Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 36

  1. #1

    PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    ALBATROSES! Man your planes! They must be captured FOR THE FUN - FOR THE GLORY!

    http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdlD=PKZ5980

    They say it's always the one that you don't see that gets you. Here I was just minding my own business like I always do, not a threat to anyone when all of a sudden there was this bloody Red Baron on my six breathing down the back of my neck. What a shock! Another victory for Aviation History! Yes, how could any bona fide fighter addict resist such a seductive flying machine?

    Given the heavier weight of the Albatros over the SE5, I will save its fabulous little motor as a spare for my lighter planes and install one of my spare Messerschmitt .15s in order to provide the vertical performance I MUST have; and, due to space limitations it will have to hang out in the garage with the Hurricane and my number "1" Bf-109G.

    The action is going to get really hot around this sector when I am forced to inform my financial director of this latest urgent need for operational funds necessary to keep the war moving steadily in the direction of victory. Wish me luck!

    Out.

    []

    __________________________________________________ ___
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/

    __________________________________________________ ___
    Spitfire Brotherhood # 64 - Post # 407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -

  2. #2

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    HERE ARE GREAT URLs FOR THE 480 SIZE BNF & PNP ALBATROS

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...wi-bnf-PKZ5980
    http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...wi-pnp-PKZ5975

    No sign of my new Albatros yet.

    Out.



    __________________________________________________ ___
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/

    __________________________________________________ ___
    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416

    See FACEBOOK'S FINEST HOUR - Spitfire attack! - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    13
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    With Thanks again to Mike from OMP and the Guys at Modelflight com, Thrillseeker Production's brings you Parkzone's New WW1 Plane the Albatros DVa. Flying at the Riverland MAC Fun Fly held at Loxton
    This time we i'm a little more confident with the Albatros DVa and put it through it's paces, at dusk. This plane flys great and after a few batteries i am loving it, can't wait for that sonic Module so we can have WW1 dog fights

    Enjoy!

    cheers chuck

    [link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G0fRM0l140[/link]

  4. #4

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Chuck, great to see your fighter pilot enthusiam on this forum! You wouldn't believe how many aspiring model fighter plane pilots have been shot down here. So, please check your six, we just can't afford to keep on losing pilots at such a horrific rate.

    My Albatros is still on order since my first post here. I'm excited about maybe being the very first Albatros driver to enjoy one of the newly revealed really light ATOMIC (nuclear thorium plasma) batteries that can provide steady power for months rather than mere minutes before needing to be recharged. Please type MAD WEB TV SCIENTIST PAGE into Google, then click on the Thorium Plasma Battery URL to bring up the revolutionary new battery technology. Imagine being able to literally fly combat longer than any full scale airplane in history without stopping!

    Anyway, I hope the "future shock" of scientific reality will inspire rather than terrify prospective new fighter plane enthusiasts. We desperately need more new pilots, so anything we can do to help them to face and overcome the fear of the unknown will be very much appreciated. The future of mankind may hang in the balance.

    Must break off the attack for now.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416
    __________________________________________________ __ FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    _______________________________________
    See FACEBOOK'S FINEST HOUR - Spitfire attack!: http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167

    PS Clicking on "Rating" on the front page of this forum brings up Ace fighter planes in one large group.

    "mad thorium batteries" typed into YAHOO search brings up the fantastic technology we will shortly be able to enjoy! Check 'em out.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Mastic Beach, NY
    Posts
    24
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Parkzone Albatros is now in stock at Horizon, both PNP and BNF!
    Kevin L Chamberlain

  6. #6

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    THE ALBATROS HAS LANDED!

    She arrived yesterday afternoon and has been enjoyed during the preperation for battle the rest of the day and most of today. She weighs 39 ounces empty and with a half charged Stock PZ Mk IX Spitfire battery pulling 28 Amps she pulls straight up very nicely. The substituted PZ .109 motor is turning an APC 12X6 SF prop.

    The Albatross has all of the looks and qualities we have come to expect from PZ. I'm looking forward to some nice flying weather to wring 'er out.

    Click "Rating" on the first page of this forum to bring up a large group of Ace Fighter planes.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416
    ______________________________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    _______________________________________
    SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167

    "mad thorium batteries" typed into YAHOO brings up information about those amazing batteries we all must have!

