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Old 12-07-2008, 01:47 AM
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Something like this?
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:20 AM
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Something like this?
No, like a Sharpie
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
No, like a Sharpie

Here is a picture of a couple of props and the Sharpies I used. Also neither plane has cooling holes in the nose.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:57 PM
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Those props look fantastic!
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:34 AM
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Gorgeous '28

I have one as well. I didn't get lucky enough to land it gracefully using Maxford's suggest CoG. No huge carnage, a poke through the wing skin and a cracked cowl. A bit of clear tape and some fibreglass inside the cowl and I was back in business.

I still don't have it flying the way I want. It has a tendency to snap very violently. Unlike anything I've ever seen. It's almost as if it's trying to throw the tail in front of itself. This happens with rudder and elevator input during a turn. It really gets your attention.

If you get yours flying well I would be very interested in your throws and CG. I was also considering mixing in some rudder to the aileron inputs. I was going to program it to a switch and bring it up a few dozen mistakes high before trying it out.

Thanks for the great pix and awesome build log.

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Old 12-10-2008, 05:16 AM
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Thank you for the compliments, sir!
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:10 PM
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I just weighed my airplane, and AUW is 1 lb, 10.7 oz. Or 26.7 ounces. Or 756 grams. According to the FLY RC article this plane has a wing area of 339 sq. in. So my wing loading works out to 11.36 oz sq ft. That seems pretty reasonable to me.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:39 PM
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Kmot, thanks for your help. I printed many of your pictures
which should help me build the Nieuport 28. On the aileron servo box,
I guess I will just strip back some of the covering and glue the box
to the sheeting.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:50 PM
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The rectangular servo plate gets glued to some upright pieces of wood, which are then glued to the wing. Check your bag of wood parts, it should all be in there.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:28 PM
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I just finished this plane, have not had it up yet. has anyone else had any experience with this plane? all comments are welcome. R Reese
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:30 PM
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K mot i put a eflight 400 in mine 1300 3/s ready to fly 20 oz.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:51 AM
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I like this plane and see it is 20% off for holiday weekend. I was also looking at the Albatros which was 10% off. I may have to order one! I have a Hacker A20-20L. Has anyone tried it? Is it too much for this plane?

Thank you for help.

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Old 07-05-2009, 03:28 PM
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What size prop is on the Albatross?
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:20 PM
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I would stay away from the Nieuport 28. It is difficult to build with such
poor instructions and is difficult to fly.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:55 PM
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i have one not to hard to build but it is a bit-- to fly or should i say to fly slow wants to fall out of the sky
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by smit73 View Post
I would stay away from the Nieuport 28. It is difficult to build with such
poor instructions and is difficult to fly.
Is the Jenny easier? Do you or anyone know?
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:49 PM
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Hmmm, I did not think the N28 was all that difficult to fly.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:08 PM
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If you want a Nieuport, Eflite has one that is similar in build (and flying?) to their Jenny and SE5.

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Old 07-18-2009, 04:26 AM
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I have the light tan version of the Nieuport 28. 33". So far- lzy me - the only mod has been to add a double sided profile picture of my wife for a pilot figure. She hates my planes. Now she is in the pilot's seat. I tell her she did 'really well' when I get home.
This is a very nice flying plane. If you get the CG right you can really slow it down. Mix some down elevator to high throttle and move the throttle slower to prevent zooming when cutting the throttle.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by aramsdell View Post
She hates my planes. Now she is in the pilot's seat. I tell her she did 'really well' when I get home.
Teach her to fly and you can have a dogfight instead of a quarrel.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:05 AM
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Someone mentioned this plane having a bad snap. I agree. It will bite you if you let it. A little fiddling with the CG will help you though. I can fly this plane VERY slowly down the field with confidence. I get the snap in heavy elevator deflection. If I pull a loop too tight it will snap out at the top. I have a lot of rudder deflection for ground handling. If I use a lot of rudder in the air it does a strange inverted snap thing and heads down instantly. This plane is meant to fly in a scale-like manner. It does so incredibly well. Using the NON-scale tail wheel the ground handling is superb. Scale slow loops and slow rolls(it only rolls slow!) are really pretty.
ALL the guys at the field love watching this plane. It is THE best flying plane that I own.
For those of you tempted to add noseweight. Don't. Use a larger motor instead and throttle back. Remember 'There is No replacement for Sheer displacement'. My combo came with a Towerpro CD Rom style motor. I repositioned the shaft and mounted the motor backwardsinside the cowl. Towerpro CDRom motors seem fairly heavy but has tons of power. This plane will almost hover!!


Keep up the scale work here guys. I need to steal some ideas to dress up my plane a little before the NEAT Fair.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:31 PM
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Has anyone ordered the replacement cowl from Maxford? It if from a different manufacturer and I guess it's a little larger than the stock cowl.

I've enjoyed flying this plane over time.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:50 PM
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I got a replacement for mine from Lazertoyz.com early on after I bought it from them. The cowl is easy to fix if you aren't missing pieces. I used metal foil tape, the kind duct workers use. It is fairly heavy and you kind of mold it into the inside of the cowl shape I wicked a little thin CA into the cracks afterwards. It has the benefit of holding the pieces together if you do it again. Squeeze them back into shape again.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:01 AM
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Export, Regarding your earlier post on the Nieuport snapping or twisting or doing the crazy twist to inverted outside somethings on just rudder input..... did I get it right?

My Nieuport 28 has some really bad hbits if you give it too much rudder. Use lots of expo. Probably all of it ! That way you get great ground steering and the ability toswing the nose around quick-if you have to in an emergency-. My plane came with a 3S1300 that is really quite heavy for a battery of that size but the plane needs it for nose weight. It is about 2/3 the size of a 3S2100 and just as wide and thick.

One of us should get a video of the plane doing it's signature 'trick' ! maybe one of the aeronautical engineers can tell us what it is doing and one of the crack pilots here can tell us what it is called in 'plane' English !


I kill me.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:53 AM
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This pair was at NEAT 2009 last September. I'm not much in the scale detail dept. My only add to the Nieuport was a double-sided profile pic of my wife as pilot. I copied it out an unrelated pic. It was a good jab. She, for the most part, hates my planes!
She liked it a little better when I used the PC to whiten her teeth up .

The Spit(39.5" G.Planes combat model) had a 4S 4900 and still has a Hacker A-30 12XL. The battery has changed to the common 3S 2100 variety that I also had. It flew at NEAT with the 4S monster. It was the only 4S I had. The Spit did about 500 mph scale speed. White knuckle ride. I couldn't fly more than about 3 minutes. It required so much concentration and landings were very fast.
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