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02-18-2019, 12:54 AM
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Posted By pattern14

Talking Almost forgot......its been 10 years since I...

Almost forgot......its been 10 years since I joined Wattflyer, and my opinions haven't changed
02-18-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 47,501
Posted By pattern14

ahead of the pack

It would have to be the Luftwaffe's desperate last ditch efforts... the Me 262, the FW Ta 152, and my personal favourite, the Arado Ar 234. These 3 planes cover so many " first's" that I can't think...
08-09-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 112,068
Posted By pattern14

Much appreciated Ed.......

Much appreciated Ed.......
08-08-2018, 06:26 AM
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Views: 112,068
Posted By pattern14

Hi Ed, sorry to hear about your health problems;...

Hi Ed, sorry to hear about your health problems; just returned to flying myself after a lot of down time with cancer i.e operations, chemo, radiation. Been some years since I've been on wattflyer,...
10-10-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,080
Posted By pattern14

Hi Bruce:), I had almost forgotten about this...

Hi Bruce:), I had almost forgotten about this thread. For one reason or another, I have dropped out of Wattflyer for the time being, although I am still flying when the opportunity arises. The...
07-15-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By pattern14

Hmmmm

Thanks for the feedback, although there was no intent to open another can of worms here.....The forum does say "off topic", and the bulk of contributors are in the USA, where shooting sports are very...
07-13-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By pattern14

To all you gun owners

As the USA has much more liberal gun ownership laws than Australia, could someone offer me some advice. I don't want to do a buy and sell thing, or anything illegal, but I'm getting absolutely...
Forum: Foamies
06-13-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,936
Posted By pattern14

EPP is THE foam:D Everything else is second best...

EPP is THE foam:D Everything else is second best for durability. Once you get the hang of working with it, you won't bother with that pz beer cooler junk. Nothing like having opposite opinions, is...
06-07-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,248
Posted By pattern14

Pretty interested in your project....I'll be...

Pretty interested in your project....I'll be following your progress:) Any info on your source of parts etc?
Forum: Beginners
06-02-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,777
Posted By pattern14

Pretty much hit the nail on the head;-) It's...

Pretty much hit the nail on the head;-) It's everywhere....modern world syndrome
05-10-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,127
Posted By pattern14

I had one of these myself and only just retired...

I had one of these myself and only just retired it. If its the same one one I'm thinking of, its made by Guanli, and is actually a decent flier. The short anhedral wings make it snap roll very well,...
05-10-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,590
Posted By pattern14

I don't want to sound like a smart arse, but...

I don't want to sound like a smart arse, but flying in wind is all I ever do. My scratch builds will fly in the most atrocious conditions you can think of, and are invariably tailless pusher design...
05-09-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,833
Posted By pattern14

Nearly a decade ago, I taught my 10 year old son...

Nearly a decade ago, I taught my 10 year old son to fly on an S&B Me 163 Komet. An Australian made crash proof EPP warbird which made a brilliant trainer, and many planes since then, we still fly...
05-09-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,881
Posted By pattern14

Not meaning to hijack the thread, but the top...

Not meaning to hijack the thread, but the top speed of 472 mph for the Ta 152 was in the H-1 version, which may or may not have seen actual actual combat. The H-1 had a hopped up engine with methanol...
04-18-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,500
Posted By pattern14

These days I rarely post on any forums, and it...

These days I rarely post on any forums, and it was by sheer coincidence that i came across this thread tonight. Not being a member of a club, and living/flying in rural semi isolation, Wattflyer has...
01-20-2015, 07:14 AM
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Views: 246,648
Posted By pattern14

after some time.....

It's been a couple of years since I bothered with my radian, as my weather conditions were always too rough for a plane like this. I managed to repair the tree damaged cartwheeled wings, although the...
Forum: Combat
01-18-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,595
Posted By pattern14

Did direct strike combat for years, with my S&B...

Did direct strike combat for years, with my S&B EPP planes and scratchbuilds. It used to literally rain components with a really big hit!!! Tried twice with a stryker but it got literally smashed to...
12-07-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By pattern14

I generally run 2200mah 4s lipo's on all my...

I generally run 2200mah 4s lipo's on all my EDF's, except for a couple of the twin fan ones like my SU 47, which uses a different set up. The HK "Nanotech" lipo's seem to generate more power when...
12-06-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By pattern14

I bought one of these "frame only" Vampires a few...

I bought one of these "frame only" Vampires a few years back. It is a really nice plane to fly, quite stable and aerobatic once you have it trimmed and the COG spot on. It also glides forever even in...
11-11-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,751
Posted By pattern14

I've never seen a kit or plans for the Japanese...

I've never seen a kit or plans for the Japanese Shinden "Magnificent lightning" pusher canard. I know you are not keen on warbirds, but this one really is different:)
11-11-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,554
Posted By pattern14

A couple of years back I built a swept wing...

A couple of years back I built a swept wing version of the He 162 from the remains of my original Starmax one. There is a picture of it in post Number 25 under the title 'Hobbyking He 162". Flew well...
09-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,139
Posted By pattern14

When I had my heart trouble a few years back, I...

When I had my heart trouble a few years back, I told them I wanted the oldest ugliest nurse they had to help shower me. They must have turned that hospital upside down to find the size 10 babe with...
08-19-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 112,068
Posted By pattern14

Sounds good then:) I did not think you were gruff...

Sounds good then:) I did not think you were gruff at all; in fact this is about the only thread I still bother to follow on Wattflyer. I've gotten a little jaded with all the parkzone type posts and...
08-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 112,068
Posted By pattern14

It was a just a general enquiry regarding the...

It was a just a general enquiry regarding the flexability of the resin being used i.e will it wrinkle or lift/seperate from the foam after prolonged wing flex? Not knowing much about your "flite...
08-18-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 112,068
Posted By pattern14

Flexability

Given the amount of flex in the wings of this bird, how does this application handle the stretching and contraction aspect?
08-02-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,446
Posted By pattern14

70tyh anniversary

Just to keep the thread alive, today, the 2nd of august, is the 70th anniversary of the first operational flight of the Ar234. Both the V5 and V7 completed all their mission without detection or...
06-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 112,068
Posted By pattern14

Thanks for the info Ed:) I had a look at some of...

Thanks for the info Ed:) I had a look at some of the planes and they are quite impressive. Maybe I'll cover my He 178 in it when it I eventually get it finished[popcorn]
06-23-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 112,068
Posted By pattern14

Been meaning to ask...

Great work as usual Ed, but I've been meaning to ask for quite some time now.....no intention to derail the thread, but could you post just one photo of a previous completed project, regardless of...
06-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 109,249
Posted By pattern14

I also forgot to mention I have since taught 4...

I also forgot to mention I have since taught 4 local youngsters to fly using my Komet and a similar scratchbuilt clone. I ended up selling the scratchbuilt flying wing pusher to one of them who still...
06-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By pattern14

As my grandfather said about stuff like this..."...

As my grandfather said about stuff like this..." Nothing a 303 bullet wouldn't fix". The only confrontation between a drone and a manned fighter plane saw the drone come off a very poor second. These...
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