  7. #7

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    FINAL UPDATE BEFORE THE MAIDEN FLIGHT

    Of the six (6) stock batteries ranging in age all the way back to the original introduction of the PZ F4U Corsair only two (2) are powerful enough to insure confidence throughout the run down to half discharge for good vertical performance. The bottom line is that one of my my original goals was just barely achieved.

    It was amazing how much strength was added with the addition of the flying wires. This time I used very visible 30LB test "flame green" Fireline for the "flying wires." Carbon fiber tow material was used to reinforce the wing saddle area. Next week there is supposed to be something resembling possible flying weather here in "Junurary!"

    So, where's global warming when you really could use it?

    Click "Rating" to bring up a large group of other Ace fighter planes.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416
    ______________________________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    _______________________________________
    SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167

    PS Yes, I am still really excited about thorium plasma batteries. Except for the obvious financial upheavals, why should only the world's militaries be allowed to enjoy this fabulous battery technology.

    FLASH! I THINK I'VE GOT IT! Since our "enemies" (?) as well as the US already use thorium technology, who is it that it is being kept "TOP SECRET" from? All I can think think of is, it is "we the sheeple" who must be kept controled enough to keep the multi-trillion $$$$$$$ energy vested interests in business. Unlimited range drones with "special weapons" could/can work really well to "encourage politically correct thinking." There is still the problem of too much truth about thorium plasma batteries on the web. Until the web can be "taken care of" government(s) are going to have a tough time controlling the people.

    I do like the way "Hell fire" missles from "Heaven" are having such a wonderful effect in the world today.

    "mad thorium batteries" typed into YAHOO search now brings up some of our work in the promotion of this fabulous technology.

  8. #8

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    MAIDEN FLIGHT

    Beautiful mild day with temperature around 80 degrees. The ship was trimmed with a little too much right rudder compliments of my estimation of the torque with the big APC 12X6 SF prop and it tried to turn the plane right on take off. I chopped power and she came to a stop without nosing over. On the next take off attempt some left rudder was added and she lifted effortlessly into the wild blue younder. Even though she is slow and larger than most of my PFs some disorientation happened in the first turn. I throttled up and performed a roll and some banking back and fourth to try to correctly visualize what I was looking at. It's strange when eyes contradict what your brain is trying to tell you. I finally got adjusted and the rest of the flight involving trimming, testing landing speed decent, throttle settings, etc. was practiced.

    That great little Messerschmitt motor had absolutely no problem pulling (PC stopped - ran some scans) the Albatros straight up and allowing it to perform a roll while flying straight up. She also performed a very convincing outside loop. These performance tests demonstrated that any maneuver I would ever want to fly is very practical.

    People began arriving to play soccer on some of the adjacent fields and I began getting nervous. My 5.5 minute alarm went off unexpectedly. I was far enough out to go for the landing attempt. I played with the throttle to find a nice landing speed. Things were looking pretty good when I suddenly noticed one of the new little trees that had been newly planted. Shockingly, the Albatros was headed for it. I jerked the stick, missed the tree and tested the airframe severly. It was really undescribably ugly! Fortunately, all of my reinforcing efforts really paid off - no significant damage!

    I am still looking forward to batteries that will allow comfortable hours rather than mere minutes of flight time. I really do need a lot of practice.

    Out.

    Click "rating" on the front page of this forum to bring up a large group of other Ace fighter planes in one big group.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416
    ______________________________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    ______________________________________
    SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167

    "mad thorium batteries" typed into YAHOO search brings up information about the batteries that will power all of my airplanes in the future.

  9. #9

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    TWO FUN FLIGHTS AND LANDINGS TODAY

    Today's flights were wonderful and instructive. With a fairly consistent 5-10 MPH wind the two flights actually looked like I knew what I was doing. Stall testing showed a mild tendency to drop off right. Careful examination shows a slightly higher angle of attack of the bottom right wing compared to the bottom left side. Rudder trim is slightly left. Ailerons are set 1/8" up and show no tendency to stall the wing in banking and yanking maneuvering. Knife edge flight is cinch. Although I practiced flying on high elevator rate which turns out to be easy and smooth, with all the excitement I forgot to flip to high rate for my first landing. I almost forgot to flip high rate on during landing on my second flight. I throttled up and came around again, this time with high rate elevator and I applyed full up deflection at solid touch down while chopping the throttle. Both landings looked good.

