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Forum: WWI Era 07-27-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By Griff Murphey
Howdy! I am sure you are right about the champ....

Howdy! I am sure you are right about the champ. My third SE-5 has over 200 flights and my Dr has 320. Love both of them. My problem is I want to build. So I have built several stick and tissues....
Forum: Warbird Electrics 07-20-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Griff Murphey
Guillow BF-109

Some of you may remember a build thread in 2014 on the Small Guillow BF-109 which at the time I installed a 3.7V Flyzone powerplant and radio in. I bought a used DX6i and with help from people on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok I got it to bind. I have all three channels....

Ok I got it to bind. I have all three channels. Thanks to all!

However when I pull back on the right stick I get down elevator. I have tried the reversing drill maybe 15-20 times; still negative...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Griff Murphey
I let the battery run down so low it cannot take...

I let the battery run down so low it cannot take a charge. I cannot say I was unaware of this danger but I was a little intimidated about using the charger.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Griff Murphey
I'll try it again. Maybe I am trying too hard. ...

I'll try it again. Maybe I am trying too hard.
How close is too close? 3 feet? 6 feet? 18"?

Brick was brand new. How could I have hurt that with a low battery?

How is the receiver put in bind...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Griff Murphey
Yes. The prop twitches and it just keeps...

Yes. The prop twitches and it just keeps flashing. The hobby shop guy told me to hold down the training lever and turn
It on simultaneously then plug in the battery however this is virtually...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Griff Murphey
6410LBL I think. It's the 7.4 v for micros.

6410LBL I think. It's the 7.4 v for micros.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Griff Murphey
I am lost in DX6i land

I have built a few 3.7v Flyzone powered and bricked stick and tissues. I love cobbling balsa and tissue. But the 3.7v is just too puny to run much of a plane. So I bought a used DX6i from a guy and a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
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: 205
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: 205
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: 293
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: 293
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: 293
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: 1,760
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: 1,760
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: 386
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: 386
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: 386
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: 1,760
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: 1,760
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: 1,760
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: 1,760
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: 2,944
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: 1,760
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: 1,760
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: 1,760
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: 567
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: 1,760
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: 1,760
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!!
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