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Forum: WWI Era
06-07-2009, 01:44 PM
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Posted By tipsy mcstaller

I'm still subscribed to see if I can help with...

I'm still subscribed to see if I can help with you build. Just one major point: The way the lower wing attaches to the fuse is inadequate. I have had to repair that around four time (and will now...
Forum: WWI Era
04-23-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Keep going! I'm sure it will be a fantastic...

Keep going! I'm sure it will be a fantastic model. I was impatient, and slapped mine together. I'd love to see what's possible by somebody taking their time.
Forum: WWI Era
04-05-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Absolutely. Only in a dead calm! The plane...

Absolutely. Only in a dead calm! The plane actually performs well if you have some idea of how a biplane should fly - I didn't so there was a steep learning curve. There is a lot of wing area and...
Forum: WWI Era
04-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Please feel free to post questions - I'd be happy...

Please feel free to post questions - I'd be happy to help from my experience building this kit.. I would REALLY suggest you mount the front of the landing gear in front of the former in the battery...
Forum: WWI Era
11-01-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Any progress on the plane? Mine has become a...

Any progress on the plane? Mine has become a trusted member of my hanger, although only for dead-calm days...
Forum: WWI Era
10-05-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

I'm not sure where all the weight came from (on...

I'm not sure where all the weight came from (on my plane that is), but suspect the exhaust pipes. I've flown it three times this weekend with no further problems. Once I learned that yes it can...
Forum: WWI Era
10-04-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Finally got it! I moved the front strut out in...

Finally got it! I moved the front strut out in front of the second former (in the "battery hatch") and lashed it using fishing line and CA. If it let's go, it won't go snapping through my...
Forum: WWI Era
09-30-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Beautiful work! Well, I repaired it, flew it...

Beautiful work! Well, I repaired it, flew it again this morning, had a hard landing and tore the landing gear off again! :mad:

It's only the front that lets go... and unfortunately it breaks...
Forum: WWI Era
09-28-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

What a work of art! I am really enjoying this...

What a work of art! I am really enjoying this thread - please keep those posts and pictures coming! I did glue the exhaust stacks directly to the covering on top of the stringers... It seems to be...
Forum: WWI Era
09-28-2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

That's a great idea! Next plane...

That's a great idea! Next plane...
Forum: WWI Era
09-28-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

btw I'm using a 9x6 prop.

btw I'm using a 9x6 prop.
Forum: WWI Era
09-28-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Would you try that prior to adding nose weight? ...

Would you try that prior to adding nose weight? And if nose weight, how much would you recommend? If down thrust, just a tiny bit of shim on the motor mount? (Remember, mine is not a stick-mount.)...
Forum: WWI Era
09-28-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

I'm using the 2cell Thunderpower. I flew it...

I'm using the 2cell Thunderpower. I flew it again (too much wind, but had to do it anyway...) and after some thought here's my opinion:

1) NO wind, and I mean "No" wind can be sustained easily...
Forum: WWI Era
09-27-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Maidened today! Rolled out in no time at all,...

Maidened today! Rolled out in no time at all, ballooned then went over onto one wingtip (breaking it I might add). Tried again, made sure I added some down elevator when it was ready to leave the...
Forum: WWI Era
09-24-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

you had me there for a moment.

you had me there for a moment.
Forum: WWI Era
09-23-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

OK Enough About Me

I've stiffened up the front end of the plane a bit (since I'm not using the stick mount...) I'm looking forward to seeing how this thing flies...

Now back to you! How's the build coming?????????
Forum: WWI Era
09-22-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Well - I went to my LHS in a fit of despair this...

Well - I went to my LHS in a fit of despair this afternoon. And they capitalized on it (as they usually do). I walked out with an e-flite 370 brushless, and a 25amp esc with a 9x5 prop). Now I'm...
Forum: WWI Era
09-22-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

I just pulled the cowl, took the motor out of the...

I just pulled the cowl, took the motor out of the gearbox, fiddle around, and decided everything was in there the way it was supposed to be in the first place! I'll pop the 9x7 on there when I get...
Forum: WWI Era
09-22-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

I already PM'd him on RC Groups at your...

I already PM'd him on RC Groups at your recommendation... I think I'm going to try the 9X7 prop, since that is what he was flying on the prototype. If that doesn't do it, then I'm going to get...
Forum: WWI Era
09-21-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Thanks for all of your help! I used the MPI...

Thanks for all of your help! I used the MPI wheels - 3 inch I believe. They're fine if you cover the modern looking spokes... I did not put a battery hatch on it, just left the area between...
Forum: WWI Era
09-21-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Pictures

Now will you help me make it fly???
Forum: WWI Era
09-21-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

It weighs around 11 ounces without the battery......

It weighs around 11 ounces without the battery... The battery is a brand new Thunderpower 1320mah 7.4 volt battery. Advertising states that it weighs 58 grams... I don't have a wattmeter, but will...
Forum: WWI Era
09-21-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

Finished!

Well, all the detail was done. I took it to the field. Powered it up, and it couldn't even roll in the grass. It drove lazily around on the jogging path without even a nod in the direction of...
Forum: WWI Era
09-18-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

I just fit the top wing onto the interplane...

I just fit the top wing onto the interplane struts and the cabane struts... It was not pleasant trying to locate the little pin holes for the cabanes through my opaque green covering! It seems to...
Forum: WWI Era
09-14-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

How's it coming Barmonkey? I've got my covered...

How's it coming Barmonkey? I've got my covered completely now, with the gear on... Next up the horizontal and vertical stabs. I'll get some more pictures up soon.

A couple issues...

I ran...
Forum: WWI Era
09-07-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

That's the color! Now if only someone could show...

That's the color! Now if only someone could show me how to lay down a seam perfectly flat I'd be completely set! :mad: It was like gift wrapping a bowling ball doing the fuselage... I ended up...
Forum: WWI Era
09-06-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

and two decals

and two decals
Forum: WWI Era
09-06-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

yes

yes
Forum: WWI Era
09-06-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

My top wing weights around 1.4 ounces or around...

My top wing weights around 1.4 ounces or around 45 grams... I don't have a digital scale (yet), so I'm sure it's a little inexact. (covered)
Forum: WWI Era
09-05-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 38,979
Posted By tipsy mcstaller

I'll try and get that weighed for you this...

I'll try and get that weighed for you this weekend. I mounted the motor to two pieces of 3/16 by 1/4 inch balsa glued to the face of the firewall. I'll try and get a picture posted. I discovered,...
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