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Old 10-17-2011, 09:28 AM
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I thought maybe all the WW1 junkies could show em off. If all you stick and rudder guys and gals would post three pics:

1. Your favorite fighter/bomber/scout of all times to fly.
2. Your best detailed WW1 plane.
3. The most battle worn.

Give a brief ( afew words guys and gals) of each plane. It would be great to share these, and I think others would enjoy seeing them, learn something about the plane, maybe encourage others to buy the plane you share. Also makes a good reference when you have a question, you'll know who has what, and what they think about it. I plan to copy the photos and remarks and paste them to a folder for ref. Then place them on a video so all can see. Just a thought! Lets show em off!
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:28 PM
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The most battle worn.

I choise the Kavan Albatros for this one. It has been crashed and rebuilt several times.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:33 PM
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Your favorite fighter/bomber/scout of all times to fly.
This was a hard choise. I have about 8 I really like to fly. I chose the Eflite Nieuport 17 "Flying Fish".
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:37 PM
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Thanks for kicking it off for me Degreen! I can imagine it would be hard foryou since you have about every WW1 plane in inventory!! LOL
Nice pics! first in the folder!
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:40 PM
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Your best detailed WW1 plane.
For this one I picked the Breguet 14. It is not as colorful as some of my other planes but has both guns and bombs installed. I only add details that can be seen while flying.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
Thanks for kicking it off for me Degreen! I can imagine it would be hard foryou since you have about every WW1 plane in inventory!! LOL
Nice pics! first in the folder!
I have 16 WWI planes in flying shape and several crashed or just needing finished. That does not include my GWS trainer that has WWI german crosses on it. LOL
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:13 PM
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I would say lets set up and aswap and fly...but geees..you already have my planes....!
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:54 PM
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Default fokker dv111

heres my first attempt at homebuilt foamie..
a fokker dv111
built from 5mm epp,
b/w 1300kv motor.
w/s 650mm.
2s 500mah.
auw 230g.
maidened today was shocked......it actually flew
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:11 AM
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Nice job and thanks for the pics!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by daren View Post
heres my first attempt at homebuilt foamie..
Nice job daren! Love it. It's an inspiration. I've been wanting to build a simple/quick foamy from depron sheet with my kids for them to learn on. I've got all the stuff together, just need to build it. I was thinking high wing, and really wanted a DVIII, but was not too keen on doing the struts to hold the wing for a trainer plane. I like your method to put the wing on.

Sorry for the high jack, but daren doesn't have any other posts.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:49 PM
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No problem at all, The pics are going to bring comments and questions! Good for everyone!
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:06 PM
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1. Your favorite fighter/bomber/scout of all times to fly.
2. Your best detailed WW1 plane.
3. The most battle worn.

Hmmm. Very cool topic, but very difficult to decide what to post.

I have a very hard time deciding between my modded SE5 and my Albatros for the favorite to fly. They both go very slow, very scale like flight. The SE5 is great for a ZERO wind day, and floats almost as slow as my Jenny. But it is more pitch sensitive than the Albi, (probably from the undercamber wings), and it is so responsive, that it almost gets you in trouble during landings. The Albatros is incredibly smooth, and has absolutely no bad habbits, goes very slow, yet really scoots when wanting an unscale speed. But it's roll rate is slower for sure. Absolute joy to take off and land.

So, I'll post both. Sorry

Albatros. About 95% scratch built. I think there's about 2 ribs that are original to the Cedar Hobbies Piece of junk kit, and even those were modded. Everything else it scratch built.
It has a 32" span, and weighs about 15oz with battery in it.




The SE5a is from Great Planes, and was stripped down, lightened, and I added a ton of light paper details. About 4 ounces lighter than original.


The most detailed?
Definitely the SE5.



The most battle worn.
Hmm...

Gotta be the SE5 again. The wings from this plane actually came from a stock SE5 that I still have. I slammed that plane into a goal post. I rebuilt them for this plane. I then did a dumb thumb a while back and planted this one into the ground.

