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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By Griff Murphey
Water or alcohol or a mix for tissue shrinking?!

Very basic question.... I have been shrinking tissue with water at least 60 years, saw a YouTube on a guy building a Spitfire rubber job, and he was using alcohol.

I was wondering what you hard...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By Griff Murphey
Re: micros

I fly micros and park flyers. Most are around 1/20 to 1/24 scale. I am not sure that wind can exactly be linked to scale but it seems to me it might be pretty close. In other words, a 1-2 mph wind...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Griff Murphey
Salvaging partly ruined Flyzone bricks for... BOAT models

So I have two Flyzone bricks out of their now discontinued micros. When the props jam on those things they frequently cook one channel meaning now you have no elevator. I want to use a couple in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Griff Murphey
I think I will drag my tail humbly to the LHS and...

I think I will drag my tail humbly to the LHS and get the guy to do it for me. Need to do the same thing for my UMX B-17... I tried to follow a Brit on YouTube that is just too complicated for my 67...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Griff Murphey
It's an RC electric conversion of the DCPM...

It's an RC electric conversion of the DCPM reissue of guillows' Storch. The receiver is a brick with two built in servos, Spektrum AR-6400 LBL which actually has a 6 ch capability but I am only using...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Griff Murphey
Dx6i mix

I'm trying to mix rudder and elevator on the right stick. I clicked on both mixes 1 and 2, clicked on rudder. Clearly I am missing something. Is it even possible to describe how to do this? Very...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Griff Murphey
Easier way for me to check being more of a...

Easier way for me to check being more of a straight and level flyer (hopefully) than a stunter.
Thanks!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks! Duly noted!

Thanks! Duly noted!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Griff Murphey
What are the symptoms of "not enough down and right" thrust on the motor?

Conversely, what happens if you put on too much?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-04-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
Another view

Another view
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-04-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
Here it is; prop still needs painting and there...

Here it is; prop still needs painting and there are a couple of places I want to point up, storms last night and wind gusting to 20 mph so the maiden looks to be off. It came out a tiny bit nose...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Griff Murphey
This morning I fired up the Stearman and it...

This morning I fired up the Stearman and it seemed a bit jumpy when I applied the power than revved up like the C-82 engine in Flight of the Phoenix. Dead calm perfect for amateurs like me. Got it up...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Griff Murphey
If it's calm tonight it will have been 48 hours...

If it's calm tonight it will have been 48 hours and I will try to fire it up. My best flight times are dusk and early AM.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-29-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
Oops. Here's the photo:

Oops. Here's the photo:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-29-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. Well we'll see how it does. 1/24 scale...

Thanks. Well we'll see how it does. 1/24 scale plane, 1:1 scale atmospheric gas molecules!
Below is my pattern for the cabin roof, I had planned to add the curved gun mount at the rear but I could...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-29-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. I have messed with this model too much, I...

Thanks. I have messed with this model too much, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the gear and then that little fitting was very hard to solder. The other thing was I wanted to at least give...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-28-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
Here are the wooden parts getting their Hellblau...

Here are the wooden parts getting their Hellblau airbrushing. The manifold covers on the lower half of the engine are from 1/72 scale paper underwing tank halves out of my plastic model junk box.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-28-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. Here is a preview - pic taken in May,...

Thanks. Here is a preview - pic taken in May, when I was airbrushing the desert camo. I tried to find the closest yellow I could to German Sandgelb, "sand yellow" and I practiced on the BF-109 wreck...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-28-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
On the motor, I used the laser cut nose parts and...

On the motor, I used the laser cut nose parts and firewall but built up the cowling in 1/4" sheet balsa, carved and sanded, given numerous coats of balsa filler coat with sanding. Once the finish was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-28-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
Here's the esc and 2 servo brick installed. You...

Here's the esc and 2 servo brick installed. You might also take note that the top of the wing spar carry thorough is sheeted over, I built this with a little play in the fit so I could adjust the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-28-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
One of the issues was figuring out the landing...

One of the issues was figuring out the landing gear. I soldered a copper fixture to allow some shock absorbency of the gear. The main leg can move up and down. U pins hold the fore and aft V struts....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-28-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Griff Murphey
DCPM Aerowerks 24" Span Storch

I started this model last September and am almost finished with it. It is a short kit which is a copy of a 1960's Guillow kit. I built a lot of those but I missed this one somehow. Since I can only...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Griff Murphey
Whaaaaaat??? Houston!? WET???? Thanks!...

Whaaaaaat???

Houston!? WET????

Thanks! Letting her dry....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Griff Murphey
We are in Texas and run a lot of AC and I can...

We are in Texas and run a lot of AC and I can tell you stuff dries out quickly here.

I might just toss that battery I have several more, even a couple of new ones.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks. I will wait a full 48 hours before trying...

Thanks. I will wait a full 48 hours before trying to fire it up. It was sitting in the tree tail down and of course it's the front cockpit open to the board. The upper wing and angle should have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Griff Murphey
My wet micro Stearman

Ok this morning it was pretty calm and I took my Umx micro Stearman out. It was porpoising a bit and I was messing with the trim. "just one more flight (before work)" and the plane stalled and fell...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 06-25-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,211
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok I will check the CG as best I can. Thanks!

Ok I will check the CG as best I can. Thanks!
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 06-25-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,211
Posted By Griff Murphey
Thanks! I would agree that adding nose weight has...

Thanks! I would agree that adding nose weight has advantages over adding down elevator trim. For one thing the trim won't vary at different speeds. However the UMX B-17 has been reported as slightly...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 06-24-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,211
Posted By Griff Murphey
Well I guess this is a dead post or my questions...

Well I guess this is a dead post or my questions are kinda elementary, my dear Wattsons!
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 06-23-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,211
Posted By Griff Murphey
It seems there are two approaches to this...

It seems there are two approaches to this aircraft, either add nose weight or give it down trim. Which do you recommend and why? Is the battery change to help with CG primarily or just performance?...
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