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Forum: WWI Era 09-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
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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...
Forum: WWI Era 09-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Griff Murphey
Aft view

Aft view
Forum: WWI Era 09-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Griff Murphey
Forum: WWI Era 09-04-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Griff Murphey
Installing control horns

Use of a "gust lock" type stabilizer holds control surfaces in neutral while control horns are ACC'd to control surfaces. Control horns are Flyzone long N-17 type, cut off flat and sanded. Control...
Forum: WWI Era 08-27-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 38,563
Posted By Griff Murphey
I am currently flying the SE-5 and DR-1 and have...

I am currently flying the SE-5 and DR-1 and have "gone through" two other SE-5s and a Nieuport 17. All came with down and right thrust. I assume that yes you would need that on the Albatros.

I...
Forum: WWI Era 08-27-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Griff Murphey
Painting and about to begin assembly

Painting coming along well. I copied the one Planes of Fame has. Final assembly next.
Forum: WWI Era 07-28-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Griff Murphey
The airframe

Here's the pile of structure awaiting covering. The strut mounting plates are supported on both sides by good strong ribs, thanks to Dave.
Forum: WWI Era 07-28-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Griff Murphey
Wing root

Here is the wing root. The lower wing was strengthened with a third spar. All spars are basswood, so the three spars are engaged in the balsa wing root. I might pad them with a little silicon sealer....
Forum: WWI Era 07-28-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Griff Murphey
Some photos

Just installed the motor. The wing root area was supposed to be managed with ribs and formers, but I felt it would be too fragile, impossible to sheet up... so I carved it out of 1/4" balsa sheet,...
Forum: WWI Era 07-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Griff Murphey
Low tech printing of German Lozenge Tissue

I had an idea about how to do this for the computer stupid like me. One of my buddies is still very active in scale plastic modeling. He copied some 1/48 lozenge decals blown up to 1/22 scale for my...
Forum: WWI Era 07-11-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By Griff Murphey
102 flights as of 7-10-14. I count flights as a...

102 flights as of 7-10-14. I count flights as a minute, minimum. This plane probably has over 300 launches and as many earthly returns. Very impressed with its sturdiness and continued airworthiness.
Forum: WWI Era 07-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Griff Murphey
DCPM Pfalz XII project

Hello, I am building DPCM's 16" span Pfalz D-XII and presently have it framed up almost ready to cover. I am planning on covering with hex tissue I will print myself. Radio and power will be Flyzone...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Griff Murphey
No big deal. I admit, I am learning. Right now I...

No big deal. I admit, I am learning. Right now I am still learning to fly. i was a very serious nut case obsessive plastic scale IPMS contest modeler for about 30 years. BUT I enjoy resurrecting...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Griff Murphey
...OLD.....

...OLD.....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Griff Murphey
Reminds me of all the cogs and gears in my...

Reminds me of all the cogs and gears in my Graupner Boat-o-matic!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Griff Murphey
Next time I will be sure to say receiver/speed...

Next time I will be sure to say receiver/speed control /servo combo! Or just Brick!

I am a beginner having flown RTF micro biplanes for a year... just built my first two stick and tissue...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Griff Murphey
I take it you are correcting my terminology. I...

I take it you are correcting my terminology. I guess it is a bit like being on a gun forum and hearing someone call an 1998 Krag-Jorgenson a "Craig rifle." I swear I have heard people refer to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Griff Murphey
Souping-up the Flyzone 3.7 V brushed motor

Just for the heck of it I tried the rubber power prop (never throw anything away!) that Guillow supplied in the kit. Wind was way high so I just got in a few short test flights done but my impression...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-13-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Griff Murphey
The plane is set up as a belly lander. So three...

The plane is set up as a belly lander. So three blades seem less than ideal. I do have a three blade I can try.

With respect, I doubt that plumbers' tape will give a vibration-free mounting on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Griff Murphey
What is the biggest prop I can get to fit a 1.2mm drive shaft?

I have a 5.25x2.75 prop on my Guillow conversion 109, powered by a cheap Flyzone SE5 powerplant and gearbox. I am seeking to boost performance. Is there anyone who makes a bigger prop?

I can fit a...
Forum: WWI Era 06-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By Griff Murphey
Peculiarity with Flyzone WW-1 aircraft motors

If you fly the micro WW-1 aircraft (and their Cub or Playmate) you might encounter a full-on nose-impact crash right on the propeller boss. This leaves the prop very stiff to turn by hand and not...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok plane has flown about 80 times made about 25...

Ok plane has flown about 80 times made about 25 decent flights. It doesn't climb real well and needs air and lots of room to turn. Still kind of fun. I have thrown it up in 15 mph wind and it has...
Forum: WWI Era 06-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By Griff Murphey
92 flights, probably over 300 launches. A few...

92 flights, probably over 300 launches. A few battle scars but still flying reasonably well. I added an mg salvaged from a Flyzone. Nieuport 17 wreck.

I am impressed with the robustness of the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-19-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Griff Murphey
Ok I could not wait so I drove down to my local...

Ok I could not wait so I drove down to my local Hobby USA, waited for the noon, Sunday opening, and the guru there found a female plug mated to an LED for lighting, a pair for only $3.95 and all I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-18-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Griff Murphey
God bless you. Then the pup shall fly again. I...

God bless you. Then the pup shall fly again. I think that brick and its plug had flown over 150x in the original Flyzone SE-5. Their plugs do wear out. In the future I will stop salvaging bricks from...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-18-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Griff Murphey
Help! Need a 3.7V Flyzone power plug for a micro biplane...

Need the female plug leading to the brick. I thought I had a bad brick I could rob one off of but I cannot find it. Are these commercially available?

I know it is the plug because I was able to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-15-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By Griff Murphey
Here is Galland

Here is Galland
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-15-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By Griff Murphey
Finally... It flies, climbs, and cruises

After adding the bigger wing, I still was not getting any climbing. So I went back to the same prop I used on the AEROWERKES Pup, the Ares Umicro 5.5x2.75 prop from the local Hobby USA. I bought a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-11-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By Griff Murphey
Bigger wing, new battery

The bigger wing has made the 109 much more stable. With a new battery, it will climb into the wind. I flew it this morning in 15 mph gusts, too high really, but I had fun holding it into the wind at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By Griff Murphey
I'm using the Flyzone stuff because a Flyzone...

I'm using the Flyzone stuff because a Flyzone brick and Powerplant cost $60 max so it seemed a good entry level package. Free if they come out of a wrecked SE-5. However I am tiring of it and I don't...
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