Here's the damage... (our gallant young knight was able to walk away from this one, but not without a bit of amnesia for a while)




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Old 10-18-2011, 10:12 PM
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VERY COOL!!!! Nice planes ..all of them! Thanks for posting!
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by 7car7 View Post
Nice job daren! Love it. It's an inspiration. I've been wanting to build a simple/quick foamy from depron sheet with my kids for them to learn on. I've got all the stuff together, just need to build it. I was thinking high wing, and really wanted a DVIII, but was not too keen on doing the struts to hold the wing for a trainer plane. I like your method to put the wing on.

Sorry for the high jack, but daren doesn't have any other posts.
it was an easy build in the end had to hand draw most as i wanted it small.most of fuse is boxed shaped which helped make it easier.doubled up the epp on inside of fuse underwings to give it some strength.it flies a dream glad i made it looking at my next project not sure as to what yet..
but this looks interesting..
Morane-Saulnier "L" Parasol
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:52 PM
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How's about some combat carnage?

My Hangar 9 Camel after it T boned a scratch built Fokker.

We were planning on a little dog fight action for the cameras.

The Fokker took off followed by the Camel. The Fokker peeled hard right just as the Camel lifted off and BLAM!!!

Poor Camel is going to need an upper wing rebuild, the Fokker a lot more.
Foam just doesn't hold up to balsa and a spinning 16 x 8 prop.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:42 PM
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OOO MY!! Thanks for the pics!!!
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:06 PM
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here's my SE5a in Dress White's as I got tiered of lose'in her in the treeline,
I've had her sense GP first came out with it some years back,,100's of flight's on her now that I can see her,,some really cool planes here !! you guy's are Great modeler's!!bubsteve
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Glacier Girl View Post
How's about some combat carnage?

My Hangar 9 Camel after it T boned a scratch built Fokker.

We were planning on a little dog fight action for the cameras.

The Fokker took off followed by the Camel. The Fokker peeled hard right just as the Camel lifted off and BLAM!!!

Poor Camel is going to need an upper wing rebuild, the Fokker a lot more.
Foam just doesn't hold up to balsa and a spinning 16 x 8 prop.
Great Pix's GG,right after take-off,,,,OUCH!!!wait'in for more pix's here, bubsteve
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:15 PM
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Nice SE5...!
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
I would say lets set up and aswap and fly...but geees..you already have my planes....!
Well hurry up and crash and trash your Eflite Fokker DVII. I need one. LOL

I have another crashed and trashed GWS Tiger Moth. I am pulled between making it a WWI Spad or a WWII Swordfish.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:03 PM
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oo believe me.......Ive been working on it....I made new wings, new struts and bigger motor....!
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:45 PM
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Here's my 53" N-28. Besides a few minor details, it's pretty much finished up. I bought the kit in Feb. so it's been a 8 mo. fun and interesting project.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:15 PM
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icarus46 your Nieuport is beautiful , well done .

I hope that it flys as great as it looks , whose kit is it ?
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:43 PM
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Beautiful looking N28....great job.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by wattman View Post
icarus46 your Nieuport is beautiful , well done .

I hope that it flys as great as it looks , whose kit is it ?
It's ARC.
I had to do some minor repair to the wing and tail because I knocked it off the bench when I was working on it a few weeks ago. The damage wasn't as bad as it sounded when it happened. A little ca and it's back to normal.
I taxied around yesterday and was going to fly it but some of the sticky back weights I have in the cowl fell out when it nosed over. To have that happen in flight would be sure disaster. That stuff just doesn't stick to paint very well. Took it home, repositioned the weights and added a little ca to help em stick in the cowl better.
The plane is very short nosed and a lot of weight was required to balance. I may be a little over but I can slowly remove the weight 1/2oz. at a time if that's the case. I really won't know until she's airborn.
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