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Forum: WWI Era 05-20-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
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: 202
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: 202
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 1,849
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 450
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 450
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: 450
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: 450
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok....

Ok....
Forum: Beginners 03-10-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
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: 450
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: 450
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: 202
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: 383
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: 383
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 20
Views: 1,034
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: 1,707
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...
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