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Forum: WWI Era 06-22-2014, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Ron
here is my 1/4 scale tripe minus Snoopy. ...

here is my 1/4 scale tripe minus Snoopy.

He arrived this week for preliminary inspections and has given the OK for balancing, and a maiden :-)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Ron
Sopwith Triplane

Here's my version of a tripe....mostly still sticks, but soon to have power and radio....80" Sopwith Triplane
Forum: WWI Era 02-19-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
Another Triplane

Well we're back...after a few years involved with the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada, and not being able to take the time to build, this is
one of my winter projects...1/4 scale....mostly...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-24-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ron
Try a little different approach......mine is 1/4...

Try a little different approach......mine is 1/4 scale, weighs about 14 pounds, and flies well on 6S 4000 mah lithiums and a 24X12 prop.

Not positive on the RPM per volt rating of the motor, but...
Forum: WWI Era 05-26-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
finally,Freddie's brother is in the office and...

finally,Freddie's brother is in the office and open for business.Anyone know where to find Snoopy?
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 05-20-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,426
Posted By Ron
finally have had some 5 or 6 flights on my Flite...

finally have had some 5 or 6 flights on my Flite Streak.....man does it go well...4.7 second lap times on 58 ft. lines....6 minute flights are no problem, which is plenty of time to do a full...
Forum: WWI Era 03-25-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
I have it on good authority that it was a Sopwith...

I have it on good authority that it was a Sopwith doghouse..predecessor to the Pup :-)
Forum: WWI Era 03-12-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,344
Posted By Ron
RATZ ! ! !

RATZ ! ! !
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 03-10-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,426
Posted By Ron
Got my Flitestreak finished up last...

Got my Flitestreak finished up last night...eflite power 10 ......3 cell 2200mah cells...9X5 prop turns at 10200 rpm.should work reasonably well ( I hope)
it's one ounce lighter than a friends with...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 03-03-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,426
Posted By Ron
thanks for that John..I was thinking to do a...

thanks for that John..I was thinking to do a flight streak...the PT19 although a decent flyer, is more suited for RC than Control line flying, and I don't really like to set it all up for one type...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 03-03-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,426
Posted By Ron
jccrall looking good..what motor and prop are...

jccrall
looking good..what motor and prop are you using..... which turnigy?
what weight did you come out at, and flight times?
Thanks
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ron
Had the DR1 out again today..first flight was...

Had the DR1 out again today..first flight was with 2 ounces added to the tail..landed much better..then I added another 1/2 ounce, and it lands like a butterfly with sore feet .......happy happy...
Forum: WWI Era 02-28-2010, 10:14 AM
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Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
Oh I notice Marty's plane is a "razor"..when he...

Oh I notice Marty's plane is a "razor"..when he mentioned shaving, I thought about shaving foam, so I figured it would be a "foamie"
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 02-26-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,005
Posted By Ron
I don't quite understand the power systems 3...

I don't quite understand the power systems
3 cell power 25 ..60 amp speed control...and 12 by 8 prop? I use a power 10 motor on 3 cell and it swings a 13X6.4 prop 45 amp speed control... has been...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ron
Dereck: Yuppers the V 17 was a mid...

Dereck:
Yuppers the V 17 was a mid wing...looks kinda like you're right, it's either a D V1 or a DR1 fuselage...not a lot of difference if any there though.....so who's to know if I use the wrong...
Forum: WWI Era 02-21-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
Marty...DB... thanks...that's the one....DB's...

Marty...DB... thanks...that's the one....DB's sketches/pictures are a close match to what I have on hand, so I am pretty much convinced that the wing was mid fuselage, not placed on the top fuselage...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-21-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ron
Forge..it floats like a feather...takeoff speed...

Forge..it floats like a feather...takeoff speed is 15mph...top speed is 35 mph....
roughly 1/3 scale in speeds.... 22 pounds of pull from the power system..just need to tweak up the CG balance...
Forum: WWI Era 02-20-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
Hey guys, I am looking for information on an...

Hey guys, I am looking for information on an obscure Fokker.....I believe it's a V 17 or something like that, I understand it was a shoulder wing plane, but I could be wrong, as I have only one very...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-20-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ron
Thanks for the kind comments....anyone know...

Thanks for the kind comments....anyone know anything about a Fokker V17 ?
not sure I have the model number right, but I believe Fokker during the first war built a prototype mid wing fighter.... I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ron
just finished my winter project

Hey guys...here's a scratch built DR 1 that I just maidened a week ago.
31%...87" wing span, 28 1/2 X 14 1/2 hand carved prop..runs on 6 cells.
15 pounds ready to go...
Forum: WWI Era 02-13-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,764
Posted By Ron
Realflight has a fairly decent DR1..it handles...

Realflight has a fairly decent DR1..it handles much like the one I built, and with a little tweaking could be made right on..it has fuel and electric option...it has a rotten looking cowl though..not...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-13-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,026
Posted By Ron
to strip your balsa, you can get a metal yard...

to strip your balsa, you can get a metal yard stick...glue sand paper on one side of it...place the sand paper side down on the balsa and use a hard backed razor blade to make the cut....use a piece...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 02-13-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,463
Posted By Ron
looks pretty good Bill..is the length of the horn...

looks pretty good Bill..is the length of the horn from the C/L of the rudder to the cable the same length as the distance from the center of the servo arm to the cable?

Not sure if you have done...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 02-13-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Ron
from the looks of the specs here..I think I would...

from the looks of the specs here..I think I would likely try the Scorpion...however Turnigy seems to be a fairly decent motor too. It is less money too..I have used them with good success so...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 02-12-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,592
Posted By Ron
yeah I have the same problem myself...

yeah I have the same problem myself sometimes..... that's a pretty decent motor from limited experience I have with it, I use it to power a 31% Dr1, and it has oodles of power.
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 02-12-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,592
Posted By Ron
Topsgt Do you mean a TGY 63 74 170??

Topsgt

Do you mean a TGY 63 74 170??
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 02-12-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,827
Posted By Ron
e emre.I think you will find that Brad's...

e emre.I think you will find that Brad's correct...fly it...mine was that way too.
Forum: WWI Era 02-09-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
Marty: do you think he was actually dumb enough...

Marty:
do you think he was actually dumb enough to go up in an un-proven airplane?
not a chance..he'll be in the office next time though :-)
Forum: WWI Era 02-08-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
Thanks fellas..it flew without one adjustment in...

Thanks fellas..it flew without one adjustment in trim or CG..once it took off, all flying was done with the throttle lever backed off to the bottom, and it was flown using only the throttle trim...
Forum: WWI Era 02-07-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 439,747
Posted By Ron
It Flies !! YAY short video here...

It Flies !! YAY

short video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhblbqICfZI

to give you an idea of size, the "pilot" is 6 ft 1..the guy in the black leather jacket is 6 ft 4....... enjoy
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