    More detail tomorrow.

    Sorry about the delay. FACEBOOK'S FINEST HOUR (my Facebook wall) is under attack by hackers and counter measures had to be mobilized to keep Facebook in the fight. Facebook could end up being the key to victory in my case. The "Thorium Plasma Batteries - The Disruptive Oil Giant Killer Technology" web site that can easily be brought up without a URL was taken off my wall. I got it back on less URL. It will be interesting to see if it stays there. We shall see.

    It turns out that Hackers are doing all kinds of unbelievable dirty tricks to divide and conquer us. They have evidently been quite successful on this forum. When a person types one thing and something else appears on a thread, it doesn't take an Einstein to figure out how effectively creadibility can be destroyed.

    Okay, back to our killer Albatros - it really is an irresistibly fun plane to fly. To compensate for the one (1) ounce heavier Messerschmitt motor the ESC was moved back to about 1/4" from the receiver, a "voltage protecter" capacitor is mounted straight back behind the receiver, and the stock battery is mounted 1.25 inches back from the recommended position. Interestingly, the weight with stock battery is within a fraction of an ounce of it's advertised weight.

    There is nice flying weather now and a war to win in the air. Gotta go.

    Out.

    Click "Rating" on the front page of this forum to bring up a large group of
    other Ace fighters.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416
    ______________________________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    _______________________________________
    SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167

    "mad thorium batteries" typed into YAHOO search brings up interesting stuff about up coming batteries.

  10. #10

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    HOT WEATHER WITH VARIABLE AND TURBULENT WIND FLYING CONDITIONS

    The first two of five flights were fairly uneventful yesterday. Of the five landings, one was very nice, two were rough but ended up with the plane on its wheels and tail skid, one ended up on its nose and wheels, and one (blush) ended with the flying machine on its back.

    Twitchy airplane behavior began on the third flight as the temperature began to rise to around 90 degrees. A WWII fighter tip stalled left from about 30 feet altitude and went straight in during the festivities and will be reported on it's thread after some testing to see if it's problem(s) have been cured.

    The key to victory under lower air density inherent in hotter air conditions with lots of up drafts, down drafts, and suddenly shifting wind direction is to fly faster than normal. Twitchiness can be very disconcerting when you are not use to it. On the fourth flight I landed early and shifted the battery forward to see if a further forward CG would help. The CG shift made little difference. Speed is life under such conditions. Larger, heavier, faster models are gaining in appeal, though my bias is still for smaller, lighter, slower machines due to safety and modeling promoting cost concerns.

    Click "Ratings" on the first page of this forum to bring up a large group of Ace fighter planes.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416
    ______________________________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    _______________________________________
    SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a "malware" problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and "red X" problem I have reported on other threads.)

    "mad thorium batteries" typed into YAHOO brings up information about the greatest energy technology that will allow more flight time than you could ever believe!

  11. #11

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    PROGRESS!


    These are the days! Today's primary mission is to practice landing at higher speeds to avoid tip stalling as well as demonstrating that the Albatros can maneuver every bit as well as the RAF SE5a when using a stock PZ Mk IX Spitfire battery.

    Training the "RIGHT BROTHERS for flying fun" using our dandy flying machine last Sunday didn't work out due to thinner turbulent hot air troubles. It has such great trainer like fllying characteristics I can't resist using it. I still intend to bring it along with my proven best PZ Wildcat for training purposes in case the the weather is ideal for Albatroses. We used my War Weary PZ P-51 GUNFIGHTER but with its weight and speed it wasn't quite up to the job. It will still serve as a backup trainer/demonstrator. May eventually reattach fixed adjustable flaps that were removed for "high altitude" flight performance with the prop now used on both my "pristine condition" GUNFIGHTER P-51 and F4F - please see the Wildcat thread for details of that fabulous prop, it is at the top of the heap when "Rating" is clicked on the first page of this forum (7/16/2012).

    A fulfilling example of Winston Churchill's wisdom about "flack and targets" happened recently. I was the recipent of the worst possible intimidating "flack" (via PM) about my web work ever. To me this is powerful evidence that I must be hitting the right target. I strongly suspect that the source of such "flack" is from a very non-modeling fascist cult enemy because in all the years posting on modeling forums everything I have ever posted has been carefully worded to promote culturally relevant modeling. Please let me know of any examples that could even remotely contradict that last statement. I will make amends if necessary. However, I do not ever intend to stop telling the truth about technology that relates to model airplanes as long as there is any strength at all left in my typing fingers!

