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Forum: Beginners 03-18-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
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: 12
Views: 456
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: 12
Views: 456
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: 12
Views: 456
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: 334
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: 334
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: 334
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok....

Ok....
Forum: Beginners 03-10-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
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: 334
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: 334
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: 137
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, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
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, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
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, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
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, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Griff Murphey
You are correct, sir! Stick and tissue.

You are correct, sir! Stick and tissue.
Forum: WWI Era 01-19-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
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, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
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...
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