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  1. Thread: Wow

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    It just seems incomprehensible to me that someone...

    It just seems incomprehensible to me that someone flying one of the Shuttleworth aircraft (let along the ONLY existing original Tripe) could misjudge the height of a fence...or even be that close to...
  2. Thread: Wow

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    My impression is that the Tripe was fighting a...

    My impression is that the Tripe was fighting a wind and it stalled out a little and that's why he caught a wheel.
  3. Thread: Wow

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    I hope they get it airworthy again soon. It's...

    I hope they get it airworthy again soon.

    It's mind-boggling just how slowly it flies. That's one of those things that's almost impossible to match with our models.
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    Dick, very neat videos indeed! I've watched all...

    Dick, very neat videos indeed! I've watched all the videos on YouTube of Kermit Weeks' Snipe and the engine just sounds spectacular. And while most of our model IC engines are pretty lame by...
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    Not much "weathering" on WWI aircraft, but a LOT...

    Not much "weathering" on WWI aircraft, but a LOT of grit and grease and grime.
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    I totally believe. Bill has proven time and...

    I totally believe. Bill has proven time and again that he's a one-man-building machine. And the fact that he's built one (or more) of these kits before means he didn't have to problem-solve every...
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    I had been thinking the same thing regarding...

    I had been thinking the same thing regarding using a Vanessa rig for my CI with its wire trailing edges.
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    Maggie, our condolences on your father's passing....

    Maggie, our condolences on your father's passing. As a generation or two of RC flyers gets older and older, the situation with your father's models will be oft repeated. You say that you're in...
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    Ditto.

    Ditto.
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    I was hoping someone would have a trick for this!

    I was hoping someone would have a trick for this!
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    Four more flights. Three and a half more...

    Four more flights. Three and a half more landings. Finally a calm day after weeks of 10-15mhp winds. So up the SE5a went. I'm still learning its ins and outs, for example, turning with the rudder...
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    I've been having fun recently flying in about...

    I've been having fun recently flying in about 15mph wind. This is enough to tip my light model over on the ground and make taxiing all but impossible. All I can do is point it into the wind and...
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    This is just a friend's foamie ARF (from FMS) and...

    This is just a friend's foamie ARF (from FMS) and the sound system (from Hobby King) plays a Pratt-Whitney instead of a Daimler-Benz. But still I think my little video provides a scale effect.

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  14. A little "photometry" suggests to me that you...

    A little "photometry" suggests to me that you might actually need to get a bit closer to the model to get the perspective to match up. Notice how the wing is much larger in the old photo and the...
  15. I forgot you also have to click that blue button...

    I forgot you also have to click that blue button under browse (which says "make old style photo") once you're selected your image.
  16. This website does an automatic conversion. Don't...

    This website does an automatic conversion. Don't be scared by the Japanese. Just click on BROWSE, choose your image, and the magic happens. Do save your image just right click and copy (as with...
  17. Zoom lenses didn't exist back then. And if by...

    Zoom lenses didn't exist back then. And if by "zoom" you mean a "telephoto" or "long focal length" again you need to be careful because those were also rare. But you're right that the perspective...
  18. Regarding lens selection, most of these early...

    Regarding lens selection, most of these early photographs were made using large format cameras and "wide angle" lenses would have been less common. Most cameras (often plate cameras) would have been...
  19. I've done this a few times. It's good fun.

    I've done this a few times. It's good fun.
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    Love the muted colors in both those shots!

    Love the muted colors in both those shots!
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    Beautiful model, beautiful sky.

    Beautiful model, beautiful sky.
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    That's what I thought! Fantastic image. I know...

    That's what I thought! Fantastic image. I know a lot of time, the tack-sharp photos get all the praise but these other types of photos can sometimes be more evocative of the feel and even weight of...
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    Is that exhaust-haze shot unmanipulated? If not,...

    Is that exhaust-haze shot unmanipulated? If not, that's my favorite of the bunch (and they're all amazing).
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    The Snipe used the standard "cup" style strut...

    The Snipe used the standard "cup" style strut fittings. That's what I'm going for cosmetically. What I have to work on my model is 2M bolts coming up out of the spar at the strut locations. ...
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    Maybe that's because there are so few of them. ...

    Maybe that's because there are so few of them. The SE5a is one of the more frequently modeled WWI aircraft but the vast majority are either fun scale or while reasonable scale in terms of outlines,...
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