    A recent experiment to see how few words can be used to bring up "Thorium Plasma Batteries" brought up a fabulous fighter plane video. I used the words, "spitfire thorium" typed into Yahoo"s search window. "Spitfire Documentary BBC - YouTube" popped up. I was able to get the video to play by typing "Churchill = Spitfire, The Spitfire = Churchill. God bless them both" into the search window.

    The truth is winning. It's about time for all of us who care about the future to start working together and stop using traditional terror tactics to "prosper" (?).

    Out.

    [:@]

    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416

    ____________________________________ FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/

    ___________________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a "malware" problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and "red X" problem I have reported on other threads.) Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the "buried treasure Spitfire" posts.

    "mad thorium batteries" typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    5
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Well since this if for the PZ Albatros, I will post my questions here. After being out of the hobby for a few years due to the current war we have been fighting, the government has been keeping me rather busy to say the least. I'm now back in the hobby I bought the Albatros lastnight and I'm trying to figure out how I should go about setting up my controls. Anyone have aset up for this bird using D/R & Expos? If so what are you values and % rates? I must add this bird is a very nicely built model, great detail has gone into the design. Landing gear is a pain to set-up, but not overly complicated, I would say so far that has been my only gripe. Oh, the horizontal stab is secured my a small piece of double sided tape and a screw...... Not my cup of tea, use a thin line of CA then install the screw, seems much more secure.
    Pilots without maintainers are just pedestrians with cool jackets and sunglasses!

  13. #13

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Flyerguy, welcome to the Albatros flying machine Airdrome! Most of our comrads have either been shot down or have gone AWOL. So, it looks like it is going to be up to us to hold the line and fight "FOR THE FUN - FOR THE GLORY" (Hopefully, you have seen the irresistibly fun PZ advertisment in magazines.)

    I will go back and check to be sure but here is what I wrote in my Instruction Manuel. Low rate: aileron - expo 25%, D/R 60%, elevator - expo 15%, D/R 70%, rudder same as elevator

    High Rate: aileron - expo 100%, D/R 125%, elevator - expo 50%, D/R 125%, rudder - expo 50%, D/R 95%

    I shall return after I check everything else.

    Just lost everything I had composed, had to run some security scans in an attempt to accomplish my mission. There are some serious vested interests against the unstoppable information about Thorium Plasma Batteries. Flack from rear guard action etc., goes with the territory. The issue, however, is not if, but when, and who will be the hero(s) in the ultimate victory.

    Okay, I'm running out of time and will have to save stuff for later. All the above info is accurate and effective when used with the "Horns and Arms Factory Settings" as stated on page 11 of the Instruction Manual.

    Salute.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416

    ____________________________________ FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/

    ___________________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a "malware" problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and "red X" problem I have reported on other threads.) Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the "buried treasure Spitfire" posts.

    "mad thorium batteries" typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    5
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Fantastic reply sir, I will report back in once I
    maiden her tonight, (weather permitting).
    Pilots without maintainers are just pedestrians with cool jackets and sunglasses!

  15. #15

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    First of all, thank you for your kind response to my last post. I should have also thanked you for your service to our country but in my rush to get something posted before getting timed out again, I forgot.

    I would have posted here earlier but due to circumstances that prevented me from flying the Albatros first I was put out of action.

    I love this airplane! Today's flights were really fun in the thermals over the field. I used my old "over the hill" stock batteries that both got rather hot even though I performed full throttle maneuvers only briefly at the very first part of the flights. I had made some adjustments on the bottom wing that really made a noticeable improvement in stalling performance today.

    Gotta leave for now. I shall return to share some exciting adventures.

    Okay, turns out that I had done the same thing you did to the vertical stab. I bought some 3/32 diameter carbon fiber rods in anticipation of needing to reinforce the landing gear connection points on the fuselage if/when one of my nortorious landings happends. I blamed "weak Chinese poorly tempored steel" for breaking first the right one and then, a few weeks later, the left main gear
    axle on my RAF SE5. The SE5 seems to have indestructible landing gear mounts. Carbon fiber should fix any problem that might pop up with the Albatros. My bottom wing has been reinforced with carbon fiber tow out four inches on either side near the leading edge of the wing and touched up with a little paint. There were no stress cracks anywhere after today's afternoon patrol.

