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Forum: WWI Era
04-06-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,971
Posted By Griff Murphey

Killed it

Coronavirus boredom got to me and flew it in the front yard. Did a face plant with it on the driveway curb and just like the other previous cheap tower WW-1s it killed the engine, itís still pretty...
Forum: WWI Era
02-29-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,971
Posted By Griff Murphey

Couple of nice Fokkers. I have been wanting to do...

Couple of nice Fokkers. I have been wanting to do Ernst Udetís civil one he flew in Germany before WW-2. Iíd like to know if it was silver or light gray, hard to tell from B&W photos.
Forum: WWI Era
02-12-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,971
Posted By Griff Murphey

I now have 25 flights on this plane. I did damage...

I now have 25 flights on this plane. I did damage it trying my first effort at indoor flying and may have loosened the motor mount. Itís now flying with a lot more noise, still very sensitive as far...
Replies: 456
Views: 92,432
Posted By Griff Murphey

Rick; thanks very much for your invitation making...

Rick; thanks very much for your invitation making this fine facility available to folks. I had never tried indoor flying and itís definitely a skill set that requires training to become competent. I...
Replies: 456
Views: 92,432
Posted By Griff Murphey

Never mind - figured it out. Hopefully I will be...

Never mind - figured it out. Hopefully I will be there.
Replies: 456
Views: 92,432
Posted By Griff Murphey

I think I can come. I know you have given the...

I think I can come. I know you have given the location and address but I cannot get my phone to scroll back far enough to display it.
10-13-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,866
Posted By Griff Murphey

Here is a photo of the damage. - looks worse than...

Here is a photo of the damage. - looks worse than it is and the motor seems ok.
10-13-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,866
Posted By Griff Murphey

Finally decided to get back with a flight test...

Finally decided to get back with a flight test program, had two flights today. The second flight I lost control and brought it down on a sidewalk. Although the damage looks bad, itís not, it just...
10-09-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,212
Posted By Griff Murphey

It takes me about 9 months to build a scale park...

It takes me about 9 months to build a scale park flyer stick and tissue. Free hobby time is my issue. I build them then get scared of flying them. Foam is an investment of $ but the built ups are...
10-09-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,212
Posted By Griff Murphey

Micro UMX Stearman

These are still my favorite go to everyday flyers. The old beat up one has logged 261 flights and my new one has 40. Fly over grass in open areas, on calm days. I personally have ailerons set at 10...
09-08-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,180
Posted By Griff Murphey

Thank you very much!!!

Thank you very much!!!
09-07-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,180
Posted By Griff Murphey

Setting an Eflite Park Mig-15 on safe

How do you do that? I read of it in the AMA Park Pilot magazine... I have lost my manual.
08-15-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,176
Posted By Griff Murphey

Success!!!

Easy fix. Staggered the solder joints and covered with heat shrink tubing!
08-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,176
Posted By Griff Murphey

Steve R Horizon called me at 7pm CDT as they were...

Steve R Horizon called me at 7pm CDT as they were closing up and said he was not sure but would get out a meter and figure it out. Then 5 minutes after 7 he called back at told me the same thing you...
08-15-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,176
Posted By Griff Murphey

Tower vs. Horizon 3.7v battery connection colors

I have an old beat up rattletrap Horizon micro Stearman. The battery connector is behaving like the plug is no good. I have a couple of plugs I can pull off off of old wrecked Tower Micros. Problem...
Forum: WWI Era
08-11-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,971
Posted By Griff Murphey

I have flown theíD-7 about 7 times. Itís pretty...

I have flown theíD-7 about 7 times. Itís pretty tender in the air... gets moved around a lot in comparison to my Horizon micro Stearman. I have not weighed it but itís super light compared with that...
Forum: WWI Era
07-23-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,971
Posted By Griff Murphey

looked good needed a little down elevator trim, I...

looked good needed a little down elevator trim, I think. I still have not flown mine, itís been too windy. This morning it was still but I have patients!

Couple of small notes, the lozenge fabric...
Forum: WWI Era
07-19-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,971
Posted By Griff Murphey

New micro Fokker D-7 by Tower RTF $79

This is a gorgeous model far and away nicer than their old WW-1 line. The plane comes in the markings of Ernst Udet complete with ďDu doch Nicht!Ē Tailplane markings ďyou ainít Gonna get me!Ē Great...
Forum: WWI Era
06-24-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,972
Posted By Griff Murphey

So I fixed my Jenny

I built a 1/32 Jenny, 16” span, off of plans from outerzone which went with about a 36” span .049 powered free flight one. Scaled em down and built this little plane in 2015. The plane never would...
04-29-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,637
Posted By Griff Murphey

Finally finished it after ten months. Did the...

Finally finished it after ten months. Did the wingtip throttle up and it should fly. I thought the float would counterbalance the radio being aft but I had to add two Sheridan 5mm pellets to the...
02-11-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,637
Posted By Griff Murphey

OK here are some pix I had to go to my computer...

OK here are some pix I had to go to my computer to get the advanced option... used to be able to just use my iPhone....
02-11-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,637
Posted By Griff Murphey

Maybe with YOU on the gimbals!!

Maybe with YOU on the gimbals!!
02-11-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,637
Posted By Griff Murphey

Hi Chelle, great idea! The Rufe is a popular...

Hi Chelle, great idea! The Rufe is a popular subject for RC models in Japan and there are a great number of Rufes with especially clear plastic versions of this tacked onto the actual rudder. If it...
02-10-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,637
Posted By Griff Murphey

I was trying to use my phone since that's where...

I was trying to use my phone since that's where the photos are. It gave me a much simplified - I guess "mobile" version.... Had no provision for photos. I guess I need to put the photos on my iPad...
02-10-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,637
Posted By Griff Murphey

Ready for final assembly. I have some pictures...

Ready for final assembly. I have some pictures but I cannot figure out this new format .the old format had an option to add photos.
11-15-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By Griff Murphey

This is real similar to what Dave Cowell is doing...

This is real similar to what Dave Cowell is doing with DPCM Aerowerks here in the USA. He gets an extensive range of I think the entire line of discontinued Guillows WW-1 planes as well as many...
11-15-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By Griff Murphey

Interesting UK source for stick and tissue kitsl

So we get all these Christmas catalogs and two of them offered a 16” Span SE-5 and F-4-U “old time balsa” pair of kits “from England.” One photo showed the kit with manufacturer’s name which is...
Forum: WWI Era
10-24-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,400
Posted By Griff Murphey

Here are my three Ukrainian grandkids one of my...

Here are my three Ukrainian grandkids one of my daughters and her husband adopted. They are going bonkers chasing after my well worn 550 flight Flyzone DR-1. The eldest, my grandson Danny, was...
10-20-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,637
Posted By Griff Murphey

I need to take some pix had back surgery in May...

I need to take some pix had back surgery in May and really haven't flown much but I have been building and the Rufe is coming along, it's covered and the radio and motor are installed of course. I...
10-19-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,866
Posted By Griff Murphey

Well first of all I had major back surgery in...

Well first of all I had major back surgery in May, which has slowed down getting this plane airworthy. Hard to chase ‘em down when you are mobility impaired. I did a test flight and it started trying...
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