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  1. 1/4 scale Nieuport flies (scratchbuild)

    I thought people might enjoy these videos of a 1/4 scale Maurice Boyau Nieuport 17. The build thread is here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1840714

    The first video is the raw...
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    I've loved going to Rhinebeck since 1975 and...

    I've loved going to Rhinebeck since 1975 and believe me, planes that are used ever day look a little worn and weathered.

    Martin
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    I think these models should be weathered. It...

    I think these models should be weathered. It needs to be subtle but adds a degree of realism that "factory fresh" doesn't have - at least for me.

    I had good luck with a simple brown latex wash on...
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    Good heavens John - you keep choosing the same...

    Good heavens John - you keep choosing the same planes I like!
    There are a couple of mid-side plans 55" or so. I think there was one in Flying Models.

    Martin
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    PM'd you, Art. Martin

    PM'd you, Art.

    Martin
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    OK, "other Dave" :rolleyes: It started life as...

    OK, "other Dave" :rolleyes:
    It started life as an old Brian Taylor plan, the 1970ish 60" span version, about 25 years ago. He enlarged it to 80" (1/6 scale) for a 4 cycle 120., and then started...
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    Thanks Dave. We met you at Toledo and he bought...

    Thanks Dave. We met you at Toledo and he bought the set you had. We were both impressed with the quality and engineering that went into these.

    Martin
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    You have managed an incredible result Jack. Well...

    You have managed an incredible result Jack. Well done!

    Martin
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    Thanks Jack, I'll email him tonight. Martin

    Thanks Jack, I'll email him tonight.

    Martin
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    80" Hurricane retracts

    A friend of mine is building a 1/6 scale Hawker Hurricane, (80"), and is looking for scale retracts. He is willing to spend some money and would prefer electric retracts, but that is only a...
  11. You could talk to Bisson about a custom muffler...

    You could talk to Bisson about a custom muffler or, if you want to PM me, I can send you a copy of how to make a home made muffler I got from Teus.

    Martin
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    Wing area on the original Snipe was 271sq.ft....

    Wing area on the original Snipe was 271sq.ft. Therefore 1/6th scale is 271X4=1084sq.in. or about 7 1/2 sq.ft

    Martin
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    I love how grimy this is becoming! I have always...

    I love how grimy this is becoming! I have always been struck with how dirty and grimy the airplanes in the Palestine theater became. And I don't think it was just because the planes were more CDL...
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    As a "quickbuild" -...

    As a "quickbuild" - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1840714&highlight=1+4+scale+nieuport+17 I need to update it as it has been a while. I didn't do much on it for months after the...
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    How timely ! (I'm building a Nieuport 17 and will...

    How timely ! (I'm building a Nieuport 17 and will also be using your turnbuckles.)

    Martin
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    You could try staining after cutting to size, but...

    You could try staining after cutting to size, but before you glue, to avoid problems with trying to stain the dried glue.

    Martin
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    I agree, alignment and CG are two things it is...

    I agree, alignment and CG are two things it is well worth taking time over. I've just spent a week setting up the struts and rigging on a 1/4 scale Nieuport 17 prior to covering. I'll hopefully spend...
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    How much air is going to pass through the...

    How much air is going to pass through the honeycomb? I'm a little concerned about getting enough cooling air through.

    Martin
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    Thanks AV8TOR. I did the double nut method and...

    Thanks AV8TOR. I did the double nut method and after some more heat, it came out. As luck would have it, I had the 5/16 UNF tap I needed to chase the threads and get the last of the Locktite out. I'm...
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    Kiortz pb400 40 cc questions

    I'd post photos for illustration but RCU seems to want to make it too difficult to do so:mad:

    I just got a $25 Kiortz 40cc engine. It has been converted to a single, 5/16-24 prop stud, (I think)....
  21. 2mm on a 12"(?) prop is about 1/2 degree. ...

    2mm on a 12"(?) prop is about 1/2 degree.

    Martin
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    This is a VERY interesting website. I expect we...

    This is a VERY interesting website. I expect we will see Alex's site expand as we learn what can be done. The honeycomb is certainly something that has had a lot of modellers stumped over the years....
  23. Yes, both are twists along the span line....

    Yes, both are twists along the span line.
    Washout is when the leading edge is lower than the trailing edge. This is what is usually considered desirable as the angle of attack is a little lower at...
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    I think trimming with rudder on your test flights...

    I think trimming with rudder on your test flights would have been more effective than with aileron.

    Warps are curious things, Sometimes the slightest misalignment makes a plane unflyable, and...
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    Nice job on the sheeting and staining. I've...

    Nice job on the sheeting and staining. I've always been nervous about staining bare balsa because of glue staining. You seem to have avoided any of that.
    Where did you get the radiator honeycomb?
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