    One really funny thing happened during stall testing. I had reduced throttle to zero and hauled the elevator to full up on low rate and the plane litterally flew a 180 degree level track without dropping at all. Finally, it began to drop its nose softly straight ahead. I didn't like the different angle of attack of the bottom wings so I used wooden wedges on the struts to get the same angle of attack on both sides.

    My landings still need more practice. This is one plane that will force you to learn how to use rudder in turns or else. I can't actually verbalize why this ship impresses me so much when it flys. I really am serious about how I plan to enjoy it once the formerly "TOP SECRET" Thorium Plasma Batteries become available. The future could really be amazing!

    CHECK SIX!


  16. #16

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    (This is the Post signature for the above post that failed to post there.)

    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 Churchill = the Spitfire, the Spitfire = Churchill. May God bless them both - why we fight ( www.goodfight.com )


    ____________________________________ FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/


    ___________________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a "malware" problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and "red X" problem I have reported on other threads.) Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the "buried treasure Spitfire" posts.


    "mad thorium batteries" typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

  17. #17

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    5
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Got to take her out for a maiden a few days ago, all went well. Ikept the tail skid on for the scale look, ground handling as we all knowwith a skid stinks, but add 100% rudder throw and throttle management and your golden!Only bad habbit that I was expecting is its tendancy to bleed off airspeed and sink rather fast in turns. To counter the effect I mixed in some rudder and elevator throw, works nicely! I also think a rather bad design flaw is theabsence of flying wires/ rigging. During flight and landings I could see the wings flapping and twisting. So I took on the project of adding some rigging! After I finished the project the result is a much, much more solid and stable wing platform that doesnt flex at all! Looks killer as well! Love adding scale details that function as they should, I used a real photo of an albatross to get the correct placement of the rigging. Cost about $5.00 total and just looks great!!!

    Materials Needed:

    1/16" drill bit
    1/16" cotter pins - 16 EA. from Lowes aerospace!
    #18 barrel swivels - 24 EA. Walmart fishing section
    Black elastic cord - Hobby Lobby/ any sewing store
    Lighter to seal elastic cord ends
    Foam safe CA

    All in all it took me about two hours to complete, as I'm very anal about perfection! The elastic cord is fantastic, I was going to use 30lb fishing line and decided that wouldnt be good to use as this is only a model, and the wings do need to give a bit on landings. So make sure you do however pull the cord rather taunt but not so much your wings start flex up! She doesnt need any more dihedral! Do this to your albatross! It will thank you!!! Next project is dry-brushing for theweathering look, already did that mean looking 160hp enegine!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rp42617.jpg 
Views:	98 
Size:	212.8 KB 
ID:	1787245   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ec88696.jpg 
Views:	131 
Size:	214.0 KB 
ID:	1787246   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ni24277.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	119.9 KB 
ID:	1787247   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ec88976.jpg 
Views:	135 
Size:	105.6 KB 
ID:	1787248   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Wr54973.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	135.2 KB 
ID:	1787249  

    Pilots without maintainers are just pedestrians with cool jackets and sunglasses!

  18. #18

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    ORIGINAL: Flyerguy445

    Got to take her out for a maiden a few days ago, all went well. I kept the tail skid on for the scale look, ground handling as we all know with a skid stinks, but add 100% rudder throw and throttle management and your golden! Only bad habbit that I was expecting is its tendancy to bleed off airspeed and sink rather fast in turns. To counter the effect I mixed in some rudder and elevator throw, works nicely! I also think a rather bad design flaw is the absence of flying wires/ rigging. During flight and landings I could see the wings flapping and twisting. So I took on the project of adding some rigging! After I finished the project the result is a much, much more solid and stable wing platform that doesnt flex at all! Looks killer as well! Love adding scale details that function as they should, I used a real photo of an albatross to get the correct placement of the rigging. Cost about $5.00 total and just looks great!!!

