and dusk when it's not in use. My good...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 03-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok a brick, combination receiver, motor control,...

Ok a brick, combination receiver, motor control, and servo unitized. In Flyzone micros it is a 3 channel function with plugs to motor and battery.
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 03-25-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Griff Murphey
Need Flyzone Micro escapement from biplane wreck

WANTED - Flyzone micro wreck - from WW-1 biplane series all I need is a working escapement. Motor etc condition irrelevant. They are back ordered and not expected at Tower Hobbies until late April. I...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 03-25-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Griff Murphey
I would offer you $40 - I know this is low. I...

I would offer you $40 - I know this is low. I just need the escapement for another project and that is what they sell for... Except they are back ordered and I have to wait Til late April for one.
...
Forum: WWI Era 03-14-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
A typical flying session for me is six or seven...

A typical flying session for me is six or seven launches maybe five minutes flying time. I have never run a battery all the way down. I am 64 and that may have something to do with it but I am pretty...
Forum: WWI Era 03-14-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
Hopefully here is a picture of mine.... A bit...

Hopefully here is a picture of mine.... A bit home made and it it is well - used...

Yes that one is a beaut, built in Switzerland.

I tried to add the flight video - failed.
Forum: WWI Era 03-14-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks for the suggestions. With the Flyzone...

Thanks for the suggestions. With the Flyzone guts, a 140mAh 3.7V battery powers the escapement and motor. I am not sure the power input can be much changed. The plane does have down and right thrust,...
Forum: WWI Era 03-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
Follow up after a month's flying

The pup has had 40 flights in the logbook - this does not count short trim flights or brief aborted sorties. If I counted every launch I would estimate total launches at 80 plus. Performance is ok...
Forum: WWI Era 03-01-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. I was looking into doing a Bleriot park...

Thanks. I was looking into doing a Bleriot park flyer. If I do it I don't think I will go to the trouble but I might try casting clear hubs in dental acrylic to give the illusion in flight, or having...
Forum: WWI Era 02-27-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
I now have 20 flights of at least 45 seconds with...

I now have 20 flights of at least 45 seconds with this plane. Not a great performer, you have to climb slowly with it. Should have left the markings and top coat off. Basically the Flyzone micro...
Forum: WWI Era 02-21-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
Very nice! I am a lifelong modeler but have not...

Very nice! I am a lifelong modeler but have not built in a while. I tried to make some ~ 15-20 yrs. ago and the ink was too translucent for display models. I bet the new ink is much better. Great job...
Forum: WWI Era 02-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
Further flight test

I sent some video to an experienced RC electric guy because I could not get the plane over a tendency to porpoise and I could not fix it with the trim. He suggested a little nose weight so I added a...
Forum: WWI Era 02-13-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
Bad news at first, but thn, Good news...!

Ok flight test.... Plane flew straight and level but would not climb... Seriously underpowered at 5 g. (.2 Oz) heavier than a Flyzone SE-5. That is a 15 percent weight penalty. Any up elevator and it...
Forum: WWI Era 02-11-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
All depends on your point of view... I prefer...

All depends on your point of view... I prefer water slide decals. Love the Aerowerks kits but who knows what my next one will be.

I guess if I dumped a whole can of clear spray on it that would...
Forum: WWI Era 02-11-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Griff Murphey
DPCM AEROWERKS Pup conversion to RC

This was my first stick and tissue in about 30 years. Because I am a babe in the woods on electric RC nomenclature, the idea of using a ready-to-hook-up system appealed, so I chose to use the radio...
Forum: WWI Era 01-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. I may have a couple in a forgotten corner!

Thanks. I may have a couple in a forgotten corner!
Forum: WWI Era 01-02-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Griff Murphey
Forum: WWI Era 12-28-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 22,288
Posted By Griff Murphey
Just want to add my thoughts on the Dr. 1, mine...

Just want to add my thoughts on the Dr. 1, mine has 10 flights over four flying sessions, and having flown a Nieuport 17 and two SE-5s pretty much to destruction in my first year of flying, I have to...
Forum: WWI Era 12-05-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Griff Murphey
Yeah I have been advised the Champ is a great...

Yeah I have been advised the Champ is a great starter. Well I did not go that way.

My "logbook" totals over 300 flights 30 sec. Or greater - would estimate another 300 plus, I am getting there. On...
Forum: WWI Era 12-05-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Griff Murphey
One Year Flying WW-1 FLYZONE MICROS

I started flying RC last November with the Nieuport 17. I have used up three planes in my first year of flying. I am in my mid 60's and apart from disastrous experiences with one and two channel gas...
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