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Forum: WWI Era
03-10-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,690
Posted By FS Gilbert

Aero Werkes has the Dolphin kit. ...

Aero Werkes has the Dolphin kit.
http://www.aerowerkes.com/DPCM105SOPWITHDOL.html
Forum: WWI Era
11-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,437
Posted By FS Gilbert

Great job! I have to ask....it is paint...

Great job! I have to ask....it is paint (airbrush)?

In response to your stating that not all aircraft were drab, that certainly wasn't true with the Italians or French, but the British were more...
Forum: WWI Era
11-24-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,437
Posted By FS Gilbert

Degreen, you always seem to have unusual color...

Degreen, you always seem to have unusual color schemes and do such a nice job of it.
Forum: WWI Era
11-24-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,437
Posted By FS Gilbert

In addition, I have found from time to time, that...

In addition, I have found from time to time, that the stab/ele surfaces have sometimes warped a bit. This is true for the foam planes of all sizes. That will truly change your flight path! So, check...
Forum: WWI Era
11-24-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,437
Posted By FS Gilbert

Mine is powered by a 730 maH 3s, so it is a light...

Mine is powered by a 730 maH 3s, so it is a light and small bat. It is fitted in the fuse over the wheels. There doesn't seem to be a balance problem with mine. I'll fly it even in 8mph winds. But I...
11-21-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
Posted By FS Gilbert

Nice plane. You might want to consider folding...

Nice plane. You might want to consider folding props. They also sound much better.
Forum: WWI Era
11-13-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,437
Posted By FS Gilbert

Thanks, Patrick. It's a color that was handy,...

Thanks, Patrick. It's a color that was handy, not scale, but the Italians were known for such schemes and colors. I have found that the silver color makes it hard to distinguish up from down. The...
11-13-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 144,665
Posted By FS Gilbert

Finally, after 8 yrs, got the GeeBee Tiger Moth...

Finally, after 8 yrs, got the GeeBee Tiger Moth to fly. What a super plane. No trim was necessary in flight. Too bad the company no longer exists.
Forum: WWI Era
11-13-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,437
Posted By FS Gilbert

Flew the N-17 in a slight breeze today. This is...

Flew the N-17 in a slight breeze today. This is such a nice flyer. I also have a N11 and find it hard to orient because of the silver wings. The yellow stands out better for me.
Forum: WWI Era
05-11-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,936
Posted By FS Gilbert

Greenonions, Sent PM.

Greenonions, Sent PM.
Forum: WWI Era
05-11-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,936
Posted By FS Gilbert

Here's the problem...

Here's the problem...
Forum: WWI Era
05-11-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,936
Posted By FS Gilbert

Greenonions, I took a better look at the G3 and...

Greenonions, I took a better look at the G3 and see what you mean in regard to the wing and ribs and how they seem to be touching. It looks like the back part of the wing on top has a slant and...
Forum: WWI Era
05-10-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,936
Posted By FS Gilbert

Greenonions, I think what you are referring to is...

Greenonions, I think what you are referring to is the TE of the wing. On the Caudron, the TE is a wire (use thread) instead of a hard edge. You simply wrap the tissue around it as did the Wright...
Forum: WWI Era
05-10-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,936
Posted By FS Gilbert

degreen60, I'd give the Krylon a shot for your...

degreen60, I'd give the Krylon a shot for your silk technique. It may just be the right solution as it goes on lightly and dries quickly. Several coats, I would think, would have it ready for paint.
Forum: WWI Era
05-10-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,936
Posted By FS Gilbert

Read this article...

Read this article ....http://www.smallflyingarts.com/Current_Content/Article_2/floor_wax.htm

It is not that Future shrinks the tissue(although it does) as much as it serves the purpose of sealing...
Forum: WWI Era
05-10-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,936
Posted By FS Gilbert

Greenonions, well you've got a plan and that's...

Greenonions, well you've got a plan and that's good, but I think you are still over building in some areas. The carbon will be light for the booms and LG and certainly I would go that route, but...
Forum: WWI Era
05-09-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,936
Posted By FS Gilbert

Greenonions, there really is nothing the matter...

Greenonions, there really is nothing the matter with using balsa to build. Carbon fiber is good in some places, but balsa, at that scale is more than adequate and has alot of bounce to it. There is...
03-08-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,260
Posted By FS Gilbert

In the last few days here in New England, I have...

In the last few days here in New England, I have flown my Vapor Bleriot outside and as high as 75 feet with out any problem. There is always some wind above 50 feet here, but because the new Vapor...
03-07-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,260
Posted By FS Gilbert

ArneH, I covered the plane that PD1 referred to....

ArneH, I covered the plane that PD1 referred to. That was covered in cheap tissue from a gift store but it has held up well. Actually, better than the original covering of mylar. I used BalsaLoc...
02-21-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By FS Gilbert

Haven't tried inverted flight, but will next...

Haven't tried inverted flight, but will next time.

Glad to hear that Kevin is going kicking and screaming into the 21st century!
He'll love it and I'm sure get it dressed up like a tart on...
02-21-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By FS Gilbert

2nd generation Vapor "Bleriot"

From the Vapor Factory.....


The best stable flyer so far with the struts of .020" added to the front spar and LG. Easily loops with min. loss of height.
The additional wt. doesn't seem to be...
02-21-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By FS Gilbert

Tissue was shrunk and thus the plane performed...

Tissue was shrunk and thus the plane performed better today but only briefly. The trims kept changing in the air and then the model started to porpoise. It landed hard and took out the LG. Next...
02-17-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By FS Gilbert

Park, Did you watch the video? I listed the...

Park,
Did you watch the video? I listed the weight and WS. They are 23.5 grams AUW and WS of 18". I believe you can use the Vapor parts but you may have to use a different prop for your project. ...
02-15-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By FS Gilbert

The problem, Sparkie ( thanks for comment), was...

The problem, Sparkie ( thanks for comment), was that both Paul and I were flying it at full power most of the time. So, although, it looks to be flying OK, there was no margin for error and the...
02-14-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By FS Gilbert

Thanks for comments, John. Yes, the poles...

Thanks for comments, John.

Yes, the poles are a problem. Some of them become alive at times and jump out to snag an unsuspecting plane! But we have rat races thru them and just for variety some...
02-14-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By FS Gilbert

Vapor Defender

Here is a video taken today of the my latest mod using the Vapor components.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VTbTYtlGbg
Forum: Foamies
02-05-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,246
Posted By FS Gilbert

Haven't flown it yet. I still have to install...

Haven't flown it yet. I still have to install the ailerons and choose a site that doesn't have hard snow which will tear up the foam.
Although, I have the original motor installed, I will probably...
Forum: Foamies
02-04-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,246
Posted By FS Gilbert

Bucker Jungmann 131

This started out as a GWS Tiger Moth kit that I mod'd. Some changes in the tail group and landing gear were the basic items. The cabanes and struts had 1/32" balsa added for stiffness and I used...
Forum: Foamies
02-04-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,881
Posted By FS Gilbert

Try this link and then go to the next one where...

Try this link and then go to the next one where it shows the flexibility. First, I've heard of it and I'm going to try it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK3wi6gNTUE
01-18-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,535
Posted By FS Gilbert

Thanks, Glenn. Paul helped me balance the plane...

Thanks, Glenn. Paul helped me balance the plane out as it was tail heavy. It then became a delight to fly and flew level and slow like the original. It does have the wings tied down with thread...
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