    Materials Needed:

    1/16'' drill bit
    1/16'' cotter pins - 16 EA. from Lowes aerospace!
    #18 barrel swivels - 24 EA. Walmart fishing section
    Black elastic cord - Hobby Lobby/ any sewing store
    Lighter to seal elastic cord ends
    Foam safe CA

    All in all it took me about two hours to complete, as I'm very anal about perfection! The elastic cord is fantastic, I was going to use 30lb fishing line and decided that wouldnt be good to use as this is only a model, and the wings do need to give a bit on landings. So make sure you do however pull the cord rather taunt but not so much your wings start flex up! She doesnt need any more dihedral! Do this to your albatross! It will thank you!!! Next project is dry-brushing for the weathering look, already did that mean looking 160hp enegine!

    Good post! You obviously know your stuff. I now know why turns sometimes tend to make me nervous after your analysis. Because I need a lot of rudder practice I won't be mixing elevator & rudder. Today I have started using rudder first in turns and using elevator and ailerons to control the shape of the turn. I think I finally discovered why the ship has been so bad about turning right on take off. It was discovered today that on simple inside loops, she was tending to roll right as well. The funny thing is that I had been practicing outside loops and not noticing any problems until now.

    I was sort'a holding my breath, hoping your maiden would be successful. It was great to learn about your success. Like yourself I used the scale skid and shortly after the maiden, rudder defection angles were increased. I didn't mention that just to be on the safe side in case something went wrong.

    Your flying wires look great and I bet they are large enough diameter to see well. I have to fly fairly close to see mine. Were you able to notice a difference in flying speed between with and without flying
    "wires?"

    Speaking of scale effect, do you know where we can buy some convincing looking cockpit instruments. I made some for my SE5 but I would like to do a little better with the Albatros.

    Must break off the attack for now. So, as my Air Force's motto eventually developed and was briefly combined with spectacular tv advertising - Aim High, Fly, Fight, Win!



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE (Spit) Post 852 for some GREAT INFO.

    ____________________________________ FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/

    ___________________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a "malware" problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and "red X" problem I have reported on other threads.) Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the "buried treasure Spitfire" posts.

    "mad thorium batteries" typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

    PS Evidently the earlier higher angle of attack on the right lower wing was masking the out of trim lateral weight problem that I have now corrected.

  19. #19

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    5
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Lol, aircraft are my life! My wife calls my job and love for aviation my mistress! I would figure depending on how your work the throttle, that prop will transduce allot of torque causing the plane to veer right. Thats also why keeping throttle on why landing is key, that prop acts like a speed brake! Keep on working that rudder, a good pilot knows how to use it! With the wires added I have noticed more responsive from the ailerons, due to the increased rigidity in the wings and less side to side shift, no noticeable difference in airspeed, well worth the time though! As far as gauges go, depending on what your aiming for, I'd photo shop a picture of cockpit detail and scale it down into a picture you could simply glue on the instrument panel. I finished my dry brushing of the airframe and wings lastnight, looks like the plane has flown a combat mission from you know what! Looks more period accurate now which is what I wanted! I'll post pics later, dinners calling!
    Pilots without maintainers are just pedestrians with cool jackets and sunglasses!

  20. #20

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Thanks to your suggestions my now flight ready Albatros sports a neat looking set of "Willy" Messerschmitt's "Ello" instruments that I took from my favorite spare copy of "Flight Journal" magazine. It features a small copy of the Hurricane fighter cover picture on the
    previous issue of the magazine along with my impertinent question and a very nice answer about the Hurricane that no modeler could answer.

    I added more left wing tip weight, this time to the top wing just in case it is useful to not upset the vertical CG by putting tip weight all in the bottom wing tip.

    Okay, now for the gory details - I should have set my timer for a minute less than normal while testing a lower capacity battery. The ship ran out of juice while way up wind. It evidently ran into a bad down draft as the steep angle of decent could not be overcome with elevator control. It hit the ground hard enough to break the carbon fiber reinforced struts near the fuselage connection on the left side, and the poorly tempered Chinese steel axle broke on the right side.

    The wheels were damaged but were repaired and equipped with brass bushings. A new spring steel music wire axle with flexible tubing used for some "suspension" near the ends of the axle where soft steel wire attaches the new axle to the old one should work nicely.

    I carefully checked the wings angle of attack and observed that in most cases there is a noticeable lower angle of attack of the top wings of my WWI aircraft. My question this time is about the Fokker Triplane. Is the top wing supposed to have more or less top wing angle of attack than the biplanes. I ask this because of all the trouble I have had with my little "GREAT PLANES" beast.

