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Old 01-08-2008, 03:53 PM   #151
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Hey degreen60,
You're correct, but I am going for a "civilian" SE5a! I think it is one of the most streamlined WW1 Allied fighters and certainly gives the Tiger Moth a run for the money in the looks and handling categories. Fly when you can,

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The plane needs a gun on top of the upper wing. Look here. Enlarge and print it out. Glue it on foam. Should look good.

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I like the blue and white paint scheme I think they look cool in those colors.

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I just wanted to do a different take on it. Nothing historical, just the plane itself in my own "livery". I have a long way to go on doing a top notch paint job. But it's a lot of fun once I commit myself! Thanks again.

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Old 02-17-2008, 09:57 PM   #154
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Thumbs down Today is a red letter day- two crashes+two planes

Well, the NiMH is sitting too far forward in the SE5a- which I mentioned before but failed to do anything about. The wind was gusting today and I flew anyway(! BAD!!). I tried taking off from grass, but she's too heavy with that fat NiMH in there, so I used the road next to the soccer field where I flew. She lifted off with close to full up elevator, and I got her over the field when the wind blew her sideways and she was still too low to turn and maintain altitude so I cut power and dove into the ground pretty much none the worse for wear! She's tough. I definitely need to rethink the landing gear axle, because it is always coming disconnected after a hard landing. I am going to balance her tomorrow and find a better battery placement than at present- battery definitely needs to move rearward to balance the plane better (presently slightly nose-heavy). She looks good. Flying nose heavy isn't too bad, but balanced is better!

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Originally Posted by Voyager2lcats View Post
I just wanted to do a different take on it. Nothing historical, just the plane itself in my own "livery". I have a long way to go on doing a top notch paint job. But it's a lot of fun once I commit myself! Thanks again.
Same deal with mine, the red/white, I suppose. Although I need to finish it up- the build is in the stage I find most boring; all the wiring up and hooking up electronics.
almost done though... almost.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:30 AM   #156
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Hey Geoffrito, good for you! Building: I hate soldering the most. I am always messing it up and having to redo joints that are gloppy or suspect. I am always glad when I test the motor and servos and everything behaves normally. This was my first brushless motor and ESC, so I was a little concerned I would mess it up. Right now I need to balance CG (would you believe the battery is going in behind the servos?), repair/replace landing gear axle, and glue a cracked spar on the right wing. Oy!!

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Same deal with mine, the red/white, I suppose. Although I need to finish it up- the build is in the stage I find most boring; all the wiring up and hooking up electronics.
almost done though... almost.

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I have not posted anything meaningful to WattFlyer in quite a while, but I have rebuilt the SE5a (wings, electronics, LiPo) and I have flown it. It needs lateral balance (might be wing warping or combination imbalance). I have finally joined the 2.4 Ghz club as local ranges operate on 72 Mhz at times with fatal effects on transmitters/receivers. I will be posting some pictures soon. Cheers to all my WattFlyer friends.

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Hey Bob. you're back on line!
An SE5a sounds great; really looking forward to the finished pics on here.
I would really like to have a WW1 type in my collection .
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Originally Posted by baz49exe View Post
Hey Bob. you're back on line!
An SE5a sounds great; really looking forward to the finished pics on here.
I would really like to have a WW1 type in my collection .
Maybe a look up at Scratchbuild listings where I built a full supposed 3D SE5 ?

I reduced it to sport ... not being a 3D person.

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Originally Posted by baz49exe View Post
Hey Bob. you're back on line!
An SE5a sounds great; really looking forward to the finished pics on here.
I would really like to have a WW1 type in my collection .
Barry I am making more effort at viewing as I am currently not in the mood to build (flying weather has gotten cold as well). I still need to find where I stashed my GWS props for this model!

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