    Looking forward to some more of your pictures.

    Salute!



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO.

    ____________________________________ FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/

    ___________________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a "malware" problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and "red X" problem I have reported on other threads.) THE MALWARE PROBLEM ON FB IS NOW GONE. Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the "buried treasure Spitfire" posts.

    "mad thorium batteries" typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

    The next URL brings up the most concise, non-technical with technical references, information about the Thorium technology that will power our airplanes and a whole lot more sooner than you think!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

  21. #21

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Recent tests have been conclusive showing that the Albatros needs significantly more thrust to fullfill my vertical performance requirements. A new .25 size motor will be installed using the same prop that is currently on the PZ Bf-109 motor that just doesn't quite do the job.

    Winter weather is having a dampening effect on flying operations. I usually can get in a couple of flights per month in the winter, but that is about it.

    Back to the aerodrome now.

    Salute.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modelinhttp://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE
    POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ ______________________________________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ ______________________________________________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    PS Please check out my Dossier Blog for what may be real turning point in science.

  22. #22

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va



    RED BARON READY TO FIGHT!

    It would be really great if the weather would cooperate so my newly modified Albatros with its newly installed .25 motor and 40 Amp ESC could demonstrate its lethal capabilities. Actually, there was a day or two recently that might have worked out but due to certain circumstances just got away. Installing the new ESC required having the motor removed and working through both the motor space and the battery compartment. Rather than cutting a hole in the bottom of the wing to plug the throttle control into the receiver I simply spliced the wires from the receiver to the ESC wires. With all of its rigging I just didn't want to take the plane apart. I expect this Albatros to now be my hottest WWI fighter as well as flying as a super trainer when the new battery technology makes it possible to virtually forget about ever running out of juice.

    The dawn patrol returns ". . . FOR THE FUN - FOR THE GLORY!"

    Salute!



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    "mad thorium batteries" typed into Google or Yahoo search windows brings up a lot fun information.

  23. #23

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va


    NEAR DISASTER!

    Two close calls but the Albatros ended the day last weekend in good shape. After a normal take off, vertical climb with a roll near the end of the vertical path, the usual outside loop was attempted. At around 100 feet altitude above what looked like roofs of houses it became obvious that the flying machine was not going to make it. Fortunately, there was enough aileron authority to roll the aeroplane upright and avoid a virtually certain crash. I ended up adding 1/2 oz of solder around the scale tail skid to get the CG back where it belongs. Hating weight like I do, I tried to get away with adjusting the battery way back to get proper balance but forgot on flight day how to do it right. The new .25 size motor weighs an ounce more than what I was using. I should have added the extra tail ballast when I added the heavier motor instead of trying to get by on the cheap.

    Okay, I was more or less enjoying the rest of the slower than usual flight when suddently, POP, Buzz, and quick throttle down to keep the remainder of the prop from vibrating the plane to pieces. Other than the broken prop, no other damage except after a nose over landing that bruised my ego badly.

    Turns out that the .25 motor is a bit more than the strengthened GWS prop could handle. I am now using an APC 12X6 SF prop heavily reinforced with carbon fiber on the center section. It better not break in flight! I expect it to fly perfectly on its next dawn patrol.

    Salute - (no radio in WWI planes to shout Out on).



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ _________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.

  24. #24

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    , CA
    Posts
    558
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Hmmm...............seems like we are into the same planes. I have a new PZ Albatross and maidened her two weeks ago. I love the plane, and you are right, rudder is essential to turning it. Can't wait for my second flight.

  25. #25

    RE: PARKZONE'S NEW ALBATROS D. Va

    Chuck, looking forward to learning more about your flight report(s) and observations about this fabulous flying machine.

    This airplane has a lot going for it as an impressive piece of unique scientific historical flying art that, in my case at least, has to be enjoyed right along with the best fighter planes of all time. I've figured out some fun structural modifications that will be used to make a replacement airframe stronger enough to withstand some of the worst treatment that my "flying skills" (?) can hand out. Hopefully such work won't be needed too soon. I really do enjoy flying more than building/repairing.

    Anyway, what I think may be the final modification to bring this beauty up to my flying performance tests is the carbon fiber center section reinforced 12X6 APC SF prop. Flight testing is on going and if anything noteworthy happends it will be reported here.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ _________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